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I'm on a Boat (No, really)

VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
edited April 2010 in Social Entropy++
Maybe you have one of these:
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Or one of these:
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Or something much cooler:
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But all that matters is you have a boat and boating is awesome. While I would love to buy a nice little canoe for weekend adventures, living on the third floor in an apartment in Boston leaves me with no room to store a canoe. Luckily, I have options for boating memberships where I can have access to row boats, canoes, kayaks, sail boats and more.

In Boston we have Community Boating: a kickass nonprofit that lets children in Boston gain membership for $1 and includes lessons. For $249 an adult can get a one year membership (including lessons) and know that they are helping support this awesome organization. If $249 is too rich for your blood there are quite a few for-profit companies with membership as low as $139.


So while I am confined to boating between the hours of 9 and 5 on the Charles River in a canoe some kid has likely puked in, some of you are on the water in infinitely cooler places with way better equipment. Let me live vicariously through you.

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    When my dad dies I'm gonna sell his stupid farm and buy a boat with it.

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    Fatty-McPhatFatty-McPhat Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
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    HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm riding on a dolphin, doing flips and shit.

    Seriously though, my dad was a sailor (9 years in the Coast Guard) and I get sea sick. I'm such a disappointment. Airplanes no problem...roller coasters no issue...driving no sweat...I get near a boat with like 1 foot waves and I'm tossing salad like a rabbit in prison.

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    MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I want to retire and get a small yacht and just boat around being all boaty and looking at whales and sidling up to ocean liners at night to graffiti their hulls

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    UsagiUsagi Nah Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I haven't been sailing yet this year, but I'm hoping to get out after my buddy puts his boat in the water

    C'mon warmer weather, I'm ready to race

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    MoSiAcMoSiAc Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    When I was younger I seriously contemplated trying to become Captain Ron. Now that I'm older, I think about this even more.

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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    My parents have a lake house with a 21 foot boat and two wave runners. They are really fun to mess around on during the summer.

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    VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    When I was younger I spend 1.5 weeks sailing from Boston to Baltimore and the following summer spent 1.5 weeks floating around the Chesapeake on an old tug. It was awesome. I wanted to retire, buy a nice sail boat and have rich people pay me to take them out on it.

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    My grandfather had pretty much my dream retirement - he and his brother owned a catamaran with bunks and a galley, and would sail it from Nova Scotia down to the caribbean for months at a time, along with a couple Atlantic crossings.

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    tastypastrytastypastry Can somebody please remove these cutleries from my knees?Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    When I was younger I spend 1.5 weeks sailing from Boston to Baltimore and the following summer spent 1.5 weeks floating around the Chesapeake on an old tug. It was awesome. I wanted to retire, buy a nice sail boat and have rich people pay me to take them out on it.

    This sounds great! Let's do this. Let's leave it all behind and get a nice boat.

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    VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    When I was younger I spend 1.5 weeks sailing from Boston to Baltimore and the following summer spent 1.5 weeks floating around the Chesapeake on an old tug. It was awesome. I wanted to retire, buy a nice sail boat and have rich people pay me to take them out on it.

    This sounds great! Let's do this. Let's leave it all behind and get a nice boat.

    Kantankeris and Langly can swab the deck!

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    tastypastrytastypastry Can somebody please remove these cutleries from my knees?Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    When I was younger I spend 1.5 weeks sailing from Boston to Baltimore and the following summer spent 1.5 weeks floating around the Chesapeake on an old tug. It was awesome. I wanted to retire, buy a nice sail boat and have rich people pay me to take them out on it.

    This sounds great! Let's do this. Let's leave it all behind and get a nice boat.

    Kantankeris and Langly can swab the deck!

    yesss! aw, how fun would that be? we would cook yummy things and have wonderful adventures.

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    vermiculturevermiculture Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I miss kayaking and snorkeling in San Diego. Thanks a lot thread now I am crying.

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I've done some kayaking on local rivers and stuff, saw some gators, took some photos. Fun times.

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    VoproSTEINVoproSTEIN howdyRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Once spent a week on a boat. Had to navigate and rotate positions doing every job needed. Was an 85 foot sailing boat kinda like the one in the first pic. Got to go snorkeling as well!

    Also kayaking is nice, but canoeing sucks ass.

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    VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    When I was younger I spend 1.5 weeks sailing from Boston to Baltimore and the following summer spent 1.5 weeks floating around the Chesapeake on an old tug. It was awesome. I wanted to retire, buy a nice sail boat and have rich people pay me to take them out on it.

    This sounds great! Let's do this. Let's leave it all behind and get a nice boat.

    Kantankeris and Langly can swab the deck!

    yesss! aw, how fun would that be? we would cook yummy things and have wonderful adventures.

    It would be super fun.

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    tastypastrytastypastry Can somebody please remove these cutleries from my knees?Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    just let me know when and where

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    VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    VoproSTEIN wrote: »
    Once spent a week on a boat. Had to navigate and rotate positions doing every job needed. Was an 85 foot sailing boat kinda like the one in the first pic. Got to go snorkeling as well!

    Also kayaking is nice, but canoeing sucks ass.

    I love canoeing on lakes and rivers. It's relaxing and it's easy to bring a younger sibling/cousin along for the ride. It'd be a pain to bring them in a kayak.

    When I was younger I got to go rafting and that was really cool. I always see the pictures of people doing it in the Grand Canyon and I wonder if it's as fun as it looks.

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    VoproSTEINVoproSTEIN howdyRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Well canoeing definitely has it's appeal over kayaking when taking more than one person to consideration.

    I just hate canoeing because of 2 very bad experiences. One where some idiot had the canoe tipped over because he was stupid enough to stand, and another where nobody knew how to steer or row properly, so we got lost and took hours to get back to our original location.

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    KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Hunter wrote: »
    I'm tossing salad like a rabbit in prison.

    *slow clap*

    This did not get the attention it deserved

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    VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm very paranoid about flipping a canoe because I really suck at getting back in one. It's not pretty and usually it doesn't work. I'm more likely to say fuck it and swim to shore than even attempt to get back in now.

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    mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    my dad wants a boat

    makes sense seeing as he lives basically on the beach, though I sure as hell don't want any part of that wet mess for as long as I can help it

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    GRMikeGRMike The Last Best Hope for Humanity The God Pod Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    My father in law has a great ski boat. I don't ski, but I love taking it out on the lake.

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    DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Racing sailboats and joining a waterski team has really ripped the romanticism out of "boating" for me. Drinking on large bodies of water on the other hand...

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    VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    When I was little (like 1-2) my parent's had a boat and they'd go out on the lake and tie up with a bunch of other boats and everyone would party. There's a picture of me sitting in an empty cooler wearing a life vest. I guess this was so I wouldn't wander off.

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    UsagiUsagi Nah Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Doodmann wrote: »
    Racing sailboats and joining a waterski team has really ripped the romanticism out of "boating" for me. Drinking on large bodies of water on the other hand...

    Yeah, having it be your job makes it much harder to enjoy the cruising attitude

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    skettiosskettios Enchanted ForestRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I ride a ferry to and from work everyday, does that count?

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    GRMikeGRMike The Last Best Hope for Humanity The God Pod Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I want a small bass boat.

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    The enormous outboards they put on bass boats these days are fucking ridiculous.

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    World as MythWorld as Myth a breezy way to annoy serious people Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I've more than once entertained the thought of living on a houseboat

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    DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm heading home to NY tonight and I believe someone is coming to buy the boat my father and I raced on for 15 + years on Saturday.

    We're both going to cry like mad when it pulls out of the driveway.

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    thorgotthorgot there is special providence in the fall of a sparrowRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    i was on a boat yesterday

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I've more than once entertained the thought of living on a houseboat

    Yes but now I'm married and can never do so.

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    UsagiUsagi Nah Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    I'm heading home to NY tonight and I believe someone is coming to buy the boat my father and I raced on for 15 + years on Saturday.

    We're both going to cry like mad when it pulls out of the driveway.

    Hugs <3

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    DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Usagi wrote: »
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    I'm heading home to NY tonight and I believe someone is coming to buy the boat my father and I raced on for 15 + years on Saturday.

    We're both going to cry like mad when it pulls out of the driveway.

    Hugs <3

    Nice part is that my old man has no idea I'm coming home.

    He has even less of an idea that I'm bringing him a $140 bottle of irish whiskey.

    Aww. Yeah.

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    Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    i get seasick

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    DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Good.

    More boating for the rest of us then.

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    Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    i went deep sea fishing in bermuda a few summers ago

    it was hella awesome, we caught tuna and wahoo and mahi-mahi and it was fun

    but i threw up every single day even with some motion sickness meds

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I tried to take a buddy in high school fishing once and he was hanging his head over the side of the boat the entire time. He was dry heaving for like an hour before we decided to turn back.

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    Nick SoapdishNick Soapdish Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I race in a Johnson 18 fleet. It's not something I ever thought I'd be into, but it's actually pretty great. And it's something to fill my weekends with (and empty my wallet into) other than Warcraft.

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