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grandmufti posted 03-07-2002 02:01 PM ET (US)   Profile for grandmufti   Send Email to grandmufti  
Ever since I found this site I have read almost all of the posts daily.Before this I was happy with my whaler and the way it was setup.I now find myself digging with short arms and deep pockets to fix things the right way.This site has made me aware of things on my boat that I did not know existed.{example rotted gas tank}Unfortunately these things cost time and money.I now look at my boat with a new found respect.Keep your troubles coming because your misfortune or question is my good fortune.I have learned a lot but it has ruined my life,as I cannot go a day without reading the posts on this site.Is this what they mean when they say a little knowledge is dangerous.
kingfish posted 03-07-2002 02:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Welcome to the Hotel Whaleritus where "...you can check out, but you can never leave..."
tabasco posted 03-07-2002 04:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
Welcome aboard...........were all addicted here!
MilwaukeeWhaler posted 03-07-2002 04:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for MilwaukeeWhaler  Send Email to MilwaukeeWhaler     
I am still waiting for the day my IT department reports me to my branch manager for "Whaler Forum Overlode".
bboeri posted 03-07-2002 04:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for bboeri  Send Email to bboeri     
It does kinda ruin any chance at a productive work day, doesnt it? How many times in the course of 1 day do you check the forum out? A gazzilion on my part. Kepp Whalering.
peteinsf posted 03-07-2002 04:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for peteinsf    
Boy I second this, we will have to start whaler-online anonmous...

"hi my name is peter and I am an outrage-oholic and I have not bought a whaler in three days" (one if mike didn't out bid me on that solen Montauk)

the group, "welcome peter"

bwmenemsha posted 03-07-2002 05:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for bwmenemsha    
lol X 6.....Agreed!!!
lhg posted 03-07-2002 05:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Kingfish - I thought the "Roach Motel" ad was something like "you check in, but you don't check out".

But your idea and analogy is correct here also. We sign on, but never sign off!

kingfish posted 03-07-2002 05:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Larry-

I was trying for a play on the Eagles number, "Hotel California", but I blew the lyrics! Should have been "...You can check out any time you want but you can never leave..."- senioritus moment...

I think you're right, it's the roach motel they can't check out of.

Jim Bennett posted 03-08-2002 12:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jim Bennett  Send Email to Jim Bennett     
Grandmufty, I feel sorry for you and all you other working guys who feel "guilty" about sneaking looks at this wonderful site during working hours. Being retired makes it really nice to be able to visit and check the posts any time of day or night, which I do, as you can see from time of this post.

Just tell your bosses that the great information and usually delightful humor you get here keeps you relaxed, refreshed and ready to work !!!!

whalertim posted 03-08-2002 07:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalertim  Send Email to whalertim     
You guys are right! This site will cause you to come back time and time again.I visit it every day about this time in the morning and again at night. But, if you want to learn from the best.... well!
Tim
Clark Roberts posted 03-08-2002 07:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
I enjoy all the posts but especially those of a personal nature which give insite into how the poster is thinking! It's amazing that most are on the same page and differ only slightly in opinions and choices and it's these differences that make it interesting. I learn someting new almost every day so keep it coming. Clark... Spruce Creek Navy

grandmufti posted 03-08-2002 09:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for grandmufti  Send Email to grandmufti     
Attn.Jim B.;Please do not feel sorry for me.I do not deserve it.I retired at age 52 in the spring of 2000 after 33 years in an auto factory.The only problem I have found with early retirement is I feel like every day is Friday.Where should I go play today?
witness posted 03-08-2002 09:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for witness  Send Email to witness     
I can not tell you how much my research has been affected by this site. I always have people coming into my lab or office asking, why are you looking at another boat. I think I should change my field of study. If I wasn't so near the end... m
GAwhale posted 03-08-2002 09:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for GAwhale  Send Email to GAwhale     
I enjoy logging in on this site during break time at work. It "takes me away".

It is always interesting, the response I get from coworkers who notice what I am reading. Being in Atlanta about four hours away from the ocean; everyone has heard of a Boston Whaler and associates the name with "good boat". But that is usually the extent of their knowledge.

I then pull up Tom Clark giving flying lessons in Cetacea Page 40. That makes for an immediate conversation starter.

Bigshot posted 03-08-2002 10:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I hate this place:)
hauptjm posted 03-08-2002 12:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
All in the name of research ;)
Steve Leone posted 03-08-2002 12:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Steve Leone  Send Email to Steve Leone     
VIVA LA REVOLUTION !!! i think that it could be a proven fact that this site is good for ones heart, mind and well being. sort of like having a dog.....to kick, just kidding, steve out.
Duncan posted 03-12-2002 11:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for Duncan  Send Email to Duncan     
I too come here daily like a CRACKHEAD!

Oh...sorry, I should know by now posts on cracked heads belong on REPAIRS/MODS ;)

whaler22 posted 03-12-2002 07:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for whaler22  Send Email to whaler22     
I too must confess, I was reading this site 8mos before I purchased my whaler. While looking for a family boat, it was this site that convinced me I had to have a whaler. Though I have no regrets....this site has caused me to totally disassemble my boat to "see" what makes it work. I'm taking my 'Revenge' out on you guys and I appreciate all the help and information. Thanks for sharing your wisdom. Maybe I'll get this thing back together with your help.
Anyone else feel like this has become an AA session? :)
PMUCCIOLO posted 03-13-2002 02:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for PMUCCIOLO    
This site has had an adverse effect on my bank account!
David Ratusnik posted 03-13-2002 07:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
We think our addiction is bad- check jimh's History of Updates. Amazing. David
jimh posted 03-15-2002 12:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Actually, I have been too busy working on the website to keep the history up to date.

:-)

LKS posted 03-16-2002 09:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for LKS  Send Email to LKS     
Hi, my name's Lor, and I'm a Forum Whaler-aholic. Yes, I admit to checking the Forum several times daily. But that may be changing, hence my post.

We've just been advised that "blue jeans casual Friday" is no longer, they're contemplating the elimination of flex time, and perhaps returning us to full business attire with [maybe] business casual on Friday. It appears that there have been some recent studies showing that comfortable office attire and flexible working hours lead to decreased productivity. Has anyone checked my departmental stats lately???? So, effective immediately, I'm curtailing my at-office checks of this site (even if I can justify them as being during breaks and on my lunch hour), just to be on the safe side. I'd be interested in hearing from anyone that's experienced such office policy changes (via e-mail OK).

Guess I'll catch up with you all evenings and weekends! -- Lor

duckfish posted 03-16-2002 03:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for duckfish  Send Email to duckfish     
This site is the only thing that has kept me sane this entire winter when theres ice on the bay. But its starting to go away. There is only four feet of ice left in the boat ramp!
duckfish

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