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14 Weeks to Boating/Golf..

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Re: 16 Weeks to Boating/Golf..

Postby Sadey » January 9th, 2019, 8:23 am

I’ll give a report on the Chicago boat show. Wife and I are headed downtown tonight to check it out. Looking for NAV/SAT and autopilot set up. Hope to find a great deal!
Thank you for the help!

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Re: 16 Weeks to Boating/Golf..

Postby Midnightsun » January 9th, 2019, 10:12 am

Sadey wrote:Source of the post I’ll give a report on the Chicago boat show. Wife and I are headed downtown tonight to check it out. Looking for NAV/SAT and autopilot set up. Hope to find a great deal!


Trick is to find the model that suits you best at the boat show where you can touch and feel and then keep lookout on eBay and Amazon where you will get the best deal. ;-) Another great option is Defender who always has a big sale around April.
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Re: 16 Weeks to Boating/Golf..

Postby denpooch » January 9th, 2019, 7:03 pm

My question to all of you folks who both boat AND golf: HOW DO YOU DO IT???
For the past umpteen years I have promised myself that I would take golf lessons in the Spring. Well, each year I got very busy at work and was never able to fulfill that goal. Now that I am 'semi-retired', I have faced the same question. I find that the boat occupies, at my discretion of course, all of my free time. Would I rather spend a day golfing or on the boat? I have a friend who is an ENT surgeon and he told me that years ago he decided BOAT over GOLF. His thinking is that you can't have both. I kinda agree....
What say you? How do you do it my friends?
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Re: 16 Weeks to Boating/Golf..

Postby bud37 » January 9th, 2019, 7:46 pm

You my friend need to have a better schedule.......18 holes in the morning, lunch, go to boat and spend the balance of the day there, then home....rinse and repeat at your desire. Surprisingly easy after priorities are put in order, after all there are 24 hours in a day.... :-D

I guess the trick is being close to your boat, we are just minutes away from both the course one way and the boat the other way. The fishing boat is in the garage so that takes a bit longer to get floating, but not much..... :-D

Give it a try....... :popcorn:

Actually the boating /golf idea comes from a local sign at the golf course that tracks weeks to golf.....oddly enuf golf season and boating season pretty much coincide, so thats the whole story.

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Re: 16 Weeks to Boating/Golf..

Postby denpooch » January 9th, 2019, 10:04 pm

Good dealio Bud! Well stated!
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Re: 16 Weeks to Boating/Golf..

Postby Cooler » January 10th, 2019, 1:27 pm

Denpooch - another perspective. I can't do both either. I have an hour drive from home to boat, so I spend blocks of days there. But, that is not the actual reason. When I did golf more often, I found that the game going on in my head, and the game going on at the course were vastly misaligned. Therefore, I would get just a tad frustrated playing golf. I know the secret to success is practice, practice, practice, but then that translates to time plus more time. The other angle was, do I want to spend $100 on 18 holes or gas? Do I want to practice golf, or practice maneuvering the boat? Do I want to perfect my putting, or perfect the building of a delicious margarita with several taste variations? Finally, do I want to bend some clubs and burn worms, or do I want to experiment with making the most delicious shrimp Alfredo or fresh salmon with amazing dill sauce. ( BTW - if my shrimp/salmon does not get a "woooo - that is amazing", it gets tossed overboard ). Finally, there are the naps, hard to take a good nap between front and back nine. Easy to get nap while listening to seagull songs. I know my answers, but they are my answers, not necessarily the same for anyone else. I didn't even bring up the bikini analysis. Just 124 days, 18 hours, 32 min to go. 8-) er
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Re: 16 Weeks to Boating/Golf..

Postby RGrew176 » January 11th, 2019, 2:44 am

Golf is fun but boating is funner. :captain2:
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Re: 15 Weeks to Boating/Golf..

Postby bud37 » January 12th, 2019, 4:35 pm

Well, for us the ice is 8-12" thick in our area now, -8℃ and big wind chill....someone almost killed themselves just this week, if a couple was not home and heard his calls, that would have been it for him.

One week to TIBS. That will be a nice diversion, looking forward to it. Hopefully I can get the toilet crossed off the list soon..... :-D
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Re: 14 Weeks to Boating/Golf..

Postby bud37 » January 20th, 2019, 8:50 am

:captain: ... Boat show tomorrow....it is -20℃ here now, wind chill to -35℃ ...Brrrrrr ! The sun is out so all is good... :-D

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