You CAN Do It (BR Podcast 58)

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Tackling big repairs or things you've never heard of before, let alone seen or touched, is tough. But I'm here to tell you that you CAN do it. Here's my story.
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You CAN Do It (BR Podcast 58)

“If you can read, you can do anything.” That was the lesson my mother drummed into me as a kid.

Listen in to learn how this translates into DIY work on the boat. Yes, you really can do a lot of things you think you can’t.

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  • Florian Wolf
    Posted at 08 December 2017 Reply

    Good post, as we all can do it – if we try. You may fail, fall flat on your face and swear like the devil, but then you need to get up again and try harder.

    We’re currently beefing up each other’s confidence and trust in our abilities, as we may upgrade from our beloved 17 metre Seascout to a 30 metre Grand Banks fishing schooner. We are a bit scared by the thought of selling our home, storing or ‘divesting’ most of our personal belongings, but the vision of futnishing this grand schooner with our beloved collection of antiques compensates for a lot. Essentially we’ll have a floating 100 sqm or so appartment with a rooftop deck (the deck), and another 50 or 60 sqm of crew accomodation below the salon, master cabin, galley and dining area that we will completely remodel while living on board.

    Do we ever need a house again – don’t know, but for conservative Germans to pour the majority of their funds into a ship is a bit scary. On the other hand we’re currently torn apart between house and smaller ship, and neither of them get the attention they deserve.

    Our learning from this is: do one thing at a time, and do it properly. We always wanted a schooner, so we rolled the dice, and the schooner it is. An old sea captain told me once that you don’t find your ship, your ship finds you – maybe there is some truth to that ?

    • Carolyn Shearlock
      Posted at 08 December 2017 Reply

      I’m so excited for you! Yes, it’s scary. Most new and different things are. But life’s more interesting when you go for it (note I didn’t say easier . . . more interesting!)

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