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I don't know why but everytime I go boating I get nervous right before we leave. I don't know if its because I'm excited or afraid of something going wrong with the boat.

I'm paranoid when it comes to my boat, if something sounds funny I have to investigate it and it freaks everyone out, to the point there annoyed. A lot of people who don't have boats don't realize the stress that comes with it. Although the fun factor out weighs the stress theres still the fact that I'm responsible for everyones life and safety on that boat and the stresses me out sometimes. I think that the best time I had on the boat was when it was just me. ;)

Anyone feel the same. Here are some pics of the one I was responsible for this weekend. First time out this year, felt great too.
 

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I get like that right before I go out on the quad for the night.... or before I leave on the motorcycle. Mostly because I'm excited to get out and ride. But some is from being nervious I guess. Ya never know if....yeah *knock *knock....thats enough of that
 

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funny story, I am the same way, always listening for strange sounds and how the boat sounds. I have a windscreen so the only way to hear the motor when running is to duck below it, I do this all the time. Over the winter I was talking to my wife and my ducking came up in discussion, she always thought I did this lower the resistance and make the boat go faster.
 

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first time out i like to go with me and a friend that know there way around the boat aswell, sorry no females......then its just an excuse

TROUBLE WITH THE BOAT HUNNY, WELL BE RIGHT BACK :p:

but after a few runs its good to go, i dont like to run with the radio blastin though. if something lets loose i want to hear where it came from.
 

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Not Right said:
funny story, I am the same way, always listening for strange sounds and how the boat sounds. I have a windscreen so the only way to hear the motor when running is to duck below it, I do this all the time. Over the winter I was talking to my wife and my ducking came up in discussion, she always thought I did this lower the resistance and make the boat go faster.
That funny...I duck down too (the windshield doesn't actually block the wind when standing up). The first run is rarely with the family for "just in case" something goes wrong. The boat ran fine on the last run of the previous year, with nothing changed, why am I concerned for the first run of the current year.
 

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I never had that feeling when I was a waterman, but I've had and still have that feeling as a pleasure boater. Don't know why the difference, though.
 

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oh man I'm glad I found this thread, I thought it was just me. I'm the same exact way. from the minute I hook up the boat till we get on the water. then just when I calm down idleing out to a channel it starts all over again the minute I start to put it on plane.
honestly its amazing how comfortable I am on other peoples boats but never mine.
 

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s022mag said:
I don't know why but everytime I go boating I get nervous right before we leave. I don't know if its because I'm excited or afraid of something going wrong with the boat.

I'm paranoid when it comes to my boat, if something sounds funny I have to investigate it and it freaks everyone out, to the point there annoyed. A lot of people who don't have boats don't realize the stress that comes with it. Although the fun factor out weighs the stress theres still the fact that I'm responsible for everyones life and safety on that boat and the stresses me out sometimes. I think that the best time I had on the boat was when it was just me. ;)

Anyone feel the same. Here are some pics of the one I was responsible for this weekend. First time out this year, felt great too.
SAME HERE!
 

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welcome to the world of high performance boating.....

not to worry - my friends with cruisers also always worry about something breaking and I have a few buds who are competitive ocean racing sailors and they also worry about demasting, going over, the list is endless.

breaking down and being adrift is no fun....

that's one of the reasons I bellied up and bought a Sea Tow membership this year. Now I don't have to worry about a $400 or $500 towing bill if both engines have a problem and we can;t limp home.

I think I spent $125 on the membership.
 
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