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    Do any of you have a wife that not as exited as you about owning and enjoying a boat?
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    Dang sorry to hear that. Hope you are able to work it out before the weather gets nice out.
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    major bummer! my wife was not as exited as I (nor will she ever be) when it comes to the boat. But she sure came around after a summer or 2 with the first one and the family time. Also bought her a camper which was her desire so now she's happy and I can really do whatever to the boat as I please. I just don't show her the receipts

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    L doesn't have the desire to boat as much as I do (pretty much daily, rain or shine), but she understands and accepts it. If she didn't, I probably wouldn't have bought all those carats, lol
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    If only there were standard pre-marriage counselling that included this topic. Heck, start earlier in high school "preparation for life" courses.

    I am glad that I got into boating before being ready to settle down. I still haven't found "the one", but it's a given that she'll have to be a "boat babe". Some people are averse to having objective checklists regarding their future partners, but for me this issue would be almost as important as having the correct gender.

    There is only one way to make an exception: she can be lukewarm on boating IF she has a waterfront cottage near our city and likes lots of guests. That way our weekends would still overlap.
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    That would really suck if the better half didn't like boating. I feel your pain and all I can say is find a way that makes boating enjoyable for her. Even before my wife skied and wakeboard she never did mind going out on the water. Now she is the one saying lets hit the lake after work or lets try to get out there by 6:30 am and I get the 1st run on the glass.

    Teach her how to drive, make her feel needed when you are out on the water and find something she likes doing on the water. You have to convence her that boating is great way to create family memories.

    I guess a few of are blessed with wives that enjoy it as much as we do. It is an addiction you just have to get her hooked. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by danomite81 View Post
    Do any of you have a wife that is; let's say not as exited as you about owning and enjoying a boat? I have been banned from using the word boat and I am not allowed to even get in , look at or do just about anything that has to do with the B word . This is a hard time for me seeing how I just bought the B at the end of the season last year and did not even look at it this winter. Feel free to vent cause I am!
    Start going to the sewing circle or bingo or whatever it is that's important to her. The message is that you are 100% on board with whatever her thing is because she's that important to you. (Leave your part unsaid.)

    When I met my wife she would not get in water over her head. Her mother was deathly afraid of water an always told her she would drown. Over time she has grown to appreciate the peacefulness of the water, the time with nature, the healthy family activities, the good friends we spend time with, etc. I would thank her for indulging me and putting up with my hobby but once I had 4 kids hooked there wasn't much choice. Now she truly enjoys the time on the water and was the insitgator in us getting our LSV. If she's the right gal she'll come around.
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    Mine lives for the boat. In fact when we shut the business down two years ago I mentioned we might have to sell the boat, she said "We'll walk away from the house before I sell my boat!". It's still out there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razzman View Post
    Mine lives for the boat. In fact when we shut the business down two years ago I mentioned we might have to sell the boat, she said "We'll walk away from the house before I sell my boat!". It's still out there
    Does your wife have a sister the same way? You better hold on to that one.
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    I'm also one of the lucky ones who has a great "boat" wife. She loves going out as much as I do, whether we're wakeboarding, surfing, or just enjoying a cruise with the hound. She drives better than any of my friends, backs me in at the ramp, and loads the boat on the trailer when we're leaving. You bet I'm bragging - she deserves it!
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