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#163075 - 12/19/08 02:28 PM What have you bought that you regret ???  
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This is for fun. Doesn't have to be exclusive to sailing (but it certainly can be). I would like to know about stuff you bought thinking that it would be awesome and found out when it arrived, or you had tried it out, that it was a complete waste of money and time.

This is what made me think of it.. As I am sitting here buying Christmas presents on line and realizing I know nothing about what I am buying.... Last year I bought, for my anniversary, these candles on line. A Whole Bunch of them. My thought was that when my wife slipped into the hotel bathroom I would quick arrange all these candles and light them and be romantic as hell...... I spread them all out while she was in the bathroom but I quickly found out that NONE OF THEM HAD WICKS. They (and I) looked completely stupid when she came out of the bathroom. We did laugh all night but the mood was broken. blush

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#163076 - 12/19/08 02:40 PM Re: What have you bought that you regret ??? [Re: bullswan]  
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I regret buying a full harness some years ago - it was like $130 and I wore it once. It has been sitting in my box ever since. I feel kinda dumb for spending the dough - it was an impulse buy.


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#163077 - 12/19/08 02:43 PM Re: What have you bought that you regret ??? [Re: John Williams]  
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I regret the full Auto harness I bought for my wife now i switched to the bethwaite system and that harness is not useable.


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#163082 - 12/19/08 03:01 PM Re: What have you bought that you regret ??? [Re: F-18 5150]  
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they don't sell a spreader bar with the ball-capture system (instead of the hook)?


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#163087 - 12/19/08 03:11 PM Re: What have you bought that you regret ??? [Re: waterbug_wpb]  
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Originally Posted by waterbug_wpb
they don't sell a spreader bar with the ball-capture system (instead of the hook)?

no


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#163089 - 12/19/08 03:13 PM Re: What have you bought that you regret ??? [Re: F-18 5150]  
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Radial arm saw. Haven't used it once in twenty years.

#163092 - 12/19/08 03:23 PM Re: What have you bought that you regret ??? [Re: waterbug_wpb]  
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I thought they do...this is a replacement to a steel spreader bar:

https://store.catsailor.com/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=0&idproduct=16618

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#163093 - 12/19/08 03:31 PM Re: What have you bought that you regret ??? [Re: Jake]  
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Stupid marriage license....
But she bought the Divorce... well 1/2 of it anyway

( I made out GOOD in the long run )


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#163099 - 12/19/08 04:55 PM Re: What have you bought that you regret ??? [Re: Jake]  
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Jake the full Auto harness has special ends on the spreader to make it fast adjust and they are part of the harness.


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#163100 - 12/19/08 04:58 PM Re: What have you bought that you regret ??? [Re: popeyez7]  
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Originally Posted by popeyez7
Stupid marriage license....


Yeah...I bought a few of those....they need to raise the price so you think twice before you spend the money. grin


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#163101 - 12/19/08 05:01 PM Re: What have you bought that you regret ??? [Re: Mugrace72]  
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Why is it that a marriage license is the only license you buy that never expires?


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#163102 - 12/19/08 05:06 PM Re: What have you bought that you regret ??? [Re: F-18 5150]  
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is there a test for this marriage license?


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#163105 - 12/19/08 05:08 PM Re: What have you bought that you regret ??? [Re: erice]  
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Just remember 62% of all mariages end up in divorce, 100% of all divorce are started by marriage.


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#163110 - 12/19/08 05:25 PM Re: What have you bought that you regret ??? [Re: F-18 5150]  
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I impulse purchased a motorcycle this summer. $6200, I don't really regret buying it, but I wish I had the cash right now. Same with my bedroom set, I spent almost $4k on that, and I built it. About $2500 in material/hardware, and about another $1500 on finishing. It is fricken awesome though, but once again, kinda wish I had the cash right now.


Pete- what kind of radial arm saw?

#163111 - 12/19/08 05:28 PM Re: What have you bought that you regret ??? [Re: F-18 5150]  
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Originally Posted by hobie18rich
Why is it that a marriage license is the only license you buy that never expires?


Right. They should have to be renwed every 4 years. If you let it expire...well C'est la Vie!


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#163113 - 12/19/08 06:22 PM Re: What have you bought that you regret ??? [Re: bullswan]  
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I have a very large screecher kit in my basement cut from expensive laminate cloth. Did I mention very large? Did I mention expensive?
don't regret it yet, but give me time....

#163115 - 12/19/08 06:32 PM Re: What have you bought that you regret ??? [Re: Karl_Brogger]  
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Ryobi portable.

#163116 - 12/19/08 06:34 PM Re: What have you bought that you regret ??? [Re: fin.]  
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ah, never mind. Thought maybe you had some sort of treasure saw, and I might be in Florida in March.

#163120 - 12/19/08 07:22 PM Re: What have you bought that you regret ??? [Re: erice]  
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Originally Posted by erice

is there a test for this marriage license?


If there is, I'm going through it right now....and I mean that in the literal sense.


Jake Kohl
#163122 - 12/19/08 07:35 PM Re: What have you bought that you regret ??? [Re: erice]  
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Of Course!.... It's all about the income!


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