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Old 07-13-2007, 12:21 PM
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Would you guys be willing to give up your boat in order to get engaged and help pay for the wedding etc? Just thought some of the responses would be amusing. I had to face this music and lost so wanted to hear some other perspectives.
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I did give up the boat when I got engaged - My wife said that we needed a bigger boat
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Your suppose to ask the question BEFORE you loose.
So we can talk some sense into you.

You suppose to compromise this stuff. Get married at the courthouse
(so she gets married and has ownership of half your life/stuff)
And you get to keep the boat.
Its a win win.


I couldn't have done it, it would ruin it for me.
All I'd be thinking about at the wedding and reception is.... my boat is paying for this!!! I'm married, and my friends are currently Drinking My *##@ing Boat cause I paid for the bar with it
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Wow, So what will you have left to sell when you need money for the divorce?

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Get rid of my boat to pay for a big "show" that everyone who attends will forget about in a couple of days. Not a chance....

Keep the boat and have a Vegas wedding Baby!!
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No. I guess I'm not willing to change the lifestyle I was born with,it's part of me forever.I have broken up with several girls because of my stubborn ways already.I only have one day off per week,I want to do what I love ,and if the girl does'nt see it that way,NEXT.
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No...

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Old 07-13-2007, 12:38 PM
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If you sell it, wana bet she won't let you buy another one after your married ?

BTW,
Her parents should pay for the wedding !
Old 07-13-2007, 12:43 PM
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I guess you could say that I sold out, this will be the first time since I was 17 that I have gone with out a boat. I believe that she was sadder than I was that it was sold. Besides, I told her that this means we have to get a bigger boat, and she wants a cabin so..... we will see.
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ant1 - 7/13/2007 11:36 AM

No. I guess I'm not willing to change the lifestyle I was born with,it's part of me forever.I have broken up with several girls because of my stubborn ways already.I only have one day off per week,I want to do what I love ,and if the girl does'nt see it that way,NEXT.
Bingo!!

My wife, like me, grew up boating on the bay and neither could imagine our lives without it.

When I was dating an ex once told me that if we were to get "serious" I would have to give up the boat to commit.

Once I stopped laughing I went fishing - ALONE
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AND you're a Texan !! It's the end of the world for you Bubba.........
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Prenuptial agreement to an engagement?



Just do these simple tests before you..."Till Death Us Do Part", watch for her reaction:

1. Bring a golf bag home and tell the fiance your thinking about a new hobby beside boating.

2. While house shopping tell her "beer keg cooler will fit nice right here beside the dishwasher."







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How old are you and is this your first marriage? If you dont sell the boat, will she call the engagement off? If that is thecase,then, run forrest, run.

Not a good start to a relationship when you are put in a corner.


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Old 07-13-2007, 12:51 PM
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This sounds like a recipe for disaster to me. A man never sells his boat until after he buys a replacement. One should never put oneself in a boatless position, it's bad karma. You, my friend are heading for unchartered waters.
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Spent 40,000 on my daughters wedding. Now going to spend 10,000 more for the DIVORCE. Marriage lasted 4rs.
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I am 26, it was my idea to sell the boat, and no she would not get rid of me if I said that I would not sell the boat. This will be both of our first marriages. I am also in grad school so I did not want to get into any more debt by buying a ring, paying for rehersal dinner, honeymoon, etc. Hopefully will help give a fresh start. I know I am going to get blasted for saying it was my idea, but I thought that it was time to think a little responsibly for once. I am no different than a lot of you, I grew up on the water and said that I would not give it up for anything, I will be back in the game in due time.
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Hopefully she will buy the next boat because you bought the wedding. Everyone knows the wedding is her's. You sold hours, days, weeks of enjoyment per month for 5 hours of entertainment one night. Just remember that you made the choice and so you can't even hold it over her head. Good luck.
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RI Builder - 7/13/2007 11:26 AM

I did give up the boat when I got engaged - My wife said that we needed a bigger boat
Wow...Does she have a sister?!?!
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PFFFFFFFFFT! Engagement costs Nothing. A wedding costs about the same as dinner for two at a casual restaurant.
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Yeah, she is a little young for you guys though.

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