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Since I sold my boat a few months ago I have gained a few pounds. I can only conclude that boating must be good for your health. Standing behind the console running in seas, fishing, cleaning the boat, loading/unloading the boat must burn some serious calories.

Has anyone else experienced this after selling your boat?
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Nope, but I have never been boatless.
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Originally Posted by Fish'nFool View Post
Since I sold my boat a few months ago I have gained a few pounds. I can only conclude that boating must be good for your health. Standing behind the console running in seas, fishing, cleaning the boat, loading/unloading the boat must burn some serious calories.

Has anyone else experienced this after selling your boat?

YES!!! I am jonesing for my new boat to get here....
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I have had a boat of one sort or another since I was 14.

Fast forward a handful of decades and I couldn't imagine being without one, so I'd say yes, it is good for my MENTAL health to have (at least) one!

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Get a kayak in the mean time. We sold our sailboat earlier this year which left us with a kayak and an outboard boat. The outboard was giving me some troubles so we did a lot of kayaking, fresh and salt, while waiting for parts to arrive. Bought new boat before we even sold the old boat!
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Having a boat is certainly good for one's love life, LOL!
Yeah, get a kayak for now.
There are plenty of areas in your state to have a good time and stay dry this winter.
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Originally Posted by Fish'nFool View Post
I can only conclude that boating must be good for your health. Standing behind the console running in seas, fishing, cleaning the boat, loading/unloading the boat must burn some serious calories.
Not only burning calories it's good for muscle tone(all those small repetitive resistance movements), coordination, balance and mental health.
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Not only burning calories it's good for muscle tone(all those small repetitive resistance movements), coordination, balance and mental health.
That's right, that's what I keep telling my wife. A boat is an investment in in my personal well being. For some reason she just doesn't see it that way. Maybe it has something to do with the new life insurance policy we just signed.

I need to find a new boat come spring.
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Anything that gets you outside, in the fresh air, has got to be good for you.
Helps to bring the family together too.
Plan to enjoy a boat by next spring!
Jane
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There is nothing quite as satisfying as simply fooling around on a boat ...
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It's a withdrawal sympton. You are substituting food and beverages for boating. Give your wife all your money and put locks on the fridge and pantries.

Or, get another boat.

Good luck!
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Originally Posted by Jane W View Post
Anything that gets you outside, in the fresh air, has got to be good for you.
Helps to bring the family together too.
Plan to enjoy a boat by next spring!
Jane

Unless its a 2 stroke
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Tell your wife you are going to die if you don't get another boat quick!

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