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#1 kmcfast

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:23 PM

I do a bottle of Sheep Dip single malt for sailmakers and a Leatherman tool for the jimmys.

#2 VwaP

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:34 PM

Nothing they should be grateful we allow them to serve us

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:22 PM

Pay them on time preferably before they have to ask.


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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:02 AM

"get a real job"

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:26 AM

Best TIP

tell em Not to sell a sail to that guy who was on a roll about the short sail that won all the races they woundn't take back ;)

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:05 PM

Give them a kick in the ass and tell them to make the sail correctly next time

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:36 PM

I do a bottle of Sheep Dip single malt for sailmakers and a Leatherman tool for the jimmys.


I bet you get great service from them in the future! Even a six pack from time to time goes a long way in keeping the troops happy on the loft floor, and they won't forget that the next time your sails come in.

I would also bet you folks who believe saying thanks to your sail makers, riggers, jigs, etc is above what you owe anyone will continue to get basic levels of service from them. It doesn't take a phd in psychology to understand this. If you appreciate anyone providing a service for you (be it a sail maker, a mechanic changing the oil in your car, the person making your coffee at Starbucks, building your team sandwiches at subway, etc...) they are more likely to remember you as one of the good ones, and will be more willing to go out of their way to help you in the future. I'm not saying take the Starbucks girls a six rack, I'm sure they would rather a couple bucks in the tip jar. But you should get the point. I used to get $20 best buy gift cards for the morning Starbucks girls, and the lunch time subway team, as an Xmas gift, and that went a LONG way.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:11 PM

Starbucks girls a six rack?

Please elaborate on this.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:32 PM

For those who may not remember

a post kinda related to this thred might aught to be read again today: ---> From SA / 2004

That thread is so Facking OLD it had Twinkies in it :o :o :lol: :lol: :lol:

#10 MoMP

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:16 AM

Don't smoke in bed. Then again, my annual sail budget is t that great.

#11 Left Hook

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:21 PM

I know anarchists who pay for sail repair/work with racks of beer and bottles of rum. Seems to get them good, expeditious, service.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:08 PM

Money...
On time
It's really that fucking easy...




#13 solar

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:09 PM

I got a jug of maple syrup once and another guy used to send a cheese cake around Christmas. Truthfuly though geting paid on time can't be beat.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:03 PM

measure twice, cut once.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:11 PM

measure twice, cut once.


Measure once, say fuck twice!

#16 Shibby

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:19 PM

what is a boat Jimmy???

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:39 PM

Jimmys? What are Jimmys?

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:28 PM

Jimmys? What are Jimmys?



11. jimmies 52 up, 79 down
An old racial slur that means a black person. Used primarily in the south.
Get back to work you jimmy.


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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:31 PM

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#20 Shibby

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:24 PM

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:35 PM



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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:07 PM

... the best tip I could ever hope for is continued patronage. That is as big of a "thank you" that truly matters.

#23 Matt B

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:07 PM

How about a Boat Jimmy Hat for when the Jimmy has sex with the Boat Jimmy Johns daughter.

#24 Shibby

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:17 PM

How about a Boat Jimmy Hat for when the Jimmy has sex with the Boat Jimmy Johns daughter.



"Dude, I heard theres gonna be some sluts at that party tonight, don't forget the jimmies!"

#25 Ryley

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:21 PM

Money...
On time
It's really that fucking easy...


Sure. If my sail was on time. If the rigger was on time. I don't understand why this particular industry thinks habitual lateness is acceptable. Prompt service, prompt payment.

#26 fan

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:53 PM

So BN is offensive but its ok to call them BJ's?

#27 Meat Helmet

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:05 PM

How about a Boat Jimmy Hat for when the Jimmy has sex with the Boat Jimmy Johns daughter.


Don't fuckin' Jimmy me, Jules! Don't fucking Jimmy me!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:26 PM


Money...
On time
It's really that fucking easy...


Sure. If my sail was on time. If the rigger was on time. I don't understand why this particular industry thinks habitual lateness is acceptable. Prompt service, prompt payment.


Well then, there ya have it. Agree100%

I was speaking from my own personal perspective while looking at a handful of overdue invoices.









#29 USA190520

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:35 PM


How about a Boat Jimmy Hat for when the Jimmy has sex with the Boat Jimmy Johns daughter.


Don't fuckin' Jimmy me, Jules! Don't fucking Jimmy me!

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When I go shopping I buy the good shit... So I can taste it... But ya know what I'm thinking bout right now? It ain't the coffee in my kitchen...

#30 walterbshaffer

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:37 PM

I steer business to someone who does a good job, or even does the job on time and on budget.

They may not mention my name when they call the "Jimmy" (whatever TF that is) but I am satisfied that I am doing well by them and don't need the recognition.

#31 Trickypig

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:15 PM

... a tip?

work hard, be good to your mother.

#32 rgscpat

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:12 PM

How do you get the Starbucks girls on the boat?

#33 PATSYQPATSY

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:43 PM

... a tip?

work hard, be good to your mother.

PLASTICS.

#34 movable ballast

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:54 PM



How about a Boat Jimmy Hat for when the Jimmy has sex with the Boat Jimmy Johns daughter.


Don't fuckin' Jimmy me, Jules! Don't fucking Jimmy me!

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When I go shopping I buy the good shit... So I can taste it... But ya know what I'm thinking bout right now? It ain't the coffee in my kitchen...


did you see a dead jimmy storage sign here! no you didn't!

#35 Flatbag

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:19 PM




How about a Boat Jimmy Hat for when the Jimmy has sex with the Boat Jimmy Johns daughter.


Don't fuckin' Jimmy me, Jules! Don't fucking Jimmy me!

Posted Image


When I go shopping I buy the good shit... So I can taste it... But ya know what I'm thinking bout right now? It ain't the coffee in my kitchen...


did you see a dead jimmy storage sign here! no you didn't!


Soooo non-PC but a classic cinema moment all the same
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=ihH_-O7ev2o




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