It seems like a good retirement gig. Better than slogging around showing cars or houses on weekends.
That's what I thought...
These are actual conversations:
"You don't understand, I own a big boat and I sail in 85 kts frequently." (this is a no shit real statement)
"Cool, what is it?"
"It's a Columbia 26, and I really need the third reef on my main."
"Yeah, ok. BTW, have you ever had your instruments calibrated?"
"Why do you ask?"
"Well, because 85 kts is kind of hard to find here in northern CA except on the freeway."
"are you calling me a liar?"
"If you owned a sailboat, you'd know what I was talking about."
"Actually, I do own a sailboat."
"I'm not talking about one of those dinghys, I mean a real sailboat."
"Yeah, I know. I have a real sailboat."
"Well. I'm not an internet sailor, I like to sail mine in the ocean, have you taken yours anywhere?"
"Does Hawaii work for you?"
Client brings in #4 and #5 jibs. Wants kevlar PSA for chafe protection 30" high along the bottom ON TOP of an insignia cloth base layer. Then he gets hot on a teflon foot tape. He's another big breeze aficionado, but you can seriously hide from pirates behind these things. WTF, it's only money, except the sails are now rather difficult to fold.
Seriously, I could write a book on the weird crap I've heard.