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Old 03-02-2013, 09:25 PM   #21
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Bob, a true statement but in fact they NEVER do. Just my observation.
On trip from Abaco to New Orleans with a couple weeks in the Bahamas, finally saw a sail boat sailing----in Lake Pontchartrain at New Orleans.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:42 PM   #22
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The more general boating forums, like this one, are great interactive entertainment-- kind of like watching Family Guy or South Park--- but that's about it in my view. I would and do act on advice from the shipwrights and former yard owners on the GB forum. I would never do so on advice I read on general forums like this one without confirming it first from other sources known by me to be experienced and reliable.
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This forum has some very bright and marine industry experienced people. But in agreement with Marin, I have to remind myself what we told our girls as they were grouwing up, "Don't take candy from stangers."
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..and sometimes they'll even fly the sails to fake sailing and stand-on status. Hey, I just realized...you can do that with the Coot!!!
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:11 PM   #24
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..and sometimes they'll even fly the sails to fake sailing and stand-on status. Hey, I just realized...you can do that with the Coot!!!
Unfortunately, most times I'm motoring directly into the wind or running downwind without an apparent wind.

An exception:

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Old 03-02-2013, 11:38 PM   #25
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Thanks, FlyWright, for taking the above photo.
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:04 AM   #26
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Stop....you're making me blush!

Besides, it's the beautiful centerfold model who gets all the attention, not the photographer.

Case in point....who took this picture...and who cares?

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Old 03-03-2013, 12:13 AM   #27
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:29 AM   #28
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I think if this shot had been taken 10 minutes earlier, you'd be looking at a sail. Looks like the crew has just doused the main.
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:58 AM   #29
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Bob, a true statement but in fact they NEVER do. Just my observation.
On trip from Abaco to New Orleans with a couple weeks in the Bahamas, finally saw a sail boat sailing----in Lake Pontchartrain at New Orleans.
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Depends on where you are. On nice days I've seen hundreds of sails up on the Chesapeake, Narragansett, Charleston Harbor, Frisco Bay, the Virgins, etc. Less so, I think, for cruising sailors, alas. We even get a fair number of boats out in Chattanooga.





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This topic is a classic example of why many members wander away. The OP asks a legitimate question and is answered with cartoons, a mutilated face photo, Marylin Monroe, and picture of sailboats. WTFO? Sometimes it would be nice to be treated with some respect and adding to the knowledge pool benefits all of us.
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This topic is a classic example of why many members wander away. The OP asks a legitimate question and is answered with cartoons, a mutilated face photo, Marylin Monroe, and picture of sailboats. WTFO? Sometimes it would be nice to be treated with some respect and adding to the knowledge pool benefits all of us.
Couldn't agree more. Oh, and don't forget the obligatory sailboat bashing.
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This topic is a classic example of why many members wander away. The OP asks a legitimate question and is answered with cartoons, a mutilated face photo, Marylin Monroe, and picture of sailboats. WTFO? Sometimes it would be nice to be treated with some respect and adding to the knowledge pool benefits all of us.
I agree completely.
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This place is extremely mild. I was once a mod on a NFL forum & it was insane.

Be thankful this place is as good as it is.
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This place is extremely mild. I was once a mod on a NFL forum & it was insane.

Be thankful this place is as good as it is.
I don't think we should settle for "as good as it is". Let's all try to rise above it rather than see the site sink from below us.
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