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Old 04-20-2014, 09:52 AM   #1
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Remember Galaxy Girl ???

You guys remember Galaxy Girl.

She was that single mom with five kids that asked allot of questions.

Well, someone mentioned her in a different thread so I decided to look her up and find out what happened to her.

She actually is buying a boat! After all the discussion, and learning, and ridicule, both here and on other boating forums, she was serious after all.

She actually sold her house, and has a boat under contract, awaiting survey, etc...

Here's a link to her web site

5 Kids and a Boat
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:04 AM   #2
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:08 AM   #3
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:36 AM   #4
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I think she will do well. Anyone who has a dream, really works towards it, and follows through, earns my respect. If it's a single mum with 5 kids, they score triple points in my book.

She may not have gone about it the way you or I would, but so what. She's doing it for herself and her family, not anyone else.

Still the survey to go for her so she's not over the last hurdle yet; but I'll be drinking a toast to her when she eventually pulls its off.
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:44 AM   #6
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Guess I do not understand why being a "single mum with 5 kids" is viewed as a badge of honor or accomplishment????
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:49 AM   #7
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Hot off the press (link)....

" I really need to be sure that I get really good inspectors, because I don't want any surprises down the road. Hoping to go to survey next week. This is so real now!!! So exciting, and so much left to do. "
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:56 AM   #8
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Greetings,
I skimmed through her blog and might have missed what boat she has put an offer on. Anybody pick up on the make and size?
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Guess I do not understand why being a "single mum with 5 kids" is viewed as a badge of honor or accomplishment????
In my view it is...having been surrounded by big families growing up I have a different viewpoint i guess.
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Greetings,
I skimmed through her blog and might have missed what boat she has put an offer on. Anybody pick up on the make and size?
I wonder if this is good advice here....

President Reagan’s favorite Russian saying regarding arms-control agreements — doveryai, no proveryai, “trust, but verify.”

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...0230553AAjxN4c
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She was on the Hatteras Owner's Forum a week ago looking for surveyors, hull and mechanical in the Tampa Bay area. Even I was nice to her and gave her the name of an excellent Detroit Diesel (among other brands) mechanic/surveyor.

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Old 04-20-2014, 11:08 AM   #13
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She is active on Cruisers Forum. I doubt she would post anything here. Looks like she has found: "61' Hatteras in Florida. Can't announce the exact boat, yet, but promise to soon"
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:20 AM   #14
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I skimmed through her blog and might have missed what boat she has put an offer on. Anybody pick up on the make and size?
Link: OFFER ACCEPTED
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Guess I do not understand why being a "single mum with 5 kids" is viewed as a badge of honor or accomplishment????

"Being" a single mother with 5 kids is not a badge of honor or accomplishment.

Being successful and reaching your dreams under such conditions is an incredible feat.

My mother has done the same, often working 2 low paid jobs, while raising 4 boys, without any external support.

Maybe a person wouldn't understand unless you've been there.
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"Being" a single mother with 5 kids is not a badge of honor or accomplishment.

Being successful and reaching your dreams under such conditions is an incredible feat.

My mother has done the same, often working 2 low paid jobs, while raising 4 boys, without any external support.

Maybe a person wouldn't understand unless you've been there.
I agree....

I think most people when you narrow the parameters will agree...blanket statements on the internet are always subject to debate.
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yeah right. After all this time she doesn't know how to find a surveyor or know who the best one's are for GM diesels? Then picks a boat that will be frought with reasons why not to close? She knows what she's doing, but it's not as obvious to her prey.
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I don't know that being female had anything to do with her being picked on. Was more that she didn't act enough like she knew what she was talking about so people had a hard time taking her serious and believing she was real. I think had a dude posted the same he would have been beaten up a bit too. Then of course she went silent and then back either silent here or on CF, just all confusing and long saga.

So what I might suggest is even if someone seems so off target and crazy with their questions or scenarios, might make sense to respond just as if they are real. If they're fake and tricking the board, still can be useful info for others. Her boat target has been moving too and whether she'll end up with one or what she'll end up with who knows. But ultimately it doesn't matter. Answering with good information is good even if not used by the one you answered. And if the thread bothers you then you go start one that's interesting.

Give people the benefit of the doubt. But personally I don't think her poor reception had anything to do with being female. She had me doing backflips too as she was making no sense. I think it was more being a novice, how she expressed herself, and just that she didn't even seem ready for boating 101, more like Pre-K.
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:25 PM   #19
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Personally, I saw GG as someone that was trying to learn. Some of her questions might have sounded uninformed, but they were just that uninformed questions.

She started in the same way I see some others here start. No boating experience, but a dream. She started asking questions. Where she seemed to get in trouble was when someone gave advice, she would ask why? She would ask for the basis behind the advice as opposed to just accepting it.

Like many others her "dream boat" kept changing as her budget realities, versus her accommodation needs for her kids started coming into play. She had to learn the lessons on her own though, like many of us here.

How she was treated... Well... Some treated her well, and others not so well. Did female bias come into play, maybe. Probably more that the odds of her actually accomplishing her dream were slim once folks learned about her family situation.

I applaud her for going forth, overcoming, and living her dream. I hope she makes a happy boater and that her kids grow up to be just as persevering as their mother.
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I think she was treated differently because of her gender. However, I have the opposite take on it. There were many, many times I thought that if this was a man, he would have been shredded much more than she was.

Remember, this is, unfortunately, not always a friendly place.
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