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Old 01-02-2016, 09:26 PM   #221
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He posted it a couple of times so I think it was an insult. Perhaps if he meant something else he should have posted what he meant and not tried to be "cute".

I think we know our recreational boats are recreational boats. we don't need anyone telling us that.
I sincerely hope that this is the toughest issue we have to deal with in 2016.
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Old 01-03-2016, 01:26 AM   #222
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In Aussie we have a saying, (usually spoken with a degree of envy), along the lines of "big boys, and their toys", and they are referring to wealthy folk, with things like Ferraris, planes, helicopters...and very large and flashy boats..! Horses for courses...or should that be, "if the cap fits?"...
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Old 01-03-2016, 02:04 AM   #223
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"Being cute" ..... Yup there's a little smart ass in all of us.

Marin has posted thousands of cute posts. Even his dog can attest to that.
Best I can work it out, Marin`s work, among other things, is journalism. So, expect writer`s flourishes.
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:00 AM   #224
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We have an annual show/exhibition called "Big Boy's Toys".
It is billed as the men's lifestyle show and features top end cars, motorbikes, boats, sports equipment etc, etc.
Just a tongue-in-cheek promotional title in no way considered derogatory.
Maybe it's a downunder thing��
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Old 01-03-2016, 10:29 AM   #225
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When acquaintances hear I have a boat, they ask if I fish. "No I don't" I reply. They respond with a look like I'm insane. I "fish" at the supermarket, or better yet, at a fish restaurant. Operating the boat is sufficient.
We have a ton of fun operating the boat, watching the critters, taking in the scenery, anchoring in remote places etc etc. But we also enjoy fishing, not least because we have some of the finest freshest seafood one could ask for.









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Truth be known, if in Alaska on your yacht and you don't fish you are sometimes labeled a toy boater. I am usually a toy boater in that we have much more fun fishing from a day charter. Especially with guests on board who want to catch something rather than get skunked.

The first time I heard the term toy boater applied was a very long time ago on Long Island when referring to weekend racers who always had droopy sails.

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Old 01-03-2016, 11:15 AM   #227
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Same thing when someone asks you how this or that sports team is doing w/o even knowing if you ever watch sports. It's a way of supporting or promoting something.

Either that or the words are coming from someone that is so hopelessly emersed in the sport that they don't know the rest of the world exists.
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Old 01-03-2016, 11:20 AM   #228
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Same thing when someone asks you how this or that sports team is doing w/o even knowing if you ever watch sports. It's a way of supporting or promoting something.

Either that or the words are coming from someone that is hopelessly emersed in the sport that they don't know the rest of the world exists.

Well Eric, that said are you rooting for the Seahawks over the Cardinals today? Huge interest down here in the outcome, parties too!
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We have an annual show/exhibition called "Big Boy's Toys".
It is billed as the men's lifestyle show and features top end cars, motorbikes, boats, sports equipment etc, etc.
Just a tongue-in-cheek promotional title in no way considered derogatory.
Maybe it's a downunder thing��
Wifey B: Women can have lifestyle too. I like top end cars, boats and sports equipment plus the etc, etc. No motorbikes for either of us.

So, if a woman has a boy toy, then guess that makes them "Boy Toy's Big Boy Toys."

I don't think part of it is just a downunder thing. I do think it's a generational thing. I know a lot of girls into hot cars and into boats and into lots of participatory sports as well as spectator and a few even into motorbikes.

Although I quite imagine the one who started this whole toy thing meant it to be insulting, I don't personally take it that way were it to come from another source, but then I like toys.
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Well Eric, that said are you rooting for the Seahawks over the Cardinals today? Huge interest down here in the outcome, parties too!

Sadly, football is over for the year. On a happy note - The Ravens won their Superbowl last week!
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Well Eric, that said are you rooting for the Seahawks over the Cardinals today? Huge interest down here in the outcome, parties too!
Wifey B: Goooooooooooooooooooooo Panthers!!!!!!!!!!!!!:

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We also have "Women's Lifestyle Shows"!
Both these descriptions reinforce stereotypes and many women here are into these "boy's toys" but correctly interpret the expression as just marketing hype.
I guess it does come back to the intent of the original statement though!
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We also have "Women's Lifestyle Shows"!
Both these descriptions reinforce stereotypes and many women here are into these "boy's toys" but correctly interpret the expression as just marketing hype.
I guess it does come back to the intent of the original statement though!
Wifey B: I also think "Women's Lifestyle Shows" as a title is a very poor concept. Most of what we have in the US are "Home and Garden" or "Auto" or "Boat and RV". As to the "Women's Lifestyle Shows" that could really limit the men attending and many men are very interested in things that would be displayed there. They might think it's going to be all about makeup or jewelry or clothing. Now, I'm even wondering what is included in a women's lifestyle show.
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Wow! That's pretty crazing. The helmets a good idea.
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Old 01-03-2016, 03:55 PM   #236
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Wow! That's pretty crazing. The helmets a good idea.
Wifey B: New Triathalon. Water ski. Fish. Basketball. All at the same time.
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The stereotypical nature of the aforementioned two shows is also atypical! Women after all first won the right to vote in NZ!
The majority of trade and other "expos" here have names like "Boat Show", "On Water Boat Show", "Auckland Food Fair", "Taste of Auckland" and so on.
The "Taste of Auckland" consists of demos by top Kiwi chefs, gourmet food products, inexpensive small portions of fine dining signature dishes at great prices (attendees 50/50 male and female).
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Well Eric, that said are you rooting for the Seahawks over the Cardinals today? Huge interest down here in the outcome, parties too!

Eric and I are having a discussion(Debate?) on another thread. He had the nerve to interrupt the Seahawk/cardinal game, so that question you asked of him is pretty well answered. Without knowing of this thread discussion direction, I had advised him later. 'Go Hawks" That they did, yes in deedied and I am somewhat suspect that the outcome disappointed at least one poster on this thread


Eric, I am responding regarding Mark on the correct thread-

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Looks like Great Harbour has updated the web page on their new Transportable Trawler.

Great Harbour N37 trawler: spacious, stable, unsinkable - Great Harbour Trawlers

There is an interesting survey on the bottom of the page. They say the TT is in production but some of the choices in the survey seem interesting to include having systems like a generator and AC that will run on land or water. Almost like you can spend the night on you boat while it is on the trailer.

On the home page, apparently the first TT Ambassadors have been chosen and there is still one opening. The chosen Ambassadors are from the west coast of FL.
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