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Old 02-15-2018, 10:53 PM   #1
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Why?

I am sure the that title looks enigmatic but here is the question, not really related to trawlers but a bit in a way.
A lot of people (me included) posting here are recurrent, daily or almost, user, poster or whatever I can call them.
So the philosophical question.
Why?
Why are you involved in this forum?
Is it only for informative purpose?
Is it because you feel part of a community or "family"?
Is it only by curiosity?
Is it only because you have nothing else to do?

I will answer for myself. I am here to learn from you. To get support from more experienced people. Because I am interested in knowing what people loving trawlers think and do. And because I think this " community" is really cool and fun.

What about you?

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Old 02-15-2018, 11:09 PM   #2
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Here to learn about anchors .Will I start a poll ?
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Old 02-15-2018, 11:10 PM   #3
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Here to learn about anchors .Will I start a poll ?
Lol why did I forget anchors or single vs twins !!!

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Old 02-15-2018, 11:15 PM   #4
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I'm also active on C-Brats, The Hull Truth, Wall Street Oasis and some other finance forums.

Obviously the initial reason for me to join those forums was for info/insight from other like minded folks. But then after that I did embrace the community aspect (especially on C Brats and the Northeast subforum on THT). I have even formed friendships with some outside of their forums.

But then on some other boards I don't feel the love at all! Lol. The internet can lend itself very easily to little keyboard cowards and other random silliness (I've been part of it too! Sometimes it's hard to turn the other cheek). But that's to be expected I guess (most of the forums are public and free). Condescending comments and braggadocious personas are the worst.

Anyway, I'm a new member here and have found lots of VERY informative threads and helpful TF members. Good content here for sure!
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Gives me something to do that is boating related while my boat is in it's winter hibernation.
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Old 02-15-2018, 11:18 PM   #6
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Here to learn about anchors...
About time too. I saw that CQR on Barrenjoey`s bow.
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Old 02-15-2018, 11:22 PM   #7
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About time too. I saw that CQR on Barrenjoey`s bow.


LOL I have a SS Bruce anchor in the lazerette its dry and wont rust in there .I cant find another use for it but its dose help with ballast on the port side.
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Old 02-15-2018, 11:24 PM   #8
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Even though I have been boating 50+ years, I can always learn something new here. Until a few weeks ago I had no idea my hot water tank had a anode in it. Now I have it on my schedule to check yearly. It's also fun to pass on what I have learned to the new guys.

I also need to check every day to see what's new in the anchor world.
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Gives me something to do that is boating related while my boat is in it's winter hibernation.
LolI I hear you, 3 months to go before next splash!

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Most of all the above and Ive even been able to help a few out. Not to mention, meeting up with a bunch of great people that I probably wouldn’t have met.
So in short, I give a little, but gain so much more.
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I am sure the that title looks enigmatic but here is the question, not really related to trawlers but a bit in a way.
A lot of people (me included) posting here are recurrent, daily or almost, user, poster or whatever I can call them.
So the philosophical question.
Why?
Why are you involved in this forum?
Is it only for informative purpose?
Is it because you feel part of a community or "family"?
Is it only by curiosity?
Is it only because you have nothing else to do?

I will answer for myself. I am here to learn from you. To get support from more experienced people. Because I am interested in knowing what people loving trawlers think and do. And because I think this " community" is really cool and fun.

What about you?

L
For me, it's pretty much like you said Lou. A community of common interest - such as a club one might attend where all share the same or similar hobby - but in this forum, we can share our interest with folk all over the world. neat eh..?
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Old 02-16-2018, 01:18 AM   #13
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It is a community, we get to meet,sometimes in person,more often by message.
But most importantly,it`s a conduit for exchanging and sharing information, and knowledge. You can learn,a lot. Conversely,you can share your knowledge when it helps someone, so they learn too.
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Old 02-16-2018, 01:20 AM   #14
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Hi,

Just about everything you "Lou tribal" thought, the main focus was to learn the new and community that like Trawler boats and lifestyle and see how people think about things in your culture in the US.

The main reason was when I was changing a boat and I had decided to buy a Trawler type, so finding information directly from users because, for some reason, the Trawler boats are not popular, so there was no information.

Something to get, to give something, it makes this a real active forum interesting and best of all is in a good spirit, not a nasty and hostile conversation.


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Interesting questing...

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Why are you involved in this forum?
Is it only for informative purpose?
Yes, but not only..
Is it because you feel part of a community or "family"?
Yes, in part...
Is it only by curiosity?
Partly...
Is it only because you have nothing else to do?
Never. I'm here in spite of having much more productive things that I should be doing (and no, it isn't binge watching Battlestar Galactica on Amazon)
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Before I joined, I already new you only needed one engine and which anchor to choose. But there were other things such as "Salon or Saloon" that I was in doubt about. I have net some good like minded people that share this same adventure. Have learned a great deal about many interesting cruising areas that I likely will never get to. Certainly there is a great wealth of information here and hopefully I've been able to help one or two others along the way.

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Opinion from a newby:

The forum is a launching point for learning. The threads themselves are good for learning from others doing and living the life. The discussions give alternatives, or prove and disprove theories; and even the thread drift usually has something of value (or include a welcome respite of humor)

In the past few months I've grown my theoretical understanding enough to apply what I see or read to a growing nautical picture. Following your discussions is easier and more interesting because I've gained that minimum of knowledge

As Winter winds down I'll be able to spend some more dock time just dreaming and seeing who'll talk to a landlubber. And hopefully a bit of more hands-on to validate what I've read, forgotten, understand (and correct what I misunderstood).

Owning an actual boat is still in the future, but I have access to local Yacht clubs etc, to get hands on training as that date gets closer.

But even before all that, this forum does good by teaching and pointing out new questions that need answering. Besides, reading and participating here is fun, so all this process from starting from zero isn't an onerous chore but an enjoyable journey.
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For all the information available on this site. Now if I could remember 1/2 of it I would be very happy.
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