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Old 02-18-2021, 08:36 PM   #1
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Choosing the boat

We were ocean sailing cruisers for years. Now exploring trawlers for future adventures on the waters. Selecting the right boat. So many possibilities.
Steel or fiberglas, single engine or twin. compromises between best navigation features and comfortable accommodations. As we shop for our target vessel, we will be reading here about choices that others have made.
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Old 02-18-2021, 08:59 PM   #2
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Yes, welcome to TF, and best of luck. Also, because I can, I have taken the liberty of correcting the wee typo in the title.
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Old 02-19-2021, 04:46 AM   #4
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Peter B. Please read: https://writingexplained.org/choose-vs-chose-difference.


I don't need more pettiness in my life and am leaving Trawler Forum now.


"I have taken the liberty of correcting the wee typo in the title."
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Old 02-19-2021, 06:33 PM   #5
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Peter B. Please read: https://writingexplained.org/choose-vs-chose-difference.

I don't need more pettiness in my life and am leaving Trawler Forum now.
"I have taken the liberty of correcting the wee typo in the title."
Ok. Your choice, if you want to take bat and ball and go home, that's fine. I just thought I was doing you a small favour, as you left off a capital letter to start your title, and 'chose', as your link points out, is used in the 'past tense', and I thought you were yet to 'choose' your boat. I certainly did not do it for a petty reason. Just trying to be helpful is all...it's what we moderators try to do...
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Peter B. Please read: https://writingexplained.org/choose-vs-chose-difference.


I don't need more pettiness in my life and am leaving Trawler Forum now.


"I have taken the liberty of correcting the wee typo in the title."
Have a great day.
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Peter B. Please read: https://writingexplained.org/choose-vs-chose-difference.


I don't need more pettiness in my life and am leaving Trawler Forum now.


"I have taken the liberty of correcting the wee typo in the title."
Good luck.
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Old 02-20-2021, 11:23 AM   #8
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You may want to reconsider as he was trying to help you out. Then again you might not because...
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Old 02-20-2021, 01:04 PM   #9
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Wow, serendipity: what I like best about this forum is the stuff I learn when I am not looking for anything. I subscribed for the boat talk and have stayed for the unexpected things I pick up.

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Yes, welcome to TF, and best of luck. Also, because I can, I have taken the liberty of correcting the wee typo in the title.
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If boating has become his passion I predict he will be back, maybe under a new name....lol.

I have been very active over the years at "dpreview," a photographer forum, probably one of the best on the net. This one guy, very knowledgeable would come on and invariably loose his cool over something and get booted off the forum. Three times he came back, each time under a different name. He just didn't know how to play in the sandbox with others, kind of like this guy. But on his fourth return, yet again under another new name, he was different. He must have had a Christmas Carol moment, the photography ghosts of Xmas past, present and future must have visited him. And he woke up the next day a changed man.

He became one of the most helpful pleasant fellows around - go figure!
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I'm kind of amused by (and hardly immune from) the seemingly endless spelling and
grammatical errors seen online.
It's almost as though digital communication even with its convenient editing is still
too much trouble to be bothered with in many instances.
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if "hipilot" wants to leave the forum, let him, or her. Of course I have no way of knowing if he has reinvented himself once or more times in the past to save face. But seeing as how he joined in Feb. of 2021 (maybe 10 or 15 days ago) and has posted a total of two times, one time being his resignation. I guess loosing him is no great loss.

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Peter B. Please read: https://writingexplained.org/choose-vs-chose-difference.


I don't need more pettiness in my life and am leaving Trawler Forum now.


"I have taken the liberty of correcting the wee typo in the title."
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Too bad a new member doesn't take the time to understand that mods can sometimes be helpful and have good intentions.
If OP has an attitude problem it may be best.
I wonder if hipilot would like his account deleted?
Spell check does some funny things and we don't always catch & correct it in time.
I hope others realize sometimes Mods make some small edits and may not even make comments or PM about it... I have at least.
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Having moderated a board in the past I'm well aware that it is often (not always) a thankless job.
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To the OP, that's you HiPilot, I know you are reading these comments. The next time you ask a question here, be more specific in your boating interest, short cruises/long cruises, open ocean/coastal only, boating season only/off season, fair weather/rougher weather, shorter distances/longer distances. The more specific you can be the more help you well get.
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If a member is easily troubled,finding out sooner is better than later. That said,I`d rather understand and help than pillory, but a forum like this is not the place.
PeterB is guilty of nothing more than being helpful. If the OP can reflect and see that, well and good but if thought processes exclude it, that`s a wrap.
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Old 02-21-2021, 12:24 AM   #19
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Maybe to obtain some collective benefit from all this - and I hope the OP does return after due reflection - as he may well not have realised I was a moderator, and thought I was just being a smart Alec.

Anyway, the point is, the ability for ordinary members to edit their post is lost after 2 hours. However, we moderators can edit for you if that is the case. It must be annoying to put up a post, especially if it's a thread title, or boat price, eg. - get it wrong - and not be able to correct it.

So, message is it can be corrected.

Two ways...
1. by PMing one of us mods, or just reporting the post and making that request. We can then do it for you if a simple correction needed...

2. ...or if you wanted to do a more major edit, we can go in and restore your edit function, and advise you of that.

Hope this helps inform everyone re this issue..?
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Old 03-01-2021, 01:59 PM   #20
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Hipilot....take a look at the Mainship 400. I say this because it is a very popular boat and I am about to put ours on the market. You can find lots of info about this great trawler on the web. if you would like more information about our trawler, you can send me a note.... kimdabe@yahoo.com.

Boat is in Fort Pierce Florida.
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