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Old 03-15-2013
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Lets choose SmackDaddy's new boat...

Okay crew, it's time to rally behind one of our wounded comrades. For those of you who didn't hear, Smackdaddy's beloved SmackTanic sank. Details here:The Saddest Day of a Sailors Life

I don't know about you guys, but when a sailor's boat sinks it's a H-U-G-E deal. Thankfully I haven't experienced this feeling (yet) but I have come back to my wooden boat in the yard to find an 8ft crack in the hull. I knew she would never sail again and I wept like a little girl. Really, I did.

I, for one, think that SmackDaddy has done a lot for SailNet. He's started some interesting threads and with a teflon-like quality has avoided the mud slinging matches with good cheer and quick wit. He encourages the SailNet-lings and doesn't feed the trolls. SmackDaddy hasn't logged on to SailNet in five days. Anyone else notice the difference around here?

How can we help? I think we can do two things:

First, we can buy some BFS gear from his site. If everyone who enjoy's smack's contribution bought a BFS beer cozy, I think he'd be well on his way to a new boat. Even if the financial contribution is small, it'd be a real show of support for a fellow sailor who loves sailing and SailNet. Spend your coin here:, is the official home of BFS Gear for Big Freakin Sails!

Second, lets help him pick a new boat. Boats represent dreams, future or present and I think we all know that. Smack needs to have a new boat to keep the dream alive and let's start by helping him choose one with this thread. All ideas and contributions are welcome. Catamaran or mono? Fin or full? Contributions from Smack himself are welcome but will probably be ignored since we all know that SailNet knows all.

So, knowing Smack as we do. What boat should he get for his ocean-going next boat?


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