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Re: Would you buy an early 80's cored hull boat?
No ones being touchy my friend. It was your presumptuous post of grammatical superiority about the word topsides. I guess you haven't progressed to using Websters Dictionary yet.
Boatpoker had it right.
2 (often topsides) the upper part of a ship’s side, above the waterline: newly painted topsides.
Of course I have progressed to using the OED - Websters is only a whistle stop on the way to correct English.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.