Originally Posted by PorFin
Good point -- I wasn't aware you needed a membership to buy from the ship's store.
I don't know that you need to register to use the store. It's just that when I found Sailnet I was buying or just bought my first sailboat and didn't yet know enough to do anything but poke around the site aimlessly. A year or two later I was ready to start buying stuff and my registration was already in place. Later on down the road, after trying out several other sailing forums, I came back to this one as the most useful, supportaive and active.
I'm kind of curious why it bothers you?