I get you Chuck. At the same time, anyone new to the forum would have no idea that the HerSailnet forum is lightly used (not to mention mostly populated with responses from men) and I think your response might be a bit jarring to a new member expecting to hear from women sailors who (mostly) have a...softer...approach?
Actually, I had no idea that the question was posted in HerSailnet when I answered. I view new posts by using the New Posts drop-down menu and regardless of where it is posted, if I can answer the question, I try. Perhaps it's that way with most men as well.