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And you ask why people come on here and leave? Someone here flamed me the first post I ever made, and if it hadn't been for my husband doing a lot of talking and showing me informative posts - basically convincing me this forum really is worth hanging around - I'd have been long gone too. Why don't you get guys get a life and stop attacking others just because they don't look, sound, think, act like you?
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RWilson--I hope you're still around--has your wife been on a nice 40-50 ft sailboat? What is it about sailing she doesn't like?

I would think that two weeks is plenty of time to cruise from Miami to Bimini, cruise around, and get back. That's essentially a day trip--you could motor it in your sailboat if necessary.
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As already mentioned I hope you are still around, sailnet is wonderful place. But like the "real" world there are few people here who have yet to learn that sometimes saying nothing is better than saying something. Suffering from the put your foot in your mouth syndrome I call it.
Regardless you should feel free to post away. Own a power boat? Own a sailboat? It really shouldn't matter. At what point did asking a question become objectionable?

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RWilson - like a lot of the other posters here, I hope you stick around. There are a couple of sharp-tongued (typed?) membes on the forum, but for the most part there are a lot of good people here that have interesting stories and valuable insights on the sailing life.

As to your original question, I would suggest that you try doing a 2-week charter vacation, with one week on a power boat and the other on a sailboat. You and your wife will be able to compare the experiences together and make a more educated decision on which way to go.

Either way you decide to go, good luck and enjoy the water!
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Yet another thread where a someone new is attacked by other relatively new(ish) set of members. Mods please *PLEASE* do something about the tone that Sailnet has been taking as of late. Its becoming like S-A...we dont need that here.
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And you ask why people come on here and leave? Someone here flamed me the first post I ever made, and if it hadn't been for my husband doing a lot of talking and showing me informative posts - basically convincing me this forum really is worth hanging around - I'd have been long gone too. Why don't you get guys get a life and stop attacking others just because they don't look, sound, think, act like you?
I SAID "Sorry." Gosh!
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No he shouldn't. But jameswilson29 should. For at least a week or so.
Agreed. His behavior in this thread has been an embarrassment to many. His apparent refusal to apologize for his rude posts only deepens this feeling, IMHO.

James, this isn't the politics and religion forum. I can think of no other instance where a new member to this board was "jumped on" so severely for such an innocent post. You really should be ashamed of yourself. Being a d1ck to a noob (or anyone, for that matter) isn't cool, it's just being a d1ck.

I'm no mod here, nor to I want to be. So I can't force you to do the right thing (or at least take a vacation from SN). However, at the very least you could post a brief apology to rwilson, and then lie low for a bit. That is, if you're man enough.
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To the OP. Sounds like you have very limited time to spend on the boat so if you have specific destinations in mind that are going to be out of reach time wise on a sailboat either a power boat or maybe a catamaran might be your best option. Maybe you could go for both? 250k for a power boat and 250K for sail?
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Another troll post. The clues indicating that this poster is a troll:

1. Catalina does not make a 21 foot boat.

2. Law school graduates who were previously impoverished do not start out with a salary sufficient to buy a 300-600K "yacht". In addition, few true sailors refer to "yachts" - a term usually used by non-sailors.

3. Most law school graduates are capable of spelling "losing", hypenating compound phrases "eye-to-eye", and using proper punctuation "[w]e"...., etc. This is another post that appears to be written as a text message by a pimply 13 year old.

O.K., clown, I called your bluff. Prove you are not a troll. Where did you pass the bar? Which firm are you with? What is your real name?

Since I am unable to 'flag' this post as objectionable I have simply quoted it. The exuberance of this 'troll patrol' youngster well exceeds the bounds of his radar. Thanks to Jeff_H for trying to clean up the mess he made.

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