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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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Bernard gave the remains to a Swiss guy WHO needed several years to get her back on the Water Again...
One thing we've learned from Brent is that, in the mysterious and wonderful world of Swaintology, "several years of work" equates to "minor repairs". It's all about adjusting your perspective.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Typo, should have read "once, just once, try the truth"

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

"while doing a transatlantic race in a plastic boat."
Another example of Brent's addiction to name calling. Apparently if an objective answer and facts are not available BS likes to fall back on name calling.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Hey Brent, what's the story on this?

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Since it's Friday and I'm just jackin' around office while my employees work, I'm documenting many of Brent's claims for a crowd-sourced True/False exercise. Then I came across this:

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Yes, I guess I am a comedian, in the Bill Maher tradition. What else do comedian Bill Maher and comedian Brent Swain have in common?
Both have double the intelligence of their critics. Both have made a good living pointing out the foolishness of their critics. Both have been provided a good living by the generous foolishness of their critics, who are too smugly dense to realize that the joke is them. Both make a good living questioning religion , one christianity the other, blind faith in unquestioning "consumerism" the most prevalent religion in our society.
Now it all makes sense! Brent wants to be the Bill Maher of sailing! He wants his own cable show - "Swain's World".

The only hitch in the plan is that Bill is funny on purpose.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

No way in hell does BS have double the intelligence of Bob Perry.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

How about sailing a BrentBoat through a lightning-filled squall? Any takers?
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

The lightening wouldnt dare to test the mettle of origami construction.If it did strike the lighting would blast off in all directions setting fire to silly wooden craft and distintegrating plastic tubs for miles around.Or something like that.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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"while doing a transatlantic race in a plastic boat."
Another example of Brent's addiction to name calling. Apparently if an objective answer and facts are not available BS likes to fall back on name calling.
He's not entirely wrong. Fiberglass may be plastic. Whether one views that as pejorative depends entirely upon how one views the user of the word.

I believe it was Francis Herreshoff who referred to fiberglass as "frozen snot." now that right there is, indeed, unabashed name calling.


Name calling is subjective- addressing someone as "Maestro" is also name calling... but no one objects. Address someone as Idiot, and it's a problem, apparently.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

BLJ:
I think that some thought is required here. And of course how the word is used is critical.

"Maestro" is more a title than it is "name calling".

If I call Dr. Jones "Doctor Jones" I do not consider that name calling. That is an odd way to look at it.
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