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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.
I think it is generally understood that the expression "name calling" is exclusive to insults, not compliments or titles - or proper nouns for that matter.

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.
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Thanks Jon. Funny story but I met Guy when he was looking for a boat He hired me as a consultant while he looked. He had a partner and they were after a mid 40', comfy, cc Taswell, Hylas type of boat. We looked at several. Then the owner of this boat bought one of my bigger, 70', custom boats (must like Perry designs) and put his Saga 48 up for sale. Guy went and looked at it and fell in love, The partner was far from convinced and wanted a cc boat for sure. So Guy dumped the partner and bought it himself.

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BSmack I believe there is a bit of a story to Brent's first Pacific crossing and hitting that reef, I recall snipets. I do give Brent credit for getting out there so young and living the adventure. That takes balls of steel. I wish he would post more about those adventures on here rather than just spouting Brentboat propaganda.
+1 to that. But remember, his boats are steel, his balls are plastic.


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I think it is generally understood that the expression "name calling" is exclusive to insults, not compliments or titles - or proper nouns for that matter.
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"Thereby if you spend your time on your boat doing anything other than hitting reef's his boats are essentially unsuitable."

I'll challenge that just for the fun of it.

Brent's boats are totally suitable if someone wants the security or imagined security of having a steel boat around them.
If that was my criteria I would then be personally sailing something like a Van de Stadt Samoa, or building a Radford design.

I said unsuitable if you want to do anything but hit a reef. Probably very suitable for reef hitting, but I want to sail.

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I should do Brents marketing; REEF BUSTERS
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If I call Dr. Jones "Doctor Jones" I do not consider that name calling.
That is absolutely correct. It is an earned, official, got- the- paper title.
Call ME Dr. Jones, OTOH and it is name calling, as I am not a physician, a dentist or a man of letters. It might be flattering, it might be sarcastic, but it is calling someone a name..
As I have said before, I am all good with namecalling. Recognizing genius has no value if one pointedly ignores idiocy.

The downside of playing the "oooh, namecalling!" penalty card, is that, sooner or later, one is going to slip and do that of which they have accused others.


Sorry for dragging this particular thread off topic. Carry on with the necrotic equine abuse.

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