Simple. It's because you're wrong. Pretty much always.
Well, someone in this thread certainly has years worth of experience making up quotes. You can see many of them here:
BS Yachts Marketing Program
I don't think any of us hold a candle to the vast amount of experience you have in this particular department.
I have responded to this post months ago, but Smack brings it up every time he loses an argument, and cant think of a response., When I get the time, I can go back and repost my response, and keep track of the date, so I can repost it every time Smack decides to repost his discredited post . That way we can occupy a large portion of this debate reposting his comments and my response ,over and over again, if that is what the moderators want this discussion to become. I feel I have as much right to respond to Smacks quoting out of context etc., games as he as to keep replaying them. Anything less would leave the reader less informed, and misinformed.
Or the moderators could simply delete such repeat posting of Smack's attacks on reality, and keep the debate flowing as it should.
When I mentioned donating a portion of my pension to the women's shelter, a safe place for spousal abuse victims to escape to, Smacks response was typical of that I get from wife beaters (Some of whom, I am told, are afraid to go out at night while I am around) His chosen Alias "Smackaddy " also points to the same conclusions.( Nice guy, or coward?)
When Steve Millar had sailed his Spencer 35 back to BC from New Zealand, he had far more cruising experience than either Smack or Bob will ever have. Being a doctor, in partnership with his brother, the BC chief medical officer at the time, he could have had any steel boat he wanted. He chose a brentboat 36 for his Cape Horn and Aleutian dreams. After many year s cruising BC, he had the confidence to sail her, with his son aboard to Mexico , Hawaii and home.
With that experience behind him, the boat gave him the confidence to sail her around Cape Horn and the Aleutians then back to BC. A boat with stability or structural problems doesn't give that kind of confidence, especially a doctor, with vast offshore cruising experience. He chose a brent boat based on far more cruising experience than armchair experts , Bob or Smack will ever have. It certainly doesn't go that far with out problems.
How far along that route would a Hunter or a Perry, or any stock plastic boat get with zero problems. Not far!
On BD.net, a heckler- designer , did his own stability calcultions, and said my 36 has an AVS of only 165 degrees. Another guy posted the AVS at 175 degrees on the origamiboats site. Bob said he considered 121 degrees AVS as "Good numbers."
On the origamiboats site, occupied by far more steel boat experience than Bob or Smack will ever have, his abysmal ignorance of steel became quickly obvious, and he quickly got laughed off the stage. Its only here,with only one person having any extensive experience in steel that he can aintain any sense of credibility . Even then, he has to constantly steer the conversation clear of steel, and post anything but, to avoid having his ignorance of the subject become so obvious.
People I know, who have had Bob design their boats, were very disappointed with the results .
A friend who has been cruising the South Pacific in a 36 ft brentboat, since the 90's , described a Hunter as being so bad as to make a Beneteau actually look compartively good. Some one like Smack, who would chose a Hunter or a Catalina is a piss poor judge of offshore boats .
Neither Bob nor Smack have any long term cruising experience.So if you want the kind of cruising they do, leaving your boat in a marina. visiting it occasionally to throw money at it, then going home to stock cookie cutter urban living in a house, working40 hours a week to pay for it,then they are your best source of advice. If you goal is to get off the treadmill, and spend more time cruising then they are completely ignorant of that subject, having never accomplished it.
Having more money coming in with my pension than I know how to spend, I have no need to market anything. I just enjoy helping people make their cruising dreams affordable and safer. Elitists don't want people to know what are their more affordable and safer options. Neither Bob Nor Smack have contributed a single thing to help people deal with the two biggest obstacles to realizing their cruising dreams; time and money .In fact they are dedicated to obstructing their attempts with expensive disinformation.