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The ice age? No photos ? Didn't happen?
The French revolution ? No photos? Didn't happen?
The battle of the Little Bighorn? No photos? Didn't happen!
US war of independence? No photos ? Didn't happen!
Personal stories of the holocaust? No photos? Never happened!
Your childhood memories ? Not enough photos to document every day? 98% of them didn't happen!
Boy, you type well for a toddler!
Testimony in most court cases? No photos? Never happened!
Criminals love jurors like you.
When a Campbell River bus driver told me the natives here never owned the land, because they never paid for it ( as opposed to Columbus, who bought it off several real estate agents?), I though I was hearing the stupidest comment humanly possible!

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Brent I have listened to some lunatics rant and dribble during my time on Sailnet, but some of your posts are starting to take the cake.

When you start quoting the ice age and the holocaust in a thread about yacht design is right about the time you need to look in the mirror and realise that maybe your boats do just suck.
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Brent I have listened to some lunatics rant and dribble during my time on Sailnet, but some of your posts are starting to take the cake.

When you start quoting the ice age and the holocaust in a thread about yacht design is right about the time you need to look in the mirror and realise that maybe your boats do just suck.
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Brent I have listened to some lunatics rant and dribble during my time on Sailnet, but some of your posts are starting to take the cake.

When you start quoting the ice age and the holocaust in a thread about yacht design is right about the time you need to look in the mirror and realise that maybe your boats do just suck.
The suggestion that anything which was never photographed "didn't happen" was the looniest thing I have ever seen posted. It deserved my entirely appropriate challenge .
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Well,,,,maybe not quite a "loonie" as why your boats end up on the rocks so frequently. That was a true classic of "stupid speak".
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Well,,,,maybe not quite a "loonie" as why your boats end up on the rocks so frequently. That was a true classic of "stupid speak".
Mine survive , yours break up , or get lost at sea without a trace. Your suggestion that if you build a boat which wont survive a grounding, or collision , it will never happen, is super loonie. Shows an abysmal lack of hands on cruising experience.

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Brent:
There you go with BS stupid speak once again. Give me one documented case of one of my boats "lost at sea without a trace". Well documented. Just because you say it doesn't mean anything. You make stuff up. You invent "facts". Many of us here know that all too well.

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There you go with BS stupid speak once again. Give me one documented case of one of my boats "lost at sea without a trace". Well documented. Just because you say it doesn't mean anything. You make stuff up. You invent "facts". Many of us here know that all too well.
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Simple, lighter weight. The builder, James Betts, had built several boats in this method before.
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You mentioned guy elsewhere on this site, who spent a fortune on a carbon fibre mast. After extensive cruising, he said the improvement was minimal, almost unnoticeable . What was the cost differential between the composite decks and the aluminiumn one? What was the price tag on the composite one?
Aluminum has the advantage of letting you weld most of your deck hardware down, eliminating any chance of deck leaks. A USanian in a plastic boat, a week or so ago, told me he has to re-bed most of his deck hardware every few years, to stop them from leaking . He said the strictest adherence to the directions hasn't solved the recurring problem. Given that substantial weight savings high up in a mast has given minimal improvement , how would such savings much lower down, at deck level, be enough to justify the expense, and deck leaks ?
This is the kind of blind worshipping of so called "High tech", which keeps so many boats in a marina for most of their lives, while the more practical, realistic and enlightened enjoy far emptier anchorages than would other wise be the case.
I guess I should be thanking the pedlars of high tech, for keeping my favorite anchorages free from over crowding, by the gullible deciples of the "Consumerism " religion.

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You also had a buddy that outsailed a custom 28' alu Bob Perry boat. Another made up story. That boat never existed. "You are enititled to your own opinions. Not your own facts."

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