A sailnet BLAST FROM THE PAST!
Contrary to Dog, I think this is one thread that should be revived every year, or at least read by every sailnet member. It's the prototypical example of why there's an Off Topic forum. (you can go over to the AFOC thread there and tell somebody to just stuff it!) And it's the perfect example of how sailnet members are not going to give you an erroneous answer just to make sure your feelings are not hurt. It's also a pretty good example of someone abusing the time and consideration of people willing to relay their experiences while refusing to grant them the least bit of respect for doing so. Oh, it's also a hilarious thread too!
“Scientists are people who build the Brooklyn Bridge and then buy it.”
Wm. F. Buckley, Jr.