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kinds of maritime cruising

* Camp cruising, also known as beach cruising or gunkhole cruising, is a form of cruising in which sailors sail from point to point in an open or semi-enclosed boat, generally remaining within sight of land. Camp cruisers either camp ashore ("camp cruising" or "beach cruising"), or aboard the boat at anchor. The boats used may be specialized cruising dinghies, small keelboats, or general purpose daysailing or racing boats pressed into service for the purpose.

* Daysailing is recreational sailing that does not involve racing or cruising. Many racers refer to all non-racers as "cruisers," including dinghy and small keelboat sailors who primarily focus on daysailing.

* Travel on cruise ships may be referred to as cruising. Those who take frequent cruise ship vacations (multiple times per year) may be called cruisers.

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Which proves the point that wikipedia is always correct.

To quote Michael Scott from The Office... "Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject, so you know you are getting the best possible information. "
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Can't tell you how relieved I am to have my life so accurately described in Wikipedia.

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* Camp cruising, also known as beach cruising or gunkhole cruising, is a form of cruising in which sailors sail from point to point in an open or semi-enclosed boat, generally remaining within sight of land. Camp cruisers either camp ashore ("camp cruising" or "beach cruising"), or aboard the boat at anchor. The boats used may be specialized cruising dinghies, small keelboats, or general purpose daysailing or racing boats pressed into service for the purpose.
Actually, gunkholing or gunkhole cruising can be done in any shallow draft boat and doesn't have to involve "camping" of any kind. Many gunkhole boats have full cabins with a head and galley... and not all boats that gunkhole are small boats. My friend gunkholes in a 31' trimaran.
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* Daysailing is recreational sailing that does not involve racing or cruising. Many racers refer to all non-racers as "cruisers," including dinghy and small keelboat sailors who primarily focus on daysailing.
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* Travel on cruise ships may be referred to as cruising. Those who take frequent cruise ship vacations (multiple times per year) may be called cruisers.
Not in my opinion... people who travel on cruise ships aren't cruising, they're on a floating hotel... doing jack...

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Yup.... the authoritative source on the internet... unfortunately, many entries are JUNK.
Not to seem aggressive, but so what? The price is right, and it is frequently a great starting point to get to better information elsewhere...not to mention that if you actually possess better information, you are free to amend or rewrite the entry. I use the thing every day...but I don't necessarily place uncritical faith in it. It's pretty good on pop culture and science, and weak on political analysis.

Anyone who thinks it's an authoritative, unbiased source of information not only fails to grasp that it's a collaborative, constantly revised compendium, but probably thinks South Carolina is lapped by the Pacific Ocean and borders Saskatchewan...oh, wait...
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...unbiased source of information not only fails to grasp that it's a collaborative, constantly revised compendium, but probably thinks South Carolina is lapped by the Pacific Ocean and borders Saskatchewan...oh, wait...
Lots a us ain't got maps down here. Bunch a you rich Candadians have all the maps an you ain't sharin em maps with us. Ya'll think yer so smart cuz you got all the maps. Evil bastards.
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Some of you objected to the absence of pretty crayon colours, so we got miffed.

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Not to seem aggressive, but so what? The price is right, and it is frequently a great starting point to get to better information elsewhere...not to mention that if you actually possess better information, you are free to amend or rewrite the entry. I use the thing every day...but I don't necessarily place uncritical faith in it. It's pretty good on pop culture and science, and weak on political analysis.

Anyone who thinks it's an authoritative, unbiased source of information not only fails to grasp that it's a collaborative, constantly revised compendium, but probably thinks South Carolina is lapped by the Pacific Ocean and borders Saskatchewan...oh, wait...
My issue with Wikipedia is the difficulty in contributing. People, it seems, have an inherent need to have a level of control or ownership over the works they create. This causes an issue when I see a section in an article I wrote slowly modified into something I can't even recognize – and in ways that aren't improvements (at least in my mind).

If it stopped there – that would be one thing. It would be my issue. But their editors / moderators tend to treat articles as pet projects, often removing valid changes for rather spurious reasons. All too often there is a power struggle as changes are put in place, then removed ad infinitum. Or at least until a potential contributor gives up.

My problem is that Wikipedia is written by people with the most time, not the most knowledge. So calling it collaborative might be going to far.

Of course for pop culture references and a jumping board into more credentialed information – it really is valuable.
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Actually, gunkholing or gunkhole cruising can be done in any shallow draft boat and doesn't have to involve "camping" of any kind. Many gunkhole boats have full cabins with a head and galley... and not all boats that gunkhole are small boats. My friend gunkholes in a 31' trimaran.
Yea, some would say thats a small boat.
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Yea, some would say thats a small boat.
On another forum an upcoming trip to Cape Lookout was being discussed and someone mentioned probably going the inside route because he had a small boat and someone else responded that on the ocean, *every* boat is small.
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