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Old 08-08-2012
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Re: To all liveaboard and cruisers out there:

Hey, how are we going to discover the unknown, unless we go out and look around. Most of the stuff we don't know is out at sea or remote locations and a steel boat is the best way to get out there. Extremely cheap? No... I don't think so. Not wicked expensive, maybe. Look at Brent Swains designs for a realistic answere to your problem and keep us posted on your discovery's. If you are half as smart as you claim you can get together the money to build a Swain design. I'm not very smart by Mensa standards and I'm planning on putting one together.( I am, however, smart enough not to pay the 80 bucks for the mensa test.)
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Re: To all liveaboard and cruisers out there:

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What a coincidence. I'm looking for a 51 foot Formosa in excellent condition for around $5000. Anyone know where I can find one?
At ANY price, good luck finding a Formosa in "excellent" condition.
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Re: To all liveaboard and cruisers out there:

This is the only thing I could find in the area. It is a empty hull but it is wicked sturdy old school. As with all steel construction it is covered with dust which protects it till you can coat and paint the exterior and interior. I rather like the hull design and since at least that is complete with mast and boom already (on saw horses till needed) if you are handy with carpentry and wiring you could finish it out yourself with a little help.

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These are also in the area in ready to sail condition.

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Re: To all liveaboard and cruisers out there:

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Thank you so much for trying to make me feel small. But I got news for you - this is not needed or good behavior and not to be expected from a sailor - maybe from a 15-16 year old kid.

First of all - I am here for the sailing and not for the website I am running. I am here just like any other sailor smart enough to soak up anything new to him and any experiences out there to make my own passages safest possible.

I have never before - and now I am serious - this is the first time I have received any attention like this - never before I came here. I am used to respect.

Second - if you do not interest yourself for these things, fine - no need to let the whole world know this is too dumb for you - just do not see the point? Also, the fact that I wanted a website for my several years sailing around to keep me busy and to keep the excitement up and also some (and then I mean some pocket money) The expeditions themselves are paid from my web shop. This website is a personal document of my sailing days.

The unknown interests me and have always done so. I have an IQ far above Mensa requirements and my brain needs to work. Also I am about as good as you can get catching liars and con artists. I use this to help out people who get taken advantage of by "psychics" and their likes.

Also, I have during the years written a lot of articles - quite a few of them are about the unknown - in a skeptical preview of course, just like on my website where I take down one conspiracy theory after the other. I reveal con artists and how they do it. The excitement is that sometimes, just sometimes things may not be as you think.

By the end of the day it harms nobody and saves a few good natured people a future fortune. And it will make my traveling interesting. The unknown is the theme and it gives indefinitely possibilities for exciting expeditions no mater where I am.

Jungle expeditions, Easter Island, Bermuda triangle, abandoned ships, exploring myths and legends - to me this is more fun than to drink umbrella drinks on a beach (which I will be doing plenty of as well in between)

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Sailnet is obviously not for me - I am not happy when people just have to make a remark like that.


It is a first time for everything - but this I was never expecting

If this is the general feeling here about me. I do not want to burden you all and I will leave.

With cops like that I wonder how many got "caught" while they were innocent? I bet a whole lot he has not even read one article on this website and still talks like he knows what it is really about. This is probably one of those cops with narrow mind and lots of wrongfully executed arrests.

I might be wrong I just think this sounds about right after he jumps to his conclusion with no facts checked. Of course this is not something I should write in public - these thoughts should be kept to myself - like he should. The very least, I make my assumption after reading, he made his before checking the facts behind the facade - those are generally the best people suited to be cops - or so I heard.
Ahm...from one sailor to another...this might be your problem.

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I am used to respect.

I have an IQ far above Mensa requirements and my brain needs to work.
If you take yourself a little less seriously (like everyone else does), you'll be happier.
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Yeah that's the thing about respect, you gotta earn it. You don't just show up and get it, especially after linking a commercial site on your first post around here.


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I was not welcome here on sailnet and therefor I have found a new safe port where I am actually wanted.

I therefor ask my profile to be deleted. I could not find this button to delete the profile anywhere.
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Re: To all liveaboard and cruisers out there:

I got pissed off and left a car related site that I had contributed to for 12 years. I had given away free parts to those in need and offered professional advice as much as I could. 6000 posts. Nobody really cared that I was gone.
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Re: To all liveaboard and cruisers out there:

To anyone reading this if you are as thinned skinned as the one that started this post then sailing is probably not for you. A**holes are everywhere and sailing around you are going to have to deal with them from time to time so just smile and deal with it. No I am not saying whom ever wrote i saw you website im outta here is a a**hole, in fact I think it was a rather innocuous comment.
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Re: To all liveaboard and cruisers out there:

I mostly agree, but all the sailors I've met tend to be gracious face to face. It's when you get them on a forum that things get ugly.
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Re: To all liveaboard and cruisers out there:

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I mostly agree, but all the sailors I've met tend to be gracious face to face. It's when you get them on a forum that things get ugly.
Yeah, but that's true of everyone and of every web forum like this one. People tend to be a little more acerbic when the communication is essentially anonymous, as it is on the internet. That's just human nature. If you are over-sensitive to a bit of criticism then you aren't going to find anywhere on the internet that you will enjoy posting your thoughts and opinions--because no matter where you go you are eventually going to get SOME criticism.

Buck up, don't take it so personally, ignore it, and move on. Either that or create a personal blog, where it is just you and your thoughts, and don't allow any comments (because, again, eventually you are guaranteed to get SOME criticism).
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