first sailed january 2008
Join Date: Mar 2008
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Re: spent my life savings on a boat, looking for work.
Well how are people supposed to become professional racers? They spend all their money on a racing skiff and learn how to do it at 19. They sure as heck don't sit around calling people unsafe for not using dinghy lights. Those are the kind of sailors that I see out there on a beautiful windy day, like yesterday, with the mainsail covered and the jib furled. They're checking their dinghy lights. They don't want to be unsafe.
You have all given him too hard of a time. I like keelboats and cruising and I don't care about racing, but he does. Maybe he'll be 50 and rich and designing the new oracle boat. Not because he was worried about being broke at 19 but because he spent all his money on something important. It's not a luxury if its important to him, if sailboats are luxury items we are all going to hell for spending so much money and time on them when we could be donating it all to starving peasants.
How you looked at his collection of pictures and got women and weed out of a collection of athletic photos ill never know. I saw a windsurf board, cliff jumping, sailing, and skating. It's probably not his fault someone graffitied the skate park. It shows what we all see and you wanted to see him as a punk so you took a healthy collection of pictures and dirtied it with your "all young uns" are crap mentality.
Last edited by northoceanbeach; 07-09-2013 at 02:05 PM.
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