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Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

I admire you for your literacy..

I was responding to the thread, not your post way back when ("Boat" vs. "Yacht"?) ... I noticed it... but didn't see it having anything with "With respect to the SailNetters here , It's not the boat it's the skipper ."

Did you mean those to be connected? didn't come across to me

.. well it wasn't very clear... and since I did not read the book, not sure how I would know the inside of what you are thinking... sorry

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Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

I tell non-sailors "We own a sailboat, not a yacht, because when the toilet clogs, I'm the one emptying the bowl with a ladle." That seems to end the conversation without further argument.

I got invited to a yacht club for some future dinner, by one of the executives at work. He's completed a lot of races, some of them half way around the globe. During that conversation we talked for quite awhile. It was early spring so I told him about installing the inverter and a bunch of other projects. By the end of the conversation, the dinner invitation wasn't brought up again. Either he figured I wasn't a racer, that I'm a boat-systems nerd, or that I'm a boater instead of a yachtsman -- to this day I'm not sure what it was. (Any hints?)

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Flip-side to all that... Sometimes when we tell non-sailors that we live on a sailboat all summer, they get a certain look. Then we say we have 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. That seems to convey the idea that it's not camping. (If I start talking about things like inverters and microwaves, the typical non-sailor quickly loses interest, like I'm speaking Chinese or something.)

Yes, I have 4 heads to maintain. And no, I don't really own a ladle.

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P.S. Rarely I'll say yacht, although I'm still a little uncomfortable with the word. In the winter it's usually "Honey, I'm going to the boat."

Sistership shown below. In the crew's quarters, we have one bunk to starboard (and the head was taken out).
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Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

My insurance company thinks we have a yacht. I call it a boat.
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Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

I think some of what a boat is, relates to the perspective... like Bene505 just mentioned, when you are elbow deep in the head, you don't believe you are a yacht owner... but...

I think when you sail into port, people will think of some rich guy in his yacht..

To a kayaker... his perception of what a yacht is is much lower than the Steve Job vessel

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Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

Hi titus , man you really need to read the book . It has nothing to do with being connected. And it has nothing to do with the size of your purse or your boat . It has everything to do you , and me and Sailnetters . And hoo yoo callin literat !!
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Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

I met a guy in St. maarten who said there were three sizes of sailboat: small, large, and with a helicopter.
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Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

Bene- that's a yacht. You even have a room for the au pair. ( grin).
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Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

Mine's a yacht. Yours is a boat.

Pretty simple really.
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By the end of the conversation, the dinner invitation wasn't brought up again. Either he figured I wasn't a racer, that I'm a boat-systems nerd, or that I'm a boater instead of a yachtsman -- to this day I'm not sure what it was. (Any hints?)
I know exactly what it was...you told him about your depoopinator.

No one wants THAT GUY at the dinner table.
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Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

The builders plate says it all...
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