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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."

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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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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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Bene- that's a yacht. You even have a room for the au pair. ( grin).

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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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The builders plate says it all...
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