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post #41 of 50 Old 01-27-2007
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Dawg....absolutely right...HR's are great boats. I also like the Njaads and the Contests from across the pond...but the current Euro rates make them real difficult to aspire to!
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post #42 of 50 Old 01-27-2007
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BRAVO Cruisingdad (I'm standing)

I got onto this thread late, but you synthisized (sp) not only a good approach for a new sailor, but also probably the entire process most of us have gone through in boating.

Thanks, you make this forum worthwhile.
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post #43 of 50 Old 01-29-2007
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Ian,

Thank you. That was very nice to say.

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Just my opinions.

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Coming in late to the discussion, but well said and more importantly, well reasoned.

Boats are like computers. People ask me, because I evince a familiarity with computers, "which honking great dual core, hyperdrive Star Trekish computer should I buy?"

I ask "what are you going to use it for?"

99% say "browsing, e-mail, DVDs, a little word processing".

I then recommend a cheap, off-lease late Pentium III or early Pentium IV. If they must buy new, I suggest the lightest model available with the best battery time and the biggest screen. Hard drive: unimportant. RAM: irrelevant. Processor: Forget about it.

ALL computers, laptop or otherwise, built since 2002 can handle ALL of the computing tasks that characterize most peoples' usage. So why buy an "offshore capable" PC, when a nice Hunter or Beneteau-logic PC will do, and won't break your shoulder, your vision or your budget?

I wouldn't take 90% of the boat show boats I see into a six-foot sea, but when I take my tank-like steel cutter into a six-foot sea, I usually notice the complete absence of anyone else except those J-Boat guys. Fair enough.

My old boat is a lake racer. Our "new" boat is an offshore passagemaker. I am time-sharing the old boat because after we have a few years of cruising, I'll sell the passagemaker with no regrets...unless I move to New Zealand or something!
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I agree with starting with a smaller type sailing boat. This will allow you to mingle with other people and get more ideas of a future bigger boat. I don't recommend jumping into anything big at first as it might overwhelm you and make you decide to back off from the sailing adventures that await you.
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A blast from the past.

I hope some moderator doesn't go off on him. Chill baby, chill.
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post #48 of 50 Old 06-19-2011
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A blast from the past.

I hope some moderator doesn't go off on him. Chill baby, chill.

Reminding someone that they have just resurrected an ancient thread is no sin, indeed replying to said thread will not consign you to purgatory either. Newcomers often read through ancient stuff and reply without realising what they are doing, a gentle reminder can be of use. I'm thinking TQA was in order.

OTOH, dumping on the poor unsuspecting noob from a great height is neither polite nor welcoming and actively discouraged. I doubt quite frankly that while moderators , particularly those of a fuzzy disposition, have been known to mutter inappropriate thoughts at times, we are not likely to dump on noobs who commit this minor infraction.

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Does make you wonder about the OP...wonder whatever happened? Never came back and updated the thread...didn't get a boat? Just a whim dream and gone? Inheritance didn't go as planned? (they usually don't) Maybe by the comment about the wife not being into it and uncomfortable on the water, perhaps she squashed it?


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Yes, it would be interesting to know how this worked out.

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