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Who are the real subject matter experts here?

OK, I've been reading for a while, and as a newbie I'd like to know from the other members on the board, who are the real experts here. The ones that sail, and know stuff.

Thanks in advance, just curious. Please give me names, ok?
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I'm an expert

I know an off-putting question when I see one.

What is it you want to know? That may get you further.

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No stool pigeons here, buddy!

(edit: Honestly, if you can't tell the BS from the good answers [at least most of the time], go to the library!)
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I handle all of the gastrointestinal questions on this forum, while everyone else tackles the questions that are more "sailing related." For instance, if someone asks the question, "Why is my colon so irritable when I'm on the boat?" everyone will wait for me, the Sailnet expert on the subject, to answer. If it's a question like, "What caused my mast to become separated from the rest of my boat?" I stand back and let the others tackle it.
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Some of the names I'd recommend listening to are:

CruisingDad currently the technical editor for one of the Catalina owner groups—exceptionally knowledgable about barbeque grills and their detonation;

CardiacPaul is a marine surveyor with a better half that has an explosive temper;

Tartan34C is an old salt who's been reported lost at sea a few times but is still here ;

Btrayfors has a fair bit of electrical and radio knowledge from what I've seen;

Giulietta is a sailor of Portugese descent with a phat custom 42' racing boat—he collects photos of sailnet users, so you might want to send him one;

Camarderie is a long-time sailor and ex-moderator of this site...but he's about to sell his boat for an RV.... so it's your call on his advice.. ;

and PBzeer is off sailing up the east coast at the moment, but still checks in on occasion.

What is your real question???
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I have already told you more than I know...
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I have already told you more than I know...

That's good!
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Wouldn't the answer to your question require some knowledge on the part of respondents as to which community members were knowledgeable and which were not? And if a respondent failed to include him or herself (perhaps out of nothing more than modesty), might that not imply to you they are not an expert on the art of sailing, thus calling into question, in your mind, their judgement as to who was and who was not?

Btw: I'm a n00b, too, so pay me no heed.

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I can already see that this will be a heavily posted thread. With a title like that....it's had 6 views and 5 posts. This may beat the song chain!
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Wouldn't the answer to your question require some knowledge on the part of respondents as to which community members were knowledgeable and which were not? And if a respondent failed to include him or herself (perhaps out of nothing more than modesty), might that not imply to you they are not an expert on the art of sailing, thus calling into question, in your mind, their judgement as to who was and who was not?
Jim, are you a heavy drinker?
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