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Ya''ll want to find a real air bag, look no further than the sailboat.com mid size boards for Ladonna Buback. NOW theres a wealth of no information with fluff and fluff by-products
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I, for one, thoroughly enjoy Jeff_Hís posts. I certainly have not found them to be too long since some of the topics he speaks to do not lend themselves to brief discourse. Personally, I think I have learned more from his posts than I have from any other single source in the 30 or so years Iíve given to sailing. I eagerly await his writing a book that he indicates he may some day pen.

Dryness, I suppose, is like boredom, found in the eye of the beholder and simply a state of mind entirely controllable by the individual concerned.

If anyone wishes to continue to revile Jeff_H, perhaps he should avail himself of a short course in the art form as presented in essay by Liang Shih-ch''iu and translated from the Chinese by William B. Pettus (http://www.duke.edu/~km13/revile.html) and, at the very least, learn to deliver his strike(s) with a bit more enhanced refinement.

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Romeo: Not surprisingly, you totally missed the point I was trying to make concerning Jeff''s expertise.Perhaps if you spent more time reading,and less time criticising, you would be a better sailor for it?
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People ask for imformation and Jeff (among others) supplys it! I don''t think it matters where it comes from. I happen to think he genuinely knows it. His post at times does sound like it comes from a book,but he is a writer... right? All that matters is that his imformation is correct.

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To Romeo and any others out there who do not like JEFF H''s commentairies, why do you just skip them. It doesn''t take hardly any effort at all to just roll past to the next post. Or are you afraid you might miss a chance to learn something.

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I agree with Dennis, while I may not be in the camp of light weight egg beaters, I respect his opinion and for that matter everyone else that takes the time to post or respond. While we all have different opinons on boats, gear,etc. I think Jeff speaks up more than anybody else. If you dont agree with an opinon speak up and say so the dialouge is extremely entertaining, sometimes informative whether you agree or not.
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Ahoy, Pangaea. We all learn much of what we know from books. If I ask you a question and you can answer it, will you not answer me because you learned it from a book? I hope not. You are right, it doesn''t matter where it comes from.

I think the evidence is in. Judging by the overwhelming support in favor of Jeff, I recommend the Grand Jury not indict and the case be dismissed so we can be done with it and get on with what we are doing. Romeo will learn or not learn from the experience. That is up to him. I wish him well. I hope he learned from it. I hate to see anyone step into it the way he did. dhd.
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PLEASE
Why not let it go?
This is a sail site, not GERALDO!

Just let it go.

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I''m with you France. I''m done with it. dhd
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Am I free to go now?

Thanks to my fans for the kind remarks.

For the record:

I simply come here to learn, and to try to be helpful. I consider what I do here to be the internet equivilent to passing a line to someone coming into their slip. I come here for the comradery, the internet equivelient of a yacht club bar. I come here, to return the favor to those who generously helped me throughout my sailing life.

I don''t consider myself an expert, but more an amatuer with a fair amount of knowledge in some aspects of our sport. I am actually a practicing architect (buildings)with my own firm. At various time in my younger life I have worked as a yacht designer and in yacht repair yards. I was closely tied to my Mother and Stepfather''s boat building and importing business but was not "in the industry". I have written articles on sailing and architecture but I don''t consider myself a writer. Some of what I post here comes from articles that I have written for other venues.

I do have an extensive sailing library, but for the past three years it has been in storage while my wife and I have been buying a piece of waterfront property and building our house. I hope to move into the new house in June or July and get my library back. I do occasionally research answers but in most cases that research is to confirm numbers and details that I can''t quite recall rather than whole topics.

I sail a lot. I am probably out on the water something like 100 days a year. (I was out today for a great sail in winds between 15 and 25 knots.) In a given year, it is not unusual for me to sail on a dozen or more different boats and to be on maybe a dozen more. But it is a hobby for me, nothing more.

As to being wordy, I am guilty as charged. I do most of my posting either over breakfast or during a lunch break. I am typing as quickly as I can and rarely take the time to edit. (I am a little dyslexic and really not a great typist and I am sometimes appalled when I read back some of my posts.) As Herbert Hoover once said, "I can give you a long speech in a hurry but a short concise speech will take me a lot longer."

To those that I bore, I really am sorry. And to those who read my posts and enjoy them, few things make me happier to hear.

Respectfully,
Jeff

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