Cruiser/Lats and Atts TV
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Friday Harbor, WA
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Cardiacpaul - Your response, as are most of your posts, well thought out and of substance. Right offs and expenses aside, Bob is not rich by any stretch. Though I wish I had the right offs he does, he still cannot buy a brand new finished Shannon unless he wanted to go back deep in debt (but he got tired of waking up at 3 in the morning worrying about things like where the money was coming from in order to pay the printer that month). Even when stressed out about money, you're right on - he and Jody are definitely living the life they chose.
To everyone, I should clarify that Bob is not complaining about any of this. he never will. And yes, he is not speaking because he is not on this forum. I am. I spoke up and wanted to set the record straight because he's my friend and I believe, whether there's profit in it or not, he's a man who cares passionately about this which we love: sailing. And he created his magazine for us, because back then he always felt like he didn't belong in sailing the way that CW and Sail portray it. He still doesn't. When he realized that most of the sailors/cruisers he knew down on the docks with used boats felt the same way, and they were saying "Hey Bob, why don't you start your own sailing magazine?", he did. So to hear people say he's stinkin' rich, a greedy capitalist, laughing all the way to the bank... Well, I'm sorry, because I know otherwise I think it's unfair. It's just my opinion, I know. What's fair or unfair is relative, I guess.
I don't ever mean to tell anyone what to think, I only want to give information and truth that might alter one's thinking if I think it's askew. But then again, I am always aware of the possibility that even when I think I know something to be true, my thinking may be off. I often wonder if back in the day, would I have believed the earth to be flat or round? I can't honestly say...
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1978 North Sea 33 Pilothouse Cutter (Ta Chiao)
Last edited by Moonfish; 12-21-2007 at 04:03 PM.