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idots to the left, morons to the right..

yesterday was a beautiful day for sailing here in sunny SC, granted it was in the 40's, but steady 8-10 knot breeze, and i really wanted to go out. i did the next best thing and rode the bike instead. i rode up to my "big box bookstore" and over a hot cup o' joe, read the latest issue of Good Old Boat.
there was an article by Karen Larsen, that is entertaining and quite frankly reminded me a lot of SailNet (SA too).
if you have a chance, check it out.
i love anything that brings perspective into the mix.

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Any chance you could save us $6.95 and just post an excerpt? Of wth you're talking about?

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Where in SC are you? Im in Charleston. I spent my day on the boat, not sailing, but down below with the heater going.


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On a slight tangent, I got to meet and spend some time talking with both Karen and Jerry from GOB when I was at the Annapolis Boat Show. They are sincerely nice people, and you can't help but feel that GOB is a labor of love after talking to them.

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Basically, Karen's article said something to the effect that when driving, anyone going slower than you is a moron—for not knowing how to drive properly, and anyone going faster than you is an idiot—for taking such risks. And applied the same philosophy to sailing/boating—where the people with the spinnaker up in 25 knots of wind were the idiots, the guys triple reefed in 25 knots of wind were the morons...

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I am confused, what should i do if I am a moronic idiot?, Left, right, or just stand here

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To the people on your left, you're a moron, but they're idiots... to the people on your right, you're an idiot, but they're morons, so what does it really matter.

Personally, I'd say you qualify as both.

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Having met those same sincere people I subscribe to the magazine and sit on my boat reading it over a cup'o joe. Try it! you may like it! and it costs a lot less on an annual basis..............
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Where in SC are you? Im in Charleston. I spent my day on the boat, not sailing, but down below with the heater going.
If you guys keep talking about spending the day on the boat, I may cry!! Just to put it into perspective for those of you that were watching the Packers v. Giants game last night... My boat is sitting on the hard 1 hr and 15 min. driving time NORTH of Green Bay!!!

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T34C,
I just got back from my boat. It was a bit chilly, but not too bad. Had a buddy dive and clean the prop then took Lola out for a little ride.


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