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Gripe...

Or am I asking to much...

I like to know who Im talking to in at least a small way..One area of this forum that is largely ignored is access to members Public profile...

I like to know what boat you have ...where your home port is...maybe even what you do for a living unless you rather keep that privet...May be snippet of your experience...Like "Liveaboard" or "Racer" or "Blue water Cruiser" "Just learning"...

It seems except for a few members we get this information round about any way but I forget very easily and it is a way to connect with each other..

On another forum I frequent..there is even spots for listing previously owned boats...fields of expertise... these could and do provide insight to valuable knowledge availibal to other members...For example if someone is a Hydraulic engineer I would listen with more intent knowing that..then just tacking the same persons remarks about hydraulics at face value..

Im not talking about sharing names ...addresses...wifes birthday...just a small bio. of what you share here anyway..

Just a thought...to get people to update their profile page...Take it or leave it...

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Thats the Spirit...

Ill keep an eye out for an update to your profile...



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Retired engineer in the nuclear power business. First boat a Colunbia 26 on which I learned to sail. Next boat a Chance 33 on which I learned to race. Many years of private high school and college bills for 3 kids which taught me how to scrimp. Now an old fart back into sailing again with a Tayana 42 on which I have learned to drink beer.
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Well, as was mentioned by someone previously, making use of the signature line is a good way to provide some background info. Which many have started utilizing by adding info on their boat there. And many people mention if they have expertise in an area when responding to a question. So I think there may be more personal info being shared than maybe you realize.

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First boat, a sunfish, stuck the mast in the mud more time than i care to recall. Second boat an 18ft canoe, wrapped around rocks more time than i care to recall. Third was a 19ft plastic sailing thing that fit on the trailer behind my VW rabbit, never stuck it in the mud. PhD is compute sci. Specialty computer security, can't say much more unless I shoot you afterwards. But looking forward to more of your posts (identity theft can be fun ) Current boat is a "real" boat, Mason 44. Finally i have a passion of aged rum (but isn't that a requirement for all sailers) and still a pollywog (have not yet sailed across the equator).
If you want any more info, you will have to share a shot of rum face to face.
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John...I agree...I guess what Im referring to is if you click on an Avatar you are taken to that members profile page...I cant remember everyone stuff and it is a simple thing to add a few things there...OR NOT

Teshannon...LOL Other then your higher education ..Im right with you...just one step behind..my oldest starts collage in 2 years then the other two follow each 2 years behind the other...I plan on being broke for a while...And Im not to good at frugal so it will be a learning experance..

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Frugal was not one of my better traits either but some how I made it through. Best of luck.
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physician assistant in a very busy ER. first boat was a 1974 Hunter 25, total wreck when I bought it, immaculate when I sold it. Then a Cal T4, then a Mariner 31 (bought and sold as a work in progress), now the Bristol. Love the Bristol very, very much.

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Thanks...My saving grace is my beautiful wife is great at it...She went to collage...... Just another reason Im making sure mine go...some future son-in-law will thank me for it...

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