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i've been haunting this forum for several years but i have yet to see much real sailing information!!,all i see is semi_clever quips and antidotes from [I would like to be considered a sailor]people,doesn't anyone here even use their boats for anything except drinks at the marina.whats the point!
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What would you like to know? I, for one, have received a HUGE amount of help on everything from sailing techniques, boat maintenance, troubleshooting, and have enjoyed many of the stories people have shared. As a matter of fact, kudos to all of you sailnetters for helping us be where we are today!

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I'll have you know, mister, that my quips are demi-clever.
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Hah hah. And with a handle like "painkiller", all I can offer is "antidotes".
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lol point taken,sorry for the post,just a little frustrated
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Don't be frustrated, post some of your own sailing questions, ideas observations about sailing and sailboats. Raise the bar of the conversation. Some of us that occasionally post do not have the experience or knowledge that many here have. I am just an occasional day sailor but I do like to participate occasionally even my few posts are seldom filled with real sailing information. I'll tell you this though, I have learned much from the posts of a few people here that seem to have an extrodinary amount of knowledge and wisdom about almost everything (Anything) sailing.

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At a marina, there are lots of guys with loads of advice. Most of them havent been more than 50m from the bar in the last 10yrs. You would ignore their advice.

So if you have a question or just want to say how cool your weekend was - just say it. You will get a response from around the world and something may be just what you want to hear.

So Sawing knots - where do you sail, where & in what would you like to sail?
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Last weekend my wife and I sailed our vessel 105 Nautical Miles to cover 85 miles, we averaged 5.99 knots for 17-1/2 hours. The trip was from Holland Michigan to Chicago Ill. We sail every weekend. Day sails, weekends, long distance. In our 6 month season we typically average over 1,000 nautical miles.

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Wow Sailortijki,
You guys are getting out there. We are also using the boat.

We just relocated from Darwin to the Gold COast. 2300nm against prevailing 10-40kn. We averaged low 7's. We had to beat to windward in regions which have poor charts - need to read the water and a good echo sounder. Fuel and water stops 400-600nm apart. Cmap charts also poor in some places.

Broke things and had to fix or adjust without. Saw some wonderful isolated parts of the world which are so different to the rest of Oz. Followed a history lesson. - Lots of stories too.
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Holy CRAP St...2300NM???? I think I've only sailed maybe 23 in my year and a half of sailing almost every weekend! And you did 100 times that in one freakin' jaunt?

So out with the stories mate!

Hey sawing - what got you so frustrated dude?

PS - Adru, was that subliminal advertising or something? Heh-heh.


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