Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Pasadena MD
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I wasn't exactly talking about getting hammered and singing naked on the bow
but a few beers is just fine, some people can't handle it and yes, they should not touch it underway.
Everyone who I've had on my boat who have considered themselves die hard power boaters actually enjoy themselves and learn there is others way's to have a good time out on the bay. Some of these people are the same ones I used to scare when I'd do stand-ups with my old 460 big block powered Glastron-Carlson jet boat. Sure I've heard (Before they exprienced sailing) "I like to get there" but I reply "On a sailboat your already there!". I honestly have never had anyone (adult that is) complain while out on the boat.
Everyone sails differently some like the stereo, some like silence, some have a libation, some don't, some won't heel, most do. As long as your actions don't negatively affect others you should be free to do as you wish. That kind of thought might upset some purists but I am definetly a non-conformist so I never try to "Live the lifestyle" in anything, I have too many interests (But sailing IS tops with me). When I'm on the Harley I can be seen many times in shorts and deck shoes, when the weather is cooler I have had to take my riding boots and leathers off when I get to the boat. Life is too short to be snobby.
Today however, our power boating guests couldn't make it. My friend's girlfriend drank too much last night and was ill today (Which is usually the case when she does drink).
2000 Catalina 320
1993 Macgregor 26S
1981 Hobie H16
19?? Sol Cat
Many, many power boats
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Last edited by swampcreek; 08-09-2010 at 03:58 AM.