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Old 07-31-2012   #1
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why I like Sailnet

Some of you may know I am a bit promiscuous when it comes to forums

partly it is the time zones

The British forums quit at about 11.00 our time just when you chaps are getting into your stride and I still have a few more hours at the desk

they get horribly excited about flags and radio procedures


I love seeing sailing reports on here such as the one up the West Coast - brilliant. These are places I shall never, ever see.

There are also some astonishing writers on here - the threads can head off in the craziest directions

the mix of Aussies, Kiwis, Yanks and Canucks is a wonderful one

it produces culture clashes and harmonious insanity

there is humour - right on the edge - without slipping over to the angry, insane, vituperation you get on sailing anarchy.

I also spend some time on the trailer sailer Bulletin board because I own and run a trailer sailer - what those guys don't know about towing, launching, mast raising is not worth knowing. They are also the most rediculously supportive group of people you could ever imagine.

But this is a wonderful place - the tone is perfect

I am also going to pee in Wombats pocket here

(where the heck does that phrase come from)

and say that this place is amazingly well run and they have only pulled one of my threads - although they left one that was an outragous promo for champagne - as far as I could see it was left up because it was posted by a person with breasts as opposed to an ugly old brit with double chins

all round chaps.... pleased you are here

Dylan
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Re: why I like Sailnet

Forgot, what motor did you buy and why?

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Forgot, what motor did you buy and why?

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I got it for £1047

in the PBO tests it came out top

but I also have a short shaft 2.3 hp air cooled Honda on board

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Re: why I like Sailnet

We also bought the Tohatsu 6HP several months ago and use it about twice a week. It runs perfectly, the only down side is that it takes about 15 pulls to get it started. I follow the instructions to the letter and have tried some varitions. End results is 15 pulls. As it has an integral tank there is no bulb to pressurize the system. Anyone have any suggestions?

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In Arctic regions, the residents used to wear coats made of seal skin which had pockets that were mercifully watertight. When intricate repair work needed to be done, the thick mittens worn got in the way. But, because of the below-zero temperatures, there was a risk of frostbite for bare fingers so it became usual to urinate into the pockets to provide warmth for workers - who would periodically dip their fingers in the pockets to revive them. Members of the lower social orders strove to be available to provide this service to the more skilled. Hence, pissing in somebody's pocket became a way of gaining favour.
Source - Sydney Morning Herald.

Thanks for your kind words DW.

I can in no way vouch for the veracity of the above though another possibility is that its a variation of "don't piss on my back and tell me its raining". Alternatives include leg, head and foot. I''ve always thought of it as being very Australian but that probably means Irish origins. Most of the best Oz humour comes from the Irish, who made up a goodly percentage of the original convicts sent her at His Majesty's pleasure in the 18th century.
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Some of you may know I am a bit promiscuous when it comes to forums

partly it is the time zones

The British forums quit at about 11.00 our time just when you chaps are getting into your stride and I still have a few more hours at the desk

they get horribly excited about flags and radio procedures


I love seeing sailing reports on here such as the one up the West Coast - brilliant. These are places I shall never, ever see.

There are also some astonishing writers on here - the threads can head off in the craziest directions

the mix of Aussies, Kiwis, Yanks and Canucks is a wonderful one

it produces culture clashes and harmonious insanity

there is humour - right on the edge - without slipping over to the angry, insane, vituperation you get on sailing anarchy.

I also spend some time on the trailer sailer Bulletin board because I own and run a trailer sailer - what those guys don't know about towing, launching, mast raising is not worth knowing. They are also the most rediculously supportive group of people you could ever imagine.

But this is a wonderful place - the tone is perfect

I am also going to pee in Wombats pocket here

(where the heck does that phrase come from)

and say that this place is amazingly well run and they have only pulled one of my threads - although they left one that was an outragous promo for champagne - as far as I could see it was left up because it was posted by a person with breasts as opposed to an ugly old brit with double chins

all round chaps.... pleased you are here

Dylan

I wonder what Dylan is gonna think of that post when he sobers up?
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I wonder what Dylan is gonna think of that post when he sobers up?
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LOL Well it doesnt sound American , were the "Rip your head off & crap down your throat type lol" Sgt Taylor USMC


"But this is a wonderful place - the tone is perfect"

I agree SN has what it takes , SA is just good info & fighting hardly go there anymore...

You know it takes all the members here to make it SailNet including yourself Dylan
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There's a post with breasts?
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LOL the Chesty Puller type ...
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