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Re: Boat Cards: Pompous & Anal or A Good Idea?

On our ferries in the pacific northwest they have cards that they hand out in an emergency giving people assignments. I thought that would be good to have on-board so that if something happens when you have inexperienced people aboard you can get them all on the same page on what has to happen in an emergency when you're kinda' busy.

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Putting dreamy quotes on them is borderline...
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I've printed up a few using card stock. I hope they're not too ostentatious!
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After receiving many our first few years, I finally printed some for our boat. I created a separate Gmail account for the cards. I also bought a small notebook with plastic business card holders to keep the received boat cards as well as boat-related business cards in. It stays in the nav station during the season.

Now I just have to remember to give ours out. I don't think we've given one yet. I keep forgetting we have them.

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I've given and received many boat cards. I tried to make mine distinctive, so it would be easy to relate person to card. (This is my new one, the old had a mermaid as well)

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Re: Boat Cards: Pompous & Anal or A Good Idea?

And who amoung us is not a little bit of a show-off?

I think they're handy. I don't push them on folks, just folks I would exchange information with anyway:
* Marinas.
* Vendors providing service.
* Folks I hope to meet again and folks where I would like to swap blog URLs.
* Folks in my home marina that I hope will call if my boat starts sinking. And I would like their number, for the same reason.

I print my own and don't use more than a few dozen each year.

Boat pic or my face? The boat's prettier, and since cats arn't pretty, that tells you something.

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I've given and received many boat cards. I tried to make mine distinctive, so it would be easy to relate person to card. (This is my new one, the old had a mermaid as well)

Who needs a boat.
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Re: Boat Cards: Pompous & Anal or A Good Idea?

I don't think they are pompous at all, I think they are very practical. Easy way to exchange contact info without scrambling for pen and paper which never seem to be handy. I agree on keep it simple though, no bragging info. Your contact info, home port, boat specs, boat name etc to help identification later, etc.

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In the Caribbean we were often introduced as: "Meet the Billy Ruff'ns, Scott and Svea". You get to know everybody by their first name and boat name. Without cards you'd never know their proper name and probably would have difficulty reconnecting with them in the real world.
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don't make them double-sided with full-color photos of your boat at sunset....
Oh, why not? I quite enjoy the nice cards I've collected from people who have put some thought into them with good pictures. The self promotion part I can understand.
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