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

I've got the ultimate on order right now, I hope it makes it before I depart:

Beer coasters printed with boat and contact information. If they don't want to keep 'em, at least they can use 'em!


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I've got the ultimate on order right now, I hope it makes it before I depart:

Beer coasters printed with boat and contact information. If they don't want to keep 'em, at least they can use 'em!
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Re: Boat Cards: Pompous & Anal or A Good Idea?

Pompous is a strong word, but a boat card is not my cup of tea. Likewise, I don't name my cars either. I use business cards in my profession, but that is for business. Cruising is for pleasure; it is way too much pressure to give and receive cards.

No card from me, and please do not shovel your card to me. :P I prefer exchange cell numbers and perhaps snap a pic with my iPhone as needed. The pic has the time and GPS location stamped.

I am with the old school. It only take me a few minutes to know if I will be friends for life of the person I just met. I don't need to collect lots causal friends, I only need a few good friends. Besides when I go cruising, I wanted to escape from human contact. I prefer waving to others 50 yards away.

Hey.... that is just me. YMMV.
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Beer coasters printed with boat and contact information. If they don't want to keep 'em, at least they can use 'em!
Can you upgrade to coffee or soup mug??


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Boat Cards: Pompous & Anal or A Good Idea?

Boat cards? Heh, a guy at our marina had real boat cards; all his cards were shaped like boats, and each one capable of floating on the surface of water.

On occasion, we took bets to see which card would float to the shoreline first. The winner was treated by the other participants to a drink at the club house. We loved those boat cards because it helped quench our thirst. No one cared about the name of his boat on the card: Inthadrink.

Cheaters were discovered by others quickly. Those cheaters tried to make sails paper and mast from toothpick.

Ya just gotta love those boat cards. Cheers!
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Re: Boat Cards: Pompous & Anal or A Good Idea?

The difference tween a boat card and biz card is?!?!?! really nothing IMHO. I could see where this would be a better way to get the persons info that both of you need so as to contact later for what ever reason.

Might be better i many cases than an actual biz card to some degree too. As it says your boat name, email if special for your boat vs work, or personal friends and family.. same with cell phone, if you have a work # vs person vs home, then you can separate easier.

I have not used them, but could see them as being handy when in my case, sometimes looking for race crew etc. A boat card with boat name, sail number, ph# and email to potential crew, etc would be useful. No different than a biz card frankly!

Now depending upon how you design, make, pictures on it, comments like "best (cough cough) looking male muderator on sail net" cough cough choke spit cough cough....now maybe you are getting a bit pompous....but showing off ones cute puppy is good, ugly ones with spiked collars..........we'll toy with that idea......in the future.....someday maybe.......

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Now depending upon how you design, make, pictures on it, comments like "best (cough cough) looking male muderator on sail net" cough cough choke spit cough cough....now maybe you are getting a bit pompous....but showing off ones cute puppy is good, ugly ones with spiked collars..........we'll toy with that idea......in the future.....someday maybe.......

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

fyi: camScanner = app for pictures to pdf. take a camera pic of the card, saves it to a pdf file.

move that to a thumb drive, and you have a great index system. -rename the file the boat name.

its on googlePlay... maybe for iphone.
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Pompous is a strong word, but a boat card is not my cup of tea. Likewise, I don't name my cars either. I use business cards in my profession, but that is for business. Cruising is for pleasure; it is way too much pressure to give and receive cards.

No card from me, and please do not shovel your card to me. :P
I prefer exchange cell numbers and perhaps snap a pic with my iPhone as needed. The pic has the time and GPS location stamped.

I am with the old school. It only take me a few minutes to know if I will be friends for life of the person I just met. I don't need to collect lots causal friends, I only need a few good friends. Besides when I go cruising, I wanted to escape from human contact. I prefer waving to others 50 yards away.
I couldn't agree more here.!!
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Re: Boat Cards: Pompous & Anal or A Good Idea?

I travelled around many Islands with a couple on another boat who had printed up boat cards. It was embarassing to watch how many store owners, other cruisers, taxi drivers, custom officials, passersby and anyone else not quick enough to avoid a card ending up getting these boat cards. I'd be more discerning as well and have to admit that several cards I was encumbered with disappeared once I got back aboard.


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