Here are my take-aways...
1. Who cares who Glenn's attracted to and who he isn't? All this crap about him needing to "change his attitude" and settle for fatter, uglier chicks? Please. It's his freakin' love life. And he's very open about the fact that he's got none, knows the reason why, and is cool with it. In the end, Glenn, from the book you strike me as the typical older single dude whose ways are so set that you'll probably never find a chick that you'll be able to truly tolerate. The fact that you recognize that your standards are likely impossibly high - and are okay finding a fun life outside of romance is cool. More power to you.
2. Composting heads are stupid. Sure...it's all about the "no smell" allure. Of course, when you're rolling in four people's sewage on your cabin sole, spitting that grit out of your mouth...well, I'll live with a bit of funk from my standard head thanks.
3. I was all about the Pudgy. They seem like the Swiss Army Knives of tenders. Just sounds like they don't work too well at any of the functions.
4. I'll never, ever, ever buy a full-keel boat.
5. I think you're pretty awesome for what you've done and your attitude about it all. Head over to the BFS shop (link in my sig) and register an account. I'll send you a free BFS hoodie. Hanging out on that sprit in a blow without getting flicked? You definitely deserve it dude.
Smack! You're killing me here! You know I have a full keeled boat with a composting toilet and a pudgy! Obviously our opionions differ on these points, which only means (of course) that you are wrong, but I'm sure you'll see the light sooner or later and change your mind.
The pudgy is awesome IF you need a liferaft. It is better in every way than a standard liferaft and is pretty darn good as a tender to row or sail. If, on the other hand, you don't need a liferaft, it is vastly inferior to many choices. A Ranger Minto for example is cheaper, rows better, sails better and carries the same cargo of people and HP of engine. No need for a liferaft? Get a Minto or other quality sailing dingy. Need a liferaft and a tender? There is nothing better.
As for the composting toilet debate, I won't rehash that one, but I will say that if you ever come visit, you are free to drop your biggest steamer in our composter and we'll see if we can make a true believer out of you.
The full keeled boat hate surprises me. I haven't read the book yet but I assume the keel hate comes from Glenn's difficulty clawing off a lee shore. I'm going to go out on a limb and say there were other factors at play making it harder such as sail trim and him being single-handed or other aspects of hull design that weren't compatible with his weather and waves. Lyn and Larry Pardey never found themselves on a lee shore on their full-keeled cutters and even Annie hill did well on her engine-less junk. Heck, even catamarans (which don't go to weather well) do okay. Full keels aren't the problem I say!
Whew! I feel better. Now that I've got that off my chest, want to talk anchors?