I'm not sure where you are coming from rockDAWG.
Geezzz... that is not my point. I meant I am committed to buy one, and not rent one. Have a sense of humor and don't be so constipated. Come down from your high horse, you may get more respect.
I may die in 5 years, we care. If it is last for 15 years, so it is what it is.
No horse here. I take your words at face value. You said you wanted a raft to last you the rest of your life. I accepted that statement as indicating your intent and told you that you shouldn't expect that kind of service life. What does humor have to do with it? I'm confused. Educate me.
I get plenty of respect from people I care about and respect in return. Respect isn't my motivation here. Sharing information and knowledge and leaving a clean wake is.
With my common sense and as a "Rocket Scientist". I am sure I can make a judgment on any item that I am interested in buying.
Rocket science isn't complicated. The pointy end goes first and the fire comes out the back. How is that relevant?
If that offends you, please read your counsel on humor.
I'm pretty sure I'm not constipated.
The biggest issue with those of us with great expertise in one area is that we have to be careful not to assume our expertise applies outside of that area. Politicians seem to be the most significant exemplars - generally no skills and think they are experts on everything. *grin*
Don't be so narrow minded. IF the current system works so well, why would the crews on Sean Seamour II had some much hard time righting their raft. Why would so many thing failed on them.... but that is another topics.
I did not say conventional life raft design was perfect. I did imply that your ideas were not productive. There are some really smart people at IMO writing specs for life safety equipment, good folks working on design certification, and some good people building them.
It is great that you want others care for your raft, to rely on the weather router, or whatever, but it does NOT imply that we must need to follow you. I prefer self-reliance. If the professionals/others have learned it, I am sure I can learn as well. Whatever flows your boat!!! It is a gloried hobby, although it is passionate one.
As it happens I don't rely on weather routers. I encourage people to learn enough to do their own routing. That works well for me. I'm a huge advocate of self-sufficiency. Repacking life-rafts simply isn't in that category for me. If it is for you and you get training that's fine. If you drag a life-raft onto the grass and fiddle with it then I hope you share that bit of information with people that sail with you. They deserve to know that.
Again just because you accidentally inflated your PFD, it does not mean I will. Again, what is so big deal your inflated the PFD, it is not the end of the world.
I'm concerned that you don't understand the implications.
In the future, please don't let your hatred tainted in your answers or comments. Let's raise above it with your wisdom. Don't get piss when others choose their own way.
Okey dokey. That's easy. I'll put you on ignore so I won't be moved to share with you. I'm mildly curious on what you consider hatred tainted, but not enough to read any more of your posts. I don't get "pissed" when people don't agree with me.
I started posting at SailNet again at the express request of some of the moderators. I remember now why I faded away.