Why are the Ladies silent on Sailnet? - Page 16 - SailNet Community
 170Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #151 of 237 Old 01-31-2012
tdw
Super Fuzzy Moderator
 
tdw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 16,409
Thanks: 15
Thanked 103 Times in 97 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
WnW nails it quite nicely. Sailing is without doubt one of the last holdouts of the overly sexist dinosaur but it is changing and hopefully will continue to do so. I guess its pretty hard to hold onto those old fashioned values when the "little woman" has just gone past you at 25 knots on a foiler Moth or has done e.g. more than the odd Sydney-Hobart as skipper while you've been watching the start on TV.

Damn it all, I want someone who is going to share my life not simply be an obsequious part of it. I am not a single hander with a cook and bedmate along for the ride (no puns or innuendo intended), I am with her, part owner and crewmate. I am a half way reasonable cook and a half way reasonable sailor. So is the Wombet and after a month off cruising she has the bruises to prove it, has gotten quite fond of the view from the masthead and runs the ship more than adequately when the "skipper" is seasick. *

Oh, yes, and do not call her "admiral" or you might be the one with the bruises.

* memo to self .... if you insist on gettng pished the night before a passage its probably not a good idea to sail on an empty stomach.

(not that the above answers the original question, the answer to which I am not at all sure I know.)

Andrew B

“Life is a trick, and you get one chance to learn it.”
― Terry Pratchett, Nation

Malo 39 Classic
tdw is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #152 of 237 Old 06-24-2012
snake charmer, cat herder
 
zeehag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: refitting a formosa in exotic tropical locations....
Posts: 1,790
Thanks: 8
Thanked 28 Times in 28 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Why are the Ladies silent on Sailnet?

lol just found this thread--i pop into speaking roles when i feel like it--and if i feel like it....i dont wax and i dont have a special shoe locker---why should i with only one pair of them..LOL
i only sail with men i have interviewed extensively and approved before heading out of harbor, so i dont have to "worry" about what a spouse thinks or feels--or kiss up to anyone.
i have FUN....i visit cool places..even stay in some cool places..LOL

and i do not have to get the destination "approved" first, as it is mine.....


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

formosa 41, cruising tropics


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
zeehag is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #153 of 237 Old 06-24-2012
Dragon Mod
 
DRFerron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: SE Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,645
Thanks: 106
Thanked 199 Times in 182 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Dock
Re: Why are the Ladies silent on Sailnet?

As someone who is continually mistaken for a man in the forum, are you *sure* there aren't more ladies on SailNet?


Donna


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Catalina 30 TRBS
DRFerron is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #154 of 237 Old 06-24-2012
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 649
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: Why are the Ladies silent on Sailnet?

Perhaps the ladies are not posting because they are out sailing - this sailor appears to be enjoying herself:

WDS123 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #155 of 237 Old 06-24-2012
snake charmer, cat herder
 
zeehag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: refitting a formosa in exotic tropical locations....
Posts: 1,790
Thanks: 8
Thanked 28 Times in 28 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Why are the Ladies silent on Sailnet?

ty dr--lol---i dont know why the guys think i am a guy--is it because i fix me boat or know enough about repairing them i can do it meself?? cant be me dress or cologne...LOL
i know some here--i am repairing, others are sailing, and some folks are actually cruising between swirlagigs...we are in remission for the moment.....nothing swirling here.

goodluck with donna over there, guys....


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

formosa 41, cruising tropics


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
zeehag is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #156 of 237 Old 06-24-2012
KNOT KNOWN
 
Capt.aaron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Guanaja, Bay Islands, Honduras
Posts: 1,320
Thanks: 1
Thanked 21 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 4
 
Re: Why are the Ladies silent on Sailnet?

I just want to say, From the age of 19 thru 23 I was a crew member on a deep sea, sailing ship / research vessel/ school ship. When I joined, the first mate was a woman who taught me most of what I know. I eventually was promoted to first mate when she became the captain. She, to this day, is my mentor on most things Nautical. Later when I started sailing between Key West and Mexico a lot, my girl friend at the time was the best helmsman (much better than me) I have seen to date. Come to think of it, I learned to dive from a woman, I was second engineer to a woman on another ship, and even my Mother was a woman, and she taught me everything else I know.Thank's Ladies.

" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"

Last edited by Capt.aaron; 06-25-2012 at 01:42 PM.
Capt.aaron is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #157 of 237 Old 06-24-2012
Dragon Mod
 
DRFerron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: SE Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,645
Thanks: 106
Thanked 199 Times in 182 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Dock
Re: Why are the Ladies silent on Sailnet?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Capt.aaron View Post
... and even my Mother was a woman,...
Um, good?
Capt.aaron likes this.

Donna


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Catalina 30 TRBS
DRFerron is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #158 of 237 Old 06-24-2012
KNOT KNOWN
 
Capt.aaron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Guanaja, Bay Islands, Honduras
Posts: 1,320
Thanks: 1
Thanked 21 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 4
 
Re: Why are the Ladies silent on Sailnet?

Quote:
Originally Posted by DRFerron View Post
Um, good?
Yes, I was very fortunate in that regard.

" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"
Capt.aaron is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #159 of 237 Old 06-25-2012
formerly posting as eryka
 
wingNwing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: aboard s/v Cinderella
Posts: 1,123
Thanks: 5
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: Why are the Ladies silent on Sailnet?

Q: Why are the Ladies silent on Sailnet?

A: Because emoticons don't come with sound effects
DRFerron, deniseO30 and chef2sail like this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Cinderella, CSY 33, Photo by Joe McCary

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. - Sidney J. Harris


Shameless self-promotion - my blog for the Annapolis Capital newspaper:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
still has some glitches to be worked out. Until then, I'm posting at:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
and
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
! And a new project:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
wingNwing is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #160 of 237 Old 06-25-2012
Chastened
 
BubbleheadMd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Edgewater/Annapolis
Posts: 3,298
Thanks: 2
Thanked 78 Times in 73 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Send a message via Yahoo to BubbleheadMd
Re: Why are the Ladies silent on Sailnet?

Quote:
Damn it all, I want someone who is going to share my life not simply be an obsequious part of it. I am not a single hander with a cook and bedmate along for the ride (no puns or innuendo intended), I am with her, part owner and crewmate. I am a half way reasonable cook and a half way reasonable sailor.
This.

S/V Old Shoes
1973 Pearson 30 #255
BubbleheadMd is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Silent VHF Solara DSC - is it the radio or antenna? rpeebles Electronics 7 01-30-2011 10:08 AM
Wish me luck ladies... thomaskennedy Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 05-27-2007 10:29 PM
Ladies Only Kristin Sandvik Her Sailnet Articles 0 08-25-2001 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome