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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.)
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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.....
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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?

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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:

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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....
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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.
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... and even my Mother was a woman,...
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Yes, I was very fortunate in that regard.
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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
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Re: Why are the Ladies silent on Sailnet?

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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.
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