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07-23-2003 09:49 AM
mcain
When does one become a Sailor vs. a person sailing?

I agree with Stede. I too never spent any time near salt water until I was 16. The instant I was on my first sailboat, I knew it was home. I concur you are either born a sailor or not.
07-22-2003 09:12 AM
Stede
When does one become a Sailor vs. a person sailing?

I think in actuality you''re either born a sailor, or not. You may not realize you''re a sailor until later in life, but it was always there. For me,I realized it while playing in a creek as a kid.The first time my small toy sailboat (that I had paid the outrageous sum of $.75 for) made it all the way across the creek with only a slight puff of of wind, I was amazed by the beauty and simplicity of the craft.As the she glided across the water, I would pretend that I was aboard her voyaging to see the people on the other side. I would imagine them to be like the people I had seen in my Grandfathers- National Geographic magazines. My life has taken many turns since those days, but when I chartered my first boat in the BVI, and saw the Baths lying ahead of me, I knew I was home again.
07-22-2003 08:17 AM
KenD
When does one become a Sailor vs. a person sailing?

You are a sailor when you sail a vessel I agree tha Jet skis are a bother and people that buy a fishing boat with twin 250''S so they can get across the lake in twenty seconds are not much better,A real sailor puts up with them ,and gives right of way because sailors know that the right of way exists and would rather give way then get run over or cause harm to someone that even though they strap on a bunch of power they are iggnorant of the rules of the road.
07-17-2003 11:08 AM
pirateofcapeann
When does one become a Sailor vs. a person sailing?

Water Maggots don''t get out where the best sailing is!
07-16-2003 03:52 PM
kokopelli9
When does one become a Sailor vs. a person sailing?

I have a very large "potato gun" for those "maggots"...what fun!

Pirate Kokopuff :-)
07-16-2003 03:27 PM
knothead
When does one become a Sailor vs. a person sailing?

I have a name for jet skiers. Don''t remember where I first heard it but it has always seemed appropriate. "water maggots"
07-16-2003 10:47 AM
jbarros
When does one become a Sailor vs. a person sailing?

heat seaking side winder?!?!?!? maybe on a hobie or a J boat. for us who like to think older school http://www.cannon-mania.com/Arsenal%20Store.htm has some descent cannons. takes a bit of practice to be able to hit them buzzy little suckers though.

-- James
07-16-2003 10:08 AM
JeffC_
When does one become a Sailor vs. a person sailing?

Well, there''s the answer right there: the moment you realize that deep down in your heart you really, really <em>hate</em> jet skiers, not that you only consider them a nuisance, but that you have an abiding, visceral hatred for all of their kind, then you are a sailor, my friend.

(Welcome aboard)
07-12-2003 05:12 AM
paulk
When does one become a Sailor vs. a person sailing?

Hobie 16 website had a solution for PWC''s that any real sailor would appreciate. I can''t find it now, but it involved tweaking the heat-sensor on an army surplus Sidewinder and mounting it (and possibly a second, for better balance on board) far enough forward on the Hobie to clear the tillers. Apparently quite effective.
07-11-2003 08:43 PM
BigRed56
When does one become a Sailor vs. a person sailing?

Ahoy, A sailor ye be to be sure and right good enough to sail in me big pond of the Gulf of Mexico, and glad to have ye. Strike out and embrace the sea and she she hold your heart forever. Pirate of Pine Island.
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