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05-07-2013 02:32 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Alejuela 38 vs Pearson 365/367

I remember a friend of mine getting caught by his parents smoking weed here back then (late 60's). The Mounties told his parents they shouldn't turn him in.

Our weed situation & laws were never remotely as draconian as the States. Putting people in prison for years or decades for weed is simply insane. Thank God society is slowly smartening up. I'd rather the money go to taxes than the drug gangsters. Saving money wasted on policing, courts & prisons would be good too.

I'd sure prefer that people smoke weed than drink booze - that change alone would cure a lot of societies ills - not too many pot smoking wife beaters that I'm aware of - they're too lazy if nothing else.
05-07-2013 01:57 PM
bobperry
Re: Alejuela 38 vs Pearson 365/367

JonB:
I hear you. I never really gave it much thought back then. Until some of the guys were arrested. Gene La Force died in prison. Don't know how or why. Were they "criminals"? I guess so but I didn't see them that way. To me they were just normal, So Cal guys bringing in pot for themselves and their friends. Now in Washigton State pot has been decriminalized. Kind of makes you wonder how something can be a criminal offense one day and OK the next and sanctioned by our state government. In Wa's case it has more to do with the state seeing pot as a revenue source when they are hurting for money than anything to do with ethics or morals. The word 'hypocracy" comes to mind. But I'm not smart enough to figure that stuff out. My first room mate in college had been sent to prison for pot charges. His parents turned him in. I asked him if he was angry at his parents he said no. "They could never have imagined the world they were sending me to." Kind of sad.
05-07-2013 01:02 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Alejuela 38 vs Pearson 365/367

After reading that story I wanted to be part of it back then! It reminded me of the group of fishermen in Bellingham who ran a huge weed smuggling operation from S.E. Asia back then. They even had a TV documentary made about them.

People and activities like that define the words Rogue, Reprobate and so forth. The best kind of "Pirates". It was the modern iteration of the old rum runners that operated so brazenly here almost 100 years ago.

It's too bad so few of them ever pulled it off successfully without descending into Coke and serious criminal activity. Now it's all bikers and guns and psycho viciousness. Back then it was more like a mischievous and exciting adventure.
05-07-2013 12:42 PM
bobperry
Re: Alejuela 38 vs Pearson 365/367

Thanks James. I held off writing that story for years. I needed some time to pass.
05-07-2013 07:59 AM
jameswilson29
Re: Alejuela 38 vs Pearson 365/367

After reading Bob's blog, I want a Lafitte 44 for blue-water cruising: http://www.sailfeed.com/lafitte-story
05-07-2013 02:20 AM
aeventyr60
Re: Alejuela 38 vs Pearson 365/367

Another "toy" boat the OP might want to consider is the "Tatoosh 42". Ran into an old friend recently sailing his here in Thailand. It has a shower also.
05-06-2013 02:28 PM
jameswilson29
Re: Alejuela 38 vs Pearson 365/367

Here is the review of the P365 previously mentioned, overall favorable:

Pearson 365
05-06-2013 01:57 PM
bobperry
Re: Alejuela 38 vs Pearson 365/367

JonB:
Even the most high tech race machine is still just a toy. But a "toy boat" is something else. I would not consider a Volvo 60 a "toy boat" while I might consider it a toy.

Damn. I'm starting to sound like Paulo.
05-06-2013 01:27 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Alejuela 38 vs Pearson 365/367

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobperry View Post
As I tell my clients, "We are not talking about starving children here. It's only boats."
I particularly liked Bill Gardens comment in one of his books about how he was operating a branch office of Santa's workshop. "All our boats are toy boats"
05-06-2013 08:54 AM
bobperry
Re: Alejuela 38 vs Pearson 365/367

Dave:
Glad you stayed.
Yep, you have me pretty well figured out. But you are not "the dog". Nobody in particular is the dog. And for the record I have two dogs and I never poke them with a stick.

As for my meager attempts at humor. I think they are my way of covering up my own frustration over not alwys being able to explain clearly what I am thinking. I alsoi get frustrated when faced with the objective elements of yacht design some posters are still sceptical and would rather hold on to old myths rather than learn and move ahead. My problem I guess. I have spent many years doing this and the fact is I take it seriously. I've devoted my life to it. So when I see BS posted I feel a duty to correct it. I need to relax more. As I tell my clients, "We are not talking about starving children here. It's only boats."
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