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Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

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Or..... some things went poorly.

But, it is wonderful that everyone of your long offshore cruises, you, and, or, your 1 additional crew member, were never overwhelmed and worn out to the point that you were dangerously weakened.

If you ever catch up with Joshua Slocum, or any of the others of his caliber, perhaps you should try telling him of your beliefs. Oh wait, he was lost at sea... with his new wife.... well, it must have been the boat.
See Killarney. There you have it. If the two of you are so stupid as to set out on a circumnavigation with just the two of you as crew do not come back here weeping and wailing when it all goes horribly wrong. Really you need to wake up to yourself before you set out on this fools errand. You have been warned.

Man oh man Doug Sabbag. You really do not do empathy do you ? Your seeming inability to see the other person's point of view is quite remarkable.

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Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

I think I’ve figured out the great divide that separates people who attest to the stark raving horrors of an ocean passage and the ones who do not. If you spell the common area of a boat a “salon”, perhaps you are more familiar with beauty shops so naturally, you would anticipate an ocean passage with a certain amount of fear and trepidation. On the other hand, if spell it “saloon” you are most likely more familiar with the parts of a boat (and dockside drinking establishments for that matter) and thus not so fearful of the briny deep.
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Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

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See Killarney. There you have it. If the two of you are so stupid as to set out on a circumnavigation with just the two of you as crew do not come back here weeping and wailing when it all goes horribly wrong. Really you need to wake up to yourself before you set out on this fools errand. You have been warned.

Man oh man Doug Sabbag. You really do not do empathy do you ? Your seeming inability to see the other person's point of view is quite remarkable.
I am just providing some hard earned advice which can't hurt to listen to, even if Mr. Killarney is perfect, his boat is perfect, and the sea is only docile for him.

I am not trying to say 2 people (or even a solo sailor) can not accomplish a long offshore cruise; I am only sharing that having more crew is better for when that little ocean gets violent, your perfect boat breaks something, or any combination therein.

But, I must be wrong.
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Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

George, it is not fear behind my advisement(s), it is experience. But that was a very cute delineation you posted.
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I think I’ve figured out the great divide that separates people who attest to the stark raving horrors of an ocean passage and the ones who do not. If you spell the common area of a boat a “salon”, perhaps you are more familiar with beauty shops so naturally, you would anticipate an ocean passage with a certain amount of fear and trepidation. On the other hand, if spell it “saloon” you are most likely more familiar with the parts of a boat (and dockside drinking establishments for that matter) and thus not so fearful of the briny deep.
That or the inability to grasp etymology.
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Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

Doug, don't get me wrong - I was not casting aspersions towards anyone in particular (well, maybe the original poster). However, if you want to disclose how you spell the common area inside a boat’s cabin…

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Smack, we already know how you spell it!

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Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

Merriam-Webster:

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a chiefly British : salon 1

b chiefly British : an often elaborately decorated public hall

c (1) : a usually large public cabin on a ship (as for dining) (2) : the living area on a yacht

d chiefly British : salon 4

e : barroom

So..... both words are used to describe that area of a yacht.

But George, since you have shared your definition, which is really cute, perhaps you should contact the folks at Merriam-Webster and update them! Obviously they are wrong and need the help.

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Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

On my boat* it's called the "The Beauty Saloon"- where all the gorgeous people get sloppy.

(*Which, by the way, is 6 feet longer than yours. Heh-heh.)

Seriously, dude, brush up on your synonyms.

Anyway, this is where I was today - and they were fine with my French pronunciation...until they finally kicked me out for disorderly conduct...damn mimosas...

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Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

My dictionary spells it "saloon". If you insist on "salon", embrace it, own it. I can understand your general confusion, being a Hunter owner and all.
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