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I liked the "illusion" part. Plenty of smoke and mirrors being used by the marketers to create the "illusion" of the cruising fantasy.
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I liked the "illusion" part. Plenty of smoke and mirrors being used by the marketers to create the "illusion" of the cruising fantasy.
What "illusion"? Isn't this magazine advertisement what all cruising is like?



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Exactly how it is out here. White shirts and shorts, Biff and Muffy on the helm...
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White shirts and shorts, Biff and Muffy on the helm...
...Biff already grey and balding

I love sailing (and know it gets... unpleasant) but I do have to laugh at the targeted advertising. It's like every yacht advertisement is focused on my parents. Some of us looking at buying a yacht have a full crop of hair, no grey in it, and like the trophy wife in the white swimsuit to be at least as young as we are
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By the time your able to afford a new glossy yacht you will have no hair and what remains will be grey. If your wallet is still fat then you can get the trophy wife half your age too.
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What "illusion"? Isn't this magazine advertisement what all cruising is like?



What the hell? My Hunter didn't come with the scantily clad au pair!?!?

Damn Salty Dawg Rally.
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What the hell? My Hunter didn't come with the scantily clad au pair!?!?
I think it comes as an (expensive) optional extra when you buy it from Hunter direct. I'm sure it's listed in there beside bow-thrusters and in-mast furling

P.S. Don't you just love what the young boy is focused on. Kids these days
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I think it comes as an (expensive) optional extra when you buy it from Hunter direct. I'm sure it's listed in there beside bow-thrusters and in-mast furling

P.S. Don't you just love what the young boy is focused on. Kids these days
Heh-heh...La Pair d'Au Pair! Fine young lad!
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Dude - it ain't just me. Have you not gotten that yet? This was from SAIL magazine - and we're seeing the same general "Group Think" and/or "What The Hell?" sentiments elsewhere from guys far more in the know than I. So you're kind of arguing with the wrong dude here.

I can't help it if I've been right all along. It's just my burden to bear.
Sorry, but it IS only you... Neither Peter Nielsen, nor John Harries are saying that the Salty Dawg Rally has a problem with "Group Think" exclusive to them, or that is a consequence of their putting full responsibility in the hands of their participants, or their lack of a safety inspection... Harries, in fact, made it clear that he was speaking of these fall rallies in general, and not just the SDR...

It is you who continues to argue that the SDR is the one doing it wrong, and that changes need to be made... Again, I find the notion that the one rally which puts total responsibility in the hands of its participants, being singled out as the one that needs to better address the issue of "Group Think", completely baffling...

But, perhaps that's just me... :-)
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What "illusion"? Isn't this magazine advertisement what all cruising is like?




Perhaps that's what it's like for you family guys, but for a guy like me with a penchant for sailing solo, THIS is more what it's like...





Oh, and one thing about that Bavarian VISION you're pictured... Trust me, you do NOT want to get pinned by a strong breeze against a floating dock the approximate height of those picture windows...

I've witnessed the ability of that middle one to produce some EXTREMELY disconcerting cracking noises... :-)

Genius engineering, placing that thing in the hull at the point of maximum beam... :-)
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