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post #106 of Old 06-21-2016
gigamanx
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Re: So much hate to new people.

As a fairly new sailor myself, I have run into some pretty snarky comments by old salts. A sailing friend of mine calls them "yachties." My first time backing a boat in I didn't hit a thing, but it took me about 10 tries to figure out the prop walk/steering combo to get the ole girl in reverse. After feeling accomplished that I hit nothing and docked slowly enough to step off the boat and tie my own lines as she coasted in, I had a couple tell me "sure took you enough tries. Maybe try forwards next time." They had been sailing for years so they say.

I've had other comments and remarks; the most recent from a boat broker which made no sense. Why complain about a potential buyer when he's standing within ear shot? Obviously you don't want my money.

It can be souring to try and be a part of sailing when the community at large seems to contradict my own friendly, help-anyone, attitude.
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