Catamarans are the best
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It's all in how you look at things.
so, I've come to the conclusion that forward thinkers (as myself) tend to post things that in the end result, will be to their benefit. As to say, a person can be pretty blind to the opposite opinion, even if that opinion is just as unfounded as one you may propose. Do you follow me? Here's a few examples I see.
Say for instance, you are as myself, a charter boat owner. Now, in any topic that is the least bit related to buying a boat and asks should you buy an ex-charter boat or a personal boat, or maybe the posts doesn't even distinguish between buying personal or charter.. but it will enter the topic eventually. It always happens, an owner of non-charter boat will chime in "buy a good used boat, but DON'T buy an ex-charter boat, they will be used up".. and of course, a charter boat owner will chime in (as I do) "every personal boat I ever looked at year for year was in much worse shape than the charter boat coming out of the program".
Of course, I know that not all personal boats are trash (but a lot are), and just like I know all charter boats are not perfect (but most are)...
See what I'm saying. It behoves me to brag up the ex-charter boats because I own one and someday, maybe not for 20 years, it will be on the market, and I want charter boats to have a good name.. a better name then a personal boat. BUT, does it really matter.. NO, what matters is, what is the shape the boat is in NOW.. not what it did 5 years ago.. or last year. What kind of shape is it in NOW.
So, as a charter boat owner, I want all the best said about charter boats.. Now, what if I was in the market for a boat, and I was looking at charter boats.. but wished they were a bit cheaper. Would a person start bashing the charter boats.. turn everyone off from buying them, try to get the market price of charter boats down. Do you think it would even work as a strategy? Nowadays, with the internet and the sponge effect for information and homework a person tends to do way above and beyond the norm.. it just might.
Same could be said when it gets to the more details of the boat.. for instance.. if my boat has drawer refrigeration versus top loading or door refrigeration.. of course, I should build up all the virtues of the drawer refrigeration.. Or lets say anchors.. and I have a Mantus.. don't you think I might let everyone know they are the best? (I am not affiliated with Mantus).. but now, if someone is reading my "specifications" on yacht world 20 years from now.. and it lists Mantus and Drawer refrigeration.. maybe this post shows up in whoever's homework and they glean that those are two positives over the next boat they're interested in.. and it gets them just over the mark for which one to choose. No matter if top loading refrigeration is better or if delta anchor's are better.. or even if it's a wash and no better or worse.
I won't even go into coastal cruiser vs blue water.. chriminy, don't you know that most boats have certifications that will answer that question right off the bat.. end of discussion. (oh, I am glad that my boat was sailed from S. Africa to the caribbean... I guess it's blue water then!)
Just some thoughts. Just having fun with ya! Nothing too serious.