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Re: Why Am I Here
While I agree with some of the posters whoíve pointed out a decline in the once great sense of esprit de corps that SN had 5-10 years ago, I find it odd to posit CF as an alternative. In fact, Iíve never understood why CF is so much more active than SN. I see a lot of negativity, humblebrag, and know-it-allism over there, and itís been that way a long time. I find the typical thread on CF goes something like this:
OP: Is the sky blue?
Post 1: No, itís actually more of an azure.
Post 2: In my 5 circumnavigations and 30 years living aboard my oceangoing bluewater cutter I just finished refitting with a 1,200 watt solar array, a $5,000 watermaker, a 800AH LiFePO4 battery bank, and a Caribe RIB with a 20HP Yamaha outboard, Iíve never ever seen a blue sky.
Post 3: Poster 1, you are totally off base! The sky is technically cerulean.
Post 4: Those of us whoíve cast off the docklines know what color the sky really is. The dreamers and wannabees canít see what we see Ė and never will.
Post 5: Later this year Iíll be departing on a multi-year ocean voyage on my 28 foot classic plastic to find the answer. Iíll be using exclusively celestial navigation, lighting with oil lamps, wonít have refrigeration, and only have $25,000 in the bank.
Post 6: Poster 5, you belong in a nuthouse, not on CF! You need at least 250k in the bank and a minimum $100k boat with a built-in icemaker to even think about what youíre doing. Never mind that the Pardeys, Roths, etc. did it your way Ė we only support their way of doing things around here in theory, not in practice!
Post 7: If we perform a spectrographic analysis of the skyís color we find that the wavelength of the light received on an average day isÖ (launches into a multi-paragraph pseudo-scientific explanation of the color of the sky).
500 posts later the thread is still going but has now devolved into a spirited but pointless argument over anchors, batteries, or Rebel Heart.
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