Really not necessary. Learn from the helpful ....ignore those who aren't...no need to blast awaysuch is deserved for people who return a request for help with nothing but discouragement, insults, claims that such people shouldn't be on the water when they are just learning and ASKING for help...im pretty sure that was the only type of person I've ever insulted if anyone, the type that just wants to shut things down, dismiss, and be as unhelpful and dicourging as possible while encouraging other people who would help to be the same way
all I'm doing here is asking for help, and not even for my own sake!!! if you don't want to lend it, which you don't have to, then kindly get TFO of here and let that be that!
by the way thanks for all who have been helpful. I have directed the boat owner to this thread and they are grateful for the most part, though naturally discouraged by many of the responses as anyone would be.