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Offline Bob23

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Re: Saving Sailing
« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2010, 05:19:10 AM »
Thanks, Curtis:
  Now you are touching on the corrupt insurance industry and I'll add no more.
  Down here in NJ, we have a very rich sailing heritage and on a summer day, you'll find many sailboats on the Barnegat Bay. Losts of powerboats, too and we all seem to get along. About once or twice a summer I encounter a rude p'boater bu tmost of 'em seem content to drive around showing off thier wives or daughters in bikinis, trying to fit into the pictures that convinces them to buy the powerboats in the first place.
  The most courteous p'boater I remember was a very distiguished older captain in a beautiful Hinkley who actually slowed down when overtaking me. As we passed, we tipped our Tilleys, each admiring the others yachts. I wonder if he was jealous of my Compac 23?
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Re: Saving Sailing
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2010, 11:33:25 AM »
Here in the GSL there is nobody out there but sailboats, and few of them most of the time. We just need water. They are diverting all of it off for people, and the lake is slowly drying up. But at least I can sail all day and not see anyone else.

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Re: Saving Sailing
« Reply #32 on: March 10, 2010, 08:46:09 AM »
Having been in both power and sail worlds for forty plus years (now back where I belong), my take is that PB's, for the most part
don't even think of the needs of "blow boats". They are interested in destination not process. When a rare captain slows for
Sanura I always wave and thank them. The others, I ignore as they are clueless.
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Re: Saving Sailing
« Reply #33 on: September 04, 2010, 03:41:35 PM »
You know I think I have this all wrong. We are not saving sailing, Sailing is teaching and improving us...