I have no problem with you or anyone else on this forum. I just think that the topic has run it's course. It really isn't that important and started getting a little silly.
I merely reacted to your original post in the same manner as I would if a young person came to me and asked me how I felt about getting a tattoo or piercing (not that you asked). It's really none of my business but I felt compelled to let you know that this may be a controversial theme for you.
The hard core
cruising community is a "culture" in it's own right. If you ever get there, I think that you will find that people are VERY tolerant and look out for each other....like family
(literally). However, If someone were to show up in an anchorage in say.....Fiji, with a pirate flag flying or a pirate name on their yacht, they may have a harder time fitting in IMO. Kinda like showing up in a conservative Church with gold ring pierced through your eyebrow. There's nothing wrong with it but why do it and expect to fit in?
Bottom line is.....it's no big deal (just like a tattoo or piercing). I was just expressing an opinion as do others.