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Old 10-07-2013, 11:15   #76
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We all have vessels that are compromises,- money, performance, space, appearance, quality, ...... nobody has it all. If we are doing well, we are proud of what we have. This is not a place to speak poorly of others or their boats.

You're absolutely right. All sailboats are compromises.

There's probably some significant compromise regarding that Hans Christian down the dock that I'm not aware of ... perhaps the price.

Then there's all that teak, but if I could afford the HC I could probably afford someone to take care of the teak for me. I love looking at that boat, but the teak is never all done at the same time. They were sanding yesterday in pretty tough heat.

One thing I couldn't compromise on was leaks. I'm sure others find ways to live with them, but I just didn't want to.

And it would be tough to give up that toe rail -- even for a HC.
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Old 10-07-2013, 13:47   #77
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Don,

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I could read this and I bet after a few (10) rum shots could even reply in kind

but now I'm worried.............. only about myself as I think it may be too late for you
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Old 10-07-2013, 13:51   #78
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Re: I'm an Idiot and Lair

It may just be because I'm an idiot, but this thread is 1 freaking piece of drift wood
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Re: I'm an Idiot and Lair

Lairs like chaos
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Old 10-07-2013, 14:06   #80
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Lairs like chaos

No... lairs like choas!
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Never speak evil of MANGOES...wherever they may be located!

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Old 12-07-2013, 18:29   #82
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Don, old Geoduck here, you know, being labeled as a lair isn't so bad! But you have to start working up to being an OBSA - like me!
And for you poor soles who have teak on your boats - what the hell is the matter with you?
Just throw salt water at it and get over it!!!!!:ba nghead:
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Old 12-07-2013, 18:42   #83
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you may or may not be an idiot and/or a 'lair', but you're definitely a lousy speller.

i'll bet your one of those people who don't know the difference between 'lose' and 'loose'. now those are the folks who drive me nuts!!!!
You may, or may not, be an ....
I'll bet you're one of those people who doesn't know.... Now those....





Just sayin'.....
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Old 12-07-2013, 19:42   #84
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Mostly right, but the original use of " don't " was correct. The noun being driven by " don't " is " people " not " one ".
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"of those people" is a modifying prepositional phrase. 'people' is the subject of the phrase, not the sentence and the verb must agree with the subject of the sentence.
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Don, old Geoduck here, you know, being labeled as a lair isn't so bad! But you have to start working up to being an OBSA - like me!
And for you poor soles who have teak on your boats - what the hell is the matter with you?
Just throw salt water at it and get over it!!!!!:ba nghead:
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English is a living language - some folks are simply cutting a trail for others to follow.
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And some of us are doomed by nature to grab the trailblazers and rudely try to shove them back onto the paved road.
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I don't see any use in having a uniform and arbitrary way of spelling words.
The idea that spelling should be standardized was a key transition from Middle English to Modern English. Geoffrey Chaucer (late Middle English) spelling "swimming" three different ways in the same paragraph. I'm not a big fan of standardized spelling, but it does facilitate computerized translation.

Q: If a man claims to be a lair, but isn't, what does that make him?

A: Either facetious or poor at spelling.
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Q: If a man claims to be a lair, but isn't, what does that make him?

A: Either facetious or poor at spelling.
facetious, but I could be kidding
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