Originally Posted by weavis
Mike, I was equally mildly irritated at the comment regarding laziness. It did grate a little. I did however appreciate the advice offered and had to overlook the comment. 'Surplus to requirements'
Normally I'd have done the same Weavis. Maybe I was feeling a little less tolerant of intolerance yesterday. And I meant it when I said I appreciated ramblinrod's informed opinion. Had he left it there, we'd be having virtual beers instead of knocking heads.
I would agree that if it's easy to remove the sticks, then it's probably best to do so. For small boats, it's a no-brainer. But anyone who has removed large masts knows that no matter what the equipment
and skill, there is still a risk of doing unintended damage to spars and rigging
. And handing the job over to "professionals" in no way guarantees the task will be done right. We've all seen too many examples of professional yards bungling things when time and profit is added to the equation.
I'm not impugning ramblinrod's opinion or services. I have no way of knowing who he is, or how good a job he does. And I certainly think his opinion on the subject has merit. I just wish he could express it without demeaning others who have a different, and from all evidence, equally valid opinion.
In my area, it's one word: Ice
But you're probably right that there aren't enough in-water spots to store all the boats as well.