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View Poll Results: What type of boater are you?
Landlubber who likes boats or wannabe boaters 5 5.43%
Between boats or retired from boating (but still have the urge) 4 4.35%
Day boaters 4 4.35%
Weekenders and seasonal vacations 40 43.48%
Live aboards with minimal travel 6 6.52%
World travellers 13 14.13%
Professional mariner 5 5.43%
None of the above 14 15.22%
Full time liveaboard who never leaves the dock 0 0%
Full time bays, lakes, sounds and rivers 1 1.09%
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Old 30-09-2011, 11:56   #1
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CF Member Demographics

I am wondering what the breakdown of members is on the Cruiser Forum and thought the following poll might be interesting:

What type of boater are you?
  1. Landlubber who likes boats or wannabe boaters
  2. Between boats or retired from boating (but still have the urge)
  3. Day boaters
  4. Weekenders and seasonal vacations
  5. Live aboards with minimal travel
  6. World travellers
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Old 30-09-2011, 12:04   #2
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1 3/4 RTW's for me.

Wife has only Caribbean and GOM experience...

Refitting boat right now for more cruising....
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Old 30-09-2011, 12:05   #3
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Former cruiser and liveaboard getting ready to retire and do it again.
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Old 30-09-2011, 12:06   #4
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# 4 Due to work and kids......stupid work!!! kids are good though...
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Old 30-09-2011, 12:11   #5
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Perhaps this question can be fashioned into a poll...I'll as a mod.
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Old 30-09-2011, 12:15   #6
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What type of boater are you?
The options proposed are not types as much as they are stereotypes.

We have a number of professional mariners on this forum. We have people who actively charter. We have half-timers who cruise during the winter months and live on land during the summers. Sailmakers, canvas makers, people who write about the cruising lifestyle. Commercial fishermen. People who work from their boats. Liveaboards who, although they tend to stay close to home because of work commitments, nonetheless cruise a great number of miles every year. Delivery skippers. People who race offshore. People who have made extensive passages in the past but who now returned to land due to age.

None of whom fit into this poll.

I myself am opting for "none of the above."
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7. Sailing Celebrity.
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Old 30-09-2011, 12:17   #8
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between number 5 and number 6--only have around 10k miles under my butt-- different boats for most of the miles.
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Smackdaddy,You look a lot like Mike Douglas.
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I have added the poll as requested.
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I chose weekends and seasonal though it's more often during the week and in any season.

I cruise in the Salish Sea as often as the boat is ready, when I can take the time and when the weather suits me, which may mean in the cold rain of winter but is more likely to mean in the warm sun of summer. I day sail a lot, again based on the same criteria except it doesn't have to be as warm but I'm less likely to do it in the rain.
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Smackdaddy,You look a lot like Mike Douglas.
Yeah. I get that a lot.
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I'm a pretty solid 4...weekends and seasonal...although my "weekends" fall on any day of the week.
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4 unfortunately
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Wasn't having a good day when they took the picture eh?
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