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Old 23-05-2014, 06:43   #106
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Interesting post Weavis. We certainly share similar attitudes on many things and your observations as a Brit are pertinent as you mentioned spending years in the U.S. previously.

I was off on a bit of a rant, and it was late ... an unfortunate combination.

As you correctly noticed, my comments were about the growing lack of courtesy and privacy, the actual topic of the thread as I understood it. Stu's comment about being a captive audience and having to listen to another guy's tale of brilliance and acumen was a nice example of precisely what I try to avoid.

At CF we have the ignore button.
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Old 23-05-2014, 06:49   #107
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Then there's the other side..



I was on a cruise last week down the coast. The skipper spent the first night, ALL of it, telling us crew how much he's gonna spend on his NEXT boat. How much it's gonna cost and how much he's gonna save by screwing around and playing either stupid or smart. How he's smarter than the broker - who, BTW, does this for a living - and it's his first time buying this expensive a boat
This unfortunate encounter is what Europeans call the "Yankees abroad". Loud mouth arrogant and a pain in the patouche.

We Brits on the other hand, export lager drinking "Youf" who will fight anything and destroy a good night night for everyone...........

Maybe we should introduce them.........
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Old 23-05-2014, 07:01   #108
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At CF we have the ignore button.
I tend to NOT use the ignore button. As much as some posters may irk me or even make me internally rage at their ignorance and pervasive grasp of stupidity and arrogance, I find that the therapy of forcing myself to read their utter bollocks will eventually make me immune to it. Well that is the theory anyways.........

I read a lot of biographies to see what made a famous personage successful in their career or life. A favourite is Napoleon Bonaparte. One of the truly clever men ever to walk this planet. When a particular poster is being a turd and annoying everyone, I just think of Boneys comment:

“Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.”

For that is what it is..........
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Old 23-05-2014, 07:19   #109
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Re: This Changing Life... better..? or worse..??

And then there is us Canadians who have friends and relatives both "south of 49" and across the pond.

Both talk funny, doncha know, eh?

Idiosyncratic bunch the lot off them
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Old 23-05-2014, 07:42   #110
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Oh yeah, nothin' like a Brit. They're all touchy feely:



Just stay out of the east side.

EDIT: That's boaty in second
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Oh yeah, nothin' like a Brit. They're all touchy feely:



Just stay out of the east side.

EDIT: That's boaty in second
Thats the Vicar and the choir boys looking for new church members....
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Old 23-05-2014, 07:54   #112
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I mean, the Brits cannot even bury their old kings with dignity.

Court rules Leicester will be final burial place of King Richard III - CNN.com

Come on. Old Rich should be in York. This is a civil war in the making.
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Oh yeah, nothin' like a Brit. They're all touchy feely:



Just stay out of the east side.

EDIT: That's boaty in second
Have never looked like that... well I do now my hairs disappearing..
Don't look so sad with it just an inch long..
Back in the day I used to look more like this..
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Old 23-05-2014, 10:17   #114
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haha thats great Boaty! I looked like that too, only with a tan from scuba diving.
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I tend to NOT use the ignore button. As much as some posters may irk me or even make me internally rage at their ignorance and pervasive grasp of stupidity and arrogance, I find that the therapy of forcing myself to read their utter bollocks will eventually make me immune to it. Well that is the theory anyways...
Yep. Not working for me either. Arrogance and stupidity is a witch's potion.

Seems there's always a poster who is in such a mad rush to respond, their reading comprehension slips up as their feathers are ruffled.

The change in modern society:

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I think it would have looked better if they had shown the browned side, this side looks kind of nasty.
No flame below if you look closely, I think. Neither charcoal or gaz. Musta hadda check the spelling before they lit up.
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It was probably all computer generated graphics, no actual meat involved.
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haha thats great Boaty! I looked like that too, only with a tan from scuba diving.
Ahahahahhahahaaa.... actually that's Mick Fleetwood.. though I did have the hair and was often mistaken for him.. or Peter Fonda..
Difference is.. I still weigh 78 kilos...
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One difference I've noticed in person, through friends back out in the Bahamas, and talked about incessantly in fora, is the move toward all-chain rode for almost everybody. I have concluded that I will have to make a change on my boat, just to be able to share an anchorage with all those boats on what seems to me to be ridiculously short scope. The anchor fetishers here will be happy to know that I do have a new age anchor (two very nice Spades came with the boat) and I am pleased with the performance.
One change definitely for the better is ground tackle. I can remember when Danforth anchors were standard for cruising boats. My Dad was a medical doctor and was able to afford a plow anchor which was viewed as the latest and greatest.

The so called second generation anchors do seem to be better than anything they replaced; with the possible exception of (in some bottom conditions) a Bruce.

Not trying to start a best anchor argument, just saying todays anchors are a change for the better.
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One change definitely for the better is ground tackle. I can remember when Danforth anchors were standard for cruising boats. My Dad was a medical doctor and was able to afford a plow anchor which was viewed as the latest and greatest.

The so called second generation anchors do seem to be better than anything they replaced; with the possible exception of (in some bottom conditions) a Bruce.

Not trying to start a best anchor argument, just saying todays anchors are a change for the better.
I much prefer talking to a well mannered anchor.
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