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Old 10-05-2011, 16:58   #46
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Re: Why Won't Some of You Lurkers Come into the Light ?

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oh wait... if one of you could tell me how I could fit a comfortable armchair in what is starting to feel like a sardine can with sails, I would be very grateful.
WG ;-)
\\ohoh!!! I know I know!!!

got me one of these and I love it on the boat; turns a berth or a bench seat in the cabin into a (sorta) armchair for reading or watchin tv or laptoping! I keep it in the vberth...
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Old 10-05-2011, 17:04   #47
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Re: Why Won't Some of You Lurkers Come into the Light ?

purrrrrrrrrrrrfect , thank you Sarafina ;-)
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Re: Why Won't Some of You Lurkers Come into the Light ?

Some people feel they have nothing of great value to add, so remain silent.

Others amongst us don't feel constrained by such minor details
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Old 10-05-2011, 19:11   #49
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Re: Why Won't Some of You Lurkers Come into the Light ?

I'm not very active here mostly because I don't have much else to add.
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Old 10-05-2011, 19:18   #50
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Re: Why Won't Some of You Lurkers Come into the Light ?

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I guess I am a lurker, and I am working so you are welcome, probably for at least 21 more years. Gives me plenty of time to forget my ID and passwords several times.

Now can I get go back lurking before I am umm no longer required to make those SS payments?
Welcome to the forum. I think it's fine if you lurk.
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Old 10-05-2011, 20:48   #51
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Bahahaha that was me in reference to some tipped over catabanam thread. If any of you ever feel the need to know how to do something, feel free to come ask me in person (I'll be around).

Edit: When I say in person, I mean physically show up at my door. Of course you'll quickly realize what I'm telling you to do is wrong... It's a hard life.

Edit Edit: If you're good enough at the internet to actually trace me to my home from this forum, please refrain from showing up at my door.
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:52   #52
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Some people feel they have nothing of great value to add, so remain silent.

Others amongst us don't feel constrained by such minor details
As Twain said, it removes all doubt.
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:59   #53
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... There's nothing like introducing yourself to a new poster by telling them their lazy for not reading past posts. While it may be good advice, but it's not very friendly and probably off-putting to a potential new poster. Sometimes, it's easier and faster just to ask the question again. Also, over time as new members join and existing members gain knowledge and experience, when the question is asked a second time, new answers may be available.
Newbies come here looking for information - and there's tons here to consume ...
Having been aboard the CF since it’s inception (2003), I’ve seen the same questions posed over and over again.
Just when I begin to think that I’m tiring of the repetition, a newer member (you are almost all newer, to me) offers up a unique perspective, unknown or forgotten fact, or just an interesting turn of phrase, that re-invigorates the conversation.

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Calindor, and ScottMeilicke.
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Old 11-05-2011, 22:58   #55
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Re: Why Won't Some of You Lurkers Come into the Light ?

Of course one can suggest that a .270 WSM has a better MOA then a normal .270, but then one must consider the cost difference, and whether or not it really matters in the field.

OOOOOOOOOPSSSSS... wrong forum... but what the hey, it's still a good argument, and it is about GUNS
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:19   #56
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Re: Why Won't Some of You Lurkers Come into the Light ?

LOL......... I have found that usually the lurkers only come forward when..... Wait for it...... They want to sell a boat...!!!!
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:13   #57
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When I logged in it said I last visited in 2009. Me excuse is after my singlehanded Baja adventure my wife said no more boats. Something about the Captain of the Norwegian Star calling her and saying "We just saved your husband at sea". She bought me a metal detector for Christmas and told me to go do what old men do. Buuutttt.... what memories.
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Re: Why Won't Some of You Lurkers Come into the Light ?

Welcome back Whitewings2003. Old men in this forum sail more then beachcomb I think.
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Re: Why Won't Some of You Lurkers Come into the Light ?

This doesn't affect me personally (I'm not that sensitive, but I AM that observant ), but it could be that some new members are underwhelmed by the 5 actual responses from the 2000 people that read their intro post. Mind you....from the OP we can determine that at least 1000 people that read their intro post are serial lurkers anyway

It could be that boatless sailing newbies may fear being easily dismissed as "just another dreamer that won't make a go of it" and so refrain from getting too entrenched in the discussion until they can boast some progress (that sounds a little more like me

or maybe we got hopelessy lost in the sub forums a month ago, and have been trying to read our way out ever since

cheers....jas
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When I logged in it said I last visited in 2009. Me excuse is after my singlehanded Baja adventure my wife said no more boats. Something about the Captain of the Norwegian Star calling her and saying "We just saved your husband at sea". She bought me a metal detector for Christmas and told me to go do what old men do. Buuutttt.... what memories.
That wouldn't have been a 45' yacht by the name of Carpe Diem, would it? I saw a news article about it. Very sorry you lost your boat, but on the other hand, you're still around to tell the tale.
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