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Old 21-05-2011, 18:27   #91
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Re: Why Won't Some of You Lurkers Come into the Light ?

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With 15,000 to 20,000 feet of chain?
What happened to 7:1, which = 42,000' chain @ 3lbs foot =126000 lbs; LOL no wonder they're lurkers.
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Old 21-05-2011, 21:39   #92
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Re: Why Won't Some of You Lurkers Come into the Light ?

LOL...thanks for the answers! I had a feeling you couldn't do that!
Still intending to go cruising someday - does anybody have any feedback about the smallest/largest catamaran for one person cruising? -EJ
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Old 22-05-2011, 00:57   #93
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Re: Why Won't Some of You Lurkers Come into the Light ?

I 'lurked' for quite a long time doing searches and reading past threads. As things moved forward and I became ready to purchase, I started asking more specific questions.

It made me think though... if all those lurkers DID sign-up and ask the same questions (like "what boat should I buy?" or "what hull material is the best?") it would be overwhelming I suspect. Maybe it's good that people keep lurking and reading until they have a really good question? Maybe not.
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Old 22-05-2011, 06:20   #94
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if all those lurkers DID sign-up and ask the same questions (like "what boat should I buy?" or "what hull material is the best?") it would be overwhelming I suspect. Maybe it's good that people keep lurking and reading until they have a really good question? Maybe not.
Yes!! It can be quite disconcerting to sign up, ask a question, and be told: "We discussed this yesterday, do a search."

But, credit where credit's due, I think most lurkers do search the site before piping up - we are used to searching wherever we go...

And even if a question has been asked many times before, a new thread with a differently worded title can bring a new perspective to the issue. We love newcomers, they keep the place interesting!
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Old 22-05-2011, 09:45   #95
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Re: Why Won't Some of You Lurkers Come into the Light ?

LOL.... I think ur problem is gonna be..They will not let you anchor out there by the oil rigs.. You will have to keep her back in port, and when your off you can live aboard..
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OK, in spite of your challenging, nearly belligerent tone, I WILL post something:
I have this dream to work on a deep-water oil-rig and live on my catamaran. So instead of flying to some country every 30 days, I would just drive my little motorboat back out to my cat.
Can I anchor my boat wherever I want in international water?
How DO you anchor a boat in 6000 feet of water? I am thinking of a 40 to 50-foot catamaran, set up as a liveaboard cruiser. I intend to spend several years following in the footsteps (?) of the great Polynesian navigators of centuries past... and this oil-rig idea goes along with that...
What is the smallest catamaran that one man could live on and sail on the open ocean? What is the largest catamaran that one man could sail by himself? What other considerations come to mind from this idea? Am I crazy? Thanks, EJ
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Re: Why Won't Some of You Lurkers Come into the Light ?

Maybe some folks just not so keen on learning CF specific punctuation rules ?
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Old 22-05-2011, 12:32   #97
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Re: Why Won't Some of You Lurkers Come into the Light ?

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Maybe some folks just not so keen on learning CF specific punctuation rules ?
Surely that post must come with a decoder ring and instruction set?
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Surely that post must come with a decoder ring and instruction set?
It does. I am sure one of your colleagues will be able to supply you with a link. or the whole dossier - if they have time on there hands........
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Surely that post must come with a decoder ring and instruction set?
And a dictionary! I spend half my time looking up acronyms (Most I can figure out-IMHO, LMBO) but I still have not found HWMO and only Think I have a clue about :whistle or :devil or opcorn mean 
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And a dictionary! I spend half my time looking up acronyms (Most I can figure out-IMHO, LMBO) but I still have not found HWMO and only Think I have a clue about :whistle or :devil or opcorn mean 
He Who Must Be Obeyed though more properly She Who Must Be Obeyed from Rumpole of the Bailey. Was a BBC tV thing.
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Re: Why Won't Some of You Lurkers Come into the Light ?

They used to let you moor to the rig, but that was way before 9/11. Probably still depends on the company, but you had to be underway when off duty.
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He Who Must Be Obeyed though more properly She Who Must Be Obeyed from Rumpole of the Bailey. Was a BBC tV thing.
That is hilarious! I will try that on my spouse. I'm not sure he will think I am SWMO! 
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Re: Why Won't Some of You Lurkers Come into the Light ?

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He Who Must Be Obeyed though more properly She Who Must Be Obeyed from Rumpole of the Bailey. Was a BBC tV thing.
She Whom Must Be Obeyed is SWMBO; so HWMO is surely He Who Must Obey.
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Maybe some folks just not so keen on learning CF specific punctuation rules ?
The reason for the gap before punctuation is to enhance search engine functionality. If you enter 'engine' into a search, then any titles with 'engine?' won't show up. Nor will 'engine:', 'engine!' or 'engine...' It would greatly enhance my sanity if lazy ass members could add there own gaps if using punctuation in titles. Even better, don't punctuate. But only in titles.

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She Whom Must Be Obeyed is SWMBO; so HWMO is surely He Who Must Obey.
Yeah - I made that up all by myself. Clever aren't I?
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Re: Why Won't Some of You Lurkers Come into the Light ?

I too lurked for like a decade and now wish I would've just done it years ago.
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