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View Poll Results: Do you like sailing
Yes, I'm totally in it for the sailing. 72 71.29%
Yes on a good day, but I'm more in it for the life style than the sailing 26 25.74%
No, I tolerate the sailing because I like the cruising 1 0.99%
No, hate it 0 0%
Other. Please specify 2 1.98%
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Old 13-06-2011, 15:40   #16
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Re: Do you actually like sailing?

I think I should add I don't know why I love it. I have thought about at times but, other then the exercise, I haven't found an answer.
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Old 13-06-2011, 15:41   #17
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Who goes out for a saturday afternoon sail?
I do - if there are two hours spare and I am near the boat - I will go for a sail.

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WE LOVE IT!
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.......that's why we have made the choices in boats that we have -- they are fun to sail.

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Me too. The boat is easy to sail and fun and most importantly easy to park, prerigged dock lines etc.

I totally love the sailing, the getting there and anchoring in nice spots is just a bonus.
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Old 13-06-2011, 15:58   #18
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Re: Do you actually like sailing?

Yes, we love it! Probably still have "new boat itis", but my wife and I've been sailing every weekend since we purchased the boat in January.
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Old 13-06-2011, 17:11   #19
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Re: Do you actually like sailing?

I think there is a sailing gene, either you have it or not.
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Old 13-06-2011, 17:30   #20
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I absolutely love sailing...all the aspects of sailing which include working on the boat, planning ahead of time and en route, being on a liquid connection to the whole rest of the planet with no lines on the road, and having the rail in the water, watching a land mass disappear behind or appear ahead. And, yes I will untie the dock lines to go out and put the sails up rather than mill around elbow-elbow with tourists. Love the going, not the sitting.
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Old 13-06-2011, 18:53   #21
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Re: Do you actually like sailing?

a. I kind of thought the question was in jest.

b. I single hand because that way I sail more.

c. No, I don't enjoy every annoying cross sea, hot day, or storm, but most rewarding things arn't all roses.

d. Judging from the number of boats that never move (ecept from the slip to the hard and back) your pole results left out the "I like the status symbol" catagory.
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Re: Do you actually like sailing?

Nothing better than a boat FLYING with all sails aloft and a mustache under the bow.

To put it another way, sometimes I forget to eat.
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Re: Do you actually like sailing?

Love Sailing, either singlehanded or short handed. For me its all about the journey and just being.
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Old 13-06-2011, 19:47   #24
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Love it! No better way to connect to the universe.
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Old 13-06-2011, 19:55   #25
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Re: Do you actually like sailing?

I have to admit that I am now finding that offshore sailing is taking over my 30 year long surfing itch. It’s like a whole big world waiting to be explored while still using the ocean skills I have accumulated over the past few decades.
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Old 13-06-2011, 20:21   #26
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Give me a ship and a star to steer her by and I am good to go.

Me too. I'll take your B-40.
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Yes. I usually like to have a destination in mind when I sail even if it is just another nearby harbor for a few days. But, if it looks like it might be a real nice sunset on the water I'll head out and take a look at it.
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Old 13-06-2011, 22:42   #28
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Re: Do you actually like sailing?

I love sailing. Getting my home underway in a tight marina and dealing with all the prep work and "let's button her up" on the end aren't that much fun. I end up taking my sailing dinghy out way more often or getting my fix being on other boats. Much different experience getting an 8' boat underway than a 36'.
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Re: Do you actually like sailing?

Obviously, most like virtual sailing.
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Old 14-06-2011, 08:36   #30
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Re: Do you actually like sailing?

To me, it's ALL about the sailing. Nothing like plotting a course, getting the sails up for a long tack and just watching the wake go by. I can do it for days on end.

Of course I do equally look forward to a cocktail and having someone else cook dinner at the end of the trip... pete
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