"That becomes difficult when you keep what you are talking about to yourself. I failed mind reading in grade school
I apologize, I it seems incorrectly assumed you knew what I was talking about when I posted about cost of my sheet winches in relation to the comment what an extra one would cost.
"Aside from saving a few hundred dollars." (44C)
Savoir I will try to explain as to why I believed, now shown to be incorrect that yourself and 44C would have had any idea of what size, type or brand my winches are.
My reasoning goes like this:
I am posting
on a public forum called "The Cruisers Forum" my first clue top left hand corner of the page. Cruising Boats, Cruising People, Cruising Answers.
So I figured, I can safely assume the following, people on here are one or more of the following.
B: Interested in Cruising
C: Have a question about Cruising
D: Have some intelligent information to pass on about cruising.
That's a very large general Topic so it got split up and we currently come under the heading of "The Fleet". So once again I am justified I believe to imagine that somebody posting
here is one or more of the following.
A: A boat owner
B: Interested in becoming a boat owner.
C: Have a question about boats.
D: Have some intelligent information to pass on about boats.
The Forum organizers could immediately see a problem with this large category, that perennial problem almost as old as " Guns
on boats" or "What is the best anchor" Mono via Multi-hull.
So they separated the fleet discussions into less than 2 hulls or more than 2 hulls.
Thus giving a place to go for people who, by now you may have guessed,
A: Multi-hull owners
B: Interested in becoming a Multi-hull owner.
C: Have a question about Multi-hull.
D: Have some intelligent information to pass on about Multi-hull.
This was sufficient until the explosion of Production Multi-hull owners was clogging up the greater than two hulls section of the Forum. I assume the then multi-hull owners at the time did not want so much Brand specific and possibly simplistic questions in their discussion area. This then had said forum organizers coming up with the by now very narrowly focused manufacturer specific sub sections dedicated to: Atares, Fountain Pajot and Lagoon.
That brings us to where we are currently posting "The Lagoon" section of the multi-hull division of the Fleet area on the "The Cruisers Forum".
Now it must have been a brain infarction or something that lead me to believe that any one posting in this section had one or more of the following.
I am positive by now, if you are still with me, even though I do not believe a skill in finger painting would be helping you much, may well see where this is heading.
Rightly or wrongly I believed people posting here in the Lagoon section.
A: Owned a Lagoon
B: Would like to own a Lagoon
C: Had a question about a Lagoon
D: Have some intelligent information to pass on about Lagoons.
Now as to why I assumed you would know what my specific winches are,
First clue: My Public Profile apart from telling you who I am, where I am from, what model Lagoons I own and even the names of my two boats.
Second clue in Post #34 I told you I cruise
full time on a Lagoon 450.
Now maybe you can see that even though I did not give you the manufacturers part number and an exploded view of my sheet winches in Post #49, I believed rightly or wrongly any person in a discussion on this particular section of "The Cruisers Forum" should and would have some relatively detailed knowledge about Lagoons. Especially as these people seem to be able to pass supposedly well informed but derogatory comments not only about the designers and manufacturers of our chosen boat, but as to the suitability of the running gear
layout and design when it appears the best you can bring to the table is possibly a passing grade in Finger painting 101.
Even if you did not still know what model my winches were, once again I believed wrongly as it appears, you would have enough information with the aid of Google
a subject a little before pronouncing
"Holy guacamole Batman. I don't know the best size for a Lagoon jib
but I'll guess"
Well I guess you guessed wrong. The other part of the sentence you did manage to get correct (well done) "I don't know".
From another person whom I have also never met, but have been assured by people who have is a very worth while person to sit down with and have a yarn over a drink or two with.
"You seem to be buying
your clutches cheap
and your winches very dear."
While I am on a roll let me mention the Elephant that is not in the room at present, where has our old mate "Factor" got to. Any discussion as to the merits or otherwise of Lagoons for any other purpose than motoring between marinas
in flat calm water
with a qualified Skipper
always seems to bring him out of the woodwork. Is it possible his beloved Seawind's also use the scourge to modern seamanship the clutch. Hopefully he has better weather
where he is and is out sailing instead of hunkered down in a bay with little else to do than play on the internet
I have just been told to leave the Trolls alone and come eat my breakfast, have a good day gentlemen.