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Old 03-09-2016, 09:55   #1
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Boat Punks!

Ran across this article posted on a website called Squat The Planet which was actually of a translation of an article originally written for a German website called Neon.de

https://squattheplanet.com/threads/b...ne-neon.18629/

I thought it was interesting to see that a self-indentified counter-culture exists for a lifestyle that isn't exactly mainstream to begin with. I have ran across a few people who would probably consider themselves to be boat punks. I am glad to see them out there giving it a go.
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....boat...punks?
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I will wait out comments until the first major tragedy then report back.
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That is a poorly written article.

I have more to say but will hold my tongue for fear of being labeled an elitist. Oops - too late.
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1) Don't use google translate for important items. Or at least proofread afterwards

2) I don't understand the messiness. I see this in land based alternative society as well. Doesn't cost anything to keep things organized.

For the most part, meh. Hobos gonna hobo. Don't really see it as something new or something to strive for but whatever floats your boat.
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I have more to say but will hold my tongue for fear of being labeled an elitist. Oops - too late.
Yes well, I guess that is why they consider themselves to be counter-culture.

"Hold Fast"
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Ugh. I can never understand taking pride in being disheveled. I guess calling it "art" makes it all ok.

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I think the documentary/movie Holding Fast (free on youtube) is a good representation of people self-identifying as sailor punks doing their thing, a fun watch!
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Pretty damn cool. Seems like they could have started out with a better boat but they made it out there.
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Ugh. I can never understand taking pride in being disheveled. I guess calling it "art" makes it all ok.

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Personally I'm not real big on the whole tattoo / body piercing thing, but hey, whatever floats your boat.

I am big on art though and will give Duke Riley, an NYC artist quoted in the article, credit for his creativety and tongue in cheek sense of humor. In 2007 he launched a replica of the revolutionary war Turtle against the Queen Mary 2 when it was docked in Red Hook which I thought was awesome.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/04/ar...voya.html?_r=0
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Another shot. You can read about the original Turtle here-

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You can put glitter on a turd and call it sparkly, but the fact still remains that its still just a turd.
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Ahahahahahahaaaa....
I remember back in the 80's copping for all this crap.. I didn't dress or talk like a 'Yachtie'.. my boats then (as now more often than not) were not socially acceptable but what did I care.. I could out sail most of the 'G&T/Club Set' and it was a scream picking out the biggest 'up their own arse' boat at Studland Bay to drop my hook next to..
I remember on one occasion bring my Magyar7 back through the Poole Harbour entrance we creamed past an S&S 30 something with the skipper complete with gold braid cap.. he and his crew started laughing at my No2 jib upside down on the forestay with my No3 on the inner stay to make a cutter rig.. "What rig do you call that.??" he shouted across.. My reply.. " A goes faster than you rig..!!"
These kids are 30yrs behind the times..
I've been pissing off Elitists for years..
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