Alienzdive said--Wheels in my opinion you are usually incorrect in reference to the bum debate which is why you get continually flamed and upset and are part of the cause and effect.
Ummm riiiight. So lemme see. I was involved with this fuzzle business right from the begining. I had personal correspondence with the fuzzles right from the begining. I was one of the recipiants of much of the cowardess backstabing crap that Pat wanted to spread around about several of us right back at the begining. Lemme see, you came in where exactly???
If you want to get into flame wars or mud slinging or stupid little school
boy mines bigger than yours crap, go to one of the many other sites that have become barren waste lands because of the unmoderated (uncensored) crap that goes on there. This place is different (ok so we get it wrong on occasion) but mostly I think we have a good balance because we have a huge number of members to judge our direction by.
Anyway's folks. This isn't about the Fuzzles anymore. They have long gone on with their lives. But stupid remarks keep being made. Lets look at some of the issues. This is where the real answers are to be had. So answer these questions and lets leave those other two out of it.
First Question to you Northerncat. When are you most likely to go over the side? I suggest when the weather
is bad a sea is ruff. So if you went over the side and you had a choice to take with you a grey pole or a rescue
orange pole, which would you take??
Next question-aimed at anyone. Who doesn't know how to use a compass
. If you are ocean cruising and miles from site of land, you have a major electrical
failure and you loose GPS
and what ever. How are you going to get home. Do you know how?? It ain't just about the compass
, it's the fact that if you don't even know what the thing is for, then you obviousely don't know how to navigate full stop.
OK, so what about cruising itself. Yep everyone has a different reason. But ultimately why do ones want to travel the world?? Is it just to say they traveled the distance? is it to say they meet other cultures, is it to say they experianced other ways of life, is it to say they saw different landscapes? I think the answer is maybe some or all of the above. I scratch my head
as to why you would want to endure days and days of sailing when you don't do any of the above. To me world cruising type sailing is a means of travel. Very different to just a weekend sail around and having a great relaxing time.
Oh and as for such comments about that some sit on the docks and dream and never do it and yadda yadda yadda, what a load of self predjudice down your nose self inflated crap that is. People are where they are at because of many situations and points in their lives. Sailing is about enjoying what you are doing right now. And I am reaaally enjoying what I am doing and where I go right now thankyou.
So Del and Sean and Kai and those that have a clue and saftey gear
the right colours, I'll sail with you dudes anyday. As for you guy's that sail with another attitude to your personal safety
, leave me on the dock
. I won't be upset in the slightest.