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Old 13-06-2013, 08:16   #151
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I paid 1200 euro for a boat to sail to Portugal in...
Look at the cost and size of the thing 'He' bought to do the same thing...
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Old 13-06-2013, 08:48   #152
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I'm laughing at the idea of getting my crew into " summer whites " at this latitudes. I turn up looking like Michellin Man !!
But hey the ' fuzzy wuzzies' were always impressed by a gold braid. ( and beads on time past , I think they've wised up a bit since )

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Re: Is There a Caste System in Sailing?

I have enjoyed this thread and even put in a few replies to augment the claims of a caste system. But the truth of it all is that I have never seen that among sailors. From talking to a owner on his fourth story deck to the homeless who fish from sailing dingies by my marina, they all are just sailors. Now the marina staff may not feel that way, but among sailors there seems to be a common bond.
BTW, there are several millionaires on this site. I know because I have sailed with them and seen their resources. But you would never know by the way they post.
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Old 13-06-2013, 09:20   #154
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An untouchable is someone who had a boat and no longer has a boat, or someone who never had a boat.
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Old 13-06-2013, 09:30   #155
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An untouchable is someone who had a boat and no longer has a boat, or someone who never had a boat.
"Bitch..!!... Eeek...!! don't Touch ME.....

Sigh... I've fallen from 'Grace'... so many times...

Did get told by a customer he thought Delivery Skippers are the Whore's of the Sea's.... for what ever that's worth...
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"Bitch..!!... Eeek...!! don't Touch ME.....

Sigh... I've fallen from 'Grace'... so many times...

Did get told by a customer he thought Delivery Skippers are the Whore's of the Sea's.... for what ever that's worth...
Well if you charge eough -whoring can be quite rewarding and profitable
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I look down on him...
He's motor...
Could be that he is trying. Does he call that a mast on that boat? lol
where are the sails?
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Delivery Skippers are the Whore's of the Sea's.
Ahhhh...I've always thought that of you...
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I have enjoyed this thread and even put in a few replies to augment the claims of a caste system. But the truth of it all is that I have never seen that among sailors. From talking to a owner on his fourth story deck to the homeless who fish from sailing dingies by my marina, they all are just sailors. Now the marina staff may not feel that way, but among sailors there seems to be a common bond.
BTW, there are several millionaires on this site. I know because I have sailed with them and seen their resources. But you would never know by the way they post.
please do not put me out there like that!
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Did get told by a customer he thought Delivery Skippers are the Whore's of the Sea's.... for what ever that's worth...
A whore and an untouchable!
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Did get told by a customer he thought Delivery Skippers are the Whore's of the Sea's.... for what ever that's worth...
That's only because you go to weather, something a gentleman never does.
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That's only because you go to weather, something a gentleman never does.
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Did get told by a customer he thought Delivery Skippers are the Whore's of the Sea's.... for what ever that's worth...
Whores get paid for their work.

I guess that leaves you out!

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The way you and your crew look on the boat has something to do with the way you are perceived and treated. When arriving at a foreign port, my crew, passengers and I are all dressed up in summer whites; myself in my pilot's uniform. ....By comparison, I've seen crews of boats dressed up in "beach attire" go through a maze of questioning and searches.
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I think I can't agree more with this comment : I experienced the same (1) in almost all the places we went to and more recently in the Caribbean; (2) when delivering boats in various countries. In this last case paper work may be a burden if not an issue.
We have to demonstrate 'consideration' for the custom, immigration and marina people. Very often we need their help to solve issues and being courteous and 'clean' does make a lot of difference.
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A whore and an untouchable!

seems like a bad business model
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