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Old 07-10-2013, 11:28   #16
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Why not just ask them kindly to "stow the dingy"?
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:28   #17
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I like this comment the best!!
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:30   #18
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:43   #19
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It's the med , Europeans have little or no issue with simple nudity. Leave your hangups at home

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Old 07-10-2013, 11:53   #20
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My experience has been that most people (myself included) look better with clothes on rather than clothes off.
I beg to differ. Not being forced in a swimsuit that's too small most bodies look a lot better.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:13   #21
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Re: Naked sailing!

The world is a buggered up place, many of us are taught that there is something distasteful about our bodies. Its really too bad. In some societies women must be covered for fear men might not be able to control themselves...unfortunately most of these screwed up thoughts were those of very insecure males from the bronze age. Its unfortunate that after thousands of years we still believe and behave in similar ways today.
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Re: Naked sailing!

Naked is fine, but having little to no consideration for others around you is not.... in my opinion.

If you have to thumb something at me, I prefer it to be your nose, not your bottom.
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Re: Naked sailing!

It was an opinion, and we all have opinions. Most places I've been where there have been clothing optional beachs, that has been the case FOR ME. I have no objection to nude sailing what so ever. The only reason I wear clothes in the first place is due to the weather where I live. When I head south next spring, look out! And avert your eyes, the retinas will be seared. I would wear cut offs to help protect the jumbly bits. If you don't wear something comfortable, then it is your own fault.
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Naked is fine, but having little to no consideration for others around you is not.... in my opinion.

If you have to thumb something at me, I prefer it to be your nose, not your bottom.
Are you saying you object to naked people on their own boat in an anchorage next to you.

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Nude sailing seems more prevalent in some areas than others. In Hawaii it was pretty common.
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Re: Naked sailing!

I see nothing wrong with nudity.

But I very much object to messing with other people, purposefully violating their values for no good reason. Striking bizarre poses, squirreling (Southern for wagging your weenie), or any activity that is focused on gaining the attention of an unwilling spectator is rude and boorish.
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If these had been women I don't think I would have objected so much but come on... there were kids on other boats and surely this was going a little too far.
Hmm...so you're in a country of which you are not a native, and your complaint is not about disrespecting local values: You want neighbours to rule their lives according to your personal hang ups. The fact that it would be ok if it was women suggest you cannot disassociate nudity from sexuality and have a concern that if anyone sees you facing the direction of a naked man others might think you're gay. You're fine with looking at naked women because that's all good blokey fun. If not, then is there a specific reason for the gender difference in your personal dress rules?

Oh wait, it's not about you you're only thinking of the children. Because they're all born with an innate tendency to be upset by seeing men (but not women) in the distance without clothes?
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Naked is fine, but having little to no consideration for others around you is not.... in my opinion. If you have to thumb something at me, I prefer it to be your nose, not your bottom.
But why is it inconsiderate of me to be naked, but not inconsiderate of you to require me to cover up?
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Are you saying you object to naked people on their own boat in an anchorage next to you.

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It's sad that many do not see the beauty of the human condition. One of the all time great works of art is Rodin's "The Old Courtesan"... (The Old Woman).

However, what I am trying to say is that first and foremost we should think of others, in my opinion. I think people forget or don't realize that everything we do is for others, family, friends, society...no man is an island, not even on his very own boat.

Where one draws the line is up to the individual. Just saying that if you can see the whites of their eyes.......maybe put yourself out....I mean put something on.
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But why is it inconsiderate of me to be naked, but not inconsiderate of you to require me to cover up?
No one is required to do anything, unless there is a law of course, but we shouldn't need laws to govern common courtesy. If I was naked and a boat pulled up near me, I would cover up. If I pulled up next to a boat with naked people I would enjoy the view or move on.

(Edit) If your wait for the other guy to do the considerate thing, you might end up waiting a very long time.
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