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Old 07-10-2013, 15:34   #46
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Skipped through most of this thread, but as Seinfeld said "there is good naked, and bad naked."
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Re: Naked sailing!

I used to own a slobbery boxer that was a terrible 'crutcher.'
He once had the time of his life with a nude with a nude man on the beach....
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The fact that I would cover up for another's benefit is not a hang-up. Unless you think consideration for others is a hang up. I don't think you understand what I've been saying, but that is OK. Happy sailing.
But what are you considering for others. You feel they don't want to see you nude ( in the particular sailing circumstance were talking about ) , how do you know they care.

If you don't want to go nude, that's fine , that's your POV. But I see no reason to impose your moral view ( and its clearly a moral ) view on others. There is certainly unsuitable places to be nude, but swinging at anchor in a med bay is not one of them and is fairly common behaviour. Top less is extremely common , should everyone cover up when you approach , do all men put on their shirts when youre around.

By all means do as you feel comfortable to do , but don't enforce your morality on others.

Have you ever sat around a pool with dozens of wrinkly nude old Germans ( its always Germans ) is it pretty , no , but is the slightest bit of harm being done, absolutely not.


As they said in modern family , were a bit different here
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Phil: That was hardly porn. It was a topless woman on a tractor. You know what they call that in Europe? A cereal commercial.

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Old 07-10-2013, 15:50   #49
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Skipped through most of this thread, but as Seinfeld said "there is good naked, and bad naked."
"Naked hair brushing, good. Naked crouching. Bad." "Coughing? Naked? It's a turn-off, man." Ah, I love Seinfeld.

When we first moved into our mooring field I discovered our neighbors were naked often. Just going about their business, climbing masts and so on. That was January and it seemed rather funny. Then July, August, September rolled around and clothes were just too much! My neighbors are lucky to get a pareo during the day and all bets are off after dark!
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Old 07-10-2013, 15:59   #50
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On a sailboat, I generally don't go nude.

It isn't about morality or sexuality.

It's about having a pocket for my jackknife.
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Re: Naked sailing!

We met lots of Europeans while in the Caribbean, and one of their sayings was a reference to MORALLY CONSTIPATED AMERICANS. Gosh, I wonder how that came about?????. Other than Islamic countrys we Americans seem to be more hung up about nudity than most other places in the world. Maybe it is because we were founded by the PURITANS, and havent gotten over it yet? Oh well!!!___Grant.
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On a sailboat, I generally don't go nude.

It isn't about morality or sexuality.

It's about having a pocket for my jackknife.
How bout a little over the shoulder number.
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Re: Naked sailing!

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Re: Naked sailing!

yo pro nude posters, we are going to need photos in order to judge your position on the matter
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yo pro nude posters, we are going to need photos in order to judge your position on the matter
Hey maybe there room for a "Hotties on boats " thread like old Bob bitchin did
( can't see the mods buying that !!)
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Re: Naked sailing!

The entire concept of nudity being commonplace in the Med boating community and on Med. beaches is as difficult for Americans to understand, as it is for Europeans to understand how commonplace guns are here in America.

It is the way it is..... There's no need to be judgemental. Nudity or firearms can provide great stress relief..... Depending on which side of the pond.

Like the other guy said: When in Rome........
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Note to moderators....should this and the,thread "aging cruisers choose battles" be merged????
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I actually wear very little cruising in summer (rarely anything if no other boats are around), but I am aware some people consider nudity offensive, so when out of the cockpit and in view of other boats I will often thrown a sarong around me, or at least bikini bottoms (unless our neighbours are sans clothes ). In general, although there are a few nudist beaches here in Greece, nudity is frowned on, particularly in view of a church. Churches are harder to avoid than you would imagine. The most remote anchorages will often have an isolated pint size one in the most spectacular and hard to reach spot! Despite having few inhibitions, I think a little respect for the country you are visiting is important .
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I'm okay with people spending their days nude around me, but I'd appreciate their covering up while I'm trying to eat. Especially if I'm eating hot dogs.
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The entire concept of nudity being commonplace in the Med boating community and on Med. beaches is as difficult for Americans to understand, as it is for Europeans to understand how commonplace guns are here in America.

It is the way it is..... There's no need to be judgemental. Nudity or firearms can provide great stress relief..... Depending on which side of the pond.

Like the other guy said: When in Rome........
Not the same really, Europeans still own a lot of guns 1 in 3 on average and we have no real issue with nudity. So we get both as a stress relief. Me I've currently 4 guns but really me nude , no thanks.

Mine you my target practice is doing nothing for my stress relief at the moment , going through a bad patch
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