Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 31-10-2011, 10:49   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 11
Sailboaters Stereotype

What do you think of sailboaters stereotype of being a bunch of wind robbing vagabond rag baggers?

Sailing is Another World
__________________

__________________
linabu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2011, 10:58   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: ontario canada
Boat: grampian 26
Posts: 1,743
Re: Sailboaters Stereotype

Stick boaters, puff boaters, blow boaters, take your pick. We have been called worse but salt spray thickens the skin.
__________________

__________________
perchance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2011, 11:09   #3
cat herder, extreme blacksheep
 
zeehag's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: furycame alley , tropics, mexico for now
Boat: 1976 FORMOSA yankee clipper 41
Posts: 17,778
Images: 56
Send a message via Yahoo to zeehag Send a message via Skype™ to zeehag
Re: Sailboaters Stereotype

linabu--you forgot salt encrusted. and blowhards.
zeehag is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2011, 11:19   #4
Senior Cruiser
 
Cheechako's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Skagit City, WA
Posts: 19,371
Re: Sailboaters Stereotype

Well............. as long as they dont call us "opinionated"!
__________________
"I spent most of my money on Booze, Broads and Boats. The rest I wasted" - Elmore Leonard











Cheechako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2011, 11:37   #5
Registered User
 
webejammin's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pacific NW, sailing the Columbia River, USA
Boat: Gemini 105MC 34 ft hull#753
Posts: 951
Images: 3
Re: Sailboaters Stereotype

At our marina the sailors are year round boaters and the power boaters go hide when the temps get below 70 F and don't come around untill late April. We see this type of power boaters as mentally handy caped due to cool weather.
__________________
Wind in my hair and a nice catamaran
Phil & Elaine
webejammin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2011, 11:40   #6
Moderator Emeritus
 
David M's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay
Boat: research vessel
Posts: 10,152
Re: Sailboaters Stereotype

From the general public's perspective, I think some are intimidated falsely thinking they are all rich or snooty or both. "Snotty yachtie" is a derogatory term I have heard more than once. It would be nice if sailors did things to end that usually false perception.
__________________
David

Life begins where land ends.
David M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2011, 11:40   #7
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,595
Images: 240
Re: Sailboaters Stereotype

To quote a trenchant observation, which you might recognize; “... Most boaters, regardless of their pedigree, have a love for the ocean and its bounty. As an adder, sailors are a very, very tough lot ...”
Nice article ➥ http://rumbum.com/2380-sailing-is-another-world
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2011, 11:50   #8
cruiser

Join Date: May 2010
Location: SF Bay Area; Former Annapolis and MA Liveaboard.
Boat: Looking and saving for my next...mid-atlantic coast
Posts: 6,197
Re: Sailboaters Stereotype

Two types - neither of which you wanna spend too much time around:

- Braggard, self indigent and righteous, always have an opinion, yet fail miserably themselves based on their "experience", and 90% of the time drinking and out of shape.

- Pious, deeply religious, tie their knots quietly and methodically and boring to tears.

Moral: Forget the sailors...JUST GO SAILING!!!
__________________
SaltyMonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2011, 12:52   #9
cat herder, extreme blacksheep
 
zeehag's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: furycame alley , tropics, mexico for now
Boat: 1976 FORMOSA yankee clipper 41
Posts: 17,778
Images: 56
Send a message via Yahoo to zeehag Send a message via Skype™ to zeehag
Re: Sailboaters Stereotype

stubborn....and ...lol hard headed (calloused from head vs boom assaults...LOL)
zeehag is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2011, 12:56   #10
Registered User
 
Target9000's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: New Orleans LA
Boat: 74 Westsail 32
Posts: 1,379
Re: Sailboaters Stereotype

Ah sailors. The only men I know of that have bent booms with their heads.
__________________
Let your heart tell you where to go, but let your brain tell you how to get there.

Sundowner Sails Again
Target9000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2011, 12:57   #11
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 299
Re: Sailboaters Stereotype

[QUOTE=linabu;807799]What do you think of sailboaters stereotype of being a bunch of wind robbing vagabond rag baggers?/QUOTE]

I think they're after something. Otherwise, why all the flattery?
__________________
bill352 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2011, 13:23   #12
Registered User
 
drew23's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: cruising Mexico
Boat: Searunner 37 trimaran, Islander 34
Posts: 286
Re: Sailboaters Stereotype

my friends refer derogatorily to liveaboard-at-anchor types (like myself) as "sea carnies".
__________________
"Analogies are dangerous, Amanda, because life is like a sandcastle."
blog: https://disengage.ca hf: VA7DSX / VE0TF instagram: mux23
drew23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2011, 13:27   #13
Registered User
 
Pato's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Sidney b.c
Boat: Ct 37
Posts: 162
Around here we are known as WAFI
Wind assisted friken idiot
Then there's GAFI
Gas assisted friken idiot
__________________
Pato is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2011, 13:39   #14
cat herder, extreme blacksheep
 
zeehag's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: furycame alley , tropics, mexico for now
Boat: 1976 FORMOSA yankee clipper 41
Posts: 17,778
Images: 56
Send a message via Yahoo to zeehag Send a message via Skype™ to zeehag
Re: Sailboaters Stereotype

aaahhhhhh, rummies, the lot of 'em....
zeehag is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2011, 16:44   #15
cat herder, extreme blacksheep
 
zeehag's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: furycame alley , tropics, mexico for now
Boat: 1976 FORMOSA yankee clipper 41
Posts: 17,778
Images: 56
Send a message via Yahoo to zeehag Send a message via Skype™ to zeehag
Re: Sailboaters Stereotype

Quote:
Originally Posted by drew23 View Post
my friends refer derogatorily to liveaboard-at-anchor types (like myself) as "sea carnies".
havent heard that one but i always get --"derelicts/freeloaders/bums/drunks.."
__________________

zeehag is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:41.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.