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Old 26-08-2011, 09:49   #16
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Re: Things You Don't Like About Cruisers . . .

My # 1 pet peeve are those that have read all the books, and think they are Cruisers and have all the answers, but still dont own a boat..........................
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Old 26-08-2011, 09:58   #17
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Why would you have to own the boat to be a cruiser?
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Old 26-08-2011, 10:56   #18
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Why would you have to own the boat to be a cruiser?

Im speaking of arm chair sailors David..........with NO practical experance.....
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Old 26-08-2011, 11:20   #19
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I call it a womb broom

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Looking around OK, where are the censors?

That comment somehow appealed to my rather perverted sense of humor
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Old 26-08-2011, 11:26   #20
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Re: Things You Don't Like About Cruisers . . .

The only negative cruiser experience I had was tying up at a transient dock and being yelled at because I was putting my lines over a boat that was using cleats for the dock I was placed at. He had lines running across the dock that the dock hands moved so I could get in. I am very flexible and willing to share but don't expect me to not tie up to a dock I paid for! SC
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Old 26-08-2011, 11:28   #21
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I dont like grumppy old salts...to them I say have a shave get off your boat with a smile and open a bottle with the first lady that smiles back at you...when done ask her to leave politly, maybe she will indulge in an other meet up?

Oh hell.... I resemble that remark.

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Pretentious old cruisers who have given up on life, residing permanently in every pleasant anchorage, annoying those sailors who still carry the spirit with their self-righteous opinions, rules and negative attitude.
And that one too..

Piss off.. rich young wannabe yachties..
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Old 26-08-2011, 12:46   #22
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That sitting in the sun tied to a beer bottle makes yer a world expert.......
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Old 26-08-2011, 13:31   #23
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Oh hell.... I resemble that remark.



And that one too..

Piss off.. rich young wannabe yachties..

hahaha at least you have humore
thats enough to get a beer from me!!!
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Old 26-08-2011, 14:06   #24
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Cruisers are just like every other group. Some are very nice and some are not. Most are corteous and some just grumpy!
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Re: Things You Don't Like About Cruisers . . .

some of the grumpy ones are really nice underneath the dont bug me stuff.....just add rum..and get them to tell stories...
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When intolerance of other countries officialdom (I don't disagree there can be frustration, but..) causes some to act like "ugly americans".

I just want to say "You're a guest in their country, for pete's sake, didn't your mother teach you to be nice in other people's homes?"
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i noticed most of the ugly americans i met here in mexico were actually canadians.
sorry, guys, is accurate. just, please watch how you behave in these nice lil places so no one is badmouthed by trhe natives.
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I fully intend to become a cantankerous, bearded curmudgeon in a few years. You best not get in my way...
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Re: Things You Don't Like About Cruisers . . .

I'm not a cruiser and I've really only known one very well and he was an absolutely great guy. But this is my observation about some "cruisers", IMO.

They are lazy pack rats. For god's sake, they have all day to hang out on the boat, don't you think they could grab a bucket, some soap, and a scrub brush and clean it up? And are they really going to use those 15 old worn out ropes hanging off from every pole and lifeline around the boat. And, if they can't afford diesel to make your boat move out of the mooring it's been anchored in for 6 months, you really don't need the 20 jerry can's tied up to the life lines. Really, to be a cruiser, you actually have to move your boat some time. Otherwise, your actually a floating derelict and your making the anchorage look like a slum.

There must be 100 of them in Simpson Lagoon right now. Several have sunk and the wreck is just sitting on the bottom with the mast sticking out of the water.

I don't really care what people can afford, it's how they maintain what they have that makes the difference.
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some of the grumpy ones are really nice underneath the dont bug me stuff.....just add rum..and get them to tell stories...
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