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.