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Old 21-01-2006, 04:29   #226
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Old 21-01-2006, 09:53   #227
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Sure do appreciate the replies. Jesus thinks I'm an "arsehole"?! I don't know about that. I guess maybe you have some insight that I do not. Maybe I was taken the wrong way. I don't think I said anything critical, other than to point out that when you post something, it will probably be read by those you are posting about. Just as I have read about jesus thinking I,m an "arsehole".

Funny, I get jumped on for adding to this thread. The longest most discussed thread on the site. For me to give my opinion of Pat and Ali, who I consider friends, in addition to what was already posted, truly I must be an "arsehole".

I probably should of expected the response that I got. The fact that Pat and Ali made their finances themselves, should be no reason for whoever posted them as a silver spoon couple to retract their statement. In no way should anyone respond to what I say by editing future comments to reflect some sensitivity to those that they are commenting about. Rather I think I was wrong. I think Pat and Ali should have to walk the plank, or better yet be keelhauled for their transgressions. Because the made their logs/story public we have the right to say whatever we want. Those pizza, hamburger eating, beer swilling, americans. Why not now comment on their looks or lineage.

C'mon people!

As far as whether or not I should post on this topic or not. That is my choice. Just as it was for the three previous posts.

It was not my intent to offend. But I will admit to being a little riled when I had gotten through this thread. Eurocruiser as I said you are very knowledgable. It just wouold seem to me that your advice about sailing would be taken if not surrounded by judgements of their personal choices.

Calling someone an ugly american, that you have never met?! (not speaking of anyone specifically, more than one have expressed that sentiment) What does that make you?

I will look forward to CapK next post so I can see what I should post in the future.

Bc mike, you right, if it is public it is open to criticism. And if those criticisms were left to what people actually knew rather than speculated, I would not have wrote my previous post.

Critics love Brokeback mountain. I think I'll pass.

Oh yes I love all the quotes, so here is one.

"Those who can do. Those who can't teach."

Which one are you?

Now somebody call me an "arsehole" so I have a reason to post again!

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Aye, the Bumfuzzles.

Did they paint their life jackets grey yet?
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Old 21-01-2006, 14:06   #229
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Your second post and you quoted me incorrectly in the second sentence. Makes the rest of your post suspect, and that's all I have to say about that.
I will not be responding to this thread anymore. To much work to do on the boat. Not many weeks till sailing starts again.
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Old 21-01-2006, 15:30   #230
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Well teamivey.

You surely do sound like you're bent all out of shape. But what did you expect?

Sounds to me that you neither read the earlier posts. Or you did not get a flying you-know-what?

As I am a person who can do. And I most diffinately, can teach. I just happen to have some creditials, from my past. So I can most do, and teach!!

BC Mike most diffinately has stated, that what you posted has made you suspect. And you misquoted him incorrectly in the second sentence.

Do yourself a favor teamivey. Go back to the very begining of this thread. And read every post from start to finish. All the way up to where you started at. Then give everybody in here a better reply. Instead of acting like a insolent little school boy?

And for further record. If you cannot accept this reality check. And you cannot except a simple reason why we gave your post the comments we made. And your subtle attempts of lashing back at us. Than all the regulars on this forum, will most diffinately know that you could be a "TROLL."
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Old 21-01-2006, 18:04   #231
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Teamivey,

Give us some insight then, are the Bumfuzzles as loopy as their posts make them out to be or are they - as the Brits would say - just taking the piss out of us?

I'll give them a pass if it's the latter (and have a good laugh on myself), but if they really didn't have a clue why they shouldn't paint their danbuoy pole grey, it would be good to know.
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I haven't read all the posts

I haven't read all the posts in this thread, but I'll let you know what my favourite book is for sailing - "Learn to Sail the Hard Way." This book is older and one of the typical acquisitions I get from used book stores.

The author of the book contends there is only one way to become an effective, experienced sailor and that is to get out there and make the same bone headed mistakes others have made. For example, he has grounded his boat more than he has fingers and toes.

The author feels the only way to become good is to get out there and get over "being bad." I'm not an expert on this couple discussed, but it did occur to me that with all the boneheaded things they have done, they'll be experts in about ten years. They will then be at an age when most "serious cruisers" are just entering the market with no experience.

As for the buoy being painted grey, that isn't much dumber than buying a buoy toss ring that's painted white - like I did and most boaters have done. The white goes great with the boat, but sucks in terms of visibility in white capped conditions on the ocean.

This couple will most likely figure it all out.
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Teamivey, sorry I missed this post, I have just come back in from errr.... doing it.
You totaly miss quoted BC Mike and it was easy to see you totalymiss read his post. So as Mike stated. I wonder what eles you have miss read. I see you have also mis-quoted some parts of the arguments and if you had have read them all, you would have noted we all took a a promise to drop this, or at least not feed the trolls, which looks like you could be.
If you aren't, then welcome and I suggest you go get a beer, pull up a seat infront of the screen and read some posts from ones that have tremendouse knowledge and experiance in every single aspect of boating.

Oh, as for the MO pole. I am about to make a post about a boat color and an experiance that happend in a rescue here just this weekend. You will find it under the orange MOB series of threads.
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You know, every time dsomeone resesutates this turkey, I expect to see ballons like the old Batman Series Zap! Bam!! Pow!!!
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insolent school boy!

Meet me at recess and I will beat you up and take your lunch money. Your right about the misquote on the jesus thinks i'm an arsehole. Oops.

For you who asked about if they are pulling your leg.The answer is probably yes and no. They did paint their flag grey, but if you read what Pat wrote about that in his logs, I think you will realize that it is not a big deal. Having your MOB pole grey instead of orange is like having one powerball ticket instead of two. Mine is white with an orange flag on top. Pat just happens to be a good writer and enjoys a joke. Don't think for a second that he didn't know that he would get the kind of reaction he got.

I don't think anyone would mind constructive criticism. Just as telling me to reread a post because I misquoted prompted me to reread. However criticizing someone because they don't have the same approach to new cultures as you, don't eat the same as you, or have more money than you, is just wrong. Maybe the act of insolent school boys. (sorry 'bout that. Jusat can't believe we have gotten to name calling now.) They are such friendly warm people, willing to try just about anything, that I personally think they represent America well. Just for the culinary record, I believe Pat has now eaten croc, kangaroo, dog, and various mystery meats. All in the name of embracing and gaining knowledge of other cultures.

Some people have posted their disgust with them to such an extent that it would almost seem that they would love to see Pat and Ali lost at sea so they can go around with their I told you so's. My biggest problems were with those who passed unqualified judgements on them. Especially those who said that they were sailing on Daddy's money. Or accusing them of being born with silver spoons. I live about 5 miles from Alis mom. Very modest middle of the road home.

I am not TROLLING. Just thought that I would weigh in, as I have some real knowledge of the intrepid couple. I only named Eurocruiser because of his obvious knowledge. My thinking there that his knowledge would be more welcome if tinged with a little sensitivity.

The anger I have received is really quite shocking. So I will now apologize to those I have offended. Perhaps if you had heard your friends described the way I have heard mine, you might let a little resentment sneak out also.

To say you can and do. What I meant by that was maybe you have'nt reached financial freedom yet, so you can't yet. Maybe your waiting for the kids to grow up and you can't yet. Maybe your wife isn't convinced yet. Maybe this maybe that. Anyhow Pat and Ali are doing. Lets congratulate them and offer advice to them rather than criticism. Eurocruiser with all your knowledge, you should of ended up being a confidant of Pat and Ali's rather than a detractor.

Man I am so long winded.

Obviously I could write more but I wont.

Don't be a player hater.

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You are still ranting. Sure you would get bent all of shape. Cause, someone with more maturity. Has shown you that the topic of the "fuzzles." Your so-called-friends." And you're shooting the gun for them. Bad call?

Why is it that the so-called fans, of the "fuzzles." Act like they're on some kind of drug. Or something? The fanatical point of view of the "fuzzles," which is why we members do not like talking about them. Sounds disturbing. Actually very annoying!!

Oh, sure they have more money. And that they're, "doing it." So what!! Who cares. Who gives a flying F*&%. Some of us have done it. Still doing it. I have done it!! Not recently. But, plan on doing it again.

Yeah BC Mike, probably directly called you an a-hole. But doesn't usually every American get called that at some point? Hell, I myself have called people that. But, you haven't seen me using that word. And BC Mike is Canadian. Imagine that!!

As for you mentioning you're not trolling. And that you have, "real knowledge." About the so-called intrepid couple. Like I said before. Did you even read the earlier posts on this thread? Right now, teamivey. I'm not bashing you. I am simply asking you that question. Have you read the earlier posts? I believe you'll find you answer there. And the reason for all this reaction.

And another thing. You're going to find alot of criticism, towards certain points of views here. This is one of them. And this is why all the negative feedback. In case you haven't noticed? Why do you think I keep referring you. To read the earlier posts? The answers are all there, teamivey. Come on and smell the coffee!!
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The sailing is ok. It's not deep blue water stuff. But it'll do to keep up the sailing skills.
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Here's a website for those possibly interested. Or just curious about Arizona sailing?

http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/lake_pleasant
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Thanks Larry, for pointing that out.

And Sean (teamivey). If I did sounded too harsh at the beginning. I do apologize there.

But other than that. I do stand by. By what I originally said, about the "fuzzles." I'm sure they are great to get to know. And that they are fun to hang with. I too am a nice and funny guy. Once you get to know me.

So let's end this. And talk about something else. Ok?
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