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Old 23-06-2012, 04:46   #1
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What's a Stink POT?

I'm from the NW US, and I keep hear people referring to stink pots.

what the hell is a stink pot?

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Old 23-06-2012, 04:49   #2
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Re: What's a Stink POT?

It is what narrow-minded sailboaters call a powerboat. We are blowboaters to narrow minded powerboaters.
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Old 23-06-2012, 04:59   #3
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Re: What's a Stink POT?

also known as a gin palace!

Gin palace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 23-06-2012, 05:57   #4
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Re: What's a Stink POT?

In Australia, one term for a powerboat is a 'stinkboat'
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Old 23-06-2012, 07:14   #5
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Re: What's a Stink POT?

I think of stinkpots as the fishing boats that I can smell from a ways away

I think of powerboats as just a-holes till proven differently
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Even better is a great term they have for us sailors... "rag haulers". Love it!
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Re: What's a Stink POT?

stinkpotters are powerboaters who cut in front of a ragboat within 10 ft of bow and do other stooopit and unsafe stuff just because thy CAN
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Re: What's a Stink POT?

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I think of stinkpots as the fishing boats that I can smell from a ways away

I think of powerboats as just a-holes till proven differently
I guess thats why all rescue craft are fitted with sails.
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Old 23-06-2012, 10:35   #9
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Re: What's a Stink POT?

Imagine you are sharing a nice quiet anchorage with a few other sailboats after long day of sailing from town,that typically have solar panels and wind generators and conservative power needs in general.Then a big powereboat pulls in later after having just left town a couple of hours ago.Being that they have larger than life power needs, they have to run auxillary generator, ALL NIGHT! That is a stinkpotter.Another example of the sense of entitlement that has that has taken over this world.But hey,it sure is nice if you ever need a tow in an emergency and one comes along.Damn stinkpotters!
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Re: What's a Stink POT?

Gee I guess by having a genny and sails make us a Stink Ragger ???
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Re: What's a Stink POT?

a sailboat is stink pot 95% of the time.
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Re: What's a Stink POT?

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a sailboat is stink pot 95% of the time.
Sailboat (rag merchant):



Motorboat (stinkpotter):



Pure motorboat (pure stinkpotter):

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Re: What's a Stink POT?

When I cruise in Mexico for 6 months a year,I use about $100. to $200. a month in fuel.My sails don't smell or make noise,nor do my solar panels.How many powerboats do you see with solar panels?Not trying to pick a fight,just stating the obvious.
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stinkpotters are powerboaters who cut in front of a ragboat within 10 ft of bow and do other stooopit and unsafe stuff just because thy CAN
Rag merchants are sailboaters who tack/jibe in front of you without apparent need or warning, just because powerboats are "never" privileged and deserve to be pushed around.
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Re: What's a Stink POT?

This may become the first thread I put on ignore...
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