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Old 10-07-2013, 09:34   #46
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Re: 40 Best Sailboats

My boat is on the list so the list is fine. Stop all the complaining.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:11   #47
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This is from a different thread, but I think it works here as well.

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Used boats are like the children of Lake Woebegone: They are all, each and every one of them, way above average.

And then again, doesn't every boat need something fixed, all the time?
This statement is like Lake Woebegone,Fiction! ha ha ha maybe we should have a talk show like Click and Clack have ,but geared toward boats!
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:06   #48
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Never heard of most of them, I think the list would have been better if it had been title "40 most important sailboats" (either advanced design, advanced the building, accessed for the masses or inspired folks)
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:19   #49
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I like the list, but not because of the content. I think lists are fun to read and make for great debate. A "best of" anything list is going to be subjective.

I got a kick out of being reminded of several boats I hadn't thought about in a long time. I also learned about a few I've never heard of before. I'm also enjoying reading this thread...so keep it going!
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:11   #50
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I had to vote for the Islander 36 (Bill Lapworth) because I helped build one when I was a kid and they're still around - like me! Go figure!
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I had to vote for the Islander 36 (Bill Lapworth) because I helped build one when I was a kid and they're still around - like me! Go figure!
The I36 was an Alan Gurney design. But I think Lapworth did design her big sister, the Islander 44.
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:34   #52
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I stand corrected!
It was back in 66 Weyfarer Yachts in Costa Mesa when I worked on them. So I was a 44.
Good old boats IMHO!
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:21   #53
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Whatever you think of the boats they chose; as a promotion for the magazine, it was a success. Nothing gets people more riled up than when someone does a top XX for something. I'm flattered they used some of my photos, (even though they never asked to use them). I may even buy this particular issue.
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Whatever you think of the boats they chose; as a promotion for the magazine, it was a success. Nothing gets people more riled up than when someone does a top XX for something. I'm flattered they used some of my photos, (even though they never asked to use them). I may even buy this particular issue.
Thanks for your photos. How did they get your photos without asking to use them? Did they capture them from the internet?

Now I'm waiting for their "Best 40 Anchors" article. That'll get our blood pressure up.

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Looking to *any* list to either validate or invalidate your choice in boats is the peak of insecurity.
+ 1. And it's nice to be able to read such a list and realize that you wouldn't trade your current boat for any boat on the list.
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You know, if they had just called the list "40 pretty good boats" it would have been much closer to the truth and not pissed anyone off!

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You know, if they had just called the list "40 pretty good boats" it would have been much closer to the truth and not pissed anyone off!

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But what entertainment would that have provided?

My boat isn't on the list, which is OK with me. You couldn't give me 1/2 of the boats on the list to be a full cruiser on. Different boats are good cruisers for different reasons.
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You know, if they had just called the list "40 pretty good boats" it would have been much closer to the truth and not pissed anyone off!

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But Jim, now I fell worse as mine doesn't even make the "pretty good" list and at my current location my boat feels totally inadequate. I'll soon be back to get to swinging on my anchor where you can have one of the 40 worst boats and still come over for a beer.
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But Jim, now I fell worse as mine doesn't even make the "pretty good" list and at my current location my boat feels totally inadequate. I'll soon be back to get to swinging on my anchor where you can have one of the 40 worst boats and still come over for a beer.
Crikeys, Greg, wtf are you doing there??? Hammo is unfit for human habitation... well, at least for cruiser habitation!

And remember that most of those boats that make you feel inadequate are of the "my pee-pee is bigger than your pee-pee" school of yacht design. IE, the whole purpose of the boat is to make everyone else feel inadequate and jealous. Now have a look and see if anyone on those boats is having as good a time as you are... feel better now?

Have a good one, mate!

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