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Old 25-05-2012, 16:41   #46
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Re: Is There Snob Value in a Boat's Name?

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i refuse to hang out with snottys--i like the boat bums. they actually KNOW something.
myy last 5 yrs at work i made 90 to 90k usd annually--and i gave it all away... lol i like helping folks who NEED help.
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Old 25-05-2012, 16:49   #47
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Re: Is There Snob Value in a Boat's Name?

G'Day all,

In our experience, the further one gets from the nearest full-service marina, the less snobism one will encounter... about boats, previous employment, where you went to school and so on. Once one is out cruising the commonality of experience leads to an egalitarian outlook for most of us.

That said, I will often ask your dreaded question about "what kinda boat?" upon meeting a fellow cruiser. Not to judge him, but because I am deeply interested in our boats, their designs, their features and their real-world performance. How better to learn than by on scene info from other active cruisers? (Of course, we are all TOTALLY objective when asked such questions, aren't we?)

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Old 25-05-2012, 16:50   #48
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Re: Is There Snob Value in a Boat's Name?

I wonder if the cultural flavor of a given geographic location has any bearing on the intent behind the questions. When I was single and meeting girls in Wash DC, invariably the first question was what do you do, followed by what kind of car do you own. May not have been the first things said but it was always squeezed in somewhere and attitudes were often affected by the answer.

Other parts of the country, those questions weren't asked or were an aside to the conversation. Not picking on DC, just sayin.

Haha you made the same point while I was still writing Jim. I need to write faster.
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...When I was single and meeting girls in Wash DC, invariably the first question was what do you do, followed by what kind of car do you own. ...
Which was the slightly polite way for the girls to ask how much money do you make.

Seems to be very important for those living in the big cities.

Another reason for me to avoid those locations.
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blue stocking--i run way from anyone who cringes when i say i have a formosa--LOL...sh0ws how folks think when ye tell em what ye have and how much ye paid for4 it..lol i didnt pay much!!!! ye would be god fo9lks to meet---
smooth sailing all, and watch hurrycame bud for me--i am gonna remain offline for much of tonight--seems i caught a flubug on top of aggravated cough variant asthma....
hurrycame party on dock 5!!!!!!
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Re: Is There Snob Value in a Boat's Name?

generally cruising around in our 63 footer ,snotties in smaller boats would avoid us like the plague on the 2 rtw trips we made,

when i turn up in my engineless 20 footer in the marina it is amazing the amount of people in bigger boats who want to impart advice and tell me i should really get someting bigger with an engine.........

depending on how far up their own...as.....holes they are is wether or not i mention that they should see my other boat...............


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Re: Is There Snob Value in a Boat's Name?

If people ask me questions and they seem to be trying to compare or "size me up" I always offer to whip it out and measure it along side theirs. It usually shut them right up.



Its always best if you can keep a straight face so they can't tell if you're serious or not.
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The part about two not being yer friends might be a little creepy - LOL...
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Old 25-05-2012, 19:48   #54
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generally cruising around in our 63 footer ,snotties in smaller boats would avoid us like the plague on the 2 rtw trips we made,

when i turn up in my engineless 20 footer in the marina it is amazing the amount of people in bigger boats who want to impart advice and tell me i should really get someting bigger with an engine.........

depending on how far up their own...as.....holes they are is wether or not i mention that they should see my other boat...............

20 footer in the foreground..........,my other in the back
"my other boat is an Oyster" might be a good transom-sticker.

I like to tell pople I own a Maxi 77!

Most look suitably impressed. Then at some point I will show them a picture.

"That doesn't look like 77 feet."
"Actually it is measured in meters."
"That doesn't look like 77 meters."
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Re: Is There Snob Value in a Boat's Name?

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"my other boat is an Oyster" might be a good transom-sticker.

I like to tell pople I own a Maxi 77!

Most look suitably impressed. Then at some point I will show them a picture.

"That doesn't look like 77 feet."
"Actually it is measured in meters."
"That doesn't look like 77 meters."

from what i can tell in racing circles it is all about turning up in the "right" kit,
having the most flash boat wins points at the bar,but not allways on the course................. one upmanship is in the eye of the beholder..........
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Re: Is There Snob Value in a Boat's Name?

I often ask people what kind of a boat they have. When I meet someone new I usually state my name and then the name of my boat. Boating is our life and the main topic of many conversation with people we meet. Go to any gathering and you hear people talking about different features on different boats. As has been stated before, it won't take long to figure out who the snobs are. The good news is they are few and far between.
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Re: Is There Snob Value in a Boat's Name?

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"my other boat is an Oyster" might be a good transom-sticker.

I like to tell pople I own a Maxi 77!

Most look suitably impressed. Then at some point I will show them a picture.

"That doesn't look like 77 feet."
"Actually it is measured in meters."
"That doesn't look like 77 meters."
Lessee, Dragonfly 1000. 3 hulls. Total waterline length 100 feet.
Check.
That ought'a impress a few idiots.
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Lessee, Dragonfly 1000. 3 hulls. Total waterline length 100 feet.
Check.
That ought'a impress a few idiots.
Be more impressive if it was a Maxi Dragonfly!
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Be more impressive if it was a Maxi Dragonfly!
Hard to beat the dockside cred that comes with the name Maxi - LOL

Pelle was a genious...

Although its hard to find a berth for a Maxi 100...
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Taking it a little bit further.
We love talking to other boat people when we meet them but we live aboard and one of our goals was to find out as much as possible about the country we are cruising in and the people.
For this reason we have never once been in a yacht club anywhere but usually we will try and find a bar where locals go.
This means we don't end up talking boats but about other things totally.
We may be totally wrong, I don't know, but we have met quiet a lot of people who sail to another country and then just want to hang out with people who speak the same language. Besides, local bars don't expect you to have a standard of dress before you can go into them.
Are we snobs against snobs?
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