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Old 21-03-2014, 06:13   #16
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This is my very first post on this forum and I am already in a tiff. Stu, you're going to have to look that one up, I am tired of explaining things to you.
Stu is a long-time participant here who has helped a lot of people and provides a lot of good information. He asked you a perfectly reasonable question and the first thing you do is get your panties in a knot and start throwing insults.

Ego issues? Or is it just that you think you have to announce yourself by picking a fight right off the bat? Take a deep breath, buddy. Back off a bit. You'll get lots of help here, but not with the kind of attitude that you're showing so far.

In any case, good luck to you.
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BTW, Stu, how many ex-wives do you have?

Love ya, mean it,
Only one. But she was a real beaut!!!


I understand the "economic" factors, however, after carefully logging my overall average fuel consumption for fifteen years, I know how many hours I can operate my boat on a tank of fuel.

How fast I can go will determine the distance, and that can vary GREATLY in a sailboat. On SF Bay and tributaries, the currents can reach six knots (and in many areas of the world currents can exceed that significantly).

For Adele, please note that "our" currents here do NOT average out like your example of the ICW. If I go north and east into the California Delta from SF Bay, if I do not time the currents properly, I could spend four hours fighting the current and in many places on a spring tide go absolutely nowhere, whereas if I went with the current, I'd get there much faster. An "easy" four hour trip (in ONE curretn/tide cycle of six hours) could be turned into a six or seven hour trip without proper planning. In this real life example, the currents in no way cancel out. At all.

It's the way I choose to measure my speed/time/distance parameters, and I recognize there are other ways to do so. Perhaps I was a little presumptive earlier, although I have difficulty, as an engineer, in applying it for my purposes.

Your boat, your choice.

Thanks, Boo...

And thanks to you others for the kind words. Much appreciated.
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Old 21-03-2014, 06:46   #18
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Re: Speed

Perhaps a good time to review the guidelines for posting on the forum. The highlights and emphasis are from the forum, not mine.

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Old 21-03-2014, 07:16   #19
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Well it seems to me that you are more than doing your part to keep your little stu battle going!
Yeah, well, I am done now, Unless he says something else stupid.

I am very easy to get along with. The attitude he came across with really stuck in my craw. I just asked a simple question.
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Yeah, well, I am done now, Unless he says something else stupid.

I am very easy to get along with. The attitude he came across with really stuck in my craw. I just asked a simple question.
So far have seen nothing stupid posted by Stu. He simply asked why you posted the same question in two forums which does not comply with forum guidelines. See the second point in post #18 which is verbatim from the forum rules and by the way, common protocol on most internet forums.

Perhaps his attempt to be politely humorous in pointing this out was not to your liking.
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