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Old 19-01-2016, 04:40   #91
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True enough, Jim, but HS 's post is brilliant. And my #1 ex brought home the bacon too.😉 We parted company on the wild oats thingy.
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True enough, Jim, but HS 's post is brilliant. And my #1 ex brought home the bacon too.😉 We parted company on the wild oats thingy.
Wild oats are good. Can never get too many oats in your diet. So sow soon.
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Old 19-01-2016, 05:26   #93
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I have found, however, that forum comments don't always align with real people I meet day to day.
Thank God for that!
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For long term survival of the species, a lot less of filling of nests with heaps of family would be a great thing...

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Well, the EU is in population decline is you remove immigration.
Australia is very close and I would think the USA too when immigration is removed.

So, again, it 'those' people who can reduce family size, not 'us'.

China tried with the 1 child policy but it led to high female infant mortality. Go figure. So they have just changed the law. Now 2 kids.

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I have to say stereotypes seem to drive many peoples choices in life. My experience with many females as sailors, boat owners, live aboards and so on is that if they are motivated they are functionally no different than males. There are plenty of males who can drive a nail or turn a screw. I've had them as clients!

It's true that males are generally stronger than females... but not necessarily and this is not a factor for boat ownership and sailing.

Sailors need to be smart and aware... mechanical skills... all qualities that females have. This dichotomy is stupid.

But females are usually easier on the eyes and smell nicer!!!! (and cook better)
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As a parent and a grandparent in a family of three generations living on boats I must strongly disagree. On board the three boats upon which my family members currently live we have a strong affiliation with our community (...and communities) with no less of security of place and family, education and health care available to those living on shore. It's typical for land based people to be suspicious of the potential for success within homes that are unfamiliar to them. Our 44 years of living aboard and cruising have not been a sacrifice of secure family life in any way.
Ahem ... Let me remind the group that Capt. Force and family are the exceptions that prove the rule, as it were. From First Mate Force riding the 350 to the Capt's recent comment that he was unaware of any inconveniences of living aboard, I say the Force Family is entirely unrepresentative of cruisers in a general way, while being quite remarkable in their own way. Most of us have done some of what they've accomplished, but 44 years? I am in awe of the accomplishment to be sure, but don't think it's typical human behavior.


Ultra long term sailors, I would argue, are FAR more likely to be singletons.
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I have to say stereotypes seem to drive many peoples choices in life...

Sailors need to be smart and aware... mechanical skills... all qualities that females have. This dichotomy is stupid.

But females are usually easier on the eyes and smell nicer!!!! (and cook better)
Sorry to be Captain Obvious, but females do not smell nicer naturally.
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Sorry to be Captain Obvious, but females do not smell nicer naturally.
Maybe not... but they have the good sense to unnaturally smell nice. ;-)
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Sorry to be Captain Obvious, but females do not smell nicer naturally.
They sure smell nicer to me. Ah, the scent of a woman. Male hormones will do that. Even without all that artificial smelly stuff.
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I see single female liveaboards all over the place. They stay to themselves as they get sick of the leg humpers...as they put it. Where I am now in Queensland, there are 4 where i am moored. They sail often. I trade favours, ie, i do electrical and they do the mast work most are better sailors than me, so i have a few trips on my yacht planned. I have drive like most blokes, i just grew out of leg humping in early teens.
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"Leg humping"? Man, you need a course in biology.
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"Leg humping"? Man, you need a course in biology.
And you need one in 'Aussie'
or.. to have owned a Poodle..
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Re: Single, Female, and living aboard?

It's certainly not true that all of them (women) are adverse to sailing. Just check the Crew Positions forum. They're posting messages there all the time! So, maybe they tend to want to have both (sailing + home nest, ashore).
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"It's true that males are generally stronger than females... but not necessarily and this is not a factor for boat ownership and sailing. "
I find that by the time a sailboat gets to 32' or a bit less, no sailor can manhandle it. You've got out-smart the damned thing or it will win every time.
So, as far as strength? Only counts if you're not smart enough to out-smart the boat!
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I have a far greater sense of community living at the marina than I ever did in my condo or the vast majority of my apartments!
Living in a marina is in no way comparable to cruising. Apples and oranges. Cruising and traveling are not conducive to "community".

What I took from the comment was that women are not predisposed to wandering the world with no solid home base. Like it or not women are driven, at least on the most basic level, to create a safe environment for their offspring. The fact that some women choose to live a wandering lifestyle does not change that.

Just an opinion...
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