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Old 03-03-2007, 08:24   #16
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"and actively oppose the PWCs which are specifically designed to be loud and offensive."
How I totally agree with you! All that noise makes it all to easy to find them.

"Be werry, werry, qwiet! I'm h-hunting wabbit!" [E. Fud.]
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Old 03-03-2007, 13:58   #17
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Ahhh, Jimmy Soul . . .

hellosailor, you bring to mind one of the classic songs of R&B, Jimmy Soul's "Happy for the Rest of Your Life." And, for those who aren't familiar with it, here are the lyrics:


Hey hey hey hey hey
If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty women your wife
Go for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you

If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty women your wife
Go for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you

A pretty women makes her husband look small
it very often causes a system fall
As soon as he marrys her then she starts
looking for things that will break his heart
but if you make an ugly women your wife
you'll be happy for the rest of your life
An ugly women will put peals on that
and she'll always give you a piece of that.

If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty women your wife
Go for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you

Don't let your friends tell you you have no taste
go ahead and marry anyway
Her face is ugly her eyes don't match
take it from me shes a better catch

If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty women your wife
Go for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you

Dude 1:say man
Dude 2:hey man
Dude 1: I saw your wife the other day
Dude 2: Yeah
Dude 1: Yeah and Shes Ugly
Dude 2: Yeah shes Ugly but she sure can cook baby.
Dude 1: Yeah

If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty women your wife
Go for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you

If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty women your wife
Go for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you

If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty women your wife
Go for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you

(FADE)
If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty women your wife
Go for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you

As to the windows on Lagoons, Sunspot Baby, I am actually drawn to these vessels by them. I think they give the Lagoons a distinctive look, but more than that, are eminently practical in mitigating the hellacious solar gain that sloped windows exacerbate, and make taking in the waterfront view easy and pleasurable. For me, any vessel that doesn't allow a clear sightline outside is claustrophobic, and Lagoons are designed to overcome this.

Additionally, while an obsession with appearance is probably inherent in the human species, I think it is at least partially a reflection of a person's desire to gain status in the "tribe." It's kind of the Trophy Wife syndrome.

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Old 03-03-2007, 15:50   #18
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Yup, that's the one I'm thinking of. Maybe we all should be blindfolded for a year early in grade school, so we learn early that appearances shouldn't be everything?
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Old 03-03-2007, 16:14   #19
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For me, hellosailor, grade school was a long time ago, but if memory serves,

we were much more likely to accept one another without reservation at that

age. It was when we hit puberty that we could have used blindfolds - which is

kind of funny, really, because we were already blinded by lust.


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I've spent most of my fortune on pretty woman and fast boats

Or was it pretty boats and fast woman?

Anyway, the rest of my fortune I just wasted....................................._/)
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I've spent most of my fortune on pretty woman and fast boats

Or was it pretty boats and fast woman?

Anyway, the rest of my fortune I just wasted....................................._/)

Wasted the rest? that's a pity........you should have spent it on Beer
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While we're on appearance, I think those sleek sport fishers are beautiful. If they just didn't leave a tsunami sized wake . . .

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So the original observation was an inquiry into how we are affected by the appearance of our boats. Now, assuming most of the people on this forum are men and most are sail boat owners, IMHO there is, in fact a deeply ingrained appreciation to the shape and form of most sailboats. "Nice lines," we might say.

I am a draftsman and once owned a set of templates called "Ship Curves". These were curved templates characterized as "curves of ever changing radius" as opposed to constant radius circle templates. Just drawing a line using one of these templates was somehow satisfying. Well, what other object in nature is exclusively composed of "curves of ever changing radius"? Ahhh ... how about a woman's body?

Just as an attractive, curvaceous woman is worth a neck wrenching double-take, so is a well designed boat; "Nice lines," we say. With few exceptions everything on a sailboat has the curves that human males are instinctively drawn to. When Sunspot Baby said "Some trigger an internal vibration that makes it exhilarating just to look at them," it was nothing more than the truth. Even the odd straight line on a boat only increases the contrast to the more eye-pleasing "swoop" everyplace else. Raven hit the nail on the head when he said, "... the attraction to the form of a boat is probably a close second to the attraction to those of the opposite sex. Perhaps it's genetically ingrained." It most assuredly is!

Even a sail, when drawing, assumes our favorite "curve of ever changing radius". Let's not even get into hidden meanings regarding balloon spinnakers. To close this post I'd like to quote Tnflakbait's observation: "Flat shear is kinda boring" ... which sums it up nicely.
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Wasted the rest? that's a pity........you should have spent it on Beer
Actually, I think it was Rum There is no refund value to the containers
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So long as you don't have to win the ugly boat contest in any port I think you can at least sail proud in daylight. There is always a better boat than yours but you really don't want to be the worst any place you go on a regular basis. There is a nice feeling when you pull into port and people stop and point at you and you are really sure they are not laughing.
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