Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-09-2016, 11:38   #76
Registered User
 
30yearslater's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Hamlin, NY
Boat: Oday 27
Posts: 205
Re: Sea Mile to Number of Posts Ratio

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tayana42 View Post
By time you croak anything you've learned you won't remember.


S/V B'Shert
Huh? What were we talking about now? Oh yeah, now I remember. FWIW anything I post is done so out of charity to further the available information. Personally I couldn't care less about measuring contests. I sail to escape the constant barrage of weak minded individuals who feel their worth is measured by comparing theirs' to others' achievements. I am quite happy to sail about my puddle and challenge myself to become a better sailor. I suspect that would be most of us. The sites, sounds and emotions I have experienced are mine and mine alone. Even those with the most limited experience can share often bringing back enjoyable memories of our first experiences with sailyboats.
__________________

__________________
30yearslater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2016, 12:02   #77
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 3,157
Re: Sea Mile to Number of Posts Ratio

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pelagic View Post
I find it ironic that sailors who strive to sail 'over the horizon' are discussing ways of labeling and/or putting fellow members into some kind of boxes.

It just seems so alien as to how I think about people who contribute to CF in their own special way.

This is the only Forum I post to....

I don't have time to get vested in any other and all the regulars I have come to know have become my virtual friends.

That means I give them the benefit of the doubt and feel really bad, if I have inadvertently offended thru this awkward medium of writing.

Perhaps we should just put away our tape measures and accept the unique contributions with grace.

There still remains the question of: is this information that someone posted actually true, or just some hogwash that he/she theorizes. For me, the answer is to find independent verification if in doubt. Offending/not offending others is one goal, but if someone asks as good question about anchors, autopilots, AIS, etc., there will invariably be right and wrong answers. Nobody wants or needs wrong answers, but they still get posted, even by people who don't offend anyone.
__________________

__________________
socaldmax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2016, 12:18   #78
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: PORTUGAL
Posts: 20,225
Images: 2
pirate Re: Sea Mile to Number of Posts Ratio

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pelagic View Post
This one's for boatie.

https://youtu.be/Cjr0kkStr_s
Damn.. you must be as old as me.. aint heard Donovan for Yonks... nice one..
__________________


Born To Be Wild
boatman61 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2016, 15:23   #79
Moderator
 
JPA Cate's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: aboard, cruising in Australia
Boat: Sayer 46' Solent rig sloop
Posts: 10,719
Re: Sea Mile to Number of Posts Ratio

Thank you for the kind words, Boatie. Yes, we do have a lot of cruising miles. However, you have a lot of hard miles in difficult boats, including the one that tried to kill you last year. You have shown yourself to have skill in nursing boats not set up to your own standards through difficult conditions. Furthermore, when you feel like it, you are able to get to the heart of an issue in two or three sentences, a skill I quite admire--and, lack!

Cheers, mate,

Ann
__________________
Ann, with Jim, aboard US s/v Insatiable II, in Oz, very long term cruisers
JPA Cate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2016, 15:36   #80
Moderator
 
JPA Cate's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: aboard, cruising in Australia
Boat: Sayer 46' Solent rig sloop
Posts: 10,719
Re: Sea Mile to Number of Posts Ratio

As to trying to get a sense of who the people are behind the avatars, well, those who are interested to be known fill out their profile. If you look at mine, for instance, I wrote that when I chose to become a member here, long after Jim, and after occasionally writing under his name. I wrote only what I thought would tell other sailors about my sailing.

Even the profiles only tell a little of our story. If you hang around enough, and remember avatars, pretty soon you develop a sense for who shows some integrity and who does not, and also, those who seem to get off on being snarky. My boss used to say that the reason we have two ears and one mouth is so we listen twice as much and not shoot off our mouth! But if you hang out and observe, and cut those whose posts offend you a great deal of slack, you can learn a lot about them.


Ann
__________________
Ann, with Jim, aboard US s/v Insatiable II, in Oz, very long term cruisers
JPA Cate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2016, 15:41   #81
Senior Cruiser
 
FSMike's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bahamas/Florida
Boat: Solaris Sunstar 36' catamaran
Posts: 2,654
Images: 5
Re: Sea Mile to Number of Posts Ratio

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkJ View Post
I like the way SailNet uses "Likes" for each post. Its quite interesting to see a post that has been "Liked" by half a dozen intelligent forum members.
And the idiot posts get no likes, or only "Likes" from idiots. It shows the quality posts post by post.

On Cf the only way I can show other forum members i agree with someones advice is to write a +1 post. With a "Like" button a lot of those posts are unnecessary.


I commend the Mods here to let it happen on CF.
-----
+1.
Lol.
__________________
Sail Fast Live Slow
FSMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2016, 15:43   #82
Senior Cruiser
 
44'cruisingcat's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 7,458
Images: 69
Re: Sea Mile to Number of Posts Ratio

Quote:
Originally Posted by boatman61 View Post
A young woman, often under age, who seeks to achieve status by having sex with rock musicians, roadies, security, and other band-related guys. See Suzy Creamcheese.

Was that her real name?
__________________
"You CANNOT be serious!"


John McEnroe
44'cruisingcat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2016, 16:16   #83
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 94
Re: Sea Mile to Number of Posts Ratio

I used to race 3 times a week. so my ratio is going to be skewed
__________________
packeteer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2016, 17:06   #84
Registered User
 
thomm225's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Hampton Roads
Boat: 1974 Bristol 27
Posts: 3,479
Re: Sea Mile to Number of Posts Ratio

Quote:
Originally Posted by packeteer View Post
I used to race 3 times a week. so my ratio is going to be skewed
Many cruisers are into the mileage thing on autopilot and working on the boat. I'm in the process of trying to learn this as an ex racer

Racing though does help you learn sailing if that counts. Here's an interesting video, but they aren't getting many miles. Do backing up sailing miles count?

__________________
thomm225 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2016, 17:23   #85
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 94
Re: Sea Mile to Number of Posts Ratio

heh, all those miles behind the line surely count.
__________________
packeteer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2016, 17:41   #86
Registered User
 
El Pinguino's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Punta Arenas ahorra
Boat: 39' Westerly Sealord
Posts: 3,961
Re: Sea Mile to Number of Posts Ratio

I have learnt a lot more when 'coastal' than I ever have 'deep sea'... and that is on both big ships and small.
El Pinguino is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2016, 17:44   #87
Registered User
 
markpierce's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central California
Boat: M/V Carquinez Coot
Posts: 3,416
Re: Sea Mile to Number of Posts Ratio

Quote:
Originally Posted by rognvald View Post
Outstanding topic, Rich!
...

Yes, interesting but irrelevant.
__________________
Kar-KEEN-ez Koot
markpierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2016, 17:59   #88
Registered User
 
Snore's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: www.USCGMaster.com
Boat: Tartan 33
Posts: 1,882
Re: Sea Mile to Number of Posts Ratio

Quote:
Originally Posted by weavis View Post
I did 3123 miles yesterday.... paddling...




Tain't nutting when you get to around 10 lets talk. Got more than that racing


Sent from my iPhone- please forgive autocorrect errors.
__________________
"Whenever...it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off- then, I account it high time to get to sea..." Ismael ---- NEW website! www.USCGMaster.com
Snore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2016, 08:59   #89
Marine Service Provider
 
SV THIRD DAY's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: La Paz, Mexico
Boat: 1978 Hudson Force 50 Ketch
Posts: 3,653
Re: Sea Mile to Number of Posts Ratio

Quote:
Originally Posted by markpierce View Post
Yes, interesting [thread topic] but irrelevant.
Not actually...we learned what folks do and don't have a sense of humor...
__________________
Rich Boren Goodbye Morro Bay...Hello La Paz, Mexico and the owner of:
Cruise RO Water High Output Water
Technautic CoolBlue Refrigeration
SV THIRD DAY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2016, 10:14   #90
cat herder, extreme blacksheep
 
zeehag's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: furycame alley , tropics, mexico for now
Boat: 1976 FORMOSA yankee clipper 41
Posts: 17,777
Images: 56
Send a message via Yahoo to zeehag Send a message via Skype™ to zeehag
Re: Sea Mile to Number of Posts Ratio

sense of humor..
HAH..
dare try to allow humor into a serious what color paint should i buy i hate red blue black yellow yada yada and similar life threatening issues threads....
ha ha ha half cf has crap senses of humor. but, of course, not you nor i~~~~~~
oh sooo serious about such picayune things.
hell i got 10,000 miles on sd bay merely kayaking to and from boat and to other areas of that bay and helping folks re-anchor their breakaways. yes with kayak..hahahaha. before purchase of htis formosa 41 i re-moored its breakaway walkabout cola with my kayak. was work, but did it.
or make the ratio big winds to posts, or furycames experienced, or.....jokes missed to posts made ha ha ha ha aha
helliffn it was typos to posts, i would definitely win....ha h aha ha ... or number edits per post...
__________________

zeehag is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ballast/displacement ratio, and capsize screening ratio openseas Monohull Sailboats 6 28-05-2014 20:43
Capsize Ratio Scott k General Sailing Forum 30 14-03-2013 07:05
Capsize ratio lancercr Monohull Sailboats 37 08-02-2007 07:42



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:25.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.