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Old 13-07-2011, 11:50   #31
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Re: The Top 10 Dead Horses

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Just going back the last 24 hours or so I'd have to pick 10 ten lists
Hahaha.
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Re: The Top 10 Dead Horses

Number #5, as long as we are talking the $500. per month issue. This thing has been beaten into submission by a "here's the rules" Nazi (who EVER heard of a cruiser who follows "the rules") and hasn't been fun reading for a long time. (IMHO, which of course the ONLY rule I follow, LOL) Definitely dead horse.
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Another horse beaten into submission waiting to ascend to the top ten list:

"Hi! I'm new to sailing, boats, and water in general. In fact, I've never even seen a boat. BUT, I have a dream to (fill in): [circumnavigate in a year/liveaboard/sail solo nonstop around the world]. I've had this dream since before birth. Can anyone tell me briefly what I need to leave? Like what boat should I get, how to make money, and how sails work, and what laws and rules there are and stuff? I plan on leaving in 2 weeks. Oh, by the way I'm a fill in: [middle-aged divorced man/soldier in a war zone/23-year old single girl/as cluseless as they come]."

Absolutely definitely certainly positively and without a doubt a dead horse, so maybe have a list of the top 11...

And how about Seabiscuit?

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Absolutely definitely certainly positively and without a doubt a dead horse, so maybe have a list of the top 11...

And how about Seabiscuit?

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Re: The Top 10 Dead Horses

This type of question is getting to be a dead horse for me:

"I found this 197x [insert model] for sale. She sank at her mooring and stayed that way buried in muck for three years until the owner raised her and hauled her up on the hard a decade ago. She has sat there ever since with rainwater pouring in through the broken hatches, missing ports, and leaky teak decks. Her hull is severely blistered and all her thru-hulls have original gate valves. All the winches, rigging, rails, electronics, engine, and lead keel have been stripped. She's on the opposite coast from me so would have to be trucked 3,000 miles to my location. I figure I can refit for about [insert ridiculously low amount] to make her ready to circumnavigate. The owner wants [insert extortionately high price] and won't budge...is this a good deal?"
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Re: The Top 10 Dead Horses

Actually, I think the best question on a sailing forum ever on what boat to buy came from the a fellow (I assme) that had never sailed but wanted to do a "Circumcision".
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Northern Dancer is a sentimental fave of mine.
And perhaps the greatest stud of the 20Th century!
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Absolutely definitely certainly positively and without a doubt a dead horse, so maybe have a list of the top 11...

And how about Seabiscuit?

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I have actually sailed both Sea Biscuit (Saga 409) and Northern Dancer (C&C 41).
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Re: The Top 10 Dead Horses

Is the mandatory boating license question dead?

I would put # and 4 out to pasture. à chacun son goût
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And perhaps the greatest stud of the 20Th century!
Oh please dear [insert your deity here], hold me back from making a snappy comment about whose the greatest "stud".

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Re: The Top 10 Dead Horses

without getting personal I think that the Scoobert Threads take the cake,,,can I put extra tanks on this boat,,,,what is the MPG,,,,will it cross the ocean,,,,,I am getting a loan,,,I am going bankrupt,,,I am getting a new loan after starting a new business,,,,I want a monohull,,,no a catamaran,,,no a trawler,,,no 99 percent sure I want a tug,,,,,,still have not bought yet but think i found the boat,,,is this a good deal if i put airplane wings on it and will it fly,sail,power across the ocean
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This type of question is getting to be a dead horse for me:

"I found this 197x [insert model] for sale. She sank at her mooring and stayed that way buried in muck for three years until the owner raised her and hauled her up on the hard a decade ago. She has sat there ever since with rainwater pouring in through the broken hatches, missing ports, and leaky teak decks. Her hull is severely blistered and all her thru-hulls have original gate valves. All the winches, rigging, rails, electronics, engine, and lead keel have been stripped. She's on the opposite coast from me so would have to be trucked 3,000 miles to my location. I figure I can refit for about [insert ridiculously low amount] to make her ready to circumnavigate. The owner wants [insert extortionately high price] and won't budge...is this a good deal?"
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This type of question is getting to be a dead horse for me:

"I found this 197x [insert model] for sale. She sank at her mooring and stayed that way buried in muck for three years until the owner raised her and hauled her up on the hard a decade ago. She has sat there ever since with rainwater pouring in through the broken hatches, missing ports, and leaky teak decks. Her hull is severely blistered and all her thru-hulls have original gate valves. All the winches, rigging, rails, electronics, engine, and lead keel have been stripped. She's on the opposite coast from me so would have to be trucked 3,000 miles to my location. I figure I can refit for about [insert ridiculously low amount] to make her ready to circumnavigate. The owner wants [insert extortionately high price] and won't budge...is this a good deal?"
Winner! LOL
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How about anything that involves reminding those posting in classifieds to post pictures, price or enough details to consider whether a call/email is worth the effort?
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