Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 23-03-2010, 14:33   #76
Registered User
 
Christian Van H's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Princeton, NJ
Boat: Challenger Anacapa 42
Posts: 2,097
Images: 57
Brent, the word is "Grope".
__________________

__________________
www.anacapas.com

Here's to swimmin' with bowlegged women!
Christian Van H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-03-2010, 15:39   #77
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: The boat lives at Fidalgo Island, PNW
Boat: 36' custom steel
Posts: 992
Quote:
Originally Posted by GordMay View Post
A linguistics professor was lecturing to his class one day. "In English," he said, "A double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, there is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative."
A voice from the back of the room piped up, "Yeah, right."
Gord, that is priceless humor.

Thank gawd for thread drift or I never would have read it.
__________________

__________________
John, sailing a custom 36' double-headed steel sloop--a 2001 derivation of a 1976 Ted Brewer design.
Hiracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-03-2010, 16:15   #78
Registered User
 
Tempest245's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Boat: 34 Sabre Tempest
Posts: 937
Quote:
Originally Posted by Christian Van H View Post
Never get off the boat. Never get off the boat...
At least, not until the Rum runs out!
__________________
Tempest
Tempest245 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-03-2010, 17:19   #79
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: UK/Portugal
Posts: 20,198
Images: 2
Send a message via Skype™ to boatman61
pirate

Quote:
Originally Posted by IslandHopper View Post
I'm fairly new here, could someone please explain what Thread Drift is, I have checked all my sailing books but cannot for the life of me find a reference to it.....
Actually its a Medical expression refering to a type of worm often aquired in the Tropics that drift via the blood stream to various other parts of the body...lungs etc....

More Thread Drift....
__________________


Born To Be Wild
boatman61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-03-2010, 18:36   #80
Senior Cruiser
 
Therapy's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: W Florida
Boat: The Jon boat still, plus a 2007 SeaCat.
Posts: 6,894
Images: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by boatman61 View Post

More Thread Drift....

Mere thread drift!
__________________
Therapy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-03-2010, 19:05   #81
Registered User

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Vancouver, Wash.
Boat: no longer on my Cabo Rico 38 Sanderling
Posts: 1,794
Send a message via MSN to John A
This ain't thread drift, it just highlights the OP's claim
__________________
John A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-03-2010, 19:34   #82
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: between the devil and the deep blue sea
Boat: a sailing boat
Posts: 17,314
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tempest245 View Post
At least, not until the Rum runs out!
"But why is all the rum .....

;-)))
__________________
barnakiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-03-2010, 20:17   #83
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: UK/Portugal
Posts: 20,198
Images: 2
Send a message via Skype™ to boatman61
pirate

Quote:
Originally Posted by John A View Post
This ain't thread drift, it just highlights the OP's claim
Ahhh.. Come on.. If he aint decided after 4 pages of flattery... will he ever..


It's called conversation... listen to any folks chatting anywhere.. it drifts..
I joined for that reason... good info and friendly banter... if you want hard 'Techie Facts' join one of the dead sites I trolled through...
full of 'Experts' dry and dull..

At least here one gets something that raise's a smile, and an occasional good laugh.
As someone said... its a mix of opinions from people with 0 to 1yrs experience to the guys who've cruised for 50yrs... some just read and very rarely post anything... others like to jump in and speak their piece..

I'll jump in if I feel I can help answer a question... but honestly..
is this like...a serious post...
"I'll jump off the bridge if everyone else wont meet my standards"
__________________


Born To Be Wild
boatman61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-03-2010, 20:37   #84
Elvish meaning 'Far-Wanderer'
 
Palarran's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Me - Michigan / Boat - Tenerife
Boat: 56' Fountaine Pajot Marquises
Posts: 2,641
Don, I hear all your saying. You got 6 pages of posts trying to talk you into staying and not so many about the joy of sailing. Personally, I think if you didn't like it (burned out) before this thread, you probably aren't tomorrow either.

I've personally gotten a ton of information from the site and now that I own my boat, can search specific topic's. Just today I looked for tramp material sites, found two, and was connected to the best sources for it. There's so much info stored away in old treads it's really invaluable (not that I want to pay for it of course). But it's not the end-all. Maybe you just need a little break.

I do agree with a previous poster though, CF is a little addicting and you probably will have trouble staying away for too long.
__________________
Not all who wander are lost

http://www.sailblogs.com/member/palarran/
Palarran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-03-2010, 20:56   #85
Moderator Emeritus
 
Pblais's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Hayes, VA
Boat: Gozzard 36
Posts: 8,700
Images: 15
Send a message via Skype™ to Pblais
Quote:
"I'll jump off the bridge if everyone else wont meet my standards"
We might have a problem. With 31,666 members just collecting the vote means you have to stand on the rail for at least a few weeks before we can get the count let alone verified. Without naming names we have just very small few with standards that no one should wait to jump over. I think the main point is "pick a short bridge" and be done with it, swim out, and have a cold one in a warm location. Your standards would be well severed.
__________________
Paul Blais
s/v Bright Eyes Gozzard 36
37 15.7 N 76 28.9 W
Pblais is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-03-2010, 21:00   #86
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: UK/Portugal
Posts: 20,198
Images: 2
Send a message via Skype™ to boatman61
pirate

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pblais View Post
We might have a problem. With 31,666 members just collecting the vote means you have to stand on the rail for at least a few weeks before we can get the count let alone verified. Without naming names we have just very small few with standards that no one should wait to jump over. I think the main point is "pick a short bridge" and be done with it, swim out, and have a cold one in a warm location. Your standards would be well severed.
Hell... I aint got no standards...
My list of PM's from the Moderators testifies to that....
__________________


Born To Be Wild
boatman61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-03-2010, 21:51   #87
Eternal Member
 
Chief Engineer's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: North of Baltimore
Boat: Ericson 27 & 18' Herrmann Catboat
Posts: 3,798
Thread Drift is akin to that campfire game we did in Boy Scouts.....Where the Scoutmaster would tell a brief story to the first kid in the circle....who would then repeat it to the next etc etc......by the time it got around it didn't resemble the original statement at all......

Kinda like Politics in Washington
__________________
Chief Engineer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-03-2010, 05:09   #88
Don't ask if you can't handle it
 
sailorboy1's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: On the boat somewhere
Boat: Hunter 410
Posts: 12,310
I'm still around taking my crack on CF! When it comes down to it this thread may have set a record, 6 pages that for the most are still on topic. I did note there were some who chose to come up with something negative to say, guess they just can not hold it in. Maybe this whole thread gives some pause when replying to threads.
__________________
sailorboy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-03-2010, 07:33   #89
One of Those
 
Canibul's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Turks and Caicos Islands
Boat: Catalac 12M
Posts: 3,209
So...what do you think is better, monohulls or catamarans?
__________________
Expat life in the Devil's Triangle:
http://2gringos.blogspot.com/
Canibul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-03-2010, 07:38   #90
Moderator Emeritus
 
David M's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay
Boat: research vessel
Posts: 10,150
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chief Engineer View Post
Thread Drift is akin to that campfire game we did in Boy Scouts.....Where the Scoutmaster would tell a brief story to the first kid in the circle....who would then repeat it to the next etc etc......by the time it got around it didn't resemble the original statement at all......

Kinda like Politics in Washington
That gave me a chuckle.
__________________

__________________
David

Life begins where land ends.
David M 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




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 23:12.


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.