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Old 21-07-2012, 22:49   #1
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Why Sailboats Are Better Than Motorcycles

Did this topic on a Mac board a year ago, and got some interesting chit chat going.

If you race on a bike, you get a ticket, if you race on a sailboat, no fines, no court costs, and no increase in your insurance. The judge that fined your bike race, races his sailboat!

If you fall off a motorcycle, you get road rash, if you fall off a sailboat, they call that swimming.

If you ride a bike all day long, at night you really pay for it. Sailing all day long is no big deal. Much more fun.

Bikers travel all across America each year to see babes in a thong and chaps at Stugis. On a sailboat, the ladies are already here, and no chaps!

A bike leans over to turn, a sailboat straightens up to tack.

Bikes have two wheels, and a sailboat has one or none.

Wind drives bugs in your teeth on a motorcycle, wind keeps bugs off you on a sailboat.

Motorcycles are usually noisy, sailboats are usually quiet.

Can't sleep on your motorcycle.

On a motorcycle, you can take your best girl along, on a sailboat you can take your best girl, and all her girl friends also!

Tell us why you like sailboats better than motorcycles or vice versa.
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Old 21-07-2012, 22:55   #2
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First off you are comparing apples with oranges. There are a bunch of long time bikers who have become sailors. Bob Bitchin and me are two examples.

1) You can't ride your motorcyle to Hawaii.

1a) Very few people have drowned on motorcycles.

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Old 21-07-2012, 23:18   #3
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Re: Why Sailboats Are Better Than Motorcycles

Very few people have drowned ON sailboats either.
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Old 21-07-2012, 23:27   #4
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Very few people have drowned ON sailboats either.
True ...

I have had the occasional unscheduled swim in the cockpit, though .... admittedly only seldomly.
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Old 22-07-2012, 01:27   #5
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Re: Why Sailboats Are Better Than Motorcycles

I love them both- I spend 6-8 months a year on my Boat the rest of the year on my bike -anyone want to do the Blue Ridge Parkway in late Sept?
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Re: Why Sailboats Are Better Than Motorcycles

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1a) Very few people have drowned on motorcycles.
True, but i did drown a motorcycle once.....
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Who remembers an episode of Then Came Bronson where someone rode his motorcycle in the lake? That was a great old show. Post above reminded me of that. Thanks!
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Old 22-07-2012, 04:14   #8
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You can't use paper charts on a motorbike!
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Re: Why Sailboats Are Better Than Motorcycles

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Did this topic on a Mac board a year ago, and got some interesting chit chat going.

If you race on a bike, you get a ticket, if you race on a sailboat, no fines, no court costs, and no increase in your insurance. The judge that fined your bike race, races his sailboat!

If you fall off a motorcycle, you get road rash, if you fall off a sailboat, they call that swimming.

If you ride a bike all day long, at night you really pay for it. Sailing all day long is no big deal. Much more fun.

Bikers travel all across America each year to see babes in a thong and chaps at Stugis. On a sailboat, the ladies are already here, and no chaps!

A bike leans over to turn, a sailboat straightens up to tack.

Bikes have two wheels, and a sailboat has one or none.

Wind drives bugs in your teeth on a motorcycle, wind keeps bugs off you on a sailboat.

Motorcycles are usually noisy, sailboats are usually quiet.

Can't sleep on your motorcycle.

On a motorcycle, you can take your best girl along, on a sailboat you can take your best girl, and all her girl friends also!

Tell us why you like sailboats better than motorcycles or vice versa.
Lots of those statements have to come from somebody who has never spend much time on two wheels. My two daughters have slept many hours on the back of my bike on long trips and we spend as many good times out there on bikes as we do sailing. Actually in many ways motorcycle riding and sailing have a lot in common .
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Old 22-07-2012, 04:52   #10
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Bikes don't have davits with smaller bikes as spares.
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They're not better. Sailing is good, Bikes are good, Its all good.
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Thought the concept of this thread was "tongue in cheek"?????
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Blue Ridge in late Sept will be Great,Keep me posted.
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Re: Why Sailboats Are Better Than Motorcycles

You can't go to the bathroom on your bike, or if you do..... well its gonnabe a mess
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Re: Why Sailboats Are Better Than Motorcycles

Crashing your sailboat is very embarrasing (especially if you scratch the gelcoat of a million dollar yacht). Crashing your motorcyle wrecks the bike and puts in you traction for six months.
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