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Old 17-09-2010, 16:56   #1
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Hello all we are new member to the forum, any forum, and to sailing, any sailing. My wife and I have taken ASA sailing courses and now consider ourselves sailing experts ha ha ha. I have had power boats all of my life and have spent alot of time on the water. Currently are looking for a Cat to do a live aboard. The more we look the more we realize we dont know.
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Old 17-09-2010, 18:21   #2
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Cats are a great way to go, but I also like monohulls for different reasons. Both of them have a lot to offer the real ocean cruiser.
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Old 17-09-2010, 23:28   #3
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Hey Greg...welcome.
IMO all boats are good...and yes...the more we know...the more we know we don't know...its all good!
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Old 18-09-2010, 04:18   #4
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Greg.

It would seem that you may be described under #4.

Dunning and Kruger, two researchers at Cornell University, described their findings in a paper entitled “Unskilled and Unaware Of It: How Difficulties In Recognising Ones Own Incompetence Lead To Inflated Self-Assessments”, in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
Their conclusions can be summarized this way:
1. incompetent individuals tend to overestimate their own level of skill,
2. incompetent individuals fail to recognize genuine skill in others,
3. incompetent individuals fail to recognize the extremity of their inadequacy,
4. if they can be trained to substantially improve their own skill level, these individuals can recognize and acknowledge their own previous lack of skill.

Ok, so James said it better.
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Old 09-10-2010, 13:00   #5
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Its good to have you here. I'm #3 and moving towards #4 on Gord's List.
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