Originally Posted by Ocean Girl
I think this has got to be one of the best "newbie, I wanna sail the world" threads ever (and we have some great threads!). Too many pithy posts to quote just one. This thread really captures the essence of that single spark, that catalyst, that moment of turning towards, the beginning of a life well lived.
Sorry to disagree OG but my take is 8 ain't going anywhere and never was. I think he's been pulling our anchor
chains from post one with all that flowery writing. He's a clever guy to be sure, probably never lost
an argument out of sheer staying power, but that's all this was about for him. He has an answer for everything and the bad manners to answer all remarks individually. It's tiresome really.
I'd keep my mouth shut except I've been trapped in the cabin
for the last week of tropical weather
with 20" of rain, a depressing amount of which found its way below, and I was bored enough to read this thread. I am always surprised (maybe even astonished) at how many genuinely nice people are on here and are always willing to dispense advice no matter how often.
However, I need to work on my self discipline to avoid these threads. Reading "I don't know much about sailing and have been looking at a Hunter
Ultramax 150. Is this a good boat to learn to sail on? With the goal of a circumnavigation
in the next couple of years?", does bad things to my blood pressure and yet, as we all know, it's a siren's song. Particularly on a rotten day.
I'm heading back into the maintenance
threads. That's all I care about anyway is how to make something work better. And the hell with searching! My next thread will be something like "my deck leaks
, has this ever happened to anyone else?"
If I die today out of sheer grumpiness, please sprinkle my ashes on the outgoing tide.