Originally Posted by Just Awesome
Hi old son with a comment like yours I feel it's time you stopped being on this type of forum. As it is my belief that this was set up so people like me can ask this kind of question.
As for sea time I have got plenty after 10 years in the navy
. We didn't have gambled stoves. We also had sandwiches in rough weather
Just Awesome, thank you for starting this thread- it has been my favorite in quite a while. I previously assumed that the need for a gimballed stove was obvious but I learned a ton of new insight.
The unhelpful quote you mentioned touches on an attitude that can be found in a big marina near me. There is a rickety old yacht club where the old salts sit on a balcony and bark "advice" to the ASA sailing school
students below. None of it is really intended to be useful, but to demonstrate that these new sailors
have a lot to learn before they could ever be in the "club". It's sort of a sport similar to hazing, I suppose. Happily, this forum is (mostly) filled with the other sort of people- helpful sailors who are quite generous with advice
. I, for one, am grateful.