Cruisers Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 21-02-2020, 13:27   #196
Registered User
 
dwedeking2's Avatar

Join Date: May 2014
Location: Key West, FL
Boat: Morgan Out Island 415
Posts: 867
Images: 1
Re: Substandard Housing

I'm curious how much the "substandard" label comes because the person using it (not necessarily sailorboy) is just upset because "those people" are some how getting over on society (or whoever they are getting over on).



How much is rent/housing costs, the right clothes, the right phone, the right car just an anchor keeping someone at the lower end of the economic scale from improving their position. By shaming them, it keeps them in their place. Which keeps the person doing the shaming in their elevated position (in their mind).



Me living on a mooring ball in Key West allows me to use 2/3 of my paycheck to improve my position in life (add systems to my boat) which will allow me to check out of the rat race (so I'll no longer be productive, paying taxes, paying fees).


And the thought of anyone escaping from the machine just upsets the type of person who would label a boat as "substandard" as a class.
__________________
S/V Pomaika'i Blog
dwedeking2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-02-2020, 13:33   #197
Registered User
 
Davy J's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Tampa Bay
Boat: Gemini 105Mc
Posts: 698
Re: Substandard Housing

Quote:
Just saying as it isn't like I am not part of the boat scum here.
While we are all here, we are not all the same. You and I will pull up and move on soon, if and when we return, many of the "sub-standards" will still be here. However, some of the others here will still be living on boats that they maintain and even take out sailing once in awhile.............
Davy J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-02-2020, 14:40   #198
Registered User
 
Mike OReilly's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Good question
Boat: Rafiki 37
Posts: 9,998
Re: Substandard Housing

All this begs the question: What do you mean by "substandard?" What is the standard that you think people are "sub" to?

The only specific I've heard is one regarding being tied to a mooring ball -- unless you mean this is substandard compared to hanging from your own anchor, which I might even agree with .
__________________
Why go fast, when you can go slow.
BLOG: www.helplink.com/CLAFC
Mike OReilly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 21-02-2020, 14:46   #199
S/V rubber ducky
 
sailorboy1's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bahamas cruising currently
Boat: Hunter 410
Posts: 17,637
Re: Substandard Housing

QUIET you, you, you, Canadain Hippie boat scum! I heard these things in the bar from REAL people so it must be true!









__________________
jobless, houseless, clueless, living on a boat and cruising around somewhere
sailorboy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-02-2020, 14:52   #200
Registered User
 
Mike OReilly's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Good question
Boat: Rafiki 37
Posts: 9,998
Re: Substandard Housing

Quote:
Originally Posted by sailorboy1 View Post
QUIET you, you, you, Canadain Hippie boat scum! I heard these things in the bar from REAL people so it must be true!
Awww, shucks. That's the nicest thing you've ever said about me .

So, you've got a couple more weeks before casting off. How many more "I'm bored" threads can you start? They're always fun -- seriously .


(Because I'm stuck on land for another couple of months!, and I am bored )
__________________
Why go fast, when you can go slow.
BLOG: www.helplink.com/CLAFC
Mike OReilly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 21-02-2020, 15:06   #201
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 18
Re: Substandard Housing

Don't mind him , he was just "Penis Jousting " !!!
Imagineou812 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-02-2020, 15:14   #202
Registered User

Join Date: May 2019
Location: Bayfield, Ontario
Boat: C+C Landfall 38
Posts: 248
Re: Substandard Housing

Awwww I wanna be “Canadian Hippie Boat scum” too!!
LauraleeG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-02-2020, 17:24   #203
S/V rubber ducky
 
sailorboy1's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bahamas cruising currently
Boat: Hunter 410
Posts: 17,637
Re: Substandard Housing

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike OReilly View Post

So, you've got a couple more weeks before casting off. How many more "I'm bored" threads can you start? They're always fun -- seriously .


(Because I'm stuck on land for another couple of months!, and I am bored )
Depends on Happy Hour drink strength
__________________
jobless, houseless, clueless, living on a boat and cruising around somewhere
sailorboy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-02-2020, 17:25   #204
S/V rubber ducky
 
sailorboy1's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bahamas cruising currently
Boat: Hunter 410
Posts: 17,637
Re: Substandard Housing

Quote:
Originally Posted by LauraleeG View Post
Awwww I wanna be “Canadian Hippie Boat scum” too!!
Check with Mike, but i think it is a low entry bar for joining
__________________
jobless, houseless, clueless, living on a boat and cruising around somewhere
sailorboy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-02-2020, 18:23   #205
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Queensland, Australia
Boat: Endeavourcat 30
Posts: 221
Re: Substandard Housing

Quote:
Originally Posted by sailorboy1 View Post
Read an interesting phase the other day on some boating forum that the more i thought about the more i agreed with.

Unless you are underway or actively cruising, living on a boat is just living in substandard housing.

I know that here in Florida the State considers people living on a boat as being homeless.
You obviously have not seen the dumps that some land dwellers call home.
CapnBazza is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 21-02-2020, 18:29   #206
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 16
Re: Substandard Housing

I have lived on everything from a 26' WW2 Navy Whaleboat converted to a gaff headed ketch rig, right on up to a Kelly Peterson 44 center cockpit cutter complete with washer/dryer. It's all HOME SWEET HOME...not camping. Camping is what we do in Yosemite...in a tent.
Tom Emery is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-02-2020, 19:13   #207
Registered User
 
Mike OReilly's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Good question
Boat: Rafiki 37
Posts: 9,998
Re: Substandard Housing

Quote:
Originally Posted by sailorboy1 View Post
Depends on Happy Hour drink strength
Keep chuggin'. I'm counting on you .

Quote:
Originally Posted by sailorboy1 View Post
Check with Mike, but i think it is a low entry bar for joining
A very low bar indeed . But since we're talking drinks and bars, I am partial to a chewy, bitter IPA. Or a dark, chocolaty porter.
__________________
Why go fast, when you can go slow.
BLOG: www.helplink.com/CLAFC
Mike OReilly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 21-02-2020, 20:19   #208
smj
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2007
Boat: Searunner 38 catamaran
Posts: 5,448
Re: Substandard Housing

Quote:
Originally Posted by Davy J View Post
While we are all here, we are not all the same. You and I will pull up and move on soon, if and when we return, many of the "sub-standards" will still be here. However, some of the others here will still be living on boats that they maintain and even take out sailing once in awhile.............


Those “sub-standards” you speak of are the people who work in Marathon making your winter vacation destination a place you seem to enjoy. The reason they live on boats is because the housing costs are astronomical. Not all keep their boats in tip top condition, but neither do all who call Marathon their winter vacation home.
smj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-02-2020, 01:56   #209
Registered User
 
Davy J's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Tampa Bay
Boat: Gemini 105Mc
Posts: 698
Re: Substandard Housing

Quote:
Those “sub-standards” you speak of are the people who work in Marathon making your winter vacation destination a place you seem to enjoy. The reason they live on boats is because the housing costs are astronomical. Not all keep their boats in tip top condition, but neither do all who call Marathon their winter vacation home.
Let me just make a few comments on this, first, this is not my winter vacation home. I've lived on the SW coast of Florida for almost 25 years. I sold my terra firma home a few years ago. Now I live on a boat.

If people are saving money by living on a boat..... great......
All the more reason they should not be living on a floating pile of garbage.

It's not difficult to keep the side decks clear and the bottom clean. The sub standards choose just to not do it..............

This is probably the reason Sailorboy1 makes these threads. When people look out at the harbor, they see those floating piles of dung and lump all of us into the same category. Hence his term "boat people scum".
Davy J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-02-2020, 03:16   #210
Registered User

Join Date: May 2019
Location: Bayfield, Ontario
Boat: C+C Landfall 38
Posts: 248
Re: Substandard Housing

The nature and definition of “ stereotype” is lumpin everyone in the same bucket because of one or two examples. The term “ trailer trash” is an example of this. Some trailer parks are neat and tidy... delightful garden gnomes everywhere( ) people making an effort; and others are well... trashy.
Even “ substandard” has a continuum. Slums in Mumbai? Substandard housing. Homeless? Sub/substandard.
The point is, in reference to living on a boat - no matter where it hits the continuum we as humans have established- what does it matter if it is substandard? If one is happy with their choice who am I to critique that? As long as I look after my own 38’ of space, and do it in a way I can be proud of—isn’t that is what important?
LauraleeG is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB Volvo MD7B Thermostat Housing Morning Glory Classifieds Archive 0 14-11-2009 23:08
bell housing mercruiser cutbrain Propellers & Drive Systems 0 29-03-2009 08:59
EDSON Instrument housing for sale fourgeau Classifieds Archive 0 13-10-2008 09:22

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 21:53.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.