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    IF the manage to foil at such low speeds, the shape of the hull might be completely irrelevant. Which would beg the question: why make it so ugly? Maybe it is just a big distraction to the competition?
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    This is so welcoming: "Lowballers need to know. It is almost impossible to find this particular 1974 vessel, even, with minimal sails, and without a motor or electronics for under 7K. It's a steal for the price from any point of perception! On top of that I'm throwing in the YANMAR 27Hp. TO BOOT. That alone is $3500. Though now the price for vessel and motor has gone up $500, as I power washed the entire topsides. So lowballers and underexperienced dreamers. Do not waste my time." There are some other gems such as this threat: "If you don't buy it or trade me a car truck other van of equal value that will pass smog Then eventually I will refit it. " Who will keep this person from refitting it? I actually do like the boat (Yankee 30) to some degree.
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    Commercial Ship Admiration Anarchy

    Mostly for the name, of course:
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    Prevalence of aspiring sailors who give up

    I never thought about it that way, but it makes absolute sense.
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    Prevalence of aspiring sailors who give up

    I thought for a second you were going to praise the ability to sail backwards into a slip. Oh well, I think it is a lost cause at this point ... at least they seem to be calm about their predicament
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    Prevalence of aspiring sailors who give up

    Yes, a very common problem! I should be better about this myself, but I suggest we all take out some aspiring sailors, or join them on their first outings. Teach them a knot, to stay away from the lee-shore, or show them how to put in a reef. I had a guy at my dock who asked me if he could come sail with me, so he could learn a bit more about sailing the bay. He didn't leave a number, so I never took him out and I believe he ended up selling the boat. Bummer! Like I said, I should get better at this! The opposite of underprepared folks is sometimes true as well. Some people take numerous classes and take exams to get certified for God knows what. They know how to calculate courses, know all the emergency procedures, can disassemble and reassemble an engine, but these are typically also not long-term sailors since they are only thinking about all the stuff they have crammed in their head. I know a guy who has gone through all this, and he knows so much more than I do, yet he lacks the feeling for good sailing. While he does all his calculations, I just see and feel the waves, landmarks, and so forth. I prefer to not even look at the compass, which is ludicrous to him. I suspect though that in the end he does not enjoy sailing as much as I do.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    You all don't understand: 1) The boat is called Oceanis 2) There are at least three ways to stay warm on the boat 3) San Diego is on the Ocean = ocean ready only the dog seems to disagree, but what does he know!
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    How I bought my boat

    That sucks! You need to get the sludge out of the system completely, which is a challenge, since it is caused by an algae. On your last comment: I get it, but be aware that throwing money after they refuse can be considered an insult in some countries. The irony would be that you would behave like an ugly american by trying not to be one.
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    Brexit, WTF

    for the record: not when I wrote that more than 7 months ago...
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    And converting this to a pope boat should be considered a crime. I think it is Moitessier who said that anyone who fails to recognize that sailboats are alive will be a miserable failure at sea.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I am quite sure it is a Rainbow 24, designed by S&S.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    That "midget" should not go near the ocean, and it is far from a racer... You know, if the pope ever did a tour of Venice or Amsterdam, this could be of interest to the Vatican to replace this:
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    So, there is one of these on the dock opposite of me. I must say that last year of all the sailboats in the harvor it was the most used (that included my own boat). Most boats never leave the dock, but this guy took it our often twice a week, bringing friends, and they seemed to have a good time. So, I was starting to think I should stop criticizing the multiple ridiculous aspects of the MacGregor. Then his engine broke down. I am not entirely sure what happened and where it happened, but he had a mechanic working on it. After that the boat has not left the dock as far as I know. So, back to the regular MacGregor bashing it is...
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Everything is new. Jib has never been trimmed. Bad news is that new it was already a completely worthless POS
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Looks like all the three fronts fell off! That is a surprising lot of engineering for a total useless pos.