Whisper

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  1. Seriously, other than the ability to list on Yacht World, what do they add to the equation? As a searching buyer, I have to say "nothing." Please clue me in if I am wrong. As I drift off to sleep, let me list a few peaves.... Incomplete sets of pixelated pics that reveal nothing about condition--and ignore half the boat; Listings that include shit that is not present, or omit tons of valuable stuff that is included; No knowledge of the boat whatsoever; Perpetually on vacation and unwilling to allow other brokers to show the boat; Telling savvy buyers to not to question stuff--if it's a problem the surveyor will find it; Unawareness that savvy buyer is familiar with common problems and wants to know if they've been cured before paying expensive surveyor to tell him/her what seller knows and broker should already know; Recommending seller's surveyors to buyers--who write reports that sound like a tally of Coast Guard requirements instead of substantive stuff a buyer needs to know; Boasting about 30,000 delivery miles and superior knowledge while getting relevant boat specs wrong and erroneously arguing that an included storm tris'l goes on the inner forestay instead of the mast groove; Perpetually talking over potential buyer to convince said buyer that broker knows more than buyer--while continuing to demonstrate that broker is severely mistaken; Lying. Just lying about shit that is patently false; In poker terms, it's like they just march the buyer toward surveys because once that investment is made, they're "pot committed" and can't back out. As a buyer, they require more effort than they're worth. I have no use for them. As a seller, I would never pay for their counterproductive bullshit. I would rather get my own license and list on Yachtworld myself. After weeks of frustration with those parasites (and this is coming from a lawyer!), I'm going to sleep. Flame away.
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    Lake Ponchartrain Possible Sailing Death

    It's a movie: Open Water 2: Adrift.
  3. Nice website. I hope he's turning things around.
  4. LOL, is Jib still in business???
  5. Well, shit. I have a mast that needs stripping and painting. Are Allan and Mike leaving the business for good?
  6. The demographic for 58-78 is pretty silly. That is a huge spectrum of motivation and ability lumped into one meaningless glob.
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    Hey, non-sequitur dude, have you considered suing your reading teacher, elementary school, and/or anyone who might have attempted to teach logic? (Yes, I’m making some big assuptions there). If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Call 1-800-FUC-KOFF for a free consultation.
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    Step away from the bong.
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    Nope, not at all. Simply trying to understand. I don’t own a gun. I have an adult daughter and several friends who own AR-15’s. They love them. They have killed nobody. I’m curious as to why they are perceived as “assault” weapons or why they are more dangerous than the more powerful guns out there that are not “assault” weapons. You seem to have reading comprehension issues and some self perceived ability to read minds. You’re wrong in everything you have said about me. Give up.
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    Nope, you’re way off base. I know a little bit about legislation and how it works. I’m a lawyer. Sometimes a mediator. I am neither an advocate of guns or gun control. I ask questions.
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    The Village People were renowned musicians, composers, choreographers and dancers who elevated the state of music and dance in the 20th Century to a level previously unknown. These were true virtuosos, in the vein of Milli Vanilli, The Spice Girls, and Buoys to Men. A little known fact is that they were also magnificent painters of hazard markers.
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    How does a shorter barrel make it more assaulty than a longer barrel? Easier to transport or conceal? Should we register hack saws? How long does it take for a skilled marksman to swap out 5-round magazines in a semi-automatic weapon? Or, how long does it take to drop a weapon with a spent magazine and pick up another fully loaded one?
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    I didn’t say that—you read things that are not there. But it would be nice if there were at least some common ground and understanding of what both sides are saying instead of talking past each other. There is a fuckload of ignorance out there, both about guns and existing legislation, and far too much naive kneejerk reactionism going on. The politicization of a perceived problem is never a good thing.
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    First, what are “the like?” Second, what makes an AR-15 an “assault weapon?” Feinstein essentially classifies it as such because it looks scary. But what functionality does it have over an ordinary deer rifle?
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    Are you jealous, LB? Would you like me to obsess over you? I would, but I honestly can’t say your stupidity rises to the level necessary to catch my attention. Sadly, and please don’t take this the wrong way, but I don’t find you very stupid at all. I came here to wallow in the stupidity of the peeps who sank on day 2 of their dream life. I also enjoy watching Crazy Jen contradict herself, physics, biology, geography, meteorology, history, logic and everything else she can misunderstand. But you? You have nothing to offer but a sense of humor.
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    I wasn’t repeatedly making gratuitous comments about “justifying the deaths of innocent school children.” I merely responded once. What is an “assault weapon?” It certainly isn’t an AR-15. Automatic weapons are already banned. Bump stocks? Get rid of them. Define “huge magazine.” It would help if the fucking politicians and media would at least find some common ground in definitions and the fair use of statistics (and ones based on real numbers). When the loudest morons are falsely shreiking that there have been 18 school shootings this year, nothing will get done.
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    Boat salvage? Did something sink? Oh no!
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    Hell no! I’m not wading back that far to check—I’ll take your word for it. I like both Kochers and LB, and I stand in fairly neutral territory. I do wish LB would lay off the cheap bumpersticker shit about dead kids, tho. A few years ago in Santa Barbara, a douchbag ran over a slew of kids, stabbed a few more, and then shot one or two. The world could talk about nothing but gun control. In most of our mass shootings—or mass murders of any kind—proposed gun control would have had no effect whatsoever. Of course, we could amend the Constitution to ban guns altogether because, you know, the bans on meth and heroin are working so well! I mean, law abiding non-addicts can’t even get the stuff! The laws prohibiting running over people with cars, stabbing people, arson, poisoning people, beating the fuck out of people with bats, making pipe bombs, etc. aren’t doing a great job, either. Shit, mothers and their boyfriends kill more babies and toddlers every year than there are homicides from mass shootings. We have a problem with fucked up people, not tools.
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    The flaming of entire nations has been flowing in both directions—and I believe LB started that. Now you’ve piled on. Why?
  20. Similar sites appear in response to google searches for the DMV’s of most states. The difference is, in many cases, avoiding the DMV lines might be worth paying a little extra.
  21. I have never defended the service. But nor do I extend my heart to their victims. The Internet is full of people trying to make a buck off sloppy readers and non-thinkers. I would hope that boat owners are careful enough to avoid these assholes. If not, I have little sympathy.
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    Nah, take off your beer goggles, Sail4, and read back 100 pages. RK posted the full text several times. He did not mislead anyone.
  23. THREE STEP APPLICATION PROCESS THROUGH OUR PRIVATE FIRM,” in the top banner, next to the horribly fake knock off of a USCG vessel. It should be obvious to anyone invested in boat ownership.
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    Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Much better, thanks!
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    Gotta give points for this one.