You should watch this. It is a life lesson.I've apologized to Bob above.
I have provided him (and everyone) with the source of the quote, which I saw and took from another (very prominent) posters sig file. As such the quote has *ALREADY* been reproduced, perhaps hundreds of times here, on SA. Trovao has over 7,000 posts. I don't know how long he has been appending this now repudiated quote by Bob Perry to them. I've only mentioned it once, albeit, in a thread title. Still, my bad, and I'm sorry.
The first person to call me (and the quote out) was ChuteFirst who said:
It's particularly churlish for Trovao to "upvote" the above, where I am chastised for misquoting Bob, when in fact I am merely quoting Trovao himself, mis-quoting Bob. I think that's called "chutzpah" in New York.
Here is Trovao's full (now repudiated) quote, with all original emphasis and context retained.
Now, ChuteFirst has accused me of "misapplying" the quote.
He says that the quote was referring to one thing, and I've applied it to another. It was about racing, but I've posted it here in the Cruising forum.
The fact that it was about racing is apparent if one goes and looks up the Rambler capsize, and sees that it was a 100' maxi-multihull that flipped in the Fastnet race. This was apparent in Trovao's post, which included "commenting on Rambler's capsize".
So, if it was a real quote, then I would also say I'm sorry for mis-applying it. But, then, quotes are misapplied a lot. How many people know that Ghandi's famous "an eye for and eye makes the whole world blind" was made in response to him being told it was his turn to pay for lunch?
So, it's a much lesser offense, and in fact, one thing that makes a great quote is that it's applicable in many more situations than the place it was originally uttered. Saying "multihulls are clearly the fastest boats on the ocean now" would be that sort of quote.
In any case, as I did not include the same level of context, I will admit I may have inadvertantly misapplied that, but that's not the same as misquoting someone - which the as Bull City has told me: Misquoting is a serious matter. What do you have to say for yourself?
OK, Bull City. You have all the information. I've said what I have to say for myself. It is Trovao who apparently created this now repudiated false quote. Because Bob Perry himself has said: "I most certainly did not say that." Bull City, please take it up directly with Trovao, I don't know why he did it. It's a serious matter, as you say.