Now your pissing me off Joe I am a snailboter these days,Just kiddin.
I grew up in both worlds and it is all good .Problem is people who just got into the sport and took a power squadron course and now they are gods gift to boating. Sailboaters especially ,and i love sailing.
I grew up on a 48 foot S&S designed yawl with my dads 26 Monza siting in front of for the taking by a 12 year old boy.1978 i was 14 and had the 18 footers my brother designed and i helped build sitting out front.i grew up at a yacht club and most of the people were jealous snobs and my dad owned the nicest and biggest sailboat there at the time along with our small fleet of little sailboats and offshore boats.
They hatest us and my dad was the nicest non upitty guy you could ever meet.
I have dealt with this snobby attitude for many years in the boating world ,these people need to get over themselves if some of them did a 1/10 of what they brag about we would be nominating them as man of the year.
By the way Joe you have done alot in the way of hispeed deisels in the offshore racing scene but i still think you are a jackazz for telling thoses poor folks over there what you have done in the past.
That being what a total waste of energy on your part.