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View Poll Results: Feelings about sail boats

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  • I hate blow-boats

    50 34.48%
  • I like blow-boats

    26 17.93%
  • I don't care either way

    57 39.31%
  • I have never been on a blow-boat

    12 8.28%
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  1. #11
    Member #154 Platinum Member Indy's Avatar
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    Missing my PowerPlay
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    Oct 2000
    SW CT & Long Island Sound
    I can sail a beam reach better than most of them! We don't have a lot of the issues you all refer to in these waters (Long Island Sound). Most are friendly and love the water as much as we do. I've actually found that powerboaters have more attitude than the sailors do. There are some real jerks running those things.

  2. #12
    Registered Cattitude's Avatar
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    '97 Scarb Thunder, '06 Formula 330ss for sale
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    Jun 2001
    Tulsa, OK, Grand, Beaver, LOTO
    It's a pretty diverse bunch as are we. There's several on our lake that I know and am friendly with. The owner of the race car shop (circle track) which sponsors my rockcrawling racing (builds my chassis) races in all the local regatta's, owns 13 sailboats, most of them projects (Too old with sails???)

    When I lived in Ft Walton beach I had a nacra which is a racing cat, I used if for pleasure (mostly chasing women) and raced it as well. Like powerboats, performace sailing cats are a blast- at least if the wind is blowing

    I've got a Miami buddy who uses his 50ish' sailboat as a support boat in some of the offshore races.

    I don't care if you have a 100 sailboaters, powerboaters, fisherman, skiboats, pontoon boats, statistically, some of them are going to be idiots. Some are going to give the one fingered wave, and some are going to deserve getting it.

  3. #13
    check freak
    I am with Strip Poker. Most of the sailers I have run into, no pun intended, think they own the water. They do not follow the rules of the water, and the always think they have the right of way even when they are under power. They are a bunch of tree hugging smucks.

    By the way, I had one almost broad side me as I was backing my dad's 36' cabin cruiser into the slip. The guy came about 2" from taking off the bow of my boat. Needless to say, he got a good cussing and I received a well put from all the other boaters within ear shot.

  4. #14
    Registered formula31's Avatar
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    1988 Cruisers 2800 Rogue
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    Mar 2001
    CLANG CLANG CLANG CLANG CLANG CLANG CLANG. All night long. I hate to admit it but Ive accidentally (hehe) cut the lines on couple of those sailbotes that were banging on the mast incessantly.

  5. #15
    Registered Downtown42's Avatar
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    2005 42' Fountain SOLD
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    Nov 2003
    1 Flu Ovr KuKos Nest-WI
    Don't matter to me. Have had cruisers in the past with seasonal slips next to them and they like to party. Most of them are ok. Too many flies and bugs when sailing for me. BORING.....

  6. #16
    Registered MitchStellin's Avatar
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    Zodiac RIB
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    Nov 2000
    Grand Haven, MI USA
    Hey Formula, those are called halyards You don't know what a b itch it is to get those back down or re thread them thru the blocks. I think you are all right, we give them courtesy and they give us the finger, but we are better for trying to be nice, they just don't realize they may need us for a tow and their actions tell us they would rather swim home.

  7. #17
    Registered HyperBaja's Avatar
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    1990 Baja 190 DSR
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    Sep 2002
    Lewis Center, Ohio

    1. I have never met a sail boater who is even close to sane.

    2. Every sailor I know causes problems.

  8. #18
    Forum Regulator VIP Member Sydwayz's Avatar
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    37' Active Thunder AVH; 17' Speedliner Cat OB
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    May 2001
    They really do nothing for me, however... having caught some of the BMW and Americas Cup on ESPN and such, and seeing how much of a strategic and thinking game it is to racing them, I found that really interesting...tacking and maneuvering, especially cutting a turn bouy and taking another boats wind. I know it is tiring, but I would not mind participating in one of those races. I just would not want to have to go thru all the BS to be an experienced sailor before they let you race. Pleasure sailing though... not for me.

  9. #19
    Registered JROMY's Avatar
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    Dec 2000
    Cudjoe Key, FL USA
    Amazing the difference in mentality between us and most of them. Out of any of these posts above, no matter how much anyone hates sailboats, you don't see any mention of trying to kick them off the water. Certainly not the attitude most of them have about us....

  10. #20
    Registered PhantomChaos's Avatar
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    Formula FASTech 382 Sunseeker Apache 45
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    Dec 2000
    Bell Canyon, CA
    Any boat is good for me as long as it floats! I've had a sail boat, and I'll probably have another one some day. Just love being on the water!

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