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November 12, 2008

*snort*

"Boatism".

Confession time. The Princess' family are sailors. But years ago when the Unit and I went to the Annapolis boat show, the boat that caught our eye was actually a catamaran. The princess suspects it was the prospect of bikini-clad women at the front that made the 'cat so attractive to a certain Marine who shall remain nameless. Also, perhaps, happy memories of our trip to Jamaica. But then, too, we are just too busy to spend all day messing about with a sailboat.

We enjoy it, but by the time we drive all the way out to the Marina, get the boat ready to sail and get underway, half the day is gone. When both husband and wife work all week (and when you get up at 4 am) that's a significant disincentive. Frankly, I'd go for a power boat too.

Aesthetically it's not as pleasing. There's no doubt about that. There's nothing as lovely as sailing when there's a brisk wind (sorry, I can't be bothered with puttering about when it's calm). But if you don't live on the water, you just want to get out there and start enjoying yourself.

In the mean time, at least we here at VC are not guilt of boatism. Enjoy :)

Posted by Cassandra at November 12, 2008 06:51 PM

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Boaters.

In Ohio, we calls them "boaters". Such as "Cleveland is full of boaters". Kind of makes you stop and think, don't it?

Boater. Boatism.

Hope that floats your boat. Boater.

Posted by: Don Brouhaha at November 12, 2008 09:29 PM

In all of my dreams
I am afloat, bearing easy
Caressing the wind


Boat people

Posted by: spd rdr at November 12, 2008 11:32 PM

The Princess' family are sailors.

Does The Unit know he's been branch-transferred?

Posted by: BillT at November 13, 2008 01:40 AM

I guess I'm a boatist, myself.

Yes, I definitely am...

Posted by: camojack at November 13, 2008 03:47 AM

Does The Unit know he's been branch-transferred?

The Unit's Dad was Navy. So was mine.

Fortunately, the human race evolves :)

*running away*

Actually Bill, I was referring to my family - my Dad and brother. We had a sailboat when I was growing up, though as I got older there was never time to fix it up in the Spring and go sailing. My Dad was too busy. But I remember sailing as a little girl with him.

My brother has been bitten with the bug now :) He loves it. I think he'd sail every weekend if he could.

Posted by: Cassandra at November 13, 2008 06:27 AM

There's a lot to be said for catamarans, both the power & sail variety, but to me at least, they don't have the beauty of the more traditional designs.

I was at both the Annapolis sailboat show and the Annapolis powerboat show this year, and noticed that a *lot* of people were wearing McCain buttons, which was a surprise given the demographics of the area.

Posted by: david foster at November 13, 2008 08:03 AM

I completely agree with you there, David. They're just not as graceful.

As I said, if one had nothing but time...

I think it was more of a practical consideration. Maybe when I get a million dollars and a maid to do all my work for me :p

Posted by: Cassandra at November 13, 2008 08:09 AM

The Unit's Dad was Navy. So was mine.

My dad was a Marine.

Fortunately, the human race evolves :)

Yup.

*scampering for the bunker*

Posted by: BillT at November 13, 2008 09:59 AM

And Bill would know...he's been watching evolution since it began...

Posted by: Carrie at November 13, 2008 10:16 AM

But years ago when the Unit and I went to the Annapolis boat show, the boat that caught our eye was actually a catamaran. The princess suspects it was the prospect of bikini-clad women at the front that made the 'cat so attractive to a certain Marine who shall remain nameless.

There's a lot to be said for catamarans

A lot to be said for bikini-clad women as well.

*runs*

Posted by: MikeD at November 13, 2008 01:07 PM

And Bill would know...he's been watching evolution since it began...

Darn tootin'.

It started out as a quarter-inch zipper.

Posted by: BillT at November 13, 2008 01:13 PM

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