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ID: 57 Title: Should We Include Power Boats? Replis: 6 Read: 4339 Author: 7  Page:[1]  2  
Name: Tom Yang  Posts: 110    Vancouver Time: 2003-2-5_4:10:27 Quote    Reply
Many trawler cruisers would love to join 7knots. Many of our members are looking for maritime positions and there're not many paid jobs on sailing vessels. However, the current 7k system is designed for any thing that floats and flys a piece of cloth. A trawler is great, a Bayliner is not so bad, either... what about a Sea Duo, a tug or a 900' Evergreen container ship? Will this site be rendered useless? Also, the name 7knots is too slow for most power boats, isn't it?
Name: Keith  Posts: 3    Vancouver Time: 2003-2-5_5:49:58 Quote    Reply
Well, my trawler does about 7 knots cruise, so the title seems appropriate! There are a lot more cruising powerboats and trawlers out there today, and lots of ex-sailors pilot them. Passagemakers like Krogens, Nordhavns, Willards, etc. are becoming more and more popular all the time, and offer great traveling opportunities. Of course, I'm biased since I own a Krogen 42 and already posted a crew wanted ad! Keith
Name: Free Waves  Posts: 2    Vancouver Time: 2003-2-27_22:43:54 Quote    Reply
No
Name: ROGER GERSON  Posts: 4    Vancouver Time: 2003-3-1_4:50:10 Quote    Reply
No, but if you must make it a separate page, otherwise they out number sailors and will take over the listings eventually or at least add to the type of boat choice (sail or motor and then subcaterogies)so one can elimnate the stinkpots from the lists. This would apply to all pages on the site; crewlist,crew wanted, forum, for sail, etc. Thanks for asking!!!
Name: Ms. Alexis Fenner  Posts: 15  **  Vancouver Time: 2003-3-25_21:31:35 Quote    Reply
I firmly believe that 7Knots should allow motor cruisers be part of this list. For many years I cruised the eastern Atlantic and the Med'. I owned and run solo, a fifty five foot wooden cruiser. I have years of experience aboard both sail and motor vessels, the oceans are to be enjoyed by both types of recreational boaters. I do dislike this "Us" and "Them" mentality when it comes to sail and power vessels. There has always been a common bond between sailors of all vessels plying the oceans. I had the great honour of serving under a captain that in his time, was master of a sailing vessel, a steam ship, a motor ship and one of the first nuclear ships. If this man could make the adjustment to each type of vessel, surely we also can.

The oceans are one of the last frontiers on this earth, that the average person can explore. I bet those that refer to power vessels as "Stinkpots", drive vehicles on land. One cannot deny the existence of power driven vehicles or boats. My life has brought me to live in Canada and once again I am on the ocean, I live aboard and am in the process of renovating a 1928 wooden boat. Because I have an affinity with vessels made of wood, does not mean that I have to deny the existence of those made of glass, steel or perhaps ferro. Uniting sailors of all types of vessels can only serve to make the boaters voice be heard in the circles that seek to introduce more regulations or taxes that will eventually take away our lifestyle.

Sincerely,

'Lexis.

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