Why don't you like Raggies?

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I started a thread on Scuttlebutt a few days ago about why people with sail boats don't like mobo's.

Has been very interesting with the odd row on there as well as a complete psycho.

Thought it would be interesting to see why mobo's don't like raggies.

Just for a bit of fun.:)

I don't like halyards slapping all night long and the fact the people on the boats all dress in exactly the same clothes.;)
 

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Owning a motor sailer I stand uncomfortably with a leg on different decks, but frankly like the rest of the world I'm everybodies friend until they're a***holes and then I hate them and all their kind for at least 30 minutes.
 

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  • the clanging noise from their mast in the wind as you're trying to sleep
  • The term 'gin palace'
  • the shouting as you pass and your wake hits them
  • and the odd careless few that give them all a bad name, playing chicken in a major shipping lane
 

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I started a thread on Scuttlebutt a few days ago about why people with sail boats don't like mobo's.

Thought it would be interesting to see why mobo's don't like raggies.

Just for a bit of fun.:)

I don't like halyards slapping all night long and the fact the people on the boats all dress in exactly the same clothes.;)


I like mobo's and raggies.
It is the 'few idiots' that try to operate them that irritates me. Most people are very pleasant.

I have a mobo

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and also sail on the 1906 first rule 12 metre gaff rigged yacht KATE.

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http://www.1906-twelvemetre.com/
 
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I like them... probably because I still am one some of the time... what's not to like? Apart from the fact many raggies do insist looking down their noses at mobo owners... but I'm not sure why we do that? :rolleyes:;)

pictured; a raggie and mobo in beautiful harmony...:D

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Apart from the fact many raggies do insist looking down their noses at mobo owners... but I'm not sure why we do that?
Ah - it's because we've got used to tilting our heads back to see you on the top of the 5 story flybridge ... so sometimes we tilt back too far and it looks like we're looking down our nose at you - we're not ... you've just not got a tall enough boat .... :)

Of course, this doesn't apply when we're fixing the &$^% light at the top of the mast when you come by ... at which point we are looking down on you ... physically anyway ...
 

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Tell you what, we'll drop that when you drop "povetry boaters" ;)


:D

Well I might have led a sheltered life but in 35 years of boating (power and sail, for pretty much all those years, including the present) and reading/writing about boats (including the last 15 or so on the net) I've heard "gin palace" maybe a million times but I've never once heard "poverty boaters" used generically to describe sailboat sailors.

Happy to see citations if I'm way off the mark. Otherwise, will you drop GP forthwith? :D

Actually don't; there's nothing wrong with gin and (any) boats. :D
 

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Well I might have led a sheltered life but in 35 years of boating (power and sail, for pretty much all those years, including the present) and reading/writing about boats (including the last 15 or so on the net) I've heard "gin palace" maybe a million times but I've never once heard "poverty boaters" used generically to describe sailboat sailors.

Happy to see citations if I'm way off the mark. Otherwise, will you drop GP forthwith? :D

Actually don't; there's nothing wrong with gin and (any) boats. :D

To refer to only raggies, no. But I've never seen a raggie use it :p

Either way, it's all good, especially gin on (any) boats.... :D

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To refer to only raggies, no. But I've never seen a raggie use it :p

Either way, it's all good, especially gin on (any) boats.... :D

Jamie

That's Haydn. He has a lovely turn of phrase &was refering to "Practical Boat Owner" the magazine originally aimed at diy boat building & repair. It's come a long way since then.

I'm astonished that anyone thinks we all "dress the same", I never wear my cravat & blazer on my boat, or branded oilies, but I'm told that some do. Some days I have a tee-shirt, other days a Malcolm Miller cotton smock, other days a lumberjack shirt, others a thick wooly guernsey, sometimes all of the above at the same time.

Now, if I was driving a boat while in a greenhouse, I might wear the same thing all the time - probably pyjamas & slippers, (like Tim Spall did) but I'm out in the open & wear the dresses appropriate to the current weather.
 

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That's Haydn. He has a lovely turn of phrase &was refering to "Practical Boat Owner" the magazine originally aimed at diy boat building & repair. It's come a long way since then.

He's not the only person I've heard use it, he's just the only one I could source :)

One particularly obnoxious type in Greece last summer was particularly fond of it. Unfortunately I don't video all my conversations! :p
 
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