I am a sailboat-aholic and love looking at pictures and websites about sailboats, and have wanted to buy every sailboat I have ever seen. I used to search for the "perfect sailboat", but came to the realization that "perfect" was just a way of expressing personal enjoyment with a sailboat, meaning that each and every one of us will have our own criteria for why we like a certain boat. Furthermore, just because I like one boat, doesn't mean I can't like another boat just as much. So with my freedom, I am able to share my affection to all sailboats. I have owned 100+ boats and continue to get new ones and play with them, and have yet to find any that I didn't like. I originally made my website in 1999 to sell a type of pen I invented called a "ShortyPen". I had extra space on the server so I figured I'd put up personal web pages.
I had a spreasheet of sailboats I obsessed about and had emailed copies to friends, then I decided to make it a web page so my friends could look at the latest specs and links I had scrounged up, and created the original pocket cruiser guide. Some of these boats are still being produced today, but the majority were only manufactured for a few years and their factory is no longer in business.
I hear a bunch of cool stories chatting with other sailors about projects and adventures. These stories won't appear in magazines cause they aren't fancy enough, but to me, they are the good stuff -- whats really happening by sailors who are out there actually fixing up their boats and sailing them. When I say stories, its not just the big voyage stuff, but all kinds of stories including the simple ones, day trips, talk about fixing up boats etc. Doesn't matter to me how good the grammar is, the content is what I like to read. And I know there are a TON of other sailors out there that enjoy these stories as much as I do.
Knowing what a pain it is to setup a website, it would be a shame to let those stories evaporate to nowhere without being recorded. Decided to upgrade, got a bigger website, and am trying to build a collection of stories and pictures from sailors about their sailboats and related experiences. If you have something you would be willing to share, then how about sending in an article.
Contact Shorty: firstname.lastname@example.org
400 Words 3+ pictures
I know the phrase a picture is a thousand words, but the words really help. It would be really great to get atleast 3 or more pictures and 400 words. The more words the better.
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