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 RDtoo
Joined: 1/30/2005
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I notice alot of womens profiles list "boating" as one of their interests. This is especially true here in Michigan where one is never far from one of the Great Lakes. Now my minimal experience with boating is being a passenger on a boat where we went out to some place in the Lake where there were alot of other boats docked, and we sat there drinking beer and eating potato salad under a glaring sun. When I asked if that is all we were going to do, the boat owner said that he was never inviting me along again. He never did. No great loss as I was completely bored. Anyways, how can boating be an interest? Is it just a status thing where people can say "Look at me. I have a boat. I can go out to the middle of the lake and drink beer and eat potato salad"? Somebody enlighten me please.
 Twisted Sister
Joined: 6/5/2007
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Posted: 12/30/2007 11:40:13 PM
You need to take a "boat" ride on my ex brother-in-law's seiner in the North Atlantic when she's loaded down with fish and there's water coming in over the gunwhales. I guarantee you'll never say you're bored again.
 RDtoo
Joined: 1/30/2005
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Posted: 12/30/2007 11:43:26 PM
Now that sounds exciting, but I think when people list "boating" as an interest, they are talking more beer and potato salad....
 smoth sailer
Joined: 11/13/2007
Msg: 4
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Posted: 12/30/2007 11:50:40 PM
go for a sail around the whitsundays off queensland see the whayles and play with the dolphins camp in a inlet or bay and watch the sun rise and you will know you are alive.
race a lasor or skiff in open or clossed waters in national titles .
race 30fters on a harbour full off other boates representing your country.
glad you are where you are and not on my waters.
look up smoth urben dic
 short_order_cook
Joined: 1/14/2007
Msg: 5
Boating as an interest
Posted: 12/30/2007 11:55:53 PM
Here on the shores of Lake Erie "boating" means fishing, swimming, suntanning, waterskiing, and feeling the wind whistle through your hair while you cruise at high speeds.
It's not one interest--it's many!
 Twisted Sister
Joined: 6/5/2007
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Posted: 12/30/2007 11:57:53 PM
I agree that sitting in a boat in the middle of a lake drinking beer and eating potato salad is They do that kind of boating on the lakes here in Alberta too (not that there are too many lakes here - lol). That is NOT the kind of boating we do where I come from originally. I've done REAL boating on the ocean on both the East Coast and the West Coast of Canada, where you actually go somewhere instead of sitting out in the lake staring at nothing and getting drunk. I've been in some real rough water a few times and that was bloody scary. I coulda used a drink then, I'll tell ya. Talk about sleeping in your life jacket (when you finally did nod off) .........
 MacGyverRI
Joined: 3/14/2007
Msg: 7
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Posted: 12/31/2007 12:57:42 AM
>RDtoo said; "Look at me. I have a boat. I can go out to the middle of the lake and drink beer and eat potato salad"

OP, It's obvious you've never been out on a real boat since it isn't boring at all.
Look at me, I can drink great wine, sail across continents or around the world, fish from it and have some new funky local food every place I visit!
 sailguy2k5
Joined: 7/29/2007
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Posted: 12/31/2007 8:18:16 AM
LOL... for my humble self...

Boating is more than just an interest... it can be a way of life.

44' of boat, sails, tackle, food stores, gps, compas, sextant, charts, planning.... being your own boss, in charge of your life, not worrying about what everyone else is doing, having or watching... A chance to get away from our 'real world' and have be the true master of your own domain. Because anything you do, or do not do, CAN and WILL effect your life...

And when you're out there.... after a good run... on the hook off the beach...

its time to settle down with a couple beer's.... and if you have it... potatoe salad... And watch the sunset
 Wolfie65
Joined: 6/16/2007
Msg: 9
Boating as an interest
Posted: 12/31/2007 8:54:51 AM
When I think of 'boating', I think of kayaking down a river, paddling from Tahiti to Bora Bora, maybe sailing from Long Beach to Catalina.
In cyber code-speak, however, 'boating' apparently does mean sitting on your a$$ in the middle of a lake (or moored to a dock) drinking beer.
Potato salad optional.
Just like ''camping' seems to mean an RV the size of a house with a fold-out living room......
 jimi77
Joined: 7/13/2004
Msg: 10
Boating as an interest
Posted: 12/31/2007 7:06:56 PM
Were you on Higgins lake.. They do that but they have tons of people, playing with the foot ball or Frisbee. Hot woman, music blasting, cook outs Just relaxing under the sun with some friends in the summer when it gets to hot you take a swim or do some skiing, beautiful nature around ya..What’s not to love

Now if you went to gull island in lake St Clair… everyone goes party’s and all the women go topless! Toolie nooner I believe it’s called...
 Luv Karla
Joined: 9/29/2007
Msg: 11
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Posted: 12/31/2007 7:15:29 PM
I've only been on a boat once or twice in my life,but it is considered a hobby.

Whatever floats your boat(no pun intended).
 designingwoman
Joined: 9/4/2005
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Posted: 12/31/2007 7:27:07 PM
Driving a fast boat and putting up some serious wake around Long Island Sound is wicked cool!!!
 RDtoo
Joined: 1/30/2005
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Posted: 12/31/2007 11:12:09 PM
For those of you who wish to educate me on "boating" and say I have never experienced it, I can tell you that I was on a passenger ferry in extreme weather on Lake Huron going from Tobermorey to Manitoulan Island. I slid from one end of the boat to the other. When we arrived we were greeted by about 500 people who thought we would never make it. Oddly enough, I was also on a ferry in the Wisconsin Dells that was sinking. Though I am not the Gorton Fisherman, I have been on a boat.

Besides, I think some of you are missing my point. The people I am talking about are not looking for a Nantucket Sleighride, they are sitting in the middle of Lake Erie eating potato salad and drinking beer. I don't care if they are topless, it is still boring.
 jimi77
Joined: 7/13/2004
Msg: 14
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Posted: 12/31/2007 11:37:55 PM
It's just relaxing to set and drift and enjoy eachothers company, take in nature, the rocking motion is soothing and just to be out.
 sailguy2k5
Joined: 7/29/2007
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Posted: 1/1/2008 5:50:01 AM

For those of you who wish to educate me on "boating" and say I have never experienced it, I can tell you that I was on a passenger ferry in extreme weather on Lake Huron going from Tobermorey to Manitoulan Island. I slid from one end of the boat to the other. When we arrived we were greeted by about 500 people who thought we would never make it. Oddly enough, I was also on a ferry in the Wisconsin Dells that was sinking. Though I am not the Gorton Fisherman, I have been on a boat.

Thats an ADVENTURE Barge!!!!

The people I am talking about are not looking for a Nantucket Sleighride, they are sitting in the middle of Lake Erie eating potato salad and drinking beer. I don't care if they are topless, it is still boring.


LOL.... Well, lets see....... You asked the question
Anyways, how can boating be an interest? Somebody enlighten me please...


Besides your "adventure" on a barge..... There have been several good examples given to you on how "boating" can be an interest... Just like everything else, its a generalization with many different perspectives.

"The difference between and Ordeal and an Adventure, is Attitude!"

If you dont like drinking beer, and eating potatoe salad, relaxing, away from the hustle and bustle of society.... then dont go.
 bashlin
Joined: 12/28/2007
Msg: 16
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Posted: 1/1/2008 6:52:31 AM
That does sound boring.

Personally, I hate going slow on the water. We'll cruise around a bit (55 MPH in a 19' ski boat seems really fast) just to see the lake, go skiing or tubing, then stop for lunch and relax a bit. The ski or tube until we're tired and feel like heading home.
 AlienSecrets
Joined: 5/9/2007
Msg: 17
Boating as an interest
Posted: 1/1/2008 7:53:35 AM
I LOVE Boating! For some of us it is simply about the relaxation and freedom that come from rocking on the waves. For me - it includes jumping overboard - I prefer being In the water to on it, but on the water is my 2nd fav spot to be.
Now that I've been "educated" on what 'real boating' is, I regret I won't be able to enjoy that particular interest - I don't drink beer and while I've eaten chips on my friends boat, I've never had potatoe salad.. sigh.. Maybe I just like the water! lol

Why do people criticize other peoples interests rather than spending that valuable time with those who share "your" interests?? just curious ..

Looking for a man with a boat - send pic of boat! lol

I'd be happy with a dingy! So long as it floats! woohoooo

Happy boating all!!

A.S.is
 RDtoo
Joined: 1/30/2005
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Posted: 1/2/2008 12:00:36 AM
I would never put down the people who truly love boats and being on the water. My father owned a modest sailboat but never got to use it much. My experiences on the water have been mostly positive. I enjoy the wind in my face and all that goes with it. I started this thread because I had my doubts that all the women listing boating as an interest shared the same love of it that some of you have shared with us. Dog me about it all you want, but that is just my impression.

Alien Secrets, to attempt to answer your question: you are right. I should not attack other peoples interests. Why do it then? Mostly out of frustration. Frustration that comes from living in a world where people would rather play euchre and eat potato salad than having it exitential conversations. The interests that I have are probably shared by less than one percent of the population. That number decreases severely after 40. I have to live in a mundane world surrounded by mundane people. Is it wrong to feel that way? Probably. But it gets frustrating having so few people share my interests. I wish God would have created me different and made me feel some strange satisfaction in playing euchre like the people around me. Alas, He created me different.
 sailguy2k5
Joined: 7/29/2007
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Posted: 1/2/2008 7:08:48 AM

Alien Secrets, to attempt to answer your question: you are right. I should not attack other peoples interests. Why do it then? Mostly out of frustration. Frustration that comes from living in a world where people would rather play euchre and eat potato salad than having it exitential conversations. The interests that I have are probably shared by less than one percent of the population. That number decreases severely after 40. I have to live in a mundane world surrounded by mundane people. Is it wrong to feel that way? Probably. But it gets frustrating having so few people share my interests. I wish God would have created me different and made me feel some strange satisfaction in playing euchre like the people around me. Alas, He created me different.


LOL...

There was an old man sitting at the gates of a city... He would welcome people as they came to the city, and bid them farewell when they left.. One afternoon, a family came to the gates, he greated them... They asked, "What kind of people live in this city??"
The Old Man asked in reply, "What kind of people were in the city you used to live in??"
"They were Wonderfull people, always helpfull, and very friendly..."
"Well then," replied the old man, "Enter here friend, for you shall find nothing but friendly wonderfull people.." The couple, along with their children, walked into the city...

A couple of hours later, another couple came to the gates and asked, " Friend, what kind of people live in this city?"
The old man asked in reply, "what kind of people lived in the city from which you came??"
"Oh... dear," began the wife and husband, " they were Terrible people.. always in our business, always stealing, lying, cheating... they were just terrible..."

The old man, shook his head as he looked toward the ground... then he spoke, "Enter here, but Im afraid you will find much the same thing..... "

CHANGE your interests... Its not like you were programmed for one particular thing and one thing only.... EXPAND your horizons... Ask to play POKER... Gin Rummy...

And who actually has "existencial" conversations anyway??? Nothing is that interesting... LOL!!!
 Hunnybee007
Joined: 9/25/2007
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Posted: 1/6/2008 1:17:23 AM
If you are not interested in the same as me, that's fine. But from May through to mid September if you want to see me you'll have to "look for me on my boat in the middle of the lake, drinking beer and eating potato salad." Let me enlighten you "don't rock the boat, swim back to shore if your bored and the only reason you would never be invited back cause you sat there completely not INTERESTED.
 designingwoman
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Posted: 1/6/2008 6:24:40 PM
Speedboats are a blast. I love the wind in my hair, the salt air and just having fun being out on the water. But canoeing on a pond doesn't have the same appeal. I love the ocean and prefer speedboats or cabin cruisers. I would not mind trying my hand at sailing.

I would enjoy hearing from anyone else who enjoys power boating. It's wicked cool as they say in New England!!

"Boating" means so many different things: some people might love kayaking, or canoeing while someone else prefers sailing or speedboats.
 cocytus
Joined: 11/9/2007
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Posted: 1/7/2008 9:42:02 AM

I notice alot of womens profiles list "boating" as one of their interests. This is especially true here in Michigan where one is never far from one of the Great Lakes. Now my minimal experience with boating is being a passenger on a boat where we went out to some place in the Lake where there were alot of other boats docked, and we sat there drinking beer and eating potato salad under a glaring sun. When I asked if that is all we were going to do, the boat owner said that he was never inviting me along again. He never did. No great loss as I was completely bored. Anyways, how can boating be an interest? Is it just a status thing where people can say "Look at me. I have a boat. I can go out to the middle of the lake and drink beer and eat potato salad"? Somebody enlighten me please.


Unless there's fishing,it's a powerboat,or there's a trip involved boating is dull.
And expensive.
I think it's like Nascar...
Women know men like it...so most say they like it as well.
To attract attention...
And men that can (and want to) afford a boat.
 curious traveler
Joined: 12/8/2007
Msg: 23
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Posted: 2/8/2008 7:20:12 PM
As a woman who has boating listed as an interest, I have to disagree.

In the summer I enjoy being out on the river. I enjoy the freedom to cruise, locking through the damns, watching the eagles nest, stopping for lunch and a beer. I own my boat. I certainly don't need a man to provide the boat, but it would be nice to find someone who also enjoys boating, being out on the river and relaxing in the sun.
 Prkr642
Joined: 1/1/2008
Msg: 24
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Posted: 2/8/2008 7:51:29 PM
I think It's a lifestile. Some people buy cottages,swimming pools,like to vacation on a beach,drink,fish. I've had boats for years,and every weekend i invite 5 or 6 friends and we do it all,drink, fish,lay in the sun ,swim,cookout and sometimes spend the whole weekend at the islands.
 chatter_box
Joined: 7/19/2005
Msg: 25
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Posted: 2/9/2008 8:17:42 AM
I'm one of those people from Michigan who enjoys the drinking beer and eating potato salad aspect of boating as opposed to flying across a lake so fast your ribs start to hurt from hitting the waves and you can't hold a conversation.

I don't often go out on the big lakes, but where I live we have many inland lakes, most notably Torch Lake, which is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. We access Torch by taking a leisurely pontoon trip down a lazy river with a no wake law. In that trip you can see fish, turtles basking on logs, loons and many other water fowl, otters, muskrats, opsrey and eagles, especially in the early morning hours. When we reach Torch Lake, many times we just float out in the middle and drink beer and jump into the crystal clear, blue green water and swim around where it is over 200 feet deep. Other times we find a sandy cove and park for a while and hang out in the shallow water.

I agree with the above poster, it is more of a lifestyle, a social thing. I'd say if you are looking for more excitement your interest probably isn't in boating, it is more likely in sailing.
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