A thanx is 'What's up"

Discussion in 'Watercraft' started by MrJohn, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. MrJohn

    MrJohn Member

    I come to these forums...specifically the 'watercraft' ones because I've found more information on using pontoon boats than any where else.
    I'm not even a fly fisherman, never having had the chance to learn.
    Have always found the members honest and friendly and I love the bantering humor that pops up but doesn't overwhelm the subject.

    I do have a fair amount of experience using and even moderating some forums on a variety of subjects of interest to me. Enough experience to recognize those who only want to rock the boat.
    I am not posting this as a response to ignoranceisbliss's post because I could write his response for him/her.
    I write it to say to the regular members, that I appreciate the friendly manner in which you interact and the knowledge you share amongst one another.

    Keep it up and the best way to lose negativity is to ignore it.

    PAX
     
  2. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Mr. John, I agree with you whole heartedly about the ability to learn a tremendous amount from the forums, watercraft a fine example. I first opened the watercraft forum as a first time pontoon boat owner, now I have a lot of craft, from a lot of companies, for a lot of reasons. Each one is great, but has also allowed me to grow in my experience, modify them to satisfy my tinkering needs and customized some things that no craft may fully deliver. Excellent post.
     
  3. Ditto to what Ed and Mr. John said. I only 'discovered' this forum a month ago. It hasn't taken long to appreciate this website & its forums; mainly I like it because the discussions are thought-provoking and informative, & I usually learn some new things and get exposed to different perspectives. I also enjoy the light-hearted banter.

    I do have to say, however, that I am a bit jealous that one of the mods has some Spiderman powers. ;)

    Good fishing and safe boating to all.
     
  4. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Stout, just a note about Jerry D: He has a lot more secrete powers than his tingling spidey sense.
     
  5. Steve Call

    Steve Call Active Member

    He's faster than a Sage Z axis, able to leap broad rivers in a single bound.........
     
  6. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    Good post & very well-stated. I've learned a bunch here. Thanks for the post.
     
  7. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

    I think I like this Imperial Stout guy (since I'm a stout and porter drinker).

    Yup, I'm able to do all mentioned, while frying up some eggs in a cast iron skillet in one hand and shooting line out of my 9wt in the other. ;) The big S on my chest is for Steelheader :)

    Seriously speaking, people were way off base, getting some bad info. I think this board is truly harder on Scadden boats then most. Especially this kid. I guess I should go ban myself. ;) This board is a good mix of people. If you spend enough times in the different forums, you'll find it a great place for info (though you do have to weed through good and bad, EVERY type of board is that way).
     
  8. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

    Jerry can do all that, but he can't leap over the campfire without tripping and falling. I was looking at the "S" on his shirt and read the fine print. The "S" is preceeded by a "B" and followed by an "er." Which is only one of the many reasons we like him! But his camp cooing is all S and no B.
     
  9. Jerry: I agree. Those two posters were simply looking to cause a rumble from the get-go. I have had a Scadden craft for 3 years and it has been a serviceable watercraft for me. I wouldn't say it is perfect (far from it, in fact) or that it is better than watercraft from other vendors. But it has done what I needed it to do, on both rivers and lakes. I've had a used 2004 Chevy Tahoe for 3 years, too. When I bought the used Tahoe, I got it cheap ($16k) and it only had 37k miles on it. It has been one of the best vehicles I've ever owned. The Tahoe's AWD function combined with snow tires has probably saved my life a time or two on the numerous trips on icy roads I've made during pheasant hunting seasons. This sharing of information is in no way intended as a put-down of Fords, Dodges, Toyotas, etc! ;)
     
  10. Bill Aubrey

    Bill Aubrey Active Member

    I'd say Mr John and Imperial Stout get it; welcome to the fray.