[Boatanchors] Interesting Boatanchor Site

Todd, KA1KAQ ka1kaq at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 23 14:42:33 EST 2006

On 3/23/06, fkamp at comcast.net <fkamp at comcast.net> wrote:
> doc wrote:
> >>
> >
> > A well-lived life includes attention to balance.
> >
> Very true.  Unfortunately it also includes lots of folk
> willing to define 'balance' for you.

Yep, and as far as I'm concerned, to each his own. What amused me was
the way he referenced the items as rare, very rare, extremely rare,
holy grail, etc. as well as the reference to paying off his mortgage
by selling two pieces of gear. To me at least, the approach seems to
put the emphasis more on assigning value or importance to his
'collection', and less on the actual radio/historical subject. More
like a pissing contest, 'my pile is bigger and rarer than yours' or
such. Who cares?

I'm not one who agrees with the ridiculous term of 'hoarder' as it
smacks of jealousy and, as you point out Frank, someone else wanting
to define balance for you in their terms. There are stamp and coin
collectors out there with some pretty large collections, are they
hoarding simply because they have many different examples, or
something someone else doesn't? Should they have, say - only a dozen
coins or stamps? OTOH, having ten of the same item just so you can say
you have ten of them seems silly to me, but it's not for me to decide.
Opinions are like ears: most folks seem to have them.

I agree that the museum reference is misused in the accepted sense
(not to mentioned hap-hazardly piled equipment), but it adds to the
overall laugh-ability of the site and situation. I saw maybe half a
dozen things of interest (like the SX-73 and a few others), mostly a
lot of stuff I pass by at hamfests and tag sales. Not my cup of tea,
but we now know that someone is saving it.

The liberal use of exclamation points and upper case text in his
descriptions is the topping on the cake, but then he is on the left
coast. (o:

~ Todd,  KA1KAQ

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