FATTY, THE OR­A­CLE, SPOKE TO ME

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I speak for the many fans and fol­low­ers of books and ar­ti­cles writ­ten by Cap’n Fatty Good­lan­der when I say his re­cent ar­ti­cle of­fer­ing truly sage ad­vice about buy­ing used boats was pure ge­nius (“Good Boats Cheap, Cheap Boats Free,” the Char­ter Is­sue, 2017). It was filled with help­ful in­for­ma­tion about a topic on which he is an ex­pert, but the ar­ti­cle was equally in­for­ma­tive as it was flat-out hi­lar­i­ous. I laughed so hard I al­most cried. His ar­ti­cle was about hu­man na­ture; it shed light on peo­ple’s fear of over­pay­ing (for any­thing) and the all-too-of­ten un­re­al­is­tic ex­pec­ta­tions of sell­ers try­ing to find the next dream chaser. The ar­ti­cle should be read by ev­ery­one, ev­ery­where, who’s sell­ing and buy­ing any­thing be­cause it speaks vol­umes. His books are a must-read for many top­ics re­lated to sail­ing, an­chor­ing and more. Ev­ery month, I can­not wait for Cap’n Fatty’s next ar­ti­cle on any topic, and he has raised the bar on nau­ti­cal jour­nal­ism. As a thank you to his ge­nius and hard work, I plan to buy one of Cap’n Fatty’s books that I don’t al­ready own as a tip in his jar, and I sug­gest oth­ers do the very same. Thank you, Cap’n Fatty. Cheers to you and Carolyn. Mike M. Tem­ple­ton, Cal­i­for­nia

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