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Old 24-08-2013, 11:10   #106
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Re: Another Crew Loses their Sailboat

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I have no problem walking over to some idiot with a crappy boat and trying to convince him that he should do more sailing and stop futzing with the wifi extender and replace his chainplates.


Wow, I'm sure happy I'm in a different ocean than you and will most likely never meet!
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Old 24-08-2013, 14:25   #107
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I have no problem walking over to some idiot with a crappy boat and trying to convince him that he should do more sailing and stop futzing with the wifi extender and replace his chainplates.


Wow, I'm sure happy I'm in a different ocean than you and will most likely never meet!
Dunno, I'm the idiot he came over and smacked, so I gave him my Can antenna and went to work on my chainplates.
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Old 24-08-2013, 14:49   #108
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We met them in Bora Bora last year. Nice couple, I helped them with a few things. But it was a little case of "Sheldon Cooper goes sailing."
Late to see this thread but that just cracked me up.

Now for the rest of it. Is it like talking about HR at all? I'll see.
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Old 24-08-2013, 18:14   #109
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Re: Another Crew Loses their Sailboat

Yep. Same old.

Camshaft? Not too many of those carried as spares eh? Now about those shrouds..... Was that a propeller shaft leak or the rudder post? Not enough info.

I can fix all sorts of things but...................

Again, I find myself (probably) unqualified to cruise but if I get the chance I am going to try it again for a longer term than the single months I have done in the past.

I'm just glad some will NOT be able to put my VHF and EPIRB on ignore.

Even if I deserve it......
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Just think of it people claim now they retire now they will taste real life, get it by the balls, now is the time ... BUT off course they have a +40', new, fully insured boat with bow-thruster and ....
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I have told the hubby time and again, REAL MEN do not need bow thrusters. Our boat is not new but fully insured, what does that make us?!?
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Yes. But something is telling me the less than finest prepared boat suffers more often than the finest prepared one. (?)

The sea will break things, starting with the weakest ones.

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Re: Another Crew Loses their Sailboat

After 8 pages of generalities that could be measured in the width of Time Zones I have to comment that picking on one unfortunate sailing couple to make your global points… is not very nice.

The only people who make no mistakes are the ones who do nothing.
I find those types pretty boring and self-delusional.

Whether crossing the street or an ocean, I have made many mistakes and at times credit luck rather than my abilities that the mistake did not align with other weaknesses…to become news-worthy.

Make your points but not at the expense of a couple you do not know.
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So as much as I'd like to get "it's all relative man!" and just let whatever happen, I have no problem walking over to some idiot with a crappy boat and trying to convince him that he should do more sailing and stop futzing with the wifi extender and replace his chainplates.
Substitute chainplates for chalking hatches? Karma

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ml#post1321723
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Substitute chainplates for chalking hatches? Karma

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ml#post1321723
Karma? I don't understand. RH is out there doing it, not messing around with long distance wifi.
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Substitute chainplates for chalking hatches? Karma

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ml#post1321723
I was thinking more the leaving with a Raymarine wheelpilot as your self steering, but whatever.
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After 8 pages of generalities that could be measured in the width of Time Zones I have to comment that picking on one unfortunate sailing couple to make your global points… is not very nice.
To be fair, I doubt after 8 pages that many posting remembers the names of the couple(?) or exact circumstances. or even location......so I think well into being a general thread about the subject.

As they got home alive they didn't do everything badly - not even all "real" sailors can make that claim . I suspect that going down with the ship gets old real quick......
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