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Old 31-07-2011, 08:49   #1
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Sheesh, What Am I Forgetting . . .

Getting ready for our first shake down cruise , and I just know I musts forgot something I an going to need . I've ridden motorcycles across the country , and lived for weeks with what fits in my saddle bags. I've hauled cart after cart full of stuff down to the boat , and still feel like there is something obvious I am missing . Oh well , got shorts , barbecue and fishing pole , guess everything else is just a bonus . San Juan islands here we come
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Old 31-07-2011, 08:56   #2
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Getting ready for our first shake down cruise ,
With those 3 aboard you don't need a shake-down. Just a jiggle will do


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Old 31-07-2011, 08:59   #3
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Re: Sheesh , what am I forgetting.....

Well.....

.... Not sure.... I'm.. um... a bit..... distracted....

Can't......

Concentrate......

Nice picture, by the way.
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Old 31-07-2011, 09:09   #4
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Re: Sheesh, what Am I Forgetting . . .

Everything looks very good to me...
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Old 31-07-2011, 09:24   #5
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pirate Re: Sheesh, what Am I Forgetting . . .

You know it would be MarkJ to recognise the value of a shapely crew(shippy might be a better word for this forum)..

You really will enjoy the San Juans this time of year, August and September is always the best. Good luck and have lots of fun.
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Barbecue, fishing pole, and shorts. I am sure that's what mark meant when he said 3 things. Unless those are nick names?
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Re: Sheesh, what Am I Forgetting . . .

If you forget anything you can probably find it in Friday Harbor.
The marina gives you four hours free so you can spend money in town.

Have a great time.
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Re: Sheesh, what Am I Forgetting . . .

You have to keep that crew below during daylight hours or you will be deemed a distraction and a hazard to navigation and no doubt will be boarded by a RIB full of young CG men for a closer inspection. Make sure all your flares are up to date and your garbage placard is properly placed. I will be up there myself with my oldest son, we will keep an eye out for you.

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Re: Sheesh, what Am I Forgetting . . .

as my old friend capt. dave says: " a wise captain always carries spares " and it looks like you got 'em...
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Re: Sheesh, what Am I Forgetting . . .

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You have to keep that crew below during daylight hours or you will be deemed a distraction and a hazard to navigation and no doubt will be boarded by a RIB full of young CG men for a closer inspection. Make sure all your flares are up to date and your garbage placard is properly placed. I will be up there myself with my oldest son, we will keep an eye out for you.

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Yes. My understanding is that an effective way to attract USCG attention/boarding is to have young, beautiful women visible and audible on board.

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Old 31-07-2011, 12:38   #11
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Re: Sheesh, what Am I Forgetting . . .

I don't think we've ever left without the same feeling, but it's always turned out OK. Keep an eye on the forecast for Juan de Fuca, it's been gale force westerlies every afternoon and a strong ebb, not fun. Not as many boats this summer as usual, you shouldn't have trouble finding room to anchor. BTW, Blakely Island has the best ice cream in the islands:-))
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Re: Sheesh, What Am I Forgetting . . .

You will be surprised at what you need but didn't bring if this is really your first shakedown -

For me it was a bucket.

Yup. Forgot to bring a bucket, and it's probably the single most indispensable thing you can take along besides charts and navigation gear, food and water.

A bucket. If I'd had a bucket, I could have washed all the muck from anchoring off my decks.

I could have done laundry

I could have done dishes in seawater.

I could have rigged a flopper stopper.

I would have had a chair.

I would have had a place to stow my stern anchor rode.

I would have had an emergency bailer.

I would have had a tool tote

A shopping bag

A backup toilet

A bucket.

The only way you'll learn what you forgot is to castoff and actually sail somewhere.

...and be sure to bring a bucket.

No, wait, make that two buckets.

I lost the one I brought last time using it as flopper stopper when the handle snapped.

I am thus, once more, bucketless.

=(

(I would have gladly killed for a bucket on that first cruise)
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Re: Sheesh, What Am I Forgetting . . .

Toilet paper.... and lots of it (3 girls....)
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Chasity Belts or a 12 ga Shotg-n snicker snicker
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Re: Sheesh, What Am I Forgetting . . .

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You will be surprised at what you need but didn't bring if this is really your first shakedown -

For me it was a bucket.

Yup. Forgot to bring a bucket, and it's probably the single most indispensable thing you can take along besides charts and navigation gear, food and water.

A bucket. If I'd had a bucket, I could have washed all the muck from anchoring off my decks.

I could have done laundry

I could have done dishes in seawater.

I could have rigged a flopper stopper.

I would have had a chair.

I would have had a place to stow my stern anchor rode.

I would have had an emergency bailer.

I would have had a tool tote

A shopping bag

A backup toilet

A bucket.

The only way you'll learn what you forgot is to castoff and actually sail somewhere.

...and be sure to bring a bucket.

No, wait, make that two buckets.

I lost the one I brought last time using it as flopper stopper when the handle snapped.

I am thus, once more, bucketless.

=(

(I would have gladly killed for a bucket on that first cruise)
SOOOOO funny!!!! Love it!! I was reading an ad on Yachtworld awhile back, and under full specs/Safety gear...after all the life rafts and lifelines and SS stanchions and Auto bilge and manual bilge and yadda yadda yadda...was this "and...a bucket." I laughed for 10 minutes...but obviously...everyone needs a bucket.
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