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Old 20-07-2010, 14:27   #31
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Avoid "surely/than" constructions and you will be fine.

Surely, there must be some who prefer the time spent at sea rather than the time wasted in ports. That's how we know sailors from cruisers.

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Please explain???? (Aussie political joke)

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Avoid "surely/than" constructions and you will be fine.

Surely, there must be some who prefer the time spent at sea rather than the time wasted in ports. That's how we know sailors from cruisers.

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Something missing in my education, which is hardly surprising as I missed a lot of it myself...
but what's wrong with surely/than constructions?
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Something missing in my education, which is hardly surprising as I missed a lot of it myself...
but what's wrong with surely/than constructions?
Who you calling surely???



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But long legs is fine for me.
You won't get any argument from me... or most of the testosterone and beer fueled members here
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Old 20-07-2010, 17:13   #36
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You're quick Davo, and slick!!
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Old 20-07-2010, 17:15   #37
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or was that your..yore??
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Funny story...... I met the French guy that sailed around the world alone for 52 weeks or something in a 24 foot boat...he was outside st martin french bridge......i was waiting for the bridge alone on my 43 foot cat.....he was anchored and screwing around trying to get his sails packed away when snap....his anchor rope broke....he wasn't very happy and started yelling and screaming for help..... I had no idea who or what he had been doing.....but I do remember wondering where he had come from in such a small and scruffy little boat and why he was so freaked out when his anchor rope broke......i slowly motor over to him and told him to chill out...no worries and relax..... it isnt that big of a deal.....kinna like breath man its ok.....so I back right up and tow him through the bridge....he was talking the whole time in French and looking sooooooo happy it wasnt funny.......anyways dropped him off inside the lagoon with a friend he was meeting who towed him the rest of his way.......I remember thinking some pretty strange things as I looked back at him... the next day he was on the cover of the newspaper...record for sailing the smallest boat non stop around the world alone....I guess what I'm saying is he didn't look too happy....other than that he was alive and about to be on land again......and not too sure how his sanity was doing....he looked a little like the madman form Borneo...anyways just his luck he runs into cynical me as his anchor roped breaks.......but i am pretty sure from his reaction to possibly having to sail a little further that he was NOT a happy at the prospect of a little jaunk around Marigot Bay!
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I note you have a more than passing familiarity with Aussie lingo... saw you using our calssic f*&%kwit somewhere
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Something missing in my education, which is hardly surprising as I missed a lot of it myself...
but what's wrong with surely/than constructions?
I love Australian people, and their awesome continent! What a pity I could only spend half a year there.

Should I be there again, I invite you to a beer. Should you be in Las Palmas soon, I invite you to a beer.

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I love Australian people, and their awesome continent! What a pity I could only spend half a year there.

Should I be there again, I invite you to a beer. Should you be in Las Palmas soon, I invite you to a beer.

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Why do people run marathon races? It costs money and is painful. I have done that a few times. I think it is something I can be proud of towards myself.

Why do people climb Mount Everest? Because it is there.

Looking up to people who have done similar feats, and do a similar thing or even better oneself.

Why do people have leasure boats? Costly, little space, uncomfortable. Because it is fun.

Often I get the impression that people believe that there feelings are correct in a scentific meaning of the word correct. Meaning that people who like other things are wrong or odd.

In part that is rethoric (the art of talking well). It is more convincing to say "Sailing nonstop is stupid", compared to saying "In my opinion, sailing nonstop is stupid".
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Why do it?

The only problem with foreign countries is that they are full of foreigners!

On our voyage of discovery I enjoyed the sailing more than anything, could easily give the people a miss.

In the end the best part of a journey for me was coming home.

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I was part of a team that attempted a record-setting non-stop circumnavigation a few years ago.

We got the non-stop part down, but didn't set any records, unfortunately.

But, why not? All of us on the boat had circumnavigated at least once previously. Driving the boat for 100 days (which is why we didn't set a record) hard was a challenge itself.
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