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Old 26-03-2008, 14:36   #31

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Yeah, me to!

The first time offshore, lying in my bunk, off-watch, I thought I heard singing. It was like a choir singing a requieim, or even monks chanting. I didn't say a word about it to the crew, not wanting them to think the skipper had gone bonkers.

Then one of the crew mentioned that she thought she had heard faint singing the night before. Not loud enough to understand the words, but real music. I 'fessed up at that point, and the other two crew members said we were crazy.

I've heard it numerous times since, but not always. Depends on conditions, I guess.

I've heard this too (on the last mono especially). I always assumed it was the wind and the rigging.

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Old 26-03-2008, 14:57   #32
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Whats the difference between an "Administrator" such as Allan and a 'Moderator" such as Hud3? Now I know, the Administrators are nuts, they just don't know it! The Moderators ARE nuts and they readily admit it!


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Old 26-03-2008, 15:10   #33
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Whats the difference between an "Administrator" such as Allan and a 'Moderator" such as Hud3?
Corner office and expense account.
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Old 27-03-2008, 07:01   #34
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There is the song of the's more like a lullaby in nice conditions, and HARD ROCK in bad conditions........lolol
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Old 27-03-2008, 09:36   #35
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I certainly talk to my boat. I also make sure any promises I make to her if she gets me through, I keep. I also listen to my boat, and have experienced the "music" previously mentioned on my wood boats. It is indescribable to those who have not experienced it. I would say that the sounds my boat makes are comforting, and I can only assume that is the boat's way, or the sea's way of communicating in kind.
OK, so I am and admin, and don't believe all of those who keep telling me I am crazy
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Old 27-03-2008, 10:33   #36
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Ok I know.
I shouldn't of done it.
She was a trident 24, built for the north sea and did she look like it.
Bought in Abu Dhabi in mid 80's.
Worked in a hotel on the Cornish ( Promanard) and kept her on a moring 100 meters in front of the hotel.

Phone call would go " Hi darling have to work an extra hour but see you at 8"

Straight down to beach, into dingy, head for the outside entrance of the breakwater. Great place , 1'5 miles of breaking rollers 1 meter plus.
One with Auto helm, dash up to ford cabin and stick head out of hatch.
Spend the next hour chatting to the second person you luv as she takes the ses's.
I tell you now, she really did respond. Some times rushing at them. She luved it, and she told me many times.
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Now to see if PM is the same but I already have the feeling. She just looks it.

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Old 27-03-2008, 19:30   #37
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My boat tells me to do bad things......

Evil things, things that I couldn't possibly repeat aloud......Well, maybe I could repeat one thing-It tells me to kill people who buzz me on "personal water craft." But the rest is bad, evil.....I never answer, I don't want to encourage it........
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Old 27-03-2008, 19:44   #38
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Sometimes I would have a chat with the autopilot. Along the lines of "Where the **** do you think you're going?" But not the boat.
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Old 28-03-2008, 15:04   #39
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i talk to my boat , a lot..
in bad and good time..
and my little boat take me to the same place that the big expensive one , and even closer to the shore, so i can spend the night a bit more shelded from the wind and waves..
my boat is my best mate..she give me 1000 time back all the efford and time i spend fixing and taking care of her...
she is my little safe cocoon of the world , and i sleep like a baby on it , lissening to the water laping the hull..
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Old 31-03-2008, 08:55   #40
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I've never though much about why I talk to my boat... she is a lady and I always feel at home talking to her when ever I wish, with out regard to who may overhear what I'm saying. What I say probably runs the normal gambit of what anyone would normally say to a wife/mistress/ sail mate... heck she is a person!!! Why would I not talk to her???
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Old 31-03-2008, 09:32   #41
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I don't talk to my boat, but I have talked to Mother Nature while sailing. I beg some times for a little more wind. And curse the wind and waves if it blows too hard.
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Old 31-03-2008, 10:17   #42
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I must admit…..ahem….I do stroke my boat.:kissy:
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Old 03-04-2008, 16:12   #43
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I talk to her all the time even more when she saved my skin when we had a knock down, she just straighten up reset her self and sailed on into the storm, was a real rush I must say.
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I cuss at her something spectacular, but I also thank her pretty regularly. I also talk to my windvane. Her name is "Vanessa"!
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Yes - I talk to my boat. But, more importantly, IMHO, I listen to what she has to say. I have learned NOT to ignore her!

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