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Old 01-09-2012, 20:31   #1
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It Was The Beer's Fault

Countless times I have reminded guests to keep their hands and feet inside the boat when near the dock. And I am usually very conscious of this myself, but we had a crisis today. The return trip from the provisioning run to town was a bit rough, and when we tied up at the dock, I noticed a bit of yellowish liquid in the bilge -- OH **** THE BEER! I rushed forward, it was still a bit rough out, so.... I put my hand on the gunnel to steady myself (oops)....a wave caught the skiff and shoved it into the dock, but instead of the solid thunk of fiberglass against wood...I instead heard the gristly crunch of my finger!

Good news though, only a few cans were damaged.
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Old 01-09-2012, 21:13   #2
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Re: It Was The Beers Fault

Wounded fingers can heal but a lost beer is gone forever.
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Old 01-09-2012, 21:36   #3
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Re: It Was The Beers Fault

Doesn't look like you'll keep that fingernail too much longer... But it'll grow back, unlike the beer.
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Re: It Was The Beers Fault

so you busted up your finger, and still didn't save the beer

don't know if I would have had the courage to post this!
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Re: It Was The Beers Fault

one hand for the boat,one hand for the beercan?
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Priorities son.... Priorities...

And you had yours correct...
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Re: It Was The Beers Fault

so now ye can douse the pain with more beer until completely healed then do it again for practice.... mebbe placing them into a fish net hanging from transom to barely into water instead of so close to docking parts.....hhmmmmm..drawing board is coming out....
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so you busted up your finger, and still didn't save the beer

don't know if I would have had the courage to post this!
No, no -- there were two cases of beer aboard and only 3 cans were lost -- my sacrifice was not in vain!
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Re: It Was The Beers Fault

Was the bilge clean enough to permit recovery of the beer? A sponge or a towel is a most useful thing to have in a dinghy. Good to see the injured finger is still capable of holding a beer.
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Very hot needle might save the finger nail, but nothing is going to save that beer. Shame.
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must perform a wake at sea--with, of course, more beer....
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hey Zee,
Am sure there's a diver in San Fran that will tell you what you did wrong.
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true dat--lol--is always someone somewhere with a different look on humanity----
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Was the bilge clean enough to permit recovery of the beer?
Oops, I was distracted by the trauma to my finger, and forgot to sop up the beer!
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ok so by now the blood has coagulated and new beer has come into the place--ye improved any???? did you have a wake for the lost beer??? is important, ye know....
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