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Old 01-03-2009, 09:08   #31
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Phillistine !!!

I cannot believe you did that !!!!!

How did you live without fries ?

maybe it only cooked chickens...........fries are in another fryer.........?????
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:23   #32
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I once heard a famous chef/restauranteur say: “the main reason people go to restaurants, is that they don’t have a deep-fryer at home”.
I agree.
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Old 01-03-2009, 14:56   #33
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Oh dear. You lot have made me hungry and got me thinking how and where could I fit a fryer now.
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Old 02-03-2009, 17:09   #34
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Crappy waffle irons and busted blocks OK. (ALL the winch handles!? ) But, geez, THREE actual human beings tossed over the bulwarks!? An obnoxious client, a guy threw his son overboard and another guy tossed his deck hand into the brine. Yikes.
And ex boyfriend tossed ME in. We were racing Lightnings that summer, and our boat was far from first place. Dave kept screaming at me that it was MY fault (nevermind that HE dropped the spinnaker in the drink!). There was almost no wind to speak of, so when he grabbed the boom and shoved it at me, it whacked me hard and over I went. Then he was sorry (and he couldn't finish the race without the same number of crew on board as when he started) and begged me to come back aboard. I'd had it up to my eyeballs with the situation, the guy and the racing so I swam to shore -- a good LONG distance away, and far longer a swim than it looked!
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Old 04-03-2009, 00:21   #35
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My dad. I was about ten at the time. He had to adjust something on the coach roof and said "hold the tiller for me". We were downwind. We gybed just as he was bent over tying something - a whack in the butt with a boom causes a pretty impressive swan-dive. Now I was alone on the boat and had to figure out how to go back and get him.

Believe it or not he stills sails with me. Soft head.
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:00   #36
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he musta figgered ya didnt mean it........glad you were able to get him back!!! i think that is prolly why he still sails with ya--if ya picked him out of water before , when ya were young, ya will now he is older!!!!!
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I'd had it up to my eyeballs with the situation, the guy and the racing so I swam to shore
Good for you!
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Hanging over the rail to catch a mooring buoy, no strap on my glasses, and splash. They sinked a lot faster than I could dive in. Couldn't see a damn thing. I was like the pirate who scratches his good eye with his hook! I cranked the winches the rest of the weekend, for some reason nobody wanted me at the helm...

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Upon retiring and sailing out the Golden Gate for the last time for Mexico and Tahiti the skipper, with grand ceremony, tossed overboard his "working" shoes :-).

I've a mind to do the same soon with my business phone (I'm in tech service and it is NOT my friend)!
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Overboard on purpose:

- a shotgun
- a bunch of high end "designer" clothes hangers
- a airx wind generator
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Two things spring to mind -

A shipwright told me he tried to use a tool called (in Australia) an arbortech. It's like an small angle-grinder, which has teeth like a chainsaw and is used to rapidly shape timber. They are extremely dangerous. He tried to use it in a confined space. Inevitably it got away - luckily without injuring him. He cut the power to it and threw it overboard.

Another time we were on our boat in a marina and a couple were chatting to us from the boardwalk. The wife said her husband had instructed her when on the boat to do exactly what he said, when he said it - no discussion or argument. On reaching a destination, he instructed her to throw the anchor into the water. She protested. He told her to just do it. So she did. It was not attached to the line.
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About all I ever threw overboard was my work ethic
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Overboard on purpose:

- a shotgun
- a bunch of high end "designer" clothes hangers
- a airx wind generator

OK, so I'm intrigued. What's the back story on those?
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OK, so I'm intrigued. What's the back story on those?
Oh nothing that special. Was in Mexican waters with the shotgun on board, and had a Mexican Navy boat getting close. Didn't want them boarding us and seeing the shotgun. At least on land, firearms are prohibited in Mexico, so I just wanted it off. We didn't get boarded, but it was still fun to toss it in the drink. Felt like being in a movie.

The clothes hangers were in the way, and I hated them for months. Previous owner's idea of an addition to the boat. Banged my head on them rooting around, etc.

The wind generator had siezed, and a guy onboard who had worked on them said it was fried permanently. That the cost of repair was as much as a full replacement.

I think I also threw a bbq in the water as well.

I'd like to point out that a lot of this was done early in my sailing career when I was a bit dumber and more reactionary.
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Oh nothing that special. Was in Mexican waters with the shotgun on board, and had a Mexican Navy boat getting close. Didn't want them boarding us and seeing the shotgun. At least on land, firearms are prohibited in Mexico, so I just wanted it off. We didn't get boarded, but it was still fun to toss it in the drink. Felt like being in a movie.

The clothes hangers were in the way, and I hated them for months. Previous owner's idea of an addition to the boat. Banged my head on them rooting around, etc.

The wind generator had siezed, and a guy onboard who had worked on them said it was fried permanently. That the cost of repair was as much as a full replacement.

I think I also threw a bbq in the water as well.

I'd like to point out that a lot of this was done early in my sailing career when I was a bit dumber and more reactionary.
i see you are san diego--where do you keep your boat.......reactionary is goood......bbqs love to swim............mine even said thankyou when it dived overboard....
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