Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 24-11-2010, 18:52   #106
CF Adviser
 
Bash's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: sausalito
Boat: 14 meter sloop
Posts: 7,260
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tellie View Post
True story..kind of
I had this old sailor come by my boat a few years ago to help me with some deck gear. He droppd and old canvas work bag on the deck reached in and pulled out a very cheap flea market phillips head screw driver. With no explanation he just tossed it over board. I asked bit surprised "Whydja do that?" He said "That's just to teach my good tools that they cain't swim either"
laughed out loud. really.
__________________

__________________
cruising is entirely about showing up--in boat shoes.
Bash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-11-2010, 19:02   #107
Registered User
 
mbianka's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,125
Images: 1
I converted from diesel to electric propulsion a few years back. My first shakedown cruise was Long Island to Newport R.I. On the way back I found I still had the old shaft coupling from the diesel engine still on board. So while sailing at the entrance to Narragansett Bay I offered it up to Neptune and ended the diesel connection for good.
__________________

__________________
Capt. Mike
mbianka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-11-2010, 21:45   #108
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 111
Images: 24
Thumbs up hilarious!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamaloha View Post
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.

that is so darn hilarious!!!!

cant make this stuff up!
__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but instead by the moments that take your breath away
SweetSerenity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-11-2010, 21:55   #109
Registered User
 
sabray's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Wash DC
Boat: PETERSON 44
Posts: 3,169
I was once on deck throwing things off a whitbread boat. clearing it of gear and things which were going on the pier. I got my hand caught in the strap of a sail bag and at the count of three Hal Roth threw me overboard (I kinda lept with it). I thought I had done a noble thing but Hal looked down and says "what the hell did you do that for?
__________________
sabray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-11-2010, 21:55   #110
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 111
Images: 24
totally cracks me up!

Quote:
Originally Posted by svHyLyte View Post
Some years ago we were participating in a regatta during which there was some stormy weather. At one point a woman's voice came over the VHF calling the Race Committee to announce that her yacht--which until then had been winning--was withdrawing. The RTO on the Committee Boat asked if there were any problems or injuries. The lady responded. "Not Yet". "Not Yet?" said the RTO. "No" said the lady, "But I've dropped alll of our winch handles overboard and my husband is fit to be tied, so please check on me when you get back to the Club!"

totally cracks me up!
__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but instead by the moments that take your breath away
SweetSerenity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 17:46   #111
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Annapolis, MD
Boat: Hunter 33' "Redbeard"
Posts: 44
kerosene heater

when helping my uncle take his 53' ketch to curacao in dec/jan we had a kerosene heater (the very un-marine variety that resembles R2D2) onboard to get us through the first few days, after passing through the gulf stream and warming up we decided to chuck it out in a deep ocean trench (fuel tank empty of course) it was a fun way to celebrate sailing away from winter
__________________

__________________
Blood, Sweat, and Beers
Redbeard33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Challenge: What Would You Do? - Two Crew Lost Overboard During Race TaoJones Challenges 44 30-06-2009 09:05
Check this Out -- Overboard Survival Float w/ Marine Shotgun drew.ward Health, Safety & Related Gear 6 26-04-2008 23:28
admiral overboard caribnsol Off Topic Forum 11 13-03-2008 22:11
Man Overboard Drill Ex-Calif The Sailor's Confessional 1 13-07-2007 22:10
A better Pet overboard device..... 2divers Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 13 22-09-2006 17:49



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:16.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.