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Old 25-12-2011, 12:24   #136
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The title says it all. What's the worst piece of advice anybody has ever given you?
Someone in a 52 foot fibre glass high performance yacht telling me in my 40 foot steel yacht that the weater window is long enough .

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Old 26-12-2011, 03:08   #137
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That was in reponse to the spanish gang (couple) that got caught in Aust. who tried to smuggle lots of white stuff into the country ...not me ...I had some advice similar to it while in jamaica...guy said "we can take the shoes apart and put the ganga into the soles and they will never know..I said, aaa no thanks...when I got to the airport there was a tube sock on the bathroom floor full of ganga that someone had second thoughts about....DVC
Lol. Just kidding you.

I am sure the people in this for are smart enough not to do anything like that.

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Old 17-04-2012, 12:34   #138
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Your not buying a Boat.

We move to Thailand I followed my wife a couple of months after she left I had things to finish. I said I found an awesome blue water sailboat and I can sail over and we can live on it. we can travel and see different places it will be great. That IS when I got the advice. (to her defense she was pregnant at the time)

So we find a house to rent we like (IIIIIIIIIIIII like the boat idea better) we get new beds and furniture and the rest since we didn't ship anything with our move. We are in the house two weeks and we get a flood warning for our city. EVERYONEsays it never floods here we are on high ground, one week to go until flood day. nope never floods here, sure babe we can get our stuff out and move back in later. nooooo we will be fine!

I had major eye surgery one week before we moved in, it was 5 hours long so I am suppose to be face down, not moving stuff.(if we bought the boat I would be face down on my boat and not thinking of moving from a flood) See where this is going.

No need to move she says, I give in OK. The streets are dry, well she left 9 hours later with our new baby when the flood water was 3 ft deep in the streets the next day, I stayed and moved small stuff, anyway we lost EVERYTHING in the flood, When I left it was up to my waist in our house and 7 ft deep in the streets. And that was before it got bad.

Good thing it was all new or I would have been mad about not buying the boat or having everything moved a week earlier. That is two pieces of bad advice.

So now we are in the jungle in Thailand for 3 months, In the house I have killed, 5 inch long scorpions, A centipede 8 inches long with two big hooked teeth and a freaking tarantula.

Life is good, I will eventually get a boat and the name will be high and dry.
Woah! That's a sad story! Somehow makes my problems sound minute.
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Old 17-04-2012, 18:38   #139
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"What you don't see, won't hurt you."
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Old 18-04-2012, 16:22   #140
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Re: What's the Worst Piece of Advice You've Ever Received ?

Here, smoke this!

Edit: Hahaha, I just realized what it looks like I'm doing in my avatar. No that's not what I'm doing and that's not what "smoke this" refers to.
I'm referring to smoking cigarettes, starting at the age of eight.
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Big Chill, Xanadu... those were AWESOME

Compared to millenium

Millennium (1989) - IMDb


It was a really terrible movie for about an hour, and then you get to watch it all over again from a slightly different camera angle.

To be fair though, I did receive good advice on that, my friend said "worst movie, ever" I just didn't believe him.
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Re: What's the Worst Piece of Advice You've Ever Received ?

Worst sailing related advise:

"You don't need a topping lift" and "you don't need a compass, that's what your GPS is for", advise which I politely ignored before subsequently purchasing the boat.
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Here pee on this fence!
(it was electrified)
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When my dad told me that I made a very good choice when I got engaged to my first wife!
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Re: What's the Worst Piece of Advice You've Ever Received ?

I just got a new one from the Coast Guard (as darkness in enveloping and we are approaching the Columbia River Bank for the first time, ebb tide for the next 3-4 hours)
"There is no limitations on Boats entering the bank, sailboats enter here on a ebb tide frequently"
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You've got a chartplotter, you don't need paper charts.
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No explanation needed! ouch! that hurts down to your toes...DVC
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"Oh those old Jabsco diaphragm pump are obsolete and you can't get service parts for them anymore, buy this Rule submersible, they're the best!"
What a load of crap.
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I take it you haven't seen Xanadu, then.

OK, Sean Connery in ZARDOZ. Horrible movie. He should never have agreed to do it.
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