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Old 14-11-2011, 17:39   #121
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I take it you haven't seen Xanadu, then.
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Old 14-11-2011, 17:53   #122
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WOW...If that isn't a worst case scenario i'm not sure what is. This story makes me really glad we have a reefing system.
You hit the nail on the head. I was a brand-new sailor, and the guy who was "helping" me told me that a couple of lines ready to go through the reef cringles and round the boom was a good reefing system, and to keep those lines handy! Of course when the time came, with wind behind us it was WAY too dangerous to be standing at that boom jury-rigging a reefing system.

We knew the boat was over-powered and were trying to get the headsail down when it caught halfway up and halfway down.

A LOT of lessons learned that day, and trust me ... within three days the boat had a WELL secured gas tank and a WELL secured porta-potty. Within a week it had a GOOD reefing system on it.
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Old 14-11-2011, 17:58   #123
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absolutely THE worst advise i was EVER given----


"TRUST ME"



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Old 14-11-2011, 18:01   #124
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Old 14-11-2011, 18:02   #125
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Re: What's the Worst Piece of Advice You've Ever Received ?

"It'll be waaaaaaaaay cheaper to buy a fixer upper boat and do the work yourself"

At least it worked out well in the end. We love our boat.
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Old 14-11-2011, 18:16   #126
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"Lock your fixed prop and you'll sail faster"...
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Old 14-11-2011, 18:55   #127
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Old 14-11-2011, 20:00   #128
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the worst piece of advise a person can receive: Trust me those Aussies are not very smart..just wrap it in plastic and tape and they will never find it...we will make millions,I promise....Bien,Bien....DVC
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Old 24-12-2011, 12:00   #129
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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.
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Re: What's the Worst Piece of Advice You've Ever Received ?

"Dude... ya gotta eat the SECOND worm too"

A two worm night on a New Mexico mountain top, 1981.... not a drop of tequilla since.
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Old 24-12-2011, 13:20   #131
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"Dude... ya gotta eat the SECOND worm too"

A two worm night on a New Mexico mountain top, 1981.... not a drop of tequilla since.

was the problem really the tequilla?
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Old 24-12-2011, 14:48   #132
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1.We just need you to come with us and answer some questions...you don't need a lawyer....
2. Oh yeah we can fit thru there there is plenty of deep water....
3. If you wear a condom you can't get it....
4. Just Charge all you want and file for chapter 13...
5. Turn the knife blade towards you....
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Re: What's the Worst Piece of Advice You've Ever Received ?

In 1971 we had a bank loan officer advise us to buy a house, raise the children and then consider buying a boat after retirement. We're now forty years living aboard and the children moved off the boat many years ago!
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the worst piece of advise a person can receive: Trust me those Aussies are not very smart..just wrap it in plastic and tape and they will never find it...we will make millions,I promise....Bien,Bien....DVC
So that was you on the TV show locked up abroad, glad to see everything has worked out.
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So that was you on the TV show locked up abroad, glad to see everything has worked out.
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
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