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Old 23-11-2012, 18:01   #76
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New Island is Born
Perhaps it collapsed into the sea. Or perhaps the location was not exactly pinpointed. But, maybe it is still out there just waiting below the surface for the next boat with six foot keel to come it's way and then....
By coincidence a Slocum 37 draws 6' loaded down. Just sayin'.
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Funny old world ain't it?
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Re: South Pacific Island discovered......to not exist!

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New Island is Born
Perhaps it collapsed into the sea. Or perhaps the location was not exactly pinpointed. But, maybe it is still out there just waiting below the surface for the next boat with six foot keel to come it's way and then....
I've already found it w/my 7' draft! It's called Stacy's rock. 50º 03.950N X 124º 49.025W

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I suspect that in "all those places" the foreigner there might have been you .
Your probably right. But I had to make it funny.

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Ouch. I was bragging about how fast an Evelyn 32 is recently. What I didn't tell was how we ran hard aground on sand(!) and tore the keel about 4" off from where it joins the hull for about 18". All of us were surprised except the owner. He was sick, as I bet you are, Del.
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He was sick, as I bet you are, Del.
Pride was hurt for sure. And it threw us off our seats. Boat was lifted right out of the water.
But the keel to hull joint is glassed over so it stressed the glass and oil canned the hull a bit just behind the keel and cracked a couple stringers above. But with (7) 1" monel keel bolts, the keel stayed put. All fixed now and very cautious when less then a mile from shore now.
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Sure, but both revolutions were inspired by French thinkers and writers. Are you honestly suggesting the French didn't play an important role in the American Revolution? Or that the two countries don't have two hundred odd years of history as close allies in many ways? Look at the Statue of Liberty for instance. The present habit of a certain set of Americans of portraying the French as some sort of effeminate pansies that turn and run at the first opportunity every time really burns me up. It is not supported by history, and it's just unpleasant and unnecessary, especially considering the relationship our two countries have had. There are lots of French members of this forum, and I would not like the "French warships shoot flaky gay croissants" comment to represent the sole American viewpoint on this forum. I think that's just a poor attitude.
@minaret. I am truly saddened if you thought my post was portraying the French in a negative light. I was just trying to point out that the French Revolution came AFTER the American Revolution, and that America failed to pay back the French (King) the debts incurred from the American Revolution. How you managed to read it as something more amazes me.

Again my post was trying to minimize the propagation of false history.

Wish all on the forum well. French and not French. Hope that clears any miscommunication...
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Old 23-11-2012, 21:11   #83
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@minaret. I am truly saddened if you thought my post was portraying the French in a negative light. I was just trying to point out that the French Revolution came AFTER the American Revolution, and that America failed to pay back the French (King) the debts incurred from the American Revolution. How you managed to read it as something more amazes me.

Again my post was trying to minimize the propagation of false history.

Wish all on the forum well. French and not French. Hope that clears any miscommunication...

I had no problem whatsoever with what you said, it was Propellantech's post that bothered me. It sounds like the answer to my question "Are you honestly suggesting the French didn't play an important role in the American Revolution?" is no.

The post I found offensive-

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France has war ships??

Yes, they fire croissants. Flaky and a little bit gay.

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So I suppose you will find it hilarious when I start to crack disparaging jokes about how Texans are all yellow and gay, and then offer to buy the next round, then. Where I'm from adults don't behave that way, and just because you behaved that way in the Navy I am not inspired to believe that it's any more appropriate.
None of us ever really figured on you buying the next round . . .
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Your probably right. But I had to make it funny.

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Re: South Pacific Island discovered......to not exist!

It was a sandy island. Perhaps the tides and currents took it apart?

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My suspicion is that the anomaly was originally identified as something to be investigated further - and simply marked in the interim with "Sandy Island?".......and somewhere along the line the question mark fell off (Worldcheck?!).

Either that or a quick bit of research for someone called Sandy who was involved in map making 10 years back.......
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It was a sandy island. Perhaps the tides and currents took it apart?

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Indeed could have also been this:
'Weirdest thing' floats in South Pacific - CNN
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Re: South Pacific Island discovered......to not exist!

Very strange indeed. All the more reason to keep a sharp lookout with one's eyes.
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Re: South Pacific Island discovered......to not exist!

Who was it who said ''do not build your island on sand'' ?
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