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Old 06-07-2013, 11:46   #31
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Have you considered writing a instruction book on the proper way to sail. Your way to nice, but a good editor will take care of that...

Thanks to your expert opinion I now know what scoobert did wrong, but
nothing at all about how you manage to get "one or two...boat bites...each trip" Care to share a specific "bite", or two.

You're kidding, right?

Stub your toe on the block for the headsheet.

Scratch yourself on any number of things.

Don't put your gloves and get a rope burn.

Lose your footing and sprain an ankle.

Bump your arm on the cabintop and get a bruise.

I went to the doctor's once for something else and he saw finger-sized bruises on my arm. He was sure I was in an abusive relationship bout wouldn't admit it. Actually someone had thought I was going to fall and grabbed my arm.

You can scratch or cut all sorts of spots climbing out on the boom after running aground (I didn't do that but someone else did).

I'm more concerned about the bigger things -- a newbie getting her ankle caught on the anchor rode, for instance. The little "boat bites" are just part of life.
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:46   #32
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Right now I am in the hospital dealing with a pseudomonas water borne bacteria that I seem have picked up in May via a small wound on my foot.

One of the joints in my little toe became infected and had to be removed. I am off my feet and the water for some time.

More time to post to CF.
That does not sound like fun. How does one come in contact with pseudomonas water bacteria? Hope the medical bills are not driven by the number of letter in the disease.

Wishing you have a speedy recovery.

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Old 06-07-2013, 16:27   #33
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Re: 1000 Ways To get Hurt

I would trade a couple of scars (small ) from a sail instead of the ones from doing yard work that I have now.

No boat & no sailing lately.
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You're kidding, right? No

Stub your toe on the block for the headsheet.

Scratch yourself on any number of things.

Don't put your gloves and get a rope burn.

Lose your footing and sprain an ankle.

Bump your arm on the cabintop and get a bruise.

I went to the doctor's once for something else and he saw finger-sized bruises on my arm. He was sure I was in an abusive relationship bout wouldn't admit it. Actually someone had thought I was going to fall and grabbed my arm.

You can scratch or cut all sorts of spots climbing out on the boom after running aground (I didn't do that but someone else did).

I'm more concerned about the bigger things -- a newbie getting her ankle caught on the anchor rode, for instance. The little "boat bites" are just part of life.
Thanks for the input...so how bad are the bug, and snake bites ?
Will my 410, and two big bottles of deet be enough ? lol
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Old 06-07-2013, 16:46   #35
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Anything worth doing, except maybe reading, has some inherent danger.
Broken bones heal and chicks dig scars.
Reading can be dangerous. A friend of my wife fell asleep reading a book while on the toilet. She fell off and became stuck between the wall and the toilet. Paramedics had to be called in for the extraction.
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Old 06-07-2013, 17:34   #36
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Thanks for the input...so how bad are the bug, and snake bites ?
Will my 410, and two big bottles of deet be enough ? lol


They're saying that we're going to have mosquitoes here this summer big enough to carry off small children. And, these critters come out continuously day and night, AND laugh in the face of DEET -- they're just too big to have that deter them.

Apparently their bite really hurts but they're so big you feel them landing on you. Only silver lining is that they don't carry diseases.

BTW, I used the auto-quote. I can't account for how it works. Sorry for any confusion.
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Old 06-07-2013, 17:52   #37
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Another injury time bomb is the loaded winch... which should be shown respect like it's a loaded gun.

They appear so harmless... the wind picks up, you decide to ease the jib or main.... you release the sheet, then.... BANG! You'd better let go in time before you loose your fingers.
Another good reason to use more wraps than ya think you'll need. Off the locking collar and wala, no slipping or wild sheets.
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Re: 1000 Ways To get Hurt

Never fend off a 7 tonne boat with your foot.
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on my way home from where i bought the yacht i smashed my head 8 times the first day on the boom, then i stopped counting... why oh why are they at the top of the companionway steps???
believe or not, I did stepped my mast 50mm higher and extended shrouds (temporary until rewiring) to avoid this bloody thing. now I can stand without even thinking about "ducking reminder" movements.
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always wear an apron when cooking bacon....lol.....
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They are all simply known as "Boat Bites". You boat has simply given you a loving nip to make sure you are paying it proper attention!
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We recently completed the Marion to Bermuda race and return to New England. We had one simple goal for the crew, to not use one band aid on the trip. We were fortunate enough to leave the medical kit untouched and the crew injury free.

Now if we could only achieve a similar goal for sea sickness...
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I would trade a couple of scars (small ) from a sail instead of the ones from doing yard work that I have now.

No boat & no sailing lately.
This is the saddest post on the thread... brought tears to my eyes... think I need a bit of medication to recover

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This is the saddest post on the thread... brought tears to my eyes... think I need a bit of medication to recover

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always wear an apron when cooking bacon....lol.....
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And for me mocs, house shoes, or something to cover my feet.
Twas cooking I have forgot what, and a hot as hell something or the other
popped out, land on my foot. I did the worlds greatest dance, and invented
at least a half dozen new cuss words. I have no doubt it would have went viral
on utube.
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