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Old 08-01-2013, 00:28   #16
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Re: Top Five Threats? Top Ten?

So a 80 lb Rockna is good even if it just sits on deck?
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Lack of a highway code in the 3rd world. You are much more likely to be run over than boarded by bad hats.
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So a 80 lb Rockna is good even if it just sits on deck?
Personally I am of the opinion that they do need to be frequently deployed, but as the photo below of one proud CF member shows, when suitably wrapped, big Rocnas are apparently even useful at social functions:
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:16   #19
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Personally I am of the opinion that they do need to be frequently deployed, but as the photo below of one proud CF member shows, when suitably wrapped, big Rocnas are apparently even useful at social functions:
And they are much safer if you keep that thing rapped when it gets laid in a strange and new bottom !
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And they are much safer if you keep that thing rapped when it gets laid in a strange and new bottom !
I'll take your word for it .
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Well ... After threats such as immediate death from not having paper charts, sextant, and all chain rode I think falling and being injured must be the biggest threat to safety.

When new people come sailing I tell them the most important thing it to not get hurt. To move slowly and thoughtfully.

Closely followed by running out if money.
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Lack of a highway code in the 3rd world. You are much more likely to be run over than boarded by bad hats.
Yep, gotta agree with that. Add foreign taxi drivers as well, particularly ones who hang onto their mobile phone with one hand, hold their cigarette out of the window with the other, and meanwhile steer using their thighs (all hampered by balancing a coffee cup in their lap). I have changed my mind, make this risk number three, an inadequate anchor just has to take fourth place .
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:39   #23
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We were taken to Split Boatshow by 'One Armed Roger' he was driving a left hand drive car with a dodgy right arm.

Vivien didn't notice till he used his knee to jam the steering straight, crossing over with his left arm to change gears clutching a CD that he intended whacking in whilst leaning over the seat telling us what crushed his arm....

I'd put 'dodgy rogers' as number 4.
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Yep, gotta agree with that. Add foreign taxi drivers as well, particularly ones who hang onto their mobile phone with one hand, hold their cigarette out of the window with the other, and meanwhile steer using their thighs (all hampered by balancing a coffee cup in their lap). I have changed my mind, make this risk number three, an inadequate anchor just has to take fourth place .
You have not been back here for a while then lovely lady. The taxi drivers are just the same . No idea where you want to go and scary as hell when they try and get you there.

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You have not been back here for a while then lovely lady. The taxi drivers are just the same . No idea where you want to go and scary as hell when they try and get you there.

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Thought all the foreign cab drivers were in Australia now?
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All the indian ones are. Love it when you give them an address and they pull into the first service station and run in with the street directory.

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The top five threats to cruising are......YOU

1. I don't know how to.
2. I will work a bit longer and buy a better boat.
3. What if I can't cut it.
4. You can't make me.
5. Maybe an RV will be easier.

And the BIGGEST threat of all is...... leaving the dock and waving good bye.
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Thought all the foreign cab drivers were in Australia now?
The largest single group of taxi drivers in uk are members of the religion of hate, and they dont have to comply to our laws. They are even allowed to have an interpreter at the multi choice, open book, taxi theoryexam
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I would think one of the biggest threats against cruising has to be lack of finance, especially for Americans, who are at risk of losing their 401k pension to a bankrupt tyranical government
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And the BIGGEST threat of all is...... leaving the dock and waving good bye.
Sorry, gotta disagree. Staying in dock can sometimes be scarier than leaving. This YouTube is of a large boat docking, but it illustrates perfectly the technique charterers often employ here in the Med:
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