Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 13-09-2011, 23:58   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: New Mexico, USA
Boat: International Etchells USA 125 Black Magic, Santana 20 475 Ghost, Hobie 33 3100 Bruja, dinghies,
Posts: 1,118
Re: Burial at Sea ?

So, youse gotta body dat needs dem concrete shoes to sleep wid da fishies? I godda good friend whose gonna make you an offer you can't refuse.

Pat, from the Desert Sea
rgscpat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 14-09-2011, 00:20   #17
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: north carolina
Boat: command yachtsdouglas32
Posts: 3,113
Re: Burial at Sea ?

If I knew I was about to die and had 1 wish ,I would wish for a pack of Lifesavers, ha ha ha..hell I thought it was funny..ha ha ha..hell that is funny... ha ha ha

tropicalescape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-09-2011, 01:22   #18
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Western Australia
Boat: Boro
Posts: 87
Re: Burial at Sea ?

Originally Posted by Nostrodamus View Post
They could scatter my ashes at sea but the chances are the wind would be in the wrong direction and Auntie Rita and Uncle Bob would swallow and spit me out all over the deck.
I recently had a family member die on my wifes side, and the family requested we have a ceremony scattering the ashes off my yacht.

Obviously, you need to consider the wind direction, then anchor accordingly.

I anchored from the port side stern with a picnic anchor, allowing the ceremony to procede forard. My mother in law tipped the ashes off the bowsprit, and it was actually quite touching the way the wind took them. As the anchor was off to on side slightly and the yacht did not sit entirely square to the wind, the view was perfect for spectators from the side

I would suggest that if the skipper anchors correctly for the intended ceremony, Uncle Bob and Auntie Rita (and the deck) should avoid any unpleasantness.
billwa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-09-2011, 09:56   #19
Registered User
SabreKai's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Toronto, Canada on Lake Ontario
Boat: Roberts Offshore 38
Posts: 1,286
Images: 5
Re: Burial at Sea ?

I'd go with the Viking funeral, except its kinda hard to do with a steel boat. I'd have to arrange for the seacocks to be blown after a suitable pyre got going. blub blub blub.
SV Sabre Dance, Roberts Offshore 38
SabreKai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-09-2011, 10:11   #20
Registered User
webejammin's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pacific NW, sailing the Columbia River, USA
Boat: Gemini 105MC 34 ft hull#753
Posts: 951
Images: 3
Re: Burial at Sea ?

For a viking funeral these days old used boats are cheeper than a casket maybe an old wooden boat could be found, I know we have one for $100.00
Wind in my hair and a nice catamaran
Phil & Elaine
webejammin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-09-2011, 10:17   #21
Registered User
Khagan1227's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Kansas City, MO
Boat: In the hunt again, unknown
Posts: 1,330
Re: Burial at Sea ?

The one (non-cremated) Navy Burial at Sea that took place on my ship had a casket with predrilled holes and additional weight added. The old Chief inside went splash and glug with no problem. We put him to rest in about 10,000 ft of ocean, so probably no problem with trawling.

We did have a cremation burial where the wind direction changed and the guy "releasing the remains" got covered with ashes. His service blues turned into service dress grays.

The U.S. Navy will bury any former service member at sea. The ceremony is video taped, a wreath is laid and the family presented with the video tape and the GPS position should they wish to visit the departed.
Khagan1227 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-09-2011, 10:18   #22
Registered User
MarinerJo's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Seattle,Wa
Posts: 202
Re: Burial at Sea ?

There are even free wooden boats available from time to time. Would make a good candidate for the funeral pyor i think.

Time you enjoyed wasting wasn't wasted
MarinerJo is offline   Reply With Quote

burial at sea

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any Experience with Beale Marine or Sea to Sea Insurance off-the-grid Dollars & Cents 0 18-08-2011 14:16
Hello from a Black Sea Sailor Currently in New York plexique Meets & Greets 3 15-07-2011 16:46
free caribbean sea charts for sea clear? skaspo Navigation 0 27-06-2011 15:10

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 00:41.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.