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Old 21-07-2011, 13:58   #31
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So you would advocate repealing all legislation that regulates car use? Sounds great! Freeeedom

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hmmmmmm now that you mention it, wouldn't it be better if we took responsibility of our lives and those of our young and our elders.....? yeah not a bad idea..
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Old 21-07-2011, 14:11   #32
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Yes Sir! I was in the bar the other night and was just looking at my boat when I fell off the stool!


And I'll wager it's not the first time. Clip on, man, clip on!

To the OP: Life'll indeed kill ya. You're born naked, and as has been pointed out, will die alone. What happens in between, if one takes an active interest, is up to the individual. Sailing is one of the very few activities/lifestyles/paths left to the modern human in which personal autonomy and decisive actions have definite consequences. So if you have observed, as I have, that airbags save the wrong lives (those of dangerous drivers, largely) and you wish to try your chances against indifferent nature, give passagemaking a try. I'd rather snuff it at sea than in bed or in a bus or in a hospital, but all things considered, I like to flatter myself that I've invested in sufficient mental and material belts and suspenders to make the boat a great deal safer than crossing the average urban street.

These sailing opportunities, unlike common sense or an appreciation of the passage of time, available to all those who endeavour to pursue it.
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Old 21-07-2011, 14:13   #33
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you should know that drinking and boating do not mix. You might spill you drink!
If it wasn't for the tumbler, how could I estimate the heel? Got no spare cash for one of them fancy inclinometers like the race boat guys have!
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Old 21-07-2011, 14:18   #34
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My biggest fear is my other half finding out how much I've really spent on boat gear
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Old 21-07-2011, 14:21   #35
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Yes Sir! I was in the bar the other night and was just looking at my boat when I fell off the stool!


Mark fear not for your safety by the time you return home.

At a recent meeting between Australian State and Territory Governments, the NSW Premier proposed the legislating for the mandatory wearing of helmets when sitting on barstools as an important safety initiative. The Queensland Premier disagreed stating that it would affect it's tourist industry and proposed instead the banning of barstools.

The Victorian Premier was appalled by both suggestions and announced that they will legislate that barstools will be fixed to the ground so they cannot be knocked over, the stools will be fitted with seat belts and patrons a limited to a 0.02% blood alcohol limit when using the stools.

When asked for his thoughts on the matter, the Northern Territory chief minister did not respond as he was unconscious on the floor after falling drunk from his stool.



(dull night at home, so I am bored. What was this thread about again???)
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Old 21-07-2011, 18:26   #36
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everything is dangerous, especially if you happen to be an idiot....lol..

you should have seen my dock approach today...not my my most graceful maneuver...but at least I did not hit anything....
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Given the number of threads about pirates, boardings, murders, self protection devices, on and on and on, one would think boating is really dangerous.
No, but a lot of people are afraid of a lot of things.
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Old 21-07-2011, 18:53   #38
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All this paranoia? I didn't realize that. I just go sailing.
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if ye fear yer own shadow ye wont go anywhere at all.
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Statistics and Ouija boards aside, playing with boats on top of the world's biggest cemetery is a gamble. Dinghies, however, always call in the chips.
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For me, NOT boating is dangerous...and I'm nearing the Extreme Danger Zone - refitting and hoping to get the sails up soon...
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How dangerous are you? That's how dangerous everything is.
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Old 26-07-2011, 07:35   #43
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Once upon a time long ago we had a cowboy singer guest on a private yacht I was running. I heard cowboy boots clomping around the foredeck just at sunrise. I awoke and offered the guest a cup of coffee. He thanked me and said he "HAD to get the hell out of here! He could not stand all the peace and quiet". I explained that due to the tide we could not leave the beautiful anchorage I had chosen for at least 5 hours. He wound up chartering a ferry for several hundred dollars just to get going. When the owner asked where he was going he said "Detroit, it is the dirtyest, noisiest place I can think of, I misss the sounds of sirens and gunfire!"
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The dangerous part of boating is when you get the bill from the boatyard on the cost of seasonal preparations.

That is why DIY is a good thing.
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Is driving dangerous?
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