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Old 16-12-2012, 19:04   #136
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the pic depicts many soul sout cruising on low budgets. some actually fit their bikes to boat a lil better than this example....
I thought it was some kind of quick release setup. :-)
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the pic depicts many soul sout cruising on low budgets. some actually fit their bikes to boat a lil better than this example....
This is actually a prototype amphibian.
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Old 16-12-2012, 19:32   #138
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I guess some speak to other boats, and others spoke.
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I guess some speak to other boats, and others spoke.


What?
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Old 16-12-2012, 19:43   #140
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Put it down...you've had enough!
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Put it down...you've had enough!

Ha! We're so nice on here.

Allow me: My teenage daughter was killed last year. I have been a lot off my rocker ever since. Drinking and not drinking. Stoned and not stoned. This stuff in Ct has me going crazy. I went a little nuts on here last week and no one gave me a hard time about it. Thank you.
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Old 17-12-2012, 02:45   #142
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Speak:To communicate with another vessel, or with a shore station.

-Dictionary of Nautical Words and Terms, C.W.T. Layton


Spoke:A supporting member of a bicycle wheel, subject to rust in sea air.

So much for today's attempt at sailorly puns.
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Re: The WTF are they thinking thread

zeehag, We pulled up next to this intrepid sailor and asked if he was OK. He was just taking a nap. I admired his 15 ft sweep oar (No Rudder) ....
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zeehag, We pulled up next to this intrepid sailor and asked if he was OK. He was just taking a nap. I admired his 15 ft sweep oar (No Rudder) ....
And few go to sea without a blue plastic tarp.


S/V A: "So much for today's attempt at sailorly puns."

Yep. Think if you'd attempted a scholarly pun!
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zeehag, We pulled up next to this intrepid sailor and asked if he was OK. He was just taking a nap. I admired his 15 ft sweep oar (No Rudder) ....
i could use 2 of those 15 ft sweepers for my formosa for when the fuel is extremely low, as it was on my way into zihuatenejo bay--LOL...could gain a few feet with good oars..and some tarps--the blue ones i fund were green---lovely color--matches my color scheme on this formosa....
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Re: The WTF are they thinking thread

The spoke could also be on the vessel's steering wheel. Or the past tense of speak.
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I've lost count of the number of times I've shared fuel, water, given a tow or tried to monkey wrench some poor bastards engine and never received a sou for my trouble, nor asked for one. One of my old skippers once told me that you never know when you might be in the same fix, down on your luck and trust a good samaritan to help you out. I remember him standing by a broken down vessel years ago until they could secure a tow. Took nearly a day. It is what you do when you are on the water. We are a community out there and unlike our shoreside brethern, we look out for each other and lend a hand when we are able.
Some one once told me, if you accept money for helping out a fellow boater, bad karma will follow you around for many years. Phil
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RandyonR3 helped this guy out in Oxbow, Ca. at his canvas shop for a few days. Randy was worried about the guy and his lack of sailing knowledge. He had called Randy, distressed about being so tired with no means of an autopilot. Randy tried to encourage him. I'm glad to see he has made it that far.
Faced with what he's going through, I admire his attitude.
May the gods continue to bless this man as all of us. Such a big ocean in such a small world and I am proud to be a part of this community. Peace be with us all...../)......
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Ok this just in ya gotta see it,,,,,,,sailboat washed on beach in st augustine - Bing
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Re: The WTF are they thinking thread

Blue crab- so sorry. That's all I can say, and it is so lame, but I'm so sorry.

My first solo sail, I got caught in a tree. Second time, I was towed back in because I didn't know how to make the boat sail, threw an anchor out with five feet of rode, and panicked when the boat kept floating towards the rocks. Sometimes, desperate for our dreams, we jump without looking or thinking.

Some people realize their dreams with ease and style, that is my husband, he makes everything look easy . Me, not so much! I'm sure there are more than a few cruising yachts that still tell the story of the clueless blonde girl. heck, here too I'm sure

Woodmr, you are so right it IS a small world. For those who have already heard this story sorry ( but im still gonna tell it )
One time my parents were sitting around a campfire on a secluded beach in New Zealand, they were two years into their circumnavigation. The other cruisers anchored out had joined them on the beach chatting and swapping sea stories. Towards the end of the evening a quiet man, a singlehander, leaned over and asked " are you Erika's mom?". My mom nearly fell out of her chair. I met the singlehander a few months prior while up the Rio Dulce. We played volleyball every afternoon in a small clearing of the jungle. Small world.
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