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Old 19-12-2014, 11:32   #16
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Re: Is this raft bluewater seaworthy?

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Certainly I don't need anything else. You guys are just being snobbish because you have everything and don't want to share the ocean with me.
Do you have an ascot?
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Old 19-12-2014, 13:22   #17
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Re: Is this raft bluewater seaworthy?

I saw the reference to Wilson. Very serious stuff and worth consideration. Since this is going to be solo and I do need watch relief I have trained a duck to nipple at my ears whenever we get close to a freighter or fisherman. In a pinch it is also a buoyancy aid, thus fulfilling my USCG requirement.
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Re: Is this raft bluewater seaworthy?

I think that intrinsically you have found a fine seaworthy little boat.... not quite as intrinsically seaworthy as an empty gin bottle but there you go... nothing is perfect. She has , maybe, just a bit too much form stability.
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Ground tackle?
My concern would not be ground tackle but wedding tackle. I don't think your wedding tackle would get much use as this little ship isn't - even remotely - a chick magnet. You would need to add quite a bit of bling.... or possibly just trade up to a Hanse.
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Re: Is this raft bluewater seaworthy?

If a duck puts her nipple at your ears it means you've been at sea too long...
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If a duck puts her nipple at your ears it means you've been at sea too long...
I think 'duck' was a typo....



he meant to say 'goose'.
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Re: Is this raft bluewater seaworthy?

Saltimander has volunteered to go!
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I decide I want to row to Tahiti. Since I like boats that are locally made, but custom (not like those Clorox bottles, which are mass produced) I was enchanted with a local boat which the designer/shipwright guaranteed it's seaworthiness.
Can you tell me how good it will do on passage, in harbor and most importantly, being grounded as a show for it's toughness and quality?
If had really been paying attention to various threads you would know that you are going to die because that raft is using the wrong string.
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Do you have an ascot?
SPECTACULAR CATCH!!!

...and you must with this vessel, as to not insult the checking in officials...
I see no provisions for flying quarantine or courtesy flags... Will you be painting a "courtesy coconut" ????

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I saw the reference to Wilson. Very serious stuff and worth consideration. Since this is going to be solo and I do need watch relief I have trained a duck to nipple at my ears whenever we get close to a freighter or fisherman. In a pinch it is also a buoyancy aid, thus fulfilling my USCG requirement.
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I think 'duck' was a typo....
he meant to say 'goose'.
I caught this Freudian slip too....
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Old 19-12-2014, 13:55   #24
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Re: Is this raft bluewater seaworthy?

Oh my. I thought you said mascot, not ascot. Your right my goose nibbles. I have never checked under the hood to see if it has nipples, but I don't think birds do.
As for flags- well I am just going to wear t-shirts with different countries on them. And I have a solid one for quarantine!
How am I going to row making mistakes like that! I might as well give up now and become a past newbie, with just dreams and a easy chair...
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Re: Is this raft bluewater seaworthy?

Hi newt! I have also decided to paddle a boat to Tahiti. Personally, I feel much safer in a boat made from strong steel and one that has guns, but to each his own.

I would offer to buddy boat with you, but instead I will have the rum drinks waiting since no doubt my boat is much faster than your own, and also therefor safer. Something to think about. Good luck!!!
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Re: Is this raft bluewater seaworthy?

Look at those guns! What are going to do, hit me with your pointy end? Or shoot bb's until my raft sinks? Remember my goose can dive bomb you! You may think that threat is just crap but wait until it hits you! Phewwy!
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Re: Is this raft bluewater seaworthy? - anchor

At first I thought a Mantus would be the right anchor since you could take it apart but giving it more thought, maybe a Fortress would be better. But in either case, remember that only use ALL CHAIN !!!!
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newt, do you forget we share the same flag? I assure you these guns are for defense against foreigners, and where we are are going, there will be many of them.
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Re: Is this raft bluewater seaworthy?

Foreigners? Nobody told me they would be out there! What is Tahitian for toilet? At least tell me they speak english!
On second thought, this is sounding too dangerous. One of them wild eyed native people may climb onto my boat and try to steal my radio/navigation light.
Tacks, maybe I will get some tacks....
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I can't quite tell...is it inflatable?

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