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Old 04-05-2011, 14:25   #1
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Do You Ever Start a Voyage on a Friday ?

I try to avoid it especially if its offshore. And you?
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Old 04-05-2011, 14:28   #2
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Re: Do you ever start a voyage on a Friday?

and no rabbit on board and never ever whistle on a sailboat....
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Old 04-05-2011, 14:31   #3
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No bananas on board.
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Old 04-05-2011, 14:36   #4
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Re: Do you ever start a voyage on a Friday?

We have started more voyages than I can remember on a Friday with no issues. There have been a few that we started on a Wednesday that were near disasters. Chuck
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Hey... its just another day...
Yes... often across the Channel, Poole to Cherbough.. around 85 miles..
Leave 2200 and usually arrive around 10/1100 Sat... else everythings a rush if one leaves it till the next day...
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When we were working, if you didn't leave on a Friday you would get to sail very few days. Always left Friday after work. Even if we just motored a mile or so to a cove and anchored out for the night. Getting out of the slip was more of a priority than what day we were leaving.
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Re: Do you ever start a voyage on a Friday?

Friday after work for us too. In fact we'll be on the boat all weekend, anchoring in a cove and using the dink to visit friends on the beach!
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Nahh, not superstitious here,, it just brings bad luck.
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Re: Do you ever start a voyage on a Friday?

If my "weather window" is on Fri... You're damned straight I'd leave. I read an article once about sea superstitions... There are over a thousand! You can't possibly avoid breaking at least half of them, and I redly ignore the one about, "NO WOMEN ON BOARD"!

There is enough stuff to be scared of out there, without dredging up old superstitions.

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Re: Do you ever start a voyage on a Friday?

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If my "weather window" is on Fri... You're damned straight I'd leave. I read an article once about sea superstitions... There are over a thousand! You can't possibly avoid breaking at least half of them, and I redly ignore the one about, "NO WOMEN ON BOARD"!

There is enough stuff to be scared of out there, without dredging up old superstitions.

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Couldn't agree more. Half the people putting silver dollars under their mast not leaving on Fridays are probably not keeping up a DR plot. Paying attention to things that don't matter, ignoring things that do.

Funny enough the more you plan and the more experience you have the "luckier" you are.
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Couldn't agree more. Half the people putting silver dollars under their mast not leaving on Fridays are probably not keeping up a DR plot. Paying attention to things that don't matter, ignoring things that do.

Funny enough the more you plan and the more experience you have the "luckier" you are.
Oooh, don't use a silver coin fer crissakes! Think of the galvanic mis-match... we use a 5 Pacific Franc coin... it's aluminium, and ain't worth much either!

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Re: Do you ever start a voyage on a Friday?

If you don't leave early early on Friday the power boaters get all the good spots.
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If you don't leave early early on Friday the power boaters get all the good spots.
Best arguement yet...
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