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Old 20-06-2007, 11:34   #1
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Pretty Wild, eh ?

South Pacific island - Weird discovery made on the high seas - on Bore Me
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Old 20-06-2007, 23:43   #2
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Maybe it's just a coincidence, but someone else started a similar thread 14 minutes after sneuman started this one yesterday, posting the same link. He headlined his thread "Island being born," and has had a few responses, while sneuman got no responses, even though both had about the same number of views. I guess it proves the value of an attention-grabbing headline.

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Old 21-06-2007, 01:31   #3
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What ever!I would be one among a lot of people who would have loved to wittness something like that.Somehow,I would have thought there would have been more wave action about with something like "The birth of an Island".Never been to the home birthing of an Is before,but I would imagine that minute and medium size particals of pumus floating like that would be an indication"After the birth,and not during,on a calm sea such as shown".Mudnut.
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Old 21-06-2007, 01:38   #4
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This Island discovery is not recent. It was some time back. It is in the Forum Archives some where around here.
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Yeah, I saw it ages ago. Must have stuffed their impellor.
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Old 21-06-2007, 03:20   #6
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The Pumice sits right up ontop of the water. If the intake is even just 6" below, the pump wouldn't pick it up.
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Old 21-06-2007, 03:27   #7
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Sneuman wins,even without this post.

I guess it really has to do with a "Catchy" title.<GR>.

I personly didn't know it was old hat,but for these members to post similar threads within minits of each other was even stranger.

Okay,someone out there isn't shareing.Mudnut.
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Is there a time limit on editing your post's?

I just wanted to add that this would be a great destinaton,because it's so brand new an all.Mudnut.
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So everyone in my office thinks this is Photo Shopped! They have never spent anytim eon the ocean fso they dont undertsand hopw currants work and how thinls float.
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God and i cant spell this morning!
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Old 21-06-2007, 13:19   #11
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Huh?, did you get a letter from God this morning?? ;-) :-)
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We were acutally out there when this was happening between Tonga and Fiji and trust me even though that stuff floats on the water it got into our strainer for the engine. It was quite rough seas and we were going to windward at the the time which meant the pumace was all over the decks - it is hard to imagine but if anyone has sailed through ice, almost a simular experience except light brown in colour.

Our old boat was steel and the pumace made a mess of the paintwork on the starboard side that needed repainting when we got to Fiji.
We could have diverted to have a look as boats were calling in all over the SSB but we were worried about loosing the engine - I only had 1 impeller left!
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Very cool, and something very few will ever see.
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