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Old 20-05-2011, 16:01   #46
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No, it's not just you. I've noted a similar correlation with sailors wearing captain's hats such as worn by movie stars like Robert Mitchum and John Wayne in those schooner-in-the-South-Pacific-islands films of the 1950s.
Luckily those aren't too common in our waters (though there are too many of the silly jolly roger flags). Reminds me of the first time I ever saw Jim, captain of the Valiant 40, Berkana. He motored past the dock I was on with his all black felt captain's hat, full white beard and pipe clenched in his teeth. He looked exactly like Captain Highliner. I actually laughed he was so perfectly in costume. Then I got to sail with him. What an amazing sailor. I guess he's the exception. For all the wannabes how are trying to look the part, there's the occasional old salt who really is that salty. I think Jim's the guy all the others are trying to look like. Heck, even Captain Highliner dresses up like him.
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Re: Watch out for this guy in the B.V.I.'s

Nice bikini.

There were boats in the video?

Seriously, I've done the bumper boat thing at an amusement park, never occured to me to try in an anchorage.

I use time, distance, shielding. Give myself plenty of time to make a correction, keep plenty of distance and if I come too close to another boat, hide in the cockpit to shield myself from the wrath of the other boat(s).

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Luckily those aren't too common in our waters (though there are too many of the silly jolly roger flags). Reminds me of the first time I ever saw Jim, captain of the Valiant 40, Berkana. He motored past the dock I was on with his all black felt captain's hat, full white beard and pipe clenched in his teeth. He looked exactly like Captain Highliner. I actually laughed he was so perfectly in costume. Then I got to sail with him. What an amazing sailor. I guess he's the exception. For all the wannabes how are trying to look the part, there's the occasional old salt who really is that salty. I think Jim's the guy all the others are trying to look like. Heck, even Captain Highliner dresses up like him.
You're right, I know Jim L and he's the man. Has a few miles under that belt too.
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We agree on the bikini, but I strongly disagree with the rest of your statement. I take great pleasure and pride in sailing on or off the anchor when conditions are right for my boat and my skill level (which is moderate at best). I have never put another person or vessel in any danger. Likening my actions to drunk driving is absurd.
IF YOU SAIL INTO/OUT OF AN ANCHORAGE where it is impossible to stop, where there can be people in the water, people in small dinghies, you are exactly what my prior post was about.

You think your skill is suburb just as drunk drivers think of their skills. If you ever hurt someone by entering a crowed anchorage because you could not stop, I hope it costs you dearly. There are no right conditions in a crowed anchorage!
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IF YOU SAIL INTO/OUT OF AN ANCHORAGE where it is impossible to stop, where there can be people in the water, people in small dinghies, you are exactly what my prior post was about.

You think your skill is suburb just as drunk drivers think of their skills. If you ever hurt someone by entering a crowed anchorage because you could not stop, I hope it costs you dearly. There are no right conditions in a crowed anchorage!

Well said... nothing to add!!

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is it just me, or does there seem to be an inverse correlation between sailing ability and the propernsity to fly the jolly roger?
The Jolly Roger, skippers hats, horizontally striped shirts and fenders over the side while underway seem to go hand in hand.
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IF YOU SAIL INTO/OUT OF AN ANCHORAGE where it is impossible to stop,
Define impossible to stop....

where there can be people in the water, people in small dinghies, you are exactly what my prior post was about.
Thats most anchorages I've entered...

You think your skill is suburb just as drunk drivers think of their skills.
And PITA's in Motor vessels who grin as you bounce in their wake...
by the way... your p is upside down...

If you ever hurt someone by entering a crowed anchorage because you could not stop, I hope it costs you dearly. There are no right conditions in a crowed anchorage!
Unless you know how to handle a boat... not just think you do...
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osirissail.

Please don't let me EVER run in to that credit card captain, pleaseeeeeeee.
You don't have to. He'll run into you!

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Ok. never mind the flash of the really hot girl in the turquoise bikini...
If ya got it, flaunt it- we're not gonna be young forever.
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THE anchorage that I want to stop at is the one with all the "perfect" sailors. Can someone please post its co-ordinates.
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THE anchorage that I want to stop at is the one with all the "perfect" sailors. Can someone please post its co-ordinates.
So, empty then?
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Re: Watch out for this guy in the B.V.I.'s

- They had sail still up in academic belief of a backup system should the engine fail?
- They didn't have experience in motoring and on that BIG a boat.
- Crowded harbour.
- Brisky conditions
- The chaos was so bad, yelling wouldn't do anything i suppoze..so they gave up.

but...tiring to be interested in someone else's misfortune here...doesnt reflect kindly on us.
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So, empty then?
To be the perfect anchorage, yes, unless you're a party animal looking for friends.
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The Jolly Roger, skippers hats, horizontally striped shirts and fenders over the side while underway seem to go hand in hand.
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That says it all.

25 years ago I was a so-called liveaboard in the Virgin Islands.
I had my own 44' yawl and sailed extensively in the area for 3 years.
It was the same thing back then: Bareboat charters and Credit Card Captains were a dime a dozen.
We stayed away from the touristy anchorages due to the above video and we spotted the CCC a mile away due to fenders hanging over the side, funny flags and hats/T-shirts and loud music.
(Time to party baby )

Later in life I chartered boats in the BVIs, USVIs and tried to stay low key so as not to make a fool of myself.

Nowadays I sail the Bahamas and try to stay away from other boats by at least 100 yards or more...Not only for noise and privacy but also in case a squall kicks up at 2 AM and yer neighbors starts dragging anchor.
Been there. done that....Including myself dragging anchor..

A basic advice or two for the newbie Credit Card Party Captains:
1) Be very conserative in the Captain's seat.
2) You don't have to be good, just be safe.
3) Have a designated driver untill the anchor is down.
(After 25 years of sailing, I never drink, and drive my sailboat, too much
at stake)
4) 7-1 scope on the anchor rode..If no understand, stay home
5) coming back to the dock, call the charter company to send out a captain for the docking if in doubt...
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Any of you that haven't yet had "your 15 minutes of fame", are just lucky.
That vid was only 5 minutes so these guys still have another ten to go
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Wait,.... striped shirts too?!? Didn't know that one, must go check the wardrobe.
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