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Old 06-02-2018, 08:42   #1
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Boat Truths

Lets collect boat truths.

- Yes I'm bored
- What you want out of the freezer is on the bottom
- On a sunny day the wind is going to blow from the direction to ensure your solar panels get the most shade
- If you hang your towel up on the life lines to dry, it is going to rain
- The wind will always be on your nose if you want to move on
- You never need milk, until you do
- You can't have too much beer on the boat
- The water tank will go empty only in the middle of washing your hair
- When coming into an unknown shallow channel the tide will always be going out
- You will have a good wifi signal all week, until the Superbowl starts
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Old 06-02-2018, 08:48   #2
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- The date you planned to leave the harbour it is blowing more then is acceptable for your partner
- The ideal mooring you selected is not crowded enough and she feels lonely
- etc
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Old 06-02-2018, 08:50   #3
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- If it looks that there is a perfect empty spot in the anchorage to drop the hook you will find out it's empty for a reason
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Old 06-02-2018, 09:00   #4
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Re: Boat Truths

In the Sea of Cortez the wind is ALWAYS on the nose, until you buy a trawler. Then it is ALWAYS glorious sailing weather. Yep, I know...
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Old 06-02-2018, 09:19   #5
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Re: Boat Truths

- The smallest and most important part will always slip out of your hand and hide in the most inaccessible part of the bilge.
- Whenever you're out of sight of land, and there's only one other vessel visible, it'll be on a collision course with you.
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:32   #6
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- When doing a wiring project and you get some connectors because you don't know if you have any, when you get back to the boat there will 2 unopened paks of the same connectors.
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First timers that get seasick will always puke to windward and smell like vomit the rest of the day. You try not to laugh, you fail.
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Old 07-02-2018, 13:21   #8
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And I thought people would have fun with this thread. Has CF really lost all it's fun the last few years because 4 years ago this would have pages by now.
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Two Category five hurricanes hit your boat the ONE and ONLY time you decide to get liability only insurance to save USD 14,000 one Summer!
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- When doing a wiring project and you get some connectors because you don't know if you have any, when you get back to the boat there will 2 unopened paks of the same connectors.
Yeah, and NONE of the ones you REALLY needed in the first place !!

And that wire or sheet or line that you measured so carefully and bought just enough of ? It's not long enough.
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The difference between a fairy tale and a sailing story? One starts with "Once upon a time...", and the other with "No sh!t, there I was, thought I was gonna die..."

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Old 07-02-2018, 16:35   #12
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You have to check the tide tables before making shoreside appointments.
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Old 07-02-2018, 17:42   #13
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- When doing a wiring project and you get some connectors because you don't know if you have any, when you get back to the boat there will 2 unopened paks of the same connectors.
And the next time you are doing a wiring project and need those same connectors you remember and donít buy them.
But back aboard you canít find them anywhere.
Until after you buy more. Again.

I wonder how many boats have sunk from the weight of all this excess lugs and connectors and few of a kind nuts bolts and screws?
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You want to take the helicopter for a fine evening of dining out but you forgot the pilot is on his mandatory break. (And you only have 7 crew cabins so you couldnít possibly hire a second pilot.)
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You havenít got round to refilling the spare propane tank when the tank youíre using runs out.

The squallís rain stops just as you finish soaping up.

That shackle that youíve been planning to change to a fixed pin one still isnít, and the pin just bounced over the side.
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