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Old 28-08-2011, 05:47   #31
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Old 28-08-2011, 05:49   #32
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Thou shall learn to spell?
I think that should be "shalt" (grin)
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Old 28-08-2011, 05:55   #33
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Re: Cruisers Ten Commandments . . .

Thou shalt frequently offer Neptune small quantities of alcohol. (filtered by thine kidneys first shalt be accepted)
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Re: Cruisers Ten Commandments . . .

thou shalt keep the water on the outside of thy vessel
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Old 01-09-2011, 23:55   #35
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Re: Cruisers Ten Commandments . . .

1. Thou shalt not heel while cooking thy supper.
2. Thou shalt use paper charts and a sextant.
3. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors boat,rigging,windlass, anchorage, anything.
4. Thou shalt be aware at all times of thy own boats condition.
5. Thou shalt not be overly indulgent with the rum underway.
6. Thou shalt not hit the other boat ever no matter what.
7. Thou shalt not shoot power boaters in the Anchorage.
8. Thou shalt watch the weather even when asleep.
9. Thou shalt not abuse the crew and other sailors.
10. Thou shalt not stop learning all thou can.
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Re: Cruisers Ten Commandments . . .

Thou shalt spend more time sailing than doing maintenance
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:54   #37
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1. Thou shalt not heel while cooking thy supper.
2. Thou shalt use paper charts and a sextant.
3. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors boat,rigging,windlass, anchorage, anything.
4. Thou shalt be aware at all times of thy own boats condition.
5. Thou shalt not be overly indulgent with the rum underway.
6. Thou shalt not hit the other boat ever no matter what.
7. Thou shalt not shoot power boaters in the Anchorage.
8. Thou shalt watch the weather even when asleep.
9. Thou shalt not abuse the crew and other sailors.
10. Thou shalt not stop learning all thou can.
Sextant? So no more beginners allowed? There are an awful lot of pretty good sailors who don't know how to use a sextant.
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:52   #38
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Sextant? So no more beginners allowed? There are an awful lot of pretty good sailors who don't know how to use a sextant.

Number ten.
10. Thou shalt not stop learning all you can.
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Re: Cruisers Ten Commandments . . .

Thou shalt put away and tie the lines as not to flog at 2am and keep tho up till tho has to fix it at 5am
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Re: Cruisers Ten Commandments . . .

Thou shall respect the Law of Gross Tonnage.

Thou shall not enter an unfamiliar harbour at night.

If there's any doubt, then there is no doubt.

Thou shalt not allow the halyards to clang of thy mast in an anchorage.

Thou shalt not attempt to pee, upchuck, or spit off the weather side.
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Re: Cruisers Ten Commandments . . .

Thou shalt not run your genset if there are ANY other boats in the anchorage.
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Old 13-09-2011, 06:28   #42
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Re: Cruisers Ten Commandments . . .

For what it's worth, I collated the 'commandments' listed above I felt were important. Bit of double up perhaps but then again each says something slightly differently to others. Yeah, alright, more than 10 - but, if it's important, leave it in I feel. Wording not perfect - some inconsistency - only made minor adjustments to what others listed above. Refine further as you wish!

Preparation & Maintenance

Thou shalt honour thy impeller and sails.
Thou shalt be aware at all times of thy own boats condition.
Thou shalt be more attentive to function than pretty.
If you fix it yourself you will be the master of your fate.
Any strange sound or vibration will haunt you until you find the source.
Thou shalt not be wholly dependent upon electronics.
Thou shalt know how to bleed thine own diesel, and how to heave thine own vessel to.
Thou shall respect the Law of Gross Tonnage.
Thou shalt not over-burden thy vessel, with unneeded provisions, spares, or books.
Thou shalt not leave on a passage without having shaken thee and thy crew and thy vessel down beforehand.

Weather / Observe / Monitor

Respect the weather.
Thou shalt watch the weather even when asleep.
Thou shalt let the weather, not the calendar, determine when thee departeth.
Thou shalt not make commitments to be at a destination at a specific time.
Thou shalt keep a diligent watch.
Thou shalt gaze round the entire horizon at least every 12 minutes.

Sailing Care / Safety

Depart early,- anchor early
Thou shalt not move across questionable flats on the high tide.
Thou shalt not sail through uncharted reefs at night or in poor visibility.
Thou shall not enter an unfamiliar harbour at night.
Thou shalt reef early.
Thou shalt reef when nightfall or the black cloud approacheth, not wait till it arriveth.
If there's any doubt, determine a new plan.
Thou shalt not hit the other boat ever no matter what.
Thou shalt use rig preventers and jacklines.
Thou shalt not be overly indulgent with the rum underway.
Thou shalt not attempt to pee, upchuck, or spit off the weather side.
Thou shalt not heel while cooking thy supper.

Anchoring

Thou shalt not have more than one boat (in the path of a hurricane...)
Thou shalt not anchor too close to thy neighbour.
Thou shalt deploy a little extra rode.

Leadership / Respect

Thou shalt do it the Captain's Way.
Let not there be more than one Captain.
Thou shalt follow thy skipper's instructions for the care of the head -- or be the one to muck it out and rebuild it.
Thou shalt honour thy senior sailors.
Thou shalt respect thy crew and their needs, or thou shall single-hand.
Thou shalt not abuse the crew and other sailors.

General Conduct

Thou shalt not abuse the hailing or other radio channels.
Thou shalt conserve fresh water.
Thou shalt not spoil it for those who sail behind thee.
Thou shalt leave a clean wake.
Thou shalt not stop learning all thou can.
Thou shalt not allow the halyards to clang on thy mast in an anchorage.
Thou shalt spend more time sailing than doing maintenance
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Old 13-09-2011, 06:44   #43
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Re: Cruisers 10 commandments...

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you never know? I am quit prouwd to say I can mispell equaly good in 4 languages, talking with me in person you wouldent know I am french

however I do not wish to offend anyone with my spelling, but its this or I dont play??? sorry!
I am always impressed by anyone willing to communicate outside their native language, often being spelling-challenged in my own mis-spelings dont offennd me......
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For what it's worth, I collated the 'commandments' listed above I felt were important. Bit of double up perhaps but then again each says something slightly differently to others. Yeah, alright, more than 10 - but, if it's important, leave it in I feel. Wording not perfect - some inconsistency - only made minor adjustments to what others listed above. Refine further as you wish!

Preparation & Maintenance

Thou shalt honour thy impeller and sails.
Thou shalt be aware at all times of thy own boats condition.
Thou shalt be more attentive to function than pretty.
If you fix it yourself you will be the master of your fate.
Any strange sound or vibration will haunt you until you find the source.
Thou shalt not be wholly dependent upon electronics.
Thou shalt know how to bleed thine own diesel, and how to heave thine own vessel to.
Thou shall respect the Law of Gross Tonnage.
Thou shalt not over-burden thy vessel, with unneeded provisions, spares, or books.
Thou shalt not leave on a passage without having shaken thee and thy crew and thy vessel down beforehand.

Weather / Observe / Monitor

Respect the weather.
Thou shalt watch the weather even when asleep.
Thou shalt let the weather, not the calendar, determine when thee departeth.
Thou shalt not make commitments to be at a destination at a specific time.
Thou shalt keep a diligent watch.
Thou shalt gaze round the entire horizon at least every 12 minutes.

Sailing Care / Safety

Depart early,- anchor early
Thou shalt not move across questionable flats on the high tide.
Thou shalt not sail through uncharted reefs at night or in poor visibility.
Thou shall not enter an unfamiliar harbour at night.
Thou shalt reef early.
Thou shalt reef when nightfall or the black cloud approacheth, not wait till it arriveth.
If there's any doubt, determine a new plan.
Thou shalt not hit the other boat ever no matter what.
Thou shalt use rig preventers and jacklines.
Thou shalt not be overly indulgent with the rum underway.
Thou shalt not attempt to pee, upchuck, or spit off the weather side.
Thou shalt not heel while cooking thy supper.

Anchoring

Thou shalt not have more than one boat (in the path of a hurricane...)
Thou shalt not anchor too close to thy neighbour.
Thou shalt deploy a little extra rode.

Leadership / Respect

Thou shalt do it the Captain's Way.
Let not there be more than one Captain.
Thou shalt follow thy skipper's instructions for the care of the head -- or be the one to muck it out and rebuild it.
Thou shalt honour thy senior sailors.
Thou shalt respect thy crew and their needs, or thou shall single-hand.
Thou shalt not abuse the crew and other sailors.

General Conduct

Thou shalt not abuse the hailing or other radio channels.
Thou shalt conserve fresh water.
Thou shalt not spoil it for those who sail behind thee.
Thou shalt leave a clean wake.
Thou shalt not stop learning all thou can.
Thou shalt not allow the halyards to clang on thy mast in an anchorage.
Thou shalt spend more time sailing than doing maintenance
My list is simpler - 'Thou shalt do what it takes to stay afloat and enjoy life' , everything else is mere mechanics
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Re: Cruisers Ten Commandments . . .

Thou shalt not scream.

Thou shalt not wear any hat you didn't earn.

Remember to keep holy the fact that "Slow is Pro"

Thou shalt tip dockhands that assist you.

Thou shalt pay thy bills lest your name be cast to the winds for others to hear unkind things about ye and thy vessel.
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