Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-06-2012, 10:28   #16
Registered User
 
mdvick's Avatar

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Body in Beckley, WV - Heart at Sail anywhere
Posts: 166
Send a message via Skype™ to mdvick
Re: DO YOU LIKE WATER?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bash View Post
You are hanging around with the wrong group of sailors. Seriously. Almost every sailor I associate with is scuba certified.
+1. I grew up in the water, mostly Puerto Rico and the Canal Zone. You are more than likely looking at marinas or anchorages where most people flush overboard. NOT swimming in places like that. JMHO.
__________________

__________________
"Rangers Lead The Way"
mdvick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 10:28   #17
Senior Cruiser
 
Cheechako's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Skagit City, WA
Posts: 19,342
Re: DO YOU LIKE WATER?

hmmmm, ........... and here I thought sailing was just a way to get to the best snorkel spots!

Yeah, typically Sea of Cortez water is not that warm... too deep and all those wonderful currents that keep the sea life plentiful! The water is probably 63 degress until after march/april. Warm in Sept or so then gets cool pretty fast in November...
__________________

__________________
"I spent most of my money on Booze, Broads and Boats. The rest I wasted" - Elmore Leonard











Cheechako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 10:44   #18
Registered User
 
Astrid's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Northern British Columbia, part of the time in Prince Rupert and part of the time on Moresby Island.
Boat: 50-ft steel Ketch
Posts: 1,885
Send a message via MSN to Astrid Send a message via Yahoo to Astrid
Re: DO YOU LIKE WATER?

I like to swim, but for the most part, it is a tad cold where I am for doing it without a wetsuit (48-50*F/9-10C).
__________________
'Tis evening on the moorland free,The starlit wave is still: Home is the sailor from the sea, The hunter from the hill.
Astrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 10:53   #19
Registered User

Join Date: May 2008
Location: British Columbia, Mexico
Boat: S&S Hughes 38
Posts: 837
Images: 23
Re: DO YOU LIKE WATER?

The sea temp. in SOC right now is about the same as it was all winter.It was warmer a month ago.
__________________
highseas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 11:12   #20
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: between the devil and the deep blue sea
Boat: a sailing boat
Posts: 17,314
Re: DO YOU LIKE WATER?

This is one cool question!

I, for one , LOVE water.

Even so, I still have some fear of water.

?
b.
__________________
barnakiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 11:16   #21
Don't ask if you can't handle it
 
sailorboy1's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: On the boat somewhere
Boat: Hunter 410
Posts: 12,308
Re: DO YOU LIKE WATER?

I go into the water a couple times a year just to prove what a big strong brave guy I am!

the normal temp is 55F
__________________
jobless, houseless, clueless, living on a boat and cruising around somewhere
sailorboy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 17:34   #22
Registered User
 
tager's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Vashon, WA
Boat: Haida 26', 18' Sea Kayak, 15' kayak, 6.5' skiff, shorts
Posts: 837
Re: DO YOU LIKE WATER?

It's about water temperature. I go swimming once a month here in Puget Sound, regardless of the temperature outside. I find that a grey day in January can be spiced up a little when you take a polar bear swim, and run back into the cabin, with the heat on. What a thrill!
__________________
THERE ARE BARNACLES GROWING ON YOUR BOTTOM!
tager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 17:54   #23
cat herder, extreme blacksheep
 
zeehag's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: furycame alley , tropics, mexico for now
Boat: 1976 FORMOSA yankee clipper 41
Posts: 17,767
Images: 56
Send a message via Yahoo to zeehag Send a message via Skype™ to zeehag
Re: DO YOU LIKE WATER?

i like my water over 85 F and sans crawly bitey and stingy things..i dont scuba as no one would cert a cough variant asthmatic, but i love ocean as long as is warm ..
zeehag is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 18:11   #24
Registered User
 
markpierce's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central California
Boat: M/V Carquinez Coot
Posts: 3,413
Re: DO YOU LIKE WATER?

No! Don't like being in the water as a general rule. Like being on the water in a tight boat/ship.
__________________
markpierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 18:16   #25
Registered User
 
xymotic's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,076
Re: DO YOU LIKE WATER?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Target9000 View Post
What are you waiting for? We're all in.

Dunno, looks more like trolling for sharks to me
__________________
xymotic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 18:32   #26
Certifiable Refitter/Senior Wannbe
 
Wotname's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: South of 43 S, Australia
Boat: Van DeStat Super Dogger 31'
Posts: 7,331
Re: DO YOU LIKE WATER?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SURV69 View Post
The vast majority of sailors I know . . . never go into the water.

Not to swim
not to cool down
not to do anything

I find it odd that so many people who own sailboats, don't actually seem to want to get their feet wet.
Quote:
Originally Posted by markpierce View Post
No! Don't like being in the water as a general rule. Like being on the water in a tight boat/ship.


I'm with MP, being on the water is better than in the water which is why I have a boat.

But I have to go in the water today - barnies on the prop again
__________________
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangereous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. T.E. Lawrence
Wotname is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 19:17   #27
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 237
We swim when the water is clear and there is something to see eg. On Great Barrier Reef. Tend to avoid getting wet when in croc filled rivers, stinger laden murky beaches or Great White Shark territory.
__________________
Teeto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 19:57   #28
Moderator Emeritus
 
Ex-Calif's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Singapore
Boat: Maxi 77 - Relax Lah!
Posts: 11,514
Images: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bash

You are hanging around with the wrong group of sailors. Seriously. Almost every sailor I associate with is scuba certified.
I have recently started diving on my own boat. Primarily to get a bit of exercise.

I rent a tank from a scuba shop here. The first time I asked the guy if he wanted my padi card. He said, "no need. Everyone I know who has a boat knows how to dive."
__________________
Relax Lah! is For Sale <--- Click
Click--> Custom CF Google Search or CF Rules
You're gonna need a bigger boat... - Martin Brody
Ex-Calif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 20:17   #29
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Montegut LA.
Boat: Now we need to get her to Louisiana !! she's ours
Posts: 3,421
Re: DO YOU LIKE WATER?

Ive always swam(spl?) as long as I can remember! Im 73 now and still ck my anchors, when Im not in Deep water. Don't scuba anymore but do snorkle, and have a Hooka rig for when it's needed. Still swim as much as possible when the water is warm enough!! Ya don't swim much down the bayou where we live, just to many Nasty things in da water ya know !!Gators, snakes, sting rays, spiney cat fish ect ect !! But we always get some swiming in when we go fishing off shore and get to the Blue water !!! still love water for swimming but don't care for it in da boat !! LOL
__________________
Bob and Connie
bobconnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 20:34   #30
cruiser

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Tampa Bay area
Boat: Hunter 31'
Posts: 5,731
Re: DO YOU LIKE WATER?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SURV69 View Post
The vast majority of sailors I know . . . never go into the water.

Not to swim
not to cool down
not to do anything

I find it odd that so many people who own sailboats, don't actually seem to want to get their feet wet.

Maybe the water's cold where you are? Here in Florida, virtually all the sailors I know also love the water.
__________________

__________________
Rakuflames is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
water

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:48.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.