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Old 07-02-2011, 21:20   #91
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nothing wrong with high heels,fishnet stockings and a baske',belive tristan jones insisted on it ......................
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Old 07-02-2011, 22:01   #92
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Probably why he lost his legs..... those Basques sure do cut off the circulation...
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:00   #93
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Same here, except for... uhmm.. cleats. And chain plates.. Oh, and line organizers. And fairleads, of course. Plus a half-dozen winches. Oh, and that mast step, with all the little blocks attached. And dorades. And the nine hatches.

But that's it. Really. Unless the kayaks are on deck, of course.

Or a boat hook.
To those out there that want to change the feet I sayeth "You have too much complicated jargon on deck so change the deck!"
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Old 08-02-2011, 22:11   #94
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Wow. I posted my response (I almost never wear shoes). If you are so insistent that I wear shoes on board your boat, or I don't go... Sorry, but I probably don't need you as a friend. I'd no sooner insist than someone NOT wear shoes as the other. It's my life - if not wearing shoes makes me more secure, sorry... We won't be sailing together on YOUR boat. But, you are always welcome on mine - with or without.
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Old 08-02-2011, 22:21   #95
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This Santa Cruz 50 sports a clean a deck like that Wally 80.
Beautiful. Shoulda known.

But I'll still bet I could bust a toe on your chainplates, given the necessity of "inspecting" the side decks in the middle of the night in a dark anchorage after a night of heavy imbibing.
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I used to go barefoot from the moment I stepped aboard til the moment I parked the dinghy. I now wear shoes on occasion, like when working with heavy stuff, e.g. diesel starter. I learned my lesson as illustrated in the pic.
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I used to go barefoot from the moment I stepped aboard til the moment I parked the dinghy. I now wear shoes on occasion, like when working with heavy stuff, e.g. diesel starter. I learned my lesson as illustrated in the pic.
Aren't you suppose to walk on the bottoms?
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Your mother wears army boots.
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always wear shoes, too many busted toes

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Old 12-02-2011, 04:25   #102
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Many a vacation has been ruined by foot injuries; cuts, stubbed or broken toes and I don't encourage crew going barefoot except when lounging at anchor. What seems to be easy footing for someone familiar with the boat turns out to be the danger zone for guests and short term crew. As to what kind I prefer the new no odor sperry deck shoes, kind of like a low cut tennis shoe types. Figawi is one style I like a lot.
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barefoot whenever possible, personally I'm much happier that way and you are more careful.
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:19   #104
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It all depends on the circumstance. Mostly I don't wear shoes. But if I'm offshore, and it's getting hairy, I've found that shoes do give a better grip, better protection, etc. Just much less comfortable and fun. So 99% of the time I'm 'shoeless". I have all my toes, however, one is stubbed and a little painful at the moment. Not enough to change my habits though.

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A pair of Diesels works really well - feels like bare feet, but soft, comfortable and great protection, dry fast too.
I don't think I'll be investing $50 in a pair of pink flip-flops, anytime soon.
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