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Old 22-07-2015, 16:23   #151
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I wonder what women would prefer when it comes to a rapidly sinking yacht? A mono hull that stays level which in calm water she can step up into the life raft when it's time to abandon ship or a multi that sinks on one hull and will turn turtle any minute?


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How do you 'step up' into a life raft?
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Old 22-07-2015, 17:20   #152
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How do you 'step up' into a life raft?
Thats just an expression meaning dont abandon ship and take to the life raft until your yacht has gone down.

I hope I never have to do that but it sounds like good advice, considering the number of abandoned boats thst have been found still floating.
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Old 22-07-2015, 17:32   #153
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I'd rather be in an upside down cat than a liferaft. Anyway, in calm water the cat isn't going to capsize.
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Old 22-07-2015, 17:38   #154
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As to it being a nice thing to have a spare engine at certain times, well that's hard to argue against and I won't
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Old 22-07-2015, 21:00   #156
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Eeeegad! I went back and checked and you are right 44CC I did bring in the twin aircraft. You had so many twins,arms,legs etc. flying around I was sure you threw that in the pot as well but you didn't and I was wrong, sorry about that.
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I'd rather be in an upside down cat than a liferaft. Anyway, in calm water the cat isn't going to capsize.
There's a whole thread about a cat doing exactly that, think hard, you know the one. It even sunk in the end.




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Re: How much say do women really have

Hey!
My office manager, Big Sharon, a woman no less, offered the following suggestion after laughing her way through the thread.

Why nor stick to boats in the discussion?

She also said of Hoppys comment:

I wonder what women would prefer when it comes to a rapidly sinking yacht? A mono hull that stays level which in calm water she can step up into the life raft when it's time to abandon ship or a multi that sinks on one hull and will turn turtle any minute?


that woman would prefer to do neither and that he obviously has not seen the Titanic Movie because the boat did not stay level.

Hard to argue with Big Shaz.
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I can just imagine if I said "Big" anybody when referring to a women and I'd probably be picking up my teeth for awhile but hey you Brits get away with this stuff. I'm not so sure a women should be giving the boys hell for thread drift. My wife can be talking about 3 different things at the same time and it upsets her when I can't figure out what she's talking about, LOL.
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Actually, no I really don't.

But do you really want to get into a safety debate, after the last couple of years, with the number of mono's that have disappeared without trace, or lost keels, etc etc,... and the number of people who have lost their lives...

On this forum every single multihull incident worldwide is discussed for months, usually with people like you saying that the capsize of a racing tri or whatever proves cruising multihulls are dangerous.

Whereas when yet another mono disappears taking with it all it's crew, we're usually respectful enough to not say anything.
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Actually, no I really don't.

But do you really want to get into a safety debate, after the last couple of years, with the number of mono's that have disappeared without trace, or lost keels, etc etc,... and the number of people who have lost their lives...

On this forum every single multihull incident worldwide is discussed for months, usually with people like you saying that the capsize of a racing tri or whatever proves cruising multihulls are dangerous.

Whereas when yet another mono disappears taking with it all it's crew, we're usually respectful enough to not say anything.
All too often certain cat lovers try to tell the world that cats don't sink, cats don't capsize. which is utter bs. Some people seem to live in total denial.

It's very nice that you are respectful not to say anything when people go missing or die, you wouldn't want to look like a total arse.


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All too often certain cat lovers try to tell the world that cats don't sink, cats don't capsize. which is utter bs. Some people seem to live in total denial.
Well, that statement is utter BS for one.
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Hey!
My office manager, Big Sharon, a woman no less, offered the following suggestion after laughing her way through the thread.

Why nor stick to boats in the discussion?

She also said of Hoppys comment:

I wonder what women would prefer when it comes to a rapidly sinking yacht? A mono hull that stays level which in calm water she can step up into the life raft when it's time to abandon ship or a multi that sinks on one hull and will turn turtle any minute?


that woman would prefer to do neither and that he obviously has not seen the Titanic Movie because the boat did not stay level.

Hard to argue with Big Shaz.
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I can just imagine if I said "Big" anybody when referring to a women and I'd probably be picking up my teeth for awhile but hey you Brits get away with this stuff. I'm not so sure a women should be giving the boys hell for thread drift. My wife can be talking about 3 different things at the same time and it upsets her when I can't figure out what she's talking about, LOL.
We dont "get away" with anything. If you take hard look around, political correctness has destroyed the art of honest conversation. Big Shaz is called that because she is the boss. Its the mark of respect. She is also slighly "fluffy" (what is that crap?) and is loved by eveyone. She also is wise enough to let me think Im the boss but the reality differs. Example..

"Go ask Doc G if its ok to do XXX or save time and sort it out with Big Shaz"

Patients refer to her as Big Sharon. Kids come in and ask for Mrs Big Sharon to take blood because she is gentle.

Now Big Jodrells in the Chip shop is a different matter. She is big,,,, and called Jodrells after Jodrell Bank the British Observatory for 'listening' to outer space.. Big J hears everything and uses it against you.... say nothing in B J's presence.
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I have been aground on an Aircraft Carrier, almost to the bottom on a Submarine and aground on our Sailboat., Things happen to boats. Some of us have been aground and those who haven't will be. No matter what boat.
Ships sink and ships swim, Water will determine your fate. No one wants anything other than our boats swimming the oceans but without a little fore thought and planning and a vast amount of luck things will happen.
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Wifey B: We haven't been to the middle east. Frankly, we're a lousy fit there for many reasons. I'm sure they'd disapprove of us as we would of them, not a match made in heaven. Under current circumstances I don't see us cruising to the middle east. If the climate changes one day, then maybe. But today, we're sort of like the antithesis of them.

Europe and the Med are on our plans for future years. I'm guessing maybe 2018 or 2019. We have so many plans....a lifetime worth of them and always adding. Isn't that the way it should be? Always looking forward to the future.
The Middle East might surprise you - but right now it is probably a good idea to keep some distance. Oman is very welcoming, it has some incredible beauty with its mountains and deserts. Yemen was the same. Syria was a one of the most amazing countries we have ever visited - the history of the place was amazing and the people simply cannot be described. They literally threw open their doors with huge smiles and cries of welcome. Even the border guards were amazing. However, right now, with the current situation of the murdering bunch under their black flag it is very sensible to by- pass the majority of the region. A great pity and we count ourselves fortunate to have been able to go when we did. We have fond memories of the places we visited but intend to explore further westwards (much further) from now. USA, Caribbean, South America (with a few notable exceptions) shall be followed by a canal transit.
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