Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 23-09-2016, 14:44   #1
Moderator
 
Hudson Force's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Living aboard & cruising since 1972
Boat: Morgan OI 413 1973 - Aythya
Posts: 7,251
Images: 1
"If It's Going to Happen; It's Going to Happen Out There."

I was thinking of this quote from the movie, "Captain Ron", - wasn't that the Kurt Russell movie featuring some 40+ foot teak decked ketch? 'maybe a Vagabond?

Maybe it's just because we choose our weather well and we're usually not offshore for periods of time beyond reasonable forecasts, but 95% of the time not much is happening "out there". We usually have very pleasant passages.

I remember a recent passage southbound when I was at the helm with the auto-pilot engaged and between books. Nancie had a emery board at the table on our binnacle. I picked it up and noticed that it had four grades of abrasivie surfaces to be used in sequence to produce highly polished nails.

Over the next twenty miles I spent two miles working at each fingernail. Coarse on the end, medium all over, fine across the surface and extra-fine to a point where my nails got hot.

Now, I' usually a guy that grabs a bit of sandpaper when I have a jagged nail.

Now, if you see me extra "pretty"; then, I'm likely just in from an offshore passage! "If it's going to happen; it'll happen out there!"
__________________

__________________
Take care and joy, Aythya crew
Hudson Force is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2016, 17:48   #2
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Long Beach, CA
Boat: Tayana Vancouver 42
Posts: 1,608
Re: "If It's Going to Happen; It's Going to Happen Out There."

See, offshore passages can be dangerous. Did Nancie find out you were using her emery board?

I, too, cruise mostly costal, West coast these day though. And I can usually pick a good weather window. The weather here is so consistently good that it is easy to get complacent and be less watchful so I've been caught out in conditions that make me glad I have a well found boat kept in good condition. Santa Anas of 40-50 knots can remind you to keep on your toes...whether or not their nails are finely polished.


S/V B'Shert
__________________

__________________
Tayana42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2016, 18:36   #3
Registered User
 
Sea Dreaming's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Still living out of my backpack... (dang it!)
Boat: Cheoy Lee Offshore 38
Posts: 1,066
Re: "If It's Going to Happen; It's Going to Happen Out There."


That was funny! I will never look at the pretty boys the same ever again!
__________________
If toast always lands butter side down, and cats always land on their feet, what would happen if you strapped toat to a cat and drop it? - Steven Wright
Sea Dreaming is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2016, 19:28   #4
Registered User
 
Don C L's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Channel Islands, CA
Boat: 1962 Columbia 29 MK 1 #37
Posts: 2,677
Images: 16
Re: "If It's Going to Happen; It's Going to Happen Out There."

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hudson Force View Post
I was thinking of this quote from the movie, "Captain Ron", - wasn't that the Kurt Russell movie featuring some 40+ foot teak decked ketch? 'maybe a Vagabond?

Maybe it's just because we choose our weather well and we're usually not offshore for periods of time beyond reasonable forecasts, but 95% of the time not much is happening "out there". We usually have very pleasant passages.

I remember a recent passage southbound when I was at the helm with the auto-pilot engaged and between books. Nancie had a emery board at the table on our binnacle. I picked it up and noticed that it had four grades of abrasivie surfaces to be used in sequence to produce highly polished nails.

Over the next twenty miles I spent two miles working at each fingernail. Coarse on the end, medium all over, fine across the surface and extra-fine to a point where my nails got hot.

Now, I' usually a guy that grabs a bit of sandpaper when I have a jagged nail.

Now, if you see me extra "pretty"; then, I'm likely just in from an offshore passage! "If it's going to happen; it'll happen out there!"
Good Lord man, what are you doing? Here we are working so hard to impress upon the folks the dangers and disasters that await as soon as you leave the marina and you go and disclose the mundane truth that cruising is primarily a matter of deciding which emery board to use or which cheap novel to read! Next thing you know you'll expose the fact that we can anchor without spilling our Martinis! (BTW did you really do two miles per nail? Darn, you got me beat!)
__________________
DL
Pythagoras
1962 Columbia 29 MKI #37
Don C L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2016, 19:46   #5
Registered User
 
oldragbaggers's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Wherever the boat is
Boat: Cape Dory 33
Posts: 1,019
Re: "If It's Going to Happen; It's Going to Happen Out There."

Good one!!
__________________
Southbound on the ICW

https://share.delorme.com/SVAnteris
oldragbaggers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2016, 20:10   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Full time cruisers
Boat: Krogen 42
Posts: 199
Re: "If It's Going to Happen; It's Going to Happen Out There."

Just don't paint your toenails.


Sent from my iPhone using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________
----------------------------------
Terry
meridian28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2016, 21:12   #7

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 12,113
Re: "If It's Going to Happen; It's Going to Happen Out There."

Hudson,
I didn't realize you guys were so strapped that you had to go sailing without a manicurist on board. I'll set up a GOFUNDME page for you, so you can hire one full-time and sail as a proper yachtsman.
__________________
hellosailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2016, 21:35   #8
Registered User
 
Don C L's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Channel Islands, CA
Boat: 1962 Columbia 29 MK 1 #37
Posts: 2,677
Images: 16
Re: "If It's Going to Happen; It's Going to Happen Out There."

Quote:
Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
Hudson,
I didn't realize you guys were so strapped that you had to go sailing without a manicurist on board. I'll set up a GOFUNDME page for you, so you can hire one full-time and sail as a proper yachtsman.
A manicurist! Of course! That's the one we missed! Now where is that thread about cruising essentials?............
__________________
DL
Pythagoras
1962 Columbia 29 MKI #37
Don C L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-09-2016, 09:34   #9

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 12,113
Re: "If It's Going to Happen; It's Going to Happen Out There."

Yachtsmen rarely discuss these social inconveniences, they have hired help that are supposed to deal with that. And of course sailors, well, they're either too crude or drunk to notice that kind of detail. Which leaves that awkward silence when one tries to ponder which group "cruisers" fit into. But of course, if one keeps the transient rates at the yacht club high enough so that those without reciprocity will simply anchor out somewhere else...that eliminates much of the riff-raff without further bother, too.
And then of course there are Sperry TopSiders, designed to never need polish, since a shoe shine boy with proper elevated shine chair simply could not, and still can not, be accommodated in the limited headroom of a classic yacht. Can't keep it below deck, can't have it interfering with the boom above deck. Whatever is one to do?!
The riff-raff never seem to understand how hard it is to do things properly. (sigh)
__________________
hellosailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-09-2016, 10:04   #10
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 91
Re: "If It's Going to Happen; It's Going to Happen Out There."

Man, I need to get some high water boots out,the BS is sure deep here
__________________
Kita is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-09-2016, 10:23   #11
Registered User
 
SVTwilight's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Fairhaven, MA USA
Boat: Cartwright 36 Cutter
Posts: 175
Send a message via Skype™ to SVTwilight
Re: "If It's Going to Happen; It's Going to Happen Out There."

Hilarious amd I suppose it helps preserve your varnished surfaces from the lacerating effects of jagged finger nails?

Thanks for the story!
__________________
SVTwilight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-09-2016, 11:21   #12
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
Boat: Hudson Force 50; 57' overall
Posts: 19
Re: "If It's Going to Happen; It's Going to Happen Out There."

As a sailor of a sister ship to that in the Capt. Ron movie, the boat in the movie is a Formosa 50 pilothouse ketch. It's a William Garden design and sister ship to our Hudson Force 50 ketch. They're often mistaken for Vagabonds since William Garden also designed the Vagabond 47 ketch.
__________________
RABenko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-09-2016, 11:30   #13
Moderator
 
Hudson Force's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Living aboard & cruising since 1972
Boat: Morgan OI 413 1973 - Aythya
Posts: 7,251
Images: 1
Re: "If It's Going to Happen; It's Going to Happen Out There."

Quote:
Originally Posted by RABenko View Post
As a sailor of a sister ship to that in the Capt. Ron movie, the boat in the movie is a Formosa 50 pilothouse ketch. It's a William Garden design and sister ship to our Hudson Force 50 ketch. They're often mistaken for Vagabonds since William Garden also designed the Vagabond 47 ketch.
Thanks, I knew it was one of those Garden variety beauties. I just didn't know which one!
__________________
Take care and joy, Aythya crew
Hudson Force is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-09-2016, 12:42   #14
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: 16,659
Images: 56
Send a message via Yahoo to zeehag Send a message via Skype™ to zeehag
Re: "If It's Going to Happen; It's Going to Happen Out There."

it is actually 3 formosa 51 ketches used in the movie. 2 afloat and one soundstage
wanderer is still in kemah, to best of my knowledge.

conveniences?? crew-oh please peel me another grape ..
zeehag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-09-2016, 12:43   #15
Registered User
 
buzzstar's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 390
Re: "If It's Going to Happen; It's Going to Happen Out There."

I have never polished my nails (I do clip 'em, three snips each if I am not in a hurry). I have never been an expert at selecting "weather windows," but I know enough not to leave in a storm if at all possible. Oh, and the only time may nails receive polish is when I am painting or varnishing.

Am I still allowed to enjoy the shortcomings and foibles of others on this forum? Or am I limited to my own? I'd prefer to stay. 'Just waiting for the wit to dry some more before it rains again.
__________________

__________________
Brian, sometimes called "Old California"
Free advice may be worth even less than what you pay for it, or it may contain real gold.
buzzstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cruising in your mid-50's stories - did it happen/didn't it happen? marty9876 Liveaboard's Forum 107 12-09-2016 13:58
One of those hey there, hi there, ho there posts Noreasta Meets & Greets 13 25-09-2013 12:44
Are There any Truly "Bad" Models of Multihulls Out There? Rohan Multihull Sailboats 11 18-06-2013 13:49
Are There Any Dean Aeros Out There ? niel12 Multihull Sailboats 10 18-08-2012 19:30
Y-Valve Question: Is there a 3-Directional Valve Out there to Buy ? svpolaris Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 14 05-11-2010 20:28


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 20:53.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.