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Old 02-08-2009, 20:59   #16
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A little cold there?
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Old 02-08-2009, 21:07   #17
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A little cold there?
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Not really sure where some of the respondents are sailing but in both Florida, the Caribbean and some time ago when I was in the Greek and Turkish islands, nudity on a boat was not something that was unusual.

More so at anchor but under sail is not uncommon. Sure you do need to take some precautions but if you look at recent medical studies that point to a lack of sufficient levels of Vitamin D in people today you may want to re-think the total sun avoidance course some seem to be on today. The lace of Vitamin D appears to be exacerbated as we age... it takes more sun on skin to develop the necessary levels of D in the system, high calcium intakes also hinder the development and supplements are not absorbed where the sun makes it go directly into your system. Sun-blockers also block the development of D from skin exposure. Only this past weekend on medical reports on TV doctors were recommending limited exposure to sun light with out high factor sun blockers to boost levels of D which appears to be a cancer blocker.

The basic guideline still appears to be common sense, everything in moderation. Same for nudity. Personally I all for it! Well with some exceptions ;^P
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Old 03-08-2009, 10:55   #19
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The furthest south I've gone is Chicago,............ It just never came up....
Is that a euphemism? or just "the Chicago way"
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The furthest south I've gone is Chicago, and the furthest north, Labrador. It just never came up....
I guess it wont come up that far into the frozen North
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Old 03-08-2009, 12:14   #21
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At least not on deck
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Old 03-08-2009, 12:16   #22
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Is that a euphemism? or just "the Chicago way"
Spoken like a native
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I have learned the best time to go natural is when pulling an anchor out of a mud bottom. Saves a load of wash!
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I have learned the best time to go natural is when pulling an anchor out of a mud bottom. Saves a load of wash!
Another Euphemism? :kissy:
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I his idea of sailing naked with you wishful thinking? - well that depends on you doesn't it?
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We don't sail naked, but there are places, and times for it to be appropriate. I would post a pic as proof, but last year that started a wee bit of a stir..hahahahahahahahaha.

As you can see not a word has been said about your new lovely avatar, but then again many people do have dbl standards.....Oh, and thank you for the new avatar...lovely smile!......i2f
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We've seen a few "skinny" sailors in the Caribbean and Florida.
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With my luck I'd get my balls caught in a winch. I'll stick to a pair of shorts unless I'm sunbathing at anchor.
Yep. A wrap on the old scrotum with the gennie sheet could ruin your whole day. Not to mention raise your voice an octave.
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I think it kind of depends on how comfortable you are with being naked in the first place. Obviously you also have to factor in whatever relationship you have with any others, too. If you are the sort who isn't wearing much when you are home alone, when you are out away from everyone, it isn't all that big of a jump. If you aren't comfortable, just not something you'll like do unless you are the sort who gets into situations where peer pressure is an issue.

From what I've noticed though most people are more like to go skinny dipping than be naked on deck for any length of time. Even then it's more of a dusk sort of thing. Less UV, more privacy.
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