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Old 11-10-2010, 17:06   #91
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I've sailed nude before, only in the tropics,but it took a while to go au natural. Those tender bits are going to need liberal applications of sun block.

After I realized that I bathe nude off the stern, going clothes-less didn't seem such a big thing.

I wouldn't (or maybe it could be used to your advantage) race naked though.
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Old 11-10-2010, 17:27   #92
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I'm a new member and just skipping through some posts. Thought this one sounded interesting. With close to 30 years cruising behind us, hubby and I have at times gone au naturale but the Ozzie sun is harsh so we try to stay out of it. Nudity saves washing but with multiple skin cancer operations (over 120 stitches just in the face) and bits cut off needing lots of cosmetic surgery I no longer do even that. But we still call out "Got your clothes on?" when approaching a boat by dinghy.
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Old 11-10-2010, 17:28   #93
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I would like to inform the female members of this community who may, at some stage, relish a cruise on this boat that I remain fully attired when at sea. And at anchor. And in public.

Further I do not wear a captains hat/cap or beanie.
I've seen a picture of you, MarkJ, in a bathing suit, at least I think it was a "bathing suit"... Now that the subject has come up, what do you call that thing? Did you buy it in Paris?
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Old 11-10-2010, 17:54   #94
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Sailing Naked

My wife and I sail the Chesapeake, and we do it in the nude when the weather permits and the kids aren't aboard. We aren't exhibitionists or crazied sexual deviants. It's about being comfortable and enjoying each others company.
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Old 11-10-2010, 21:48   #95
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still may be to late for the Polyester tree.... Remember the Naugahide couches and coats of the 60's? The Nauga went extinct in 1968...not seen hide nor hair of one since.
I realize this is an old thread, but here you go:
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Old 11-10-2010, 23:00   #96
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I've seen a picture of you, MarkJ, in a bathing suit, at least I think it was a "bathing suit"... Now that the subject has come up, what do you call that thing? Did you buy it in Paris?
Go on, Mark, share that photo with us all!!! Pleeeeease!!!
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Go on, Mark, share that photo with us all!!! Pleeeeease!!!

oooooooohhhhh... that could be cool......



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Old 12-10-2010, 00:01   #98
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Well maybe when I was 30...not now at 50.
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G'Day all,

What a silly thread... but amusing!

I got cured years ago whilst working at Eniwetak Atoll in the Marshalls. I'd take my snorkeling gear with me each day, and often had time for some great snorkeling before the boat came back to pick us up. One day I found that I'd forgotten to bring my trunks. Just a couple of blokes around, so I just went on snorkeling... head down, bum up, cooling water washing over those lilly white areas... after about an hour we were picked up, I dressed and then sat down for the 90 minute trip back to base. When we arrived, I found that I couldn't straighten up! My bum was brilliant red and covered in blisters and other unpleasant lesions. A very painful lesson!

So, for the most part, this old fart stays covered up whilst sailing in the tropics.

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It is not by accident that one of the more popular "Far Side" cartoons is two bears looking down at a nudist colony with one saying to the other "kinda takes your appetite away eh?"
Naturism is good at any age but voyeurism loses something when the B-day suits have to be ironed.
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Doesn't everyone on some occasion sail sans clothing? During nice weather we tend to use the outside shower in the aft cockpit and that is generally done in the nude.
Hmm, not me. I can't remember ever sailing -- as in operating a sailing boat under sail -- in the nude. Too many ropes and winches and blocks to catch dangly bits of flesh -- no thanks.

Now swimming is another matter. If the weather is decent, I love nothing better than a dip off the transom after a day of sailing. I much prefer swimming naked and never swim clothed unless there is a risk of offending someone.
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Well maybe when I was 30...not now at 50.
And whats wrong with 50?

Loads of young uns who arnt in as good shape im sure
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Studies have shown that those who slowly build their tan actually have less incidence of skin cancer.
I would love a reference for that study. My view was - as the ad here says- Tanning is skin cells in trauma.

Which is not to say that I dont like being tanned. I wear clothes out of courtesy for other people and for sun protection, but am totally not offended by any one elses choice.
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And whats wrong with 50?

Loads of young uns who arnt in as good shape im sure

me at 30...me now
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We use sarongs a lot - often with nothing else. Means we're comfortable, cool and decent as well as protecting various vulnerable bits. Whether we qualify for deck candy is a private judgement.
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