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Old 10-03-2011, 00:44   #61
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My clever friend Cunningham Pig tells me the only rope on a sailboat is the one that hangs from the clapper on the bell, which is probably in keeping with your suggestion.
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Yes, it has been. Some may not know, but there is some sailing and boating here on manmade lakes like Lake Powell, Lake Pleasant, Saguaro Lake, Roosevelt Lake, Canyon Lake to name a few. I will learn to sail on weekends there. Also, this trip is in 2 years. I have some time yet. I live in Seattle during the summers, and have some friends who sail up there, so with a little help from my friends, I could pull it off. Thanks.
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Yes, it has been. Some may not know, but there is some sailing and boating here on manmade lakes like Lake Powell, Lake Pleasant, Saguaro Lake, Roosevelt Lake, Canyon Lake to name a few. I will learn to sail on weekends there. Also, this trip is in 2 years. I have some time yet. I live in Seattle during the summers, and have some friends who sail up there, so with a little help from my friends, I could pull it off. Thanks.

To get a taste of what you will surely encounter in such a trip, ask your Seattle friends to take you for a day long sail hard on the wind in the Straits of Juan de Fuca during a 30 knot westerly with a strong ebb. If you manage to experience that, you might rethink your boat size for the trip.

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You are a mean man Steve
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My clever friend Cunningham Pig tells me the only rope on a sailboat is the one that hangs from the clapper on the bell, which is probably in keeping with your suggestion.
This is an often quoted saying -- bell rope being the only rope on a sailing vessel -- but I've wondered what they called the bit of string that they used to hang miscreants from the yardarm in the Good Old Days? Seems like hangman's ROPE might have snuck in. Hanging halyard, noose vang, breathing preventer... none of those seem to scan very well!

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I haven't closed on my first boat yet but there's lots of ropes on it.
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I like hanging halyard.
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I like hanging halyard.

I'm not familiar with Hanging Halyard but I've heard of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
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There are other ropes on a boat.
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Does hemp count?
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Old traditional sailboats that is
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y'all ever try to tie a bowline in a hemp line??? ever try to haul in on a hemp line-- jib sheet?? ever try to haul up a gaff throat halyard of hemp?? is a tough line to haul-- hard on the hands-- my uncle's gaff rigger on which we learned to sail in our youth had those until 1966, when he changed over to dacron 3 strand. they made great hangman lines for the yardarms. no such things as spreaders during the best hanging years.




but those were looooong ago-- before i was born, even......
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It was a bad refer to Berg meds. Sorry
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y'all ever try to tie a bowline in a hemp line??? ever try to haul in on a hemp line-- jib sheet?? ever try to haul up a gaff throat halyard of hemp?? is a tough line to haul-- hard on the hands-- my uncle's gaff rigger on which we learned to sail in our youth had those until 1966, when he changed over to dacron 3 strand. they made great hangman lines for the yardarms. no such things as spreaders during the best hanging years.
but those were looooong ago-- before i was born, even......
I've read that the sailors of old had hands that were often pretty cut up from the hemp and salt combination.
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I've read that the sailors of old had hands that were often pretty cut up from the hemp and salt combination.
the stuff was kinda stiff..... hurt the hands to have it slide thru-- was easy to learn how not to let line slip thru hands--
.hhmmmmmm.. wouldnt make good meds--- smells like rope when burned......

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