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Old 21-10-2015, 00:56   #1291
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Re: Shoestring Sailors (Cruising on $500 per month - part II)

Had both. Dog scat *can* be way more pungent than cat scat, but it depends on diet.

Both equally bad IMHO....
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Old 21-10-2015, 05:13   #1292
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What were you eating? Cats??
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You obviously had no cats.
I would have to disagree my old coon hound would have outdone any cat. It didn't matter what we fed her she could gag a maggot off a gut waggon. The only smell worse to my nose was when I worked next door to a rendering plant.
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yes,yes, i remember that one.. only i forgot to mention that i have house in dubrovnik with lemon and orange trees around and can jump from my balkony in the sea or walk down the road five minutes to the beach.

not to mention another one on the peljesac peninsula with wineyard(quite good anual income) and quite BIG plot of land. if that is in OUR dear uk it would be wort probably few million pounds.
and i am not on food stams. i am on jobseakers alowance (presently on sick note)
but do not you vorry, i will not use your tax payer money after this july. my daughter finishing year 11 this summer and she is goin to live with her mother in tampa, and i am leaving Uk, going back to adriatic sea summer...... tampa in "winter"

i hope i clear it for you



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Snobbish bloody bloke, aren't you chap!
I was around when he wrote that and he took some heat for it but it's probably just bull pucky. We're all millionaires and tough, yet handsome on the infernalwebs. Welcome aboard.
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... We're all millionaires and tough, yet handsome on the infernalwebs..

I'm not!

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I'm not!

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Hey.. I know I am damn good looking.

(At least in any room without a mirror or other people.)

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Hey.. I know I am damn good looking.

(At least in any room without a mirror or other people.)


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How's the old adage go....you only *need* one hand........



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How's the old adage go....you only *need* one hand........
You brought it back to how to entertain yourself frugally. Good for you .
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How's the old adage go....you only *need* one hand........
This probably isn't the first use but it's one with fries along with the burger:

"I was given a code to live by which essentially was the same code that was given to Harvey (the spoiled rich kid) by Captain Troop of the Gloucester schooner We're Here. [Captains Courageous, Kipling]

My code or rules for life were given me by Captain Frank Hines of the Boston schooner Marjorie Parker: I came home in 1946 from the War to which I had gone as a very young merchant seaman. I was on wheel watch one night, on my first trip, when the captain, a skipper of dory schooners and an oral poet, came up on deck from the cabin. He checked the compass and said, "Young fellah, mind the course, steady as she goes, steer small." Then after a pause he added, "Face storm and the shoals of adversity square on. Remember, one hand for the vessel first, always first, and then one hand for yourself." "When, as they sometimes will, danger and death loom over the horizon and stand down upon you, don't panic. Meet them with your dorymate and shipmates; stand well braced and fend them off."

"Go joyously into the dory; whatever job of work there be, give it the finest and the best that is in you. Be good to your dorymate and your shipmates. Speak no ill of them."

"If you go aground, work yourself off. Cast off all self-pity and beat to windward again and again and again, so that in the fullness of your years, you can come about and run downwind free and easy with the tide. If life gives you more baitings than most share some of these extra rations with your dorymate and shipmates and them who have not been so lucky as you."

"Remember, life is a grand dance; pay the Old Fiddler as you enjoy it and find a good partner to dance with and to love. Do you understand, young fellah? Do you get my drift?"

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any boat can be a death trap!

no matter how old or new.



with time and effort any boat can be rebuilt and refitted,the equasion is with a cheap boat is: how much are you willing to spend,this in turn is defined by the depth of your skills,on the job learning is a very costly exercise!



fortunately i've done this more than a few times,and hopefully by the end of the season i will have a more seaworthy boat than one that just came out the factory at a fraction(1/20th) of the cost.



here is one previous to this one that i got for a dollar!

it was sunk!

fixed it and sailed it 5000 miles.

spent 6000,sold for 18000,had masses of fun doing it,priceless




May a restless wind always fill your sails!!
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Good Lord, I had no idea that Flip flop was a derogatory term. Guess I need to get out more. My apologies to anyone out there. Gee to me a flip flop is a very casual shoe, or perhaps a bi-state integrated circuit. Its pretty much all I wear. Well for shoes that is...

Yes on fenders, last two on my boat were found floating in the water. Always see some floating here or there.
Tried to send msg on "thanks" icon, but sent too early to finish my comment. I grew up calling them flip-flops or thongs, but given the comments I've read here, thongs wouldn't be a good option...:/ Glad you're having a good time living aboard your sailboat. I'm 68 and planning on purchasing a sailboat to live aboard within the next two months so I may do some coastal cruising initially. Then ??? Bob
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Yeah, flip-flop is Pommie, Jandal is Kiwi, and Thong is Aussie slang. Rubber slab with straps form eith side temrinating between the first two toes.

We also call 'em "Japanese safety boots" (or "Asian safety boots").

So Seppos have always wondered why we Aussies wear an item of footwear over our privates.

[Seppo = 'Septic Tank' = 'Yank']

And to all the Seppos reading this, "Aussie" is pronounced with hard "zz" not sibilant "ss".

So Ozzies. Not Aw-sees. OK..??

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