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Old 09-02-2016, 21:21   #1306
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Re: Shoestring Sailors (Cruising on $500 per month - part II)

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

We call 'em Chinese work boots
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Old 09-02-2016, 21:26   #1307
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Re: Shoestring Sailors (Cruising on $500 per month - part II)

Yeah, but in Oz, the term "safety boots" means strictly those with a steel toe cap, so calling rubber 'thongs' "safety boots" in that context has a particularly ironical quality.

'work boots' doesn't quite hav ethe same ironical 'ring' to it...

But, same, same, only different....

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Re: Shoestring Sailors (Cruising on $500 per month - part II)

Also thongs in Oz can be put into categories eg pluggers, double pluggers, Dress and formal.

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Old 11-02-2016, 02:43   #1309
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Also thongs in Oz can be put into categories eg pluggers, double pluggers, Dress and formal.

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"Dress thong"?

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Old 11-02-2016, 20:11   #1310
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Re: Shoestring Sailors (Cruising on $500 per month - part II)

Brings to mind the old racist joke about how you tell the bride at an Aboriginal wedding? She's the one wearing new thongs/jandals/flip-flops.

But I like the monokini thong - that's different!
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Re: Shoestring Sailors (Cruising on $500 per month - part II)

'just to toss another name into the mix,- where I was raised in Fort Lauderdale we all called them "zories". I only learned of thongs and flip-flops after leaving home.
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'just to toss another name into the mix,- where I was raised in Fort Lauderdale we all called them "zories". I only learned of thongs and flip-flops after leaving home.
From the Japanese zori - transported to the US by servicemen

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z%C5%8Dri
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From the Japanese zori - transported to the US by servicemen ..................
Sure, even as a child I knew they were named as Japanese shoes, but I had always assumed people called them such worldwide. I was just surprised that I had not read the name earlier on the long list.
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We sailed for two years on a $300 ebay boat. Now knee deep in restoration of a free boat.

A trick I picked up on this rebuild concerns getting bits like shelves or cabinets to fit the contour of the hull. I have been making templates out of thin plywood (luan, door skins, ect). I cut two inch wide strips of the plywood in various lengths. I use a hot glue gun to piece together the perimeter of the shape using smaller plywood pieces around curves. I then take that ugly glued up template and transfer the shape onto plywood. It is a pretty quick and painless way to make a template. That is unless you get some of that hot glue on you then it in not quite painless.

We have also had a lot of luck scrounging at automotive junk yards. Usually hidden in the back is a pile of motor boats, ski boats and the like. Lots of stainless and a treasure trove of teak bits. I have repurposed a few teak swim decks and teak bilge access boards from these wrecked stink pots.
I like the template idea - got a picture of one template?
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Re: Shoestring Sailors (Cruising on $500 per month - part II)

Referring your post very early on-

Hey, sailorchic, I'm proud of you, sweetheart. I like seeing lovely women skippering their own vessels. It's very sexy!

You go, captain!
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Re: Shoestring Sailors (Cruising on $500 per month - part II)

Seafood meals can have many faces, and they can be very good. I often bring food back home from my 3-5 day trips, finding much I like better along the way. It doesn't have to be fish.

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Re: Shoestring Sailors (Cruising on $500 per month - part II)

Our back yard is full of the same variety of snail served as "escargot". I can'T bring myself to eat them. The dog carries them around like toys, when he drops them their little eye stalks Bob in time to the pace of the slime trail.
Obviously we are not big on gardening.
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Our back yard is full of the same variety of snail served as "escargot". I can'T bring myself to eat them. The dog carries them around like toys, when he drops them their little eye stalks Bob in time to the pace of the slime trail.
Obviously we are not big on gardening.
It took me until now to get around to them. Now I don't know why I waited.
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Seafood meals can have many faces, and they can be very good. I often bring food back home from my 3-5 day trips, finding much I like better along the way. It doesn't have to be fish.

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This is very useful information! I never knew! Other than harvesting crabs on the Chesapeake, what else is on offer? I know there's fishing. I know oysters and clams (but not sure how, where, techniques). Anything else?
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Re: Shoestring Sailors (Cruising on $500 per month - part II)

Wild oyster are much smaller than the farmed ones. They are also harder to open but to me they taste better. I prefer to eat them on the spot now. Wear a glove if you re not used to them!
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