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Old 07-12-2015, 09:55   #31
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Congrats Mac! All the best for the last smidge of work before shoving off.
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Old 07-12-2015, 10:08   #32
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Never understood SEG thing either but have heard it used ever since I was old enough to know the meaning. Not sure why or what except it indicates a great big grin.
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Well I'm going admit I don't understand this SEG thing, so I Googled it:


1seg
noun \ˈseg\
plural
Definition of SEG

dialectal, British
: an animal (as a bull or boar) when castrated as a mature adult

I don't think I'm going to find humor in being a SEG. :-(
Maybe it's a Florida thing.
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I am sure that the "flooding" was Don's idea of humour. Good on ya. Now for the rest of the job. :-)
I knew about the quart of water and thought it would be an easy opening for him to have a come back to go along with the dirt. BTW he told me the reason for the dirty deck was that he had to go home to get a bucket. Who spends 6 years doing a refit and doesn't have a bucket on the boat
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Re: Skipmac floats his boat

Well, I'll need to risk the vulgar term for the sake of clear communication. The "SEG" refers to "**** eating grin" which implies the biggest grin made at a time of ultimate satisfaction and there's the puzzlement. Though it's a common phrase here in the South (US), you can understand why we would not understand how it ever came into use!
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Well, I'll need to risk the vulgar term for the sake of clear communication. The "SEG" refers to "**** eating grin" which implies the biggest grin made at a time of ultimate satisfaction and there's the puzzlement. Though it's a common phrase here in the South (US), you can understand why we would not understand how it ever came into use!
It's pretty common in the Northeast too. So common it never occurred to me to wonder where such an odd turn of phrase came from.

So, some etymological research was in order. The best I could come up with was this:
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First-century Roman historian Livy, in his History of Rome, wrote of the Carthaginians engaging in coprophagia and displaying the “risus faecivorus,” or ****-eating grin.

There are other theories as well. The most literal theory is that the phrase derived from observing animals, such as dogs and rodents, that are known for their, shall we say, unsophisticated palates.

There are also indications of the phrase being used in medical journals to describe the fecundary habits of some of the more seriously demented patients.
Perfect! A phrase that's been in use for two millennia! I think the reference to the satisfied look on a dog's face after doing...that makes the most sense.

And, the tie-in with demented patients seems appropriate for this crowd
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A fine looking boat. Can't wait to see pics of her sailing.
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I knew about the quart of water and thought it would be an easy opening for him to have a come back to go along with the dirt. BTW he told me the reason for the dirty deck was that he had to go home to get a bucket. Who spends 6 years doing a refit and doesn't have a bucket on the boat
Yep that's pretty dirty! But if you put me up on blocks for 6 years under trees I'd be dirty too. But I would not be a SEG in the British meaning, hoho..no wonder I have to read Boatman and Weavis twice to be sure I get it.

A clean ship is a happy ship! SEG
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Well done, Skip!
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Congrats, skipmac!

Soon it will be time to play. ;-)

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Re: Skipmac floats his boat

I always think the on the hard stuff is the worst. Backaches, mixing FG, paint, etc. Now you get to do the fun stuff including hanging upside down by your heels, watching sweat beads drop into the engine compartment, compute AH or AH/day (sorry couldn't resist) - all the best to you and your boat!
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I knew about the quart of water and thought it would be an easy opening for him to have a come back to go along with the dirt. BTW he told me the reason for the dirty deck was that he had to go home to get a bucket. Who spends 6 years doing a refit and doesn't have a bucket on the boat
I was in the middle of the woods, under an oak tree. Toss a bucket over the side and the best I might get would be a bucket of mud but more likely sand and a few ticks.

I was saving my special boat bucket.
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I always think the on the hard stuff is the worst. Backaches, mixing FG, paint, etc. Now you get to do the fun stuff including hanging upside down by your heels, watching sweat beads drop into the engine compartment, compute AH or AH/day (sorry couldn't resist) - all the best to you and your boat!
Yes, fond memories of working on a boat in the Florida woods. Mosquitoes, heat, humidity, floods. The best was the night I fell off and almost broke my neck. Was glad to walk away (literally) with only five broken ribs and a displaced collar bone.

I look forward to sweating in the engine compartment and climbing the mast. At least now if I fall off it will go splash instead of thud.
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Soon it will be time to play. ;-)

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Hi Ann and Jim,

It's all play. Just some play is more fun than others.

Thanks. Hoping a couple of months I will be on the move but may be a while before I get around to Tasmania.
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Well done, Skip!
Thanks. Proof that at least one major project boat actually made it back to the water.
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