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Old 12-04-2012, 20:58   #16
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Re: The Bucket list (no the other one)

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a 5 gal bucket is great for landing fish in if you have a small cockpit or dont like blood everywere.
trick is to have a loop and slip knot ready for big fish to slip over the tail so as to suspend them in the bucket,and a quick jab with a sharp knife in the back of the head to kill them
I seldom land fish small enough to fit into a five-gallon bucket.

Crabs, on the other hand....
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Atoll, Dont be stabbing fish when a quick squirt of cheep vodka in the gills kills them almost instantly and doesnt get blood all over the place. I spent many hours cleaning my cockpit before someone told me that method. Besides, if you dont catch fish, give yourself a few squirts and all will be better.____Grant.
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Your brtter off to cut the tails on the fish ya catch at sea ! it bleeds em good makes the fish more tasty!!just silp a line thru the gills and cut tail on both top and bottom and toss over over the side till blead out !! works well and keeps cockpit Clean !! Just and old trick ! but make sure to tye the line off LOL
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A metal bucket can be used as a hat to keep the government from reading your thoughts.
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A Bucket can also be used as:
  • a stool
  • a Thread Topic
  • a cooker (metal only!)
  • Temporary Tool Box (not just when up the mast - but especially when working in the mud / on the beach, not simply to keep clean but also to make sure nothing gets lost)
  • Extra sink for dishes - especially useful when washing up has started to accumulate
  • A chat up line "Do you want to see my bucket?" (results vary ).
  • Making Sandcastles on the beach
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Old 13-04-2012, 03:05   #20
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Atoll, Dont be stabbing fish when a quick squirt of cheep vodka in the gills kills them almost instantly and doesnt get blood all over the place. I spent many hours cleaning my cockpit before someone told me that method. Besides, if you dont catch fish, give yourself a few squirts and all will be better.____Grant.
tried that,but invariably would find the bottle empty if it had been left in the cockpit.................crew must have caught a lot of fish whilst on night watch
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Your brtter off to cut the tails on the fish ya catch at sea ! it bleeds em good makes the fish more tasty!!just silp a line thru the gills and cut tail on both top and bottom and toss over over the side till blead out !! works well and keeps cockpit Clean !! Just and old trick ! but make sure to tye the line off LOL
we had a variation on that,called "filette and release"!
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I seldom land fish small enough to fit into a five-gallon bucket.

Crabs, on the other hand....
yeah yeah! the fish allways get bigger the more times the story is told
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, one for cooking and cleaning,
I thought that's what men were for.

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Old 13-04-2012, 03:53   #24
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A bucket on a board should be good for something.

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Actually, reading through this list again and replacing "bucket" with "man" works quite well. Maybe a bucket is the answer to my dreams!

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potted plants (ok probably not on a boat)
Reminds me of my last husband ... talk about having a potted plant on board. I would have cracked his pot if it would have made any difference.

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Hum... I worked with a guy who put tinfoil around his monitor.
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Hum... I worked with a guy who put tinfoil around his monitor.
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That's awesome! Tell me more.
Careful!..........that might be a euphemism
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Summary so far:-
  1. Hauling water up to wash the deck.
  2. Emergency rudder used with two ropes trailed off the stern aft
  3. switching from port to starboard to control direction
  4. Tool holder when up the mast
  5. washing machine with a plunger
  6. seat when upside down
  7. fish holder (and for killing / gutting)
  8. emergency head, for some old salts it is the head
  9. Taking trash out
  10. bailing water
  11. Water purifier with hole and a filter in the bottom (think large britta thingy)
  12. I hear you can also use it with a mop to wash the deck though I've not done this ;-)
  13. rat trap sometimes a cat trap but not for Mr. Timmy.
  14. washing up / doing dishes - especially useful when washing up has started to accumulate
  15. step stool
  16. potted plants (ok probably not on a boat)
  17. As a hat (to keep the government from reading your thoughts)
  18. As a Helmet - if metal and an eye slit cut out (useful if Jousting, attacked by Pirates or are Australian ).
  19. Congo drum (to accompany the guitars in the cockpit)
  20. Outboard prop cover at the dinghy dock
    mal de mer accessory
  21. Keeping Champagne on ice
  22. Cleaning
  23. A CF Thread Topic
  24. a Cooker (fire insider or only to hold a single burner)
  25. Cooking Pot
  26. Temporary Tool Box (not just when up the mast - but especially when working in the mud / on the beach, not simply to keep clean but also to make sure nothing gets lost)
  27. chat up line "Do you want to see my bucket?" (results vary ).
  28. Making Sandcastles on the beach
  29. To store cleaning items and cloths in
  30. to store another bucket in!
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Re: The Bucket list (no the other one)

31. Container for show & tell time for the kids (jellyfish, minnows, sea stars, etc).

32. clam/shellfish holder when digging for shellfish

33. on board halyard cleaner

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Re: The Bucket list (no the other one)

  • For underwater work, like changing zinc anodes: Catch-all, Toolbox, put some weight in first
  • Find lost items, lobsters, anchor check, etc on the bottom: Modify one bucket with a clear window, go searching with the dinghy:

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if the bucket is big enough to stick the lower end and prop in the bucket: flush the outboard with fresh water
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