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Old 13-07-2012, 18:02   #31
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I am ok with letting a new hand near my teak so long as I am sitting there supervising with a cool refreshing beverage in my hand.

As for rebuilding the head, I have way more incentive than a transient crew to avoid letting a single molecule get in the bilge. Teak is relatively easy. Back and forth. With the grain. Over. And. Over. And. Over.
I thought it was against the grain if sanding Teak?!
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What is an ER watch? More details about this elusive golden rivet and mail buoy would be great as well. I think I could actually use that.
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What is an ER watch? More details about this elusive golden rivet and mail buoy would be great as well. I think I could actually use that.
Er watch= engine room watch
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Old 18-07-2012, 20:30   #34
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What is an ER watch? More details about this elusive golden rivet and mail buoy would be great as well. I think I could actually use that.
The golden rivet is pretty dated as they have not been riveting boats for a while, both are unachievable tasks for a unsuspecting new person to be saddled with by a nefarious boss. In general big boats tend to be somewhat departmentalized. There is a lot of lore on any boat especially one with a large crew that is out for extended periods month plus.
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Uh oh, I got a bad feeling about this....but, what is the "golden rivet" ? (cringes)
You've good instincts, Micah.
Urban Dictionary: golden rivet
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Old 19-07-2012, 22:17   #36
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The buggering of course is optional!!!
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Old 23-07-2012, 07:32   #37
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So we have: cooking meals, hoisting sails, cleaning, changing the linens, sanding teak, varnishing, bow watch, dish washing, scrubbing the deck, chip paint, mend clothes and sails, clean hull.

Anything else?

Do boats still get barnacles on them that need to be taken off? Can that be done at sea?

How about coiling rope or is that just for experts?

Anything need to be cleaned with a toothbrush?
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