Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-11-2010, 13:40   #76
Registered User
 
aquarian's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Boat: Vagabond 42
Posts: 269
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkJ View Post
I hate to sugest some folks here are idiots...... but

really!

You're a pack of crack-pots and I'm not sailing with any of you! Or if I do it will be 200 meters behind you

I seariously doubt they want you with anyway pbbbbbbth! :-P
__________________

__________________
P-)
aquarian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2010, 15:20   #77
Registered User
 
VirtualVagabond's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Australia
Boat: CT 54... for our sins!
Posts: 2,084
Quote:
Originally Posted by aquarian View Post
I seariously doubt they want you with anyway pbbbbbbth! :-P
Do you do that with just your lips, or do you have to use your tongue to get it really right???
__________________

__________________
One must live the way one thinks, or end up thinking the way one lives - Paul Bourget

www.windwanderer.weebly.com
VirtualVagabond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2010, 15:27   #78
Registered User
 
rover88's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Panhandle of Florida USA
Boat: Bristol 34
Posts: 328
Images: 4
Neptune has a particular affinity for everything I own.

1). Wife's Kitchen Aid blender. Dove for it, washed, dried and oiled - still works and has been named "The USB Nautilus" (Unsinkable Blender).

2). Motorola Tundra cellphone (brand new). Why dive when it had insurance? Transimitted a signal for hours underwater.

3). Sailrite sewing machine in cheap plastic case. Handle of said cheap plastic case broke as I was stepping off the dock. Dove for it, cleaned oiled and it works fine. Named the "USSM Neptune" and bought the proper case for it.

Tools, sunglasses, hats, nuts, bolts, etc. that have gone overboard seem insignifigant given my history of offering high dollar items to the seven seas.

Bought 500 feet of parachute cord and now everything on the boat has a lanyard on it - even the sewing machine.
__________________
rover88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2010, 17:07   #79
Guest
 
otherthan's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 843
Images: 3
wow this thread is a real bargin...I seem to be the only one with a clean record haha...granted my boat is still on its cradle

so I wont be buying sun-glasses,winch handle and just about everything els, will invest on a mask and cruise the bottom of every marina I visite, change my boats name to Jobi's parts and service, comme and see me soon.;0)
cheers
__________________
otherthan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2010, 17:43   #80
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: New Mexico, USA
Boat: International Etchells USA 125 Black Magic, Santana 20 475 Ghost, Hobie 33 3100 Bruja, dinghies,
Posts: 1,118
Myself, once. It hurt.

Stupidest thing I've seen more than once: Powerboaters at boat ramp. Skipper is on boat as he backs away from the trailer. Then realizes he has the truck keys. And his friend on the ramp with the car does not. Skipper throws keys. Skipper's arm or aim isn't as strong as it used to be.... splash.
__________________
Pat, from the Desert Sea http://desertsea.blogspot.com
rgscpat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2010, 18:43   #81
Senior Cruiser
 
Therapy's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: W Florida
Boat: The Jon boat still, plus a 2007 SeaCat.
Posts: 6,894
Images: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Butler View Post
lost my pretty Wichard fid, my small curved, serrated survival knife and my leatherman all in one swell foop. Very exciting...
Augh!!!!

That would send me to find a magnet.
__________________
Therapy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2010, 18:54   #82
Senior Cruiser
 
osirissail's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: A real life Zombie from FL
Boat: Gulfstar 53 - Osiris
Posts: 5,416
Images: 2
For many things I would never part with my oversize magnet on a long line - but another use is to find out what things are really stainless steel and which things are not.
__________________
osirissail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2010, 19:17   #83
Registered User
 
Passage50's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Victoria, BC Canada
Boat: Professionaly build 44 LOD steel round bilge Centre Cockpit Ketch
Posts: 52
Musta been my mind buying a large Sailing Yacht couse normaly I am quite a sane and resonable Person.
__________________
Never hire someone to do something you can do yourself better.
Passage50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2010, 22:02   #84
Registered User
 
aquarian's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Boat: Vagabond 42
Posts: 269
Quote:
Originally Posted by VirtualVagabond View Post
Do you do that with just your lips, or do you have to use your tongue to get it really right???
Hmmmm . . . . . .
Try it!
__________________
P-)
aquarian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2010, 22:06   #85
Registered User
 
aquarian's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Boat: Vagabond 42
Posts: 269
Quote:
Originally Posted by rover88 View Post
Neptune has a particular affinity for everything I own.

1). Wife's Kitchen Aid blender. Dove for it, washed, dried and oiled - still works and has been named "The USB Nautilus" (Unsinkable Blender).

2). Motorola Tundra cellphone (brand new). Why dive when it had insurance? Transimitted a signal for hours underwater.

3). Sailrite sewing machine in cheap plastic case. Handle of said cheap plastic case broke as I was stepping off the dock. Dove for it, cleaned oiled and it works fine. Named the "USSM Neptune" and bought the proper case for it.

Tools, sunglasses, hats, nuts, bolts, etc. that have gone overboard seem insignifigant given my history of offering high dollar items to the seven seas.

Bought 500 feet of parachute cord and now everything on the boat has a lanyard on it - even the sewing machine.
You go!
Got to admire that southern spirit and ingenuity. Oil is a universal cure-all. That is why in the south we fry everything.
__________________
P-)
aquarian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2010, 23:20   #86
JRM
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Santa Barbara
Boat: Valiant 40
Posts: 416
Images: 2
might want to invest in a dry suit, too

My dignity?

Quote:
Originally Posted by jobi View Post
wow this thread is a real bargin...I seem to be the only one with a clean record haha...granted my boat is still on its cradle

so I wont be buying sun-glasses,winch handle and just about everything els, will invest on a mask and cruise the bottom of every marina I visite, change my boats name to Jobi's parts and service, comme and see me soon.;0)
cheers
As I sit here unable to dive due to a nagging ear infection I got from diving in our local harbor here recently, I suggest that this may not be the most cost effective means of equipment aquisition, depending on your level of health insurance. The real stupidity of the situation is that I have a fully encapsulated dive suit with full face mask and comms, we just decided not to use them in the interest of expediency.

I also once made the mistake of diving under the marina at 22nd Street in San Pedro. We were waiting to head out on a dive charter trip, and had been eating and drinking in the restaurant there, when one guy decides to go treasure hunting for boat gear under the slips. We couldn't in good conscious let him dive alone, especially after a few drinks, so in the rest of us went. (You know that question your parents always ask, the one about "If Johnny jumps off a cliff, are you going to jump too?" I always thought the correct answer was, "Of course I'm going to jump too, I'm no sissy!")

On topic, the most recent thing I've lost overboard was another winch handle. Trying to flip a loop of sheet over the handle to put in the self tailer, a combination of wind and bad timing flipped the thing right out of the socket. We were heeled at a ludicrous angle, and it went directly downward into the drink. Bummer.

JRM
__________________
JRM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2010, 23:38   #87
Moderator Emeritus
 
hummingway's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Gabriola Island & Victoria, British Columbia
Boat: Cooper 416 Honeysuckle
Posts: 6,933
Images: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by JRM View Post
My dignity?



As I sit here unable to dive due to a nagging ear infection I got from diving in our local harbor here recently, I suggest that this may not be the most cost effective means of equipment aquisition, depending on your level of health insurance. The real stupidity of the situation is that I have a fully encapsulated dive suit with full face mask and comms, we just decided not to use them in the interest of expediency.

JRM
I hope your ear is better soon. You reminded of soemthing else I lost overboard ... me. I've told the story before but to reiterate, I was climbing into a kayak with a brew or two in me and over I went. I was at a marina where my sailboat was tied up at. My first thought was "Keep your mouth closed and get out quick".
__________________
“We are the universe contemplating itself” - Carl Sagan

hummingway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2010, 23:41   #88
Guest
 
otherthan's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 843
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by JRM View Post
My dignity?



As I sit here unable to dive due to a nagging ear infection I got from diving in our local harbor here recently, I suggest that this may not be the most cost effective means of equipment aquisition, depending on your level of health insurance. The real stupidity of the situation is that I have a fully encapsulated dive suit with full face mask and comms, we just decided not to use them in the interest of expediency.

I also once made the mistake of diving under the marina at 22nd Street in San Pedro. We were waiting to head out on a dive charter trip, and had been eating and drinking in the restaurant there, when one guy decides to go treasure hunting for boat gear under the slips. We couldn't in good conscious let him dive alone, especially after a few drinks, so in the rest of us went. (You know that question your parents always ask, the one about "If Johnny jumps off a cliff, are you going to jump too?" I always thought the correct answer was, "Of course I'm going to jump too, I'm no sissy!")

On topic, the most recent thing I've lost overboard was another winch handle. Trying to flip a loop of sheet over the handle to put in the self tailer, a combination of wind and bad timing flipped the thing right out of the socket. We were heeled at a ludicrous angle, and it went directly downward into the drink. Bummer.

JRM
sorry about your ear infection...nothing I can do about, however about johnny jumps off the cliff...you did the right thing. remember Normandie stupid or not men stuc together nevertheless...your that kind of men and id jump of the cliff with you anytime...but you go first ok?

siriously the only reson id probably dive inn a slip would be to help others, anything id drop overboard myself would be forgoten as it hits the water...unless it floats

c.ant belive how much stuff peapoles lose
__________________
otherthan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2010, 01:24   #89
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oregon,USA
Boat: Irwin 43-Stella Polare
Posts: 3
Sometimes what you lose overboard is a key memory of the cruise.

BC Canada: outboard motor
Columbia river: Wifes wedding ring, camera, at least one example of every tool
Under the Golden Gate bridge: watch, prescription glasses
Channel Islands: Whisker pole (shouldn't they float?)
Ensenada: (censored)

The ex wife kept swimming back
__________________
wereboat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2010, 03:56   #90
Long Range Cruiser
 
MarkJ's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Australian living on "Sea Life" currently in England.
Boat: Beneteau 393 "Sea Life"
Posts: 12,828
Images: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by aquarian View Post
I seariously doubt they want you with anyway pbbbbbbth! :-P
I've put Rover88 on the list too for the sowing machine and the blended and Wereboat for the wifes wedding ring!




Mark
__________________

__________________
Notes on a Circumnavigation.
OurLifeAtSea.com

Somalia Pirates and our Convoy
MarkJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
overboard

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Challenge: What Would You Do? - Two Crew Lost Overboard During Race TaoJones Challenges 44 30-06-2009 09:05
Lost Thrust! Lost Prop? OffSeason Monohull Sailboats 20 07-06-2009 00:57
Dog Lost Overboard Found Four Months Later Scottie2 Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 6 05-05-2009 00:07
admiral overboard caribnsol Off Topic Forum 11 13-03-2008 22:11
Things that work and things that don't... svHyLyte Construction, Maintenance & Refit 58 03-11-2006 23:13



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:18.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.