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Old 02-02-2012, 22:55   #31
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Re: Too much scary stuff?

Shipping container is a risk,
A whale is a risk.
Sunfish is a risk,
Avalanche is a risk,
Hitting a car or tree when riding my bike is a risk,
Breathing is a risk,
Living is a risk,

I think I will die immediately, Its the only thing that doesnt have risks attached,

Living, Its called risk management,

Life is scary, Bring it on,

Its better to have tried and failed,

Than sit at your computer and let life pass you by,
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Old 02-02-2012, 23:10   #32
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WOW, some captain. Which Navy? Mchales?
Arrrr ---- the Harmless Grey Nurse. Commonly seen in aquariums for Politions, celebrities and sports stars to dive with.
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Old 02-02-2012, 23:12   #33
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The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.In spite of sharks and their rows of fearful teeth, life still is good.

Please excuse me now. I'm going for a swim.


Wrong Quote.

Arrrr ---- the Harmless Grey Nurse. Commonly seen in aquariums for Politions, celebrities and sports stars to dive with.
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Old 02-02-2012, 23:15   #34
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That is because sailing and boating in general is good 95% of the time.
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That is because sailing and boating in general is good 95% of the time.
and 95% of the time requires little preparation.....or seamanship, let alone any knowledge of rocket science.

But the "Bite you on the bum" 5% is always out there, whether folk think getting bitten on the bum is simply bad luck is up to them.

and simply because the 5% is only 5% - the stories / events are unusual and that's what makes 'em interesting ....viewing quite often wrapped up with the term "learning from others", whereas mostly it's rubber necking a motorway pile up - whilst thinking "what a complete idiot" . But I appreciate YMMV on that one .


FWIW I don't scare easily - but am wary of a lot, afloat and onshore......but I've had me moments!
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Re: Too much scary stuff?

I suspect when sailors gather they talk about the *adventures* because they are less boring than that perfect sail we all hope to find. What do we say about that one....the sails were drawing nicely, I made a good turn of speed and it was a nice ride! Story over and no opportunity to figure out how to avoid the adventure the next time.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:10   #37
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Too many worries about the scary stuff. Sometimes I wonder how some people can even talk themselves into going out on their boat.
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You guys watch to many of the wrong movies...
You really need to get out more often...
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Re: Too much scary stuff?

You seem to want:

“A Little Good News” performed by Anne Murray
Written by Charles Black, Rory Bourke, and Thomas Rocco

I rolled out this morning
Kids had the mornin' news show on
Bryant Gumbel was talkin' 'bout the fighting in Lebanon
Some senator was squawkin' 'bout the bad economy
It's gonna get worse you see, we need a change in policy

There's a local paper rolled up in a rubber band
One more sad story's one more than I can stand
Just once how I'd like to see the headline say
"Not much to print today, can't find nothin' bad to say", because

Nobody robbed a liquor store on the lower part of town
Nobody OD'ed, nobody burned a single buildin' down
Nobody fired a shot in anger, nobody had to die in vain
We sure could use a little good news today

I'll come home this evenin'
I'll bet that the news will be the same
Somebody takes a hostage, somebody steals a plane
How I wanna hear the anchor man talk about a county fair
And how we cleaned up the air, how everybody learned to care
Whoa, tell me

Nobody was assassinated in the whole Third World today
And in the streets of Ireland, all the children had to do was play
And everybody loves everybody in the good old USA
We sure could use a little good news today

Nobody robbed a liquor store on the lower part of town
Nobody OD'ed, nobody burned a single buildin' down
FADE
Nobody fired a shot in anger, nobody had to die in vain
We sure could use a little good news today
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Maybe for the uninitiated it's scary. I think it's an indication of how safety-minded the sailing community is. You can't afford to learn from each possible mistake on a personal basis, so you have to learn from the mistakes of others.
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Re: Too much scary stuff?

Its better to learn from the mistakes of others, So it leaves a smaller chance it doesnt happen to you,

Its better than having your head up your clacker and think it wont ever happen to you,

Bad things only happen to other people, Hahahahahaha

Its called learning. Not scary stuff, Duhhhhh

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What i fear most is the unknown, i would rather know what might possible happen so that i can plan and possible equip for that eventuality should it arise.


So i read a scary story about a boat sinking 200 miles offshore cause a through hull has failed. Know that i know this can happen i will locate where my through hulls are and have wooden bungs located where i might just possibly need them. Further more instead of saying i will check the through hull (that i have never check since i bought the boat 5 years ago) before going off shore.


So you wife (or husband) tells you that some yacht sank 150 miles offshore cause because through hulls failed you are in the position of saying " i know dear that we the boat is set up this way ... let me show you what we would do".

Lets say **** happens you have a real chance of dealing with it.

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What i fear most is the unknown, i would rather know what might possible happen so that i can plan and possible equip for that eventuality should it arise.
Man... every minute ahead must be terrifying.... all that unknown...
Bring it on....
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Man... every minute ahead must be terrifying.... all that unknown...
Bring it on....
Risks, identify and manage. Turn negatives in to positives especialy if you want some one with you.

every thing else enjoy, most things are an oportunity to learn (some thing i enjoy) but we (thankfully) are not all the same. Your experience may differ
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Risks, identify and manage. Turn negatives in to positives especialy if you want some one with you.

every thing else enjoy, most things are an oportunity to learn (some thing i enjoy) but we (thankfully) are not all the same. Your experience may differ
LOL... not trying to P*** you off honest...
Its just as I was reading your post I had a mental flash of a guy checking the car before heading to the boat...
Blanket, food, water.... car may break down... its June but there may be a blizzard, GW n all... oh may be in an accident... hang on the ambulance coming for me may have an accident.... defibulator, saline drip, cold box with 2 pints blood, 1st aid kit with morphine...
All there... right... oh.. hang on I need gas... **** there could be a robbery while I'm there... vest/stab jacket, pistol, mace...
Bugga... wallets in my other jacket..

Sorry.... I'm a Life of Brian/Bob Marley fan....
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