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Old 12-05-2013, 22:14   #16
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Re: Ode to the ferrous ore

This thread just reminds me of...


When I'm watchin' my TV
and a man comes on to tell me
how white my shirts can be.
Well he can't be a man 'cause he doesn't smoke
the same cigarettes as me.
I can't get no, oh no no no.
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Old 13-05-2013, 11:46   #17
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Re: Ode to the ferrous ore

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Metallurgy 101

Steel may be real
But it's also ferrous
Its oxidation state (+2!)
Is enough to scare us.

Steal may be real
But so is rust
And ferrous oxide
Always turns boats to dust.

Steal may be real
But it's only an alloy
Agented by carbon
It could sink you now, boy.
Your iambic pentameter surely surpasses that of Mick Jagger.
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This thread just reminds me of...


When I'm watchin' my TV
and a man comes on to tell me
how white my shirts can be.
Well he can't be a man 'cause he doesn't smoke
the same cigarettes as me.
I can't get no, oh no no no.
I wonder, "Would Mick have started this thread?"

What would Mick do, given he'd likely have a rock in the rolling waves?
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Re: Ode to the ferrous ore

To each his own. I've done steel twice and F/G 5 times (of my own). I won't go into it but there is a reason 99.9% of recreation boats are F/G.
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Re: Ode to the ferrous ore

Ashes to Ashes

Dust to dust


If it was not for.... Wait, wrong poem...




Ashes to Ashes

Dust to dust...

When that "real" boat lives in sea water,

She will eventually rust into dust!
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Re: Ode to the ferrous ore

I guess one of the more interesting things about humans is the way they weigh risk, and how much the phenomenon of risk-aversion varies from person to person.

I know the chance I'll hit a shipping container is not as high as the likelihood I'll be hit by lightning. Yet - I can deal with the lightning more readily than the shipping container. I can see the lightning coming, or realize the conditions are such that I should brace for it, when I look into the sky. On the other hand, I have the perception that I won't see that warm-water-berg, hidden by chop and/or fog.

Same thing applies to nasty weather. Since I can dodge it (maybe), I have a feeling of control. That makes the weather less feared, because I have the perception that I am able to defend myself against it (mainly - by running).

So, I place a disproportionate amount of fear on the lower probability. Maybe I could undergo hypnosis, or CF couch therapy - and then be all better. Who's the resident psycho-analyst?
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Maybe I could undergo hypnosis, or CF couch therapy - and then be all better. Who's the resident psycho-analyst?
Yeah, I wasn't going to be the first to suggest therapy. But your irrational love for a boat made from what appears to be refined dirt might be worth looking into. That and the fear.

However, there is a ray of light. You will spend so much time chasing the rust - it never sleeps - that your time out on the seas battling the fearsome whales and marauding containers will be rare.

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