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Old 13-09-2008, 09:19   #31
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I used to sail nude and then one day We had a guster and I blew the spinaker sheet to stop the boat from broaching. Unfortunately I was sitting on the lazy end.

Whodda thunk a spinaker sheet knew how to tie a clove hitch all by itself.

On the bright side when the sheet hit the water we caught a great baramundi for dinner...
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Old 13-09-2008, 09:39   #32
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I used to sail nude and then one day We had a guster and I blew the spinaker sheet to stop the boat from broaching. Unfortunately I was sitting on the lazy end.

Whodda thunk a spinaker sheet knew how to tie a clove hitch all by itself.

On the bright side when the sheet hit the water we caught a great baramundi for dinner...
Well then the day wasn't a total loss. You not only learned how well a clove hitch works, but you got to reminisce over a fresh caught dinner! How could that get any better? Ah! Perhaps some grog to dull the nervous system.
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Sailing in the nude one must be careful sitting down. One wouldn't want to place delicate flesh on anything hot, example a hinge......OUCH!
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We were expecting i2frolic opinion on this matter, thanks
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LOLOLOLOL....Soft Air,

I hope one of these days our paths cross. We can sit down, and share a chilled drink, and watch a sunset!
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I am expecting likewise i2frolic, I have never sailed on a Catamaran and this could be my prime time and best of all...for free

If you still like classic monohulls you are of course welcome to board the only hull I got.

I am from Colombia so alcohol and food will be plenty lol the boat will be either in Bocas del Toro, Panama or Tunisia to be defined within the next few weeks, I love to welcome cartoon type sailors like yourself and Sully
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Recently I chartered in the BVIs. Now, I think both the BVIs and charter crowd tend to be a bit more on the conservative side compared to other sailing areas and other cruisers. However, I had one experience I found quite amusing:

We were the only boat anchored near the Sandy Spit late one evening and early the next morning and we were anchored a ways out. While there, we repeatedly witnessed one boat arrive, realize they were the only ones there, strip down and go skinny-dipping or sun bathe, only to quickly cover up when an other boat came. Often the first boat having lost their privacy would leave, and the next group, realizing they now had the islands to themselves, would strip down.

I just found it humorous how many people were comfortable going nude and would have been comfortable with others doing the same but because they were all trying to be sensitive to others who might not be so open, nobody realized it and all probably thought they were the minority.

In the French Islands people didn't seem to feel the same need to cover up or be as discreet.

I realize this wasn't about actually sailing nude, but I thought it was an interested related observation.
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I am not generally a "hang around nude" kinda guy but do to some irrelevent hijinx I am sitting at the table naked. I saw this thread and had to reply!
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I am not generally a "hang around nude" kinda guy but do to some irrelevent hijinx I am sitting at the table naked. I saw this thread and had to reply!
Humm. you gotta be careful of those who engage in Hijinx 'cause you may just be their victum!
BTW, is that table at your own house?
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I am not generally a "hang around nude" kinda guy but do to some irrelevent hijinx I am sitting at the table naked. I saw this thread and had to reply!
Thanks for the visual!
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I would not care for it myself. I don't see the point in it.
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The point of it is freedom from the restriction of clothes that bind and pinch. Ever go skinny dipping, or nude hot tubbing? Feels a lot different than in a suit. A lot more comfortable.
And yes, you do need to be careful of the sun, as well as cold water (don't need the shrinkage).
Ok..good point. I never go in the hot tub with clothes on. At least not when it is just my wife and I.
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Well now there you go. You already have a basic understanding of the nude experience. When sailing it's much the same thing, except you now have the same comfort and the warm breezes flowing all around your body besides. It really is quite liberating.
Besides that it seems to be a legitimate way to navigate.
I have been reading a book called "We the Navigators". It's about the ancient art of navigating in the South Pacific without compass. It seems the professional navigators would use the stars, sun, wind as well as the birds , luminesence of water and the direction of swells to set their course. The part that really got me was how some would call it "Sailing by the Seat of Their Pants" they would tell the swell directions by the way their testicals would swing!
Now lets see you do that in restrictive clothing.
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Well now there you go. You already have a basic understanding of the nude experience. When sailing it's much the same thing, except you now have the same comfort and the warm breezes flowing all around your body besides. It really is quite liberating.
Besides that it seems to be a legitimate way to navigate.
I have been reading a book called "We the Navigators". It's about the ancient art of navigating in the South Pacific without compass. It seems the professional navigators would use the stars, sun, wind as well as the birds , luminesence of water and the direction of swells to set their course. The part that really got me was how some would call it "Sailing by the Seat of Their Pants" they would tell the swell directions by the way their testicals would swing!
Now lets see you do that in restrictive clothing.
Read the same thing and a TV show also covered the subject but with out detailed photo coverage LOL. Seems as though the ancient Polynesians could also tell when they were nearing large land masses from the water pressure on those sensitive parts. Personally, I never attempted to calibrate or test for accuracy on this system Nope just give me the GPS and weather reports thank you!

It was an interesting TV show and article full of other info useful to the less equipped sailor/ sailoretts???
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Back in the 1970s you rarely saw another boat in the south of France with clothed people on board. However in Port Man opposite the Isle du Levant, whilst wearing something called a minimum, I was pulled up by a gendarmes boat and handed a notice about indecency. When I went to point out all the French boats with total nudity, I found them all sitting on deck in bikinis grinning away. Strangely nudity is far less common in the med now than it used to be.
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