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Old 19-09-2012, 19:17   #91
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Re: Buying, Fixing, and Equipping a Monohull

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My advice

Buy a SMALL BUCKET and learn to USE it...

Do a little research BEFORE you ask questions...

Then, hopefully, you'll KNOW the value of the BUCKETS of others when they differ, and they will...

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Hi...I know I'm a bucket newbie and I'm still 22 years away from buying my first bucket but I think I should buy my buckets now. There is an Australian bucket that guarantees to hold more water than any other bucket. What do guys think? Good or bad?
Others tell me there is no need for a bucket. That it is a false sense of security. Should I go cruising in 22 years without one?
Then there is another bucket that acts as a weapon in case I am boarded while I am cruising. Is that a good one?
Does Hunter make a bucket?
P.S...Is my spelling ok?
I know this isnt the place to share the dirty laundry, but I'm really sorry, went out last night and had a few drinks and and befor the night was over, I shared a very personal experance with your bucket..
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Old 19-09-2012, 19:42   #93
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Dear Liza dear Liza, there's a hole in my Bucket. What should I do ?
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Dear Liza dear Liza, there's a hole in my Bucket. What should I do ?
Then fix it, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
Then fix it, dear Henry, dear Henry, fix it.




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Hey there, I had the same questions and pretty much the same answers, so I thought I would do the whole Asa thing for my wife and I, looking at the price of that I said screw that and I started looking for a vessel, I figured I can spend money on a decent boat start learning to sail and out fit it for my self, so far so good, I like learning as I'm going it's fun and I figure that some captains on large vessels end up on the rocks after all their schooling it can't be to hard to learn by doing, just afford common sense.
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A woman with 6 buckets? - where have you been all my life?
The last time i asked a young lady that she said " Well, i wasn't born for most of it"

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The last time i asked a young lady that she said " Well, i wasn't born for most of it"

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I am really shocked at the flippant discussions of buckets. It is unseaman like to make fun of such an essential piece of gear.

The bucket should meet all standards necessary befitting its place as a required an regulatory mandated piece of equipment.

Plastic buckets are prone to failure and effects of UV rays. Get a metal bucket, and not one of those cheap Chinese ones. Get a good American metal bucket, preferably 316 stainless. It should be grounded to the boat and be fixed with a galvanic isolator to preclude stray currents eating up zincs and causing problems in marinas for other boaters. It should be compatible with your anchor chain so it doesn't cause anchor chain erosion. It should be stored in a Faraday cage so it is not struck by lightning and rendered useless.

You can teflon coat the interior so when used to collect brass from the deck mount .50 there are no corrosion issues when reusing the brass.

A proper steel bucket can be an integral part of your pirate defense system. Either as head cover or as a swinging weapon - have you ever tried to fight off pirates with a plastic bucket, well I have and it ain't pretty...
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This is my bucket. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

My bucket is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.

My bucket, without me, is useless. Without my bucket, I am useless. I must use my bucket true. I must use it better than my enemy who is trying to insult me. I must out-bucket him before he out-buckets me. I will...

My bucket and myself know that what counts in this world is not the times we fill, the noise of our outburst, or the gas we make. We know that it is the *hits that count. We will *hit...

My bucket is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its height and its depth. I will keep my bucket clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will...

Before God, I swear this creed. My bucket and myself are the defenders of my world. We are the masters of the universe. We are the saviors of humanity.

So be it, until victory is ours and there is no enemy, but p*ss!

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I stand in the wake of gods!!!
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This is my bucket. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

My bucket is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.

My bucket, without me, is useless. Without my bucket, I am useless. I must use my bucket true. I must use it better than my enemy who is trying to insult me. I must out-bucket him before he out-buckets me. I will...

My bucket and myself know that what counts in this world is not the times we fill, the noise of our outburst, or the gas we make. We know that it is the *hits that count. We will *hit...

My bucket is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its height and its depth. I will keep my bucket clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will...

Before God, I swear this creed. My bucket and myself are the defenders of my world. We are the masters of the universe. We are the saviors of humanity.

So be it, until victory is ours and there is no enemy, but p*ss!

"This is my Bucket; This is my pr@@k.
One is for f#@&#@g; One is for sick..."
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When a bucket gets old and you realize its time on this earth is spent you need to do the right thing, the courageous thing. You need to help relieve its suffering.

We can all agree on that can't we?

When that time comes, I toss it over the side and use it for target practice. Here the metal show their stuff, it usually takes a couple more rounds from my .50 anti pirate deck-mounted gun to sink it than if it is plastic

MY bucket - honored be its memory
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