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Old 25-04-2010, 08:41   #46
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There is a lady on Lake Travis that putts around selling barbecue sandwiches on a cove where many people come to swim topless and drink beer. She has a sign on each side of her barge with her cell phone # and a short menu. Get hungry, just ring her up and describe your boat and its location and she is there in a few minutes. Seems to have a lot of business.
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Old 25-04-2010, 08:46   #47
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The moral of the story is that running aground is even worse if you are smuggling.
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Old 25-04-2010, 09:02   #48
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The moral of the story is that running aground is even worse if you are smuggling.
or... don't abuse your illegal cargo and avoid running aground...lmao
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Old 25-04-2010, 23:57   #49
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In my dreams

I'd like to earn money by working as a gigolo for top models, but I'm fat and fifty and bald and living in a dreamworld.
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but I'm fat and fifty and bald and living in a dreamworld.
So's Hugh Hefner
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Old 26-04-2010, 04:03   #51
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So's Hugh Hefner
Captain Hugh is in his mid-eighties, and not so fat.
Here's his 83Rd birthday picture.
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Cutting Hair.
Seriously, if you were not heading off for a year yet, how about doing a hairdressing course?

My whole head needs fixing, but the hair is reeeeeaaaaalllllly bad! Nic normally cuts it but last time she chopped my fringe too short, so I then refused to let her near it and cut it myself. Put it this way, I think people laugh at me because I'm funny
I would sure pay a cruiser $5 for a cut. but if it was $10 I would enlist Nic again... or go to the local barber...
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Along these lines...I plan to take my beauty therapy tools of trade with me next year. Don't for a minute imagine I will earn us a living but pretty sure I can swap my services for something when I strike a lassie desperate for some waxing, massage, pampering. Even if it is just a oncer for them to feel luxurious for a change!
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Along these lines...I plan to take my beauty therapy tools of trade with me next year. Don't for a minute imagine I will earn us a living but pretty sure I can swap my services for something when I strike a lassie desperate for some waxing, massage, pampering. Even if it is just a oncer for them to feel luxurious for a change!
Not boat related - but I knew a couple of fellas who stopped well paid careers in the Finance Industry to retrain as Masseurs (not Physios).

Neither of them did well in their new careers BUT, the lesson is their clearly is a market of dreaming idiots to sell useful sounding skills to .
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Or one could run a site like this one, I suggest you not try to cater to cruisers because you'd have a tough time competing with this.
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I'll be doing bare knuckle fighting and the Admiral will be doing mud wrestling. Tickets will be available soon. Pre-orders accepted. Credit card, PayPal, cash, check or just FedEx a case of beer.

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I've seen ads asking folks to sail into the massive garbage dumps of plastic in the oceans and provide back data. That's one that I've wondered if it could be monetize-able.
Agility, I'm kinda interested in this idea but I have not seen the ads you speak of. Can you point me in the right direction please?
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If you let me know where the N.Atlantic dump is I'll check it out next crossing....
have not seen it to date.
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North Pacific located roughly between 135° to 155°W and 35° to 42°NNorth Atlantic this is all I could find, was between 22 and 38 degrees north
Dump plastic found in the north Atlantic
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Basically its in the Sargasso Sea is what shes saying.. and its held in there by the circulation of the GS and Azores current..
But with pieces as small as she claims it'd be hard to spot.. I've crossed through and not seen much apart from the water/coke bottles.
I can honestly say tho' I've never seen anything remotely near whats in that picture.. hope I never will.
Trees, commercial freezers, giant tractor wheels, but nothing like that horror
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I found 5gyres.org and they have some trawls set up that you can drag behind your boat to scoop up stuff for analysis. It appears to be volunteer, not paid.

See Global Research | 5 Gyres - Understanding Plastic Marine Pollution Through Exploration, Education, and Action

That picture, as horrible as it is, is not in the open ocean. I have seen it used elsewhere but I don't know where. SE Asia somewhere I think. I wish they would not do stuff like that, it gives environmentalism a bad name. There are plenty of other images to use that are accurate.
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