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Old 22-02-2015, 14:48   #16
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Re: Fifty Shades of Purple

Heavy Top loading fridge or freezer hatches slamming down on my fingers when latches have popped loose in a seaway.
Burn a hole thru the fingernails and watch the Purple Games begin as the nails fall off
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The autopilot gets me. The plotter is behind the spokes of the wheel. Making adjustments and punching buttons is like playing whack-a-mole where the mole bites back. Reaching over the top is just too far.
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Old 22-02-2015, 16:35   #18
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Little drains on the bottom of the port lights, I kick them with my little toe, they have a neat way of punching out a a circular hole about the size the hole in a sheet of paper.
When the drains clog, I know it's toe meat that's clogging them. I'm the only one in the family that does it too?


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Little drains on the bottom of the port lights, I kick them with my little toe, they have a neat way of punching out a a circular hole about the size the hole in a sheet of paper.
When the drains clog, I know it's toe meat that's clogging them. I'm the only one in the family that does it too?


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Re: Fifty Shades of Purple

I can't claim actual bruises, but I do sometime get an elbow from Nancie in my ribs when I'm snoring; if a dock line is squeaking; if the anchor alarm is sounding; if a halyard is slapping; etc. She claims there were soft whispers and shoulder pats earlier, but all I know are the rib pokes!
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I can't claim actual bruises, but I do sometime get an elbow from Nancie in my ribs when I'm snoring; if a dock line is squeaking; if the anchor alarm is sounding; if a halyard is slapping; etc. She claims there were soft whispers and shoulder pats earlier, but all I know are the rib pokes!
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I have learned that the empty Rum Bottles causes most of my bruises..or is it the Gin? Next time I will buy plastic bottles that might help!

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Outward opening? OUCH! For me it's usually the companionway on the ribs and hips at sea...
This is mine too cheech.... gets old fast...

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On my previous boat, the trailing edge of the dodger had a stainless steel grabrail along its entire length. In theory, a great idea for balance int he cockpit. In reality, every time I'd come up the companionway, I'd emerge into the cockpit, turn around and whack! Forehead smacked square on that grabrail.
Oh man... I chartered a boat with one of these at the wrong height for me... Stars... Dang ouch...
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Unusually large toes?
No, either just clumsy, or a very slow learning curve, maybe both?
I'm not drunk, really I'm not
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Aft edge of our sliding main hatch. Every time we close the hatch because of weather, Manny whacks his head on it as he leaves the boat. I've taken to hanging a bright cloth from it. Still doesn't help.

Companion way steps do it for me. Every time I'm in a hurry, I stubb my toes on the corner.

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There are handholds that are on each side when entering the cockpit from the aft deck-but when we first bought the boat, I swear, I hit one or the other every time I came through.

Once, hard enough I had to sit down. You would think pain would teach faster or maybe I hit hard enough to knock the lesson out of my head!
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