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Old 29-04-2012, 08:36   #31
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Old 29-04-2012, 10:02   #32
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Re: How do you amuse yourself whilst at anchor?

Fixin' stuff, dinghy excursions, snorkeling, and Hatch TV
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Old 29-04-2012, 11:53   #33
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We have a Jet Ski and a passenger tow-able tube.
Hooka and snorkel diving.
Radio control boats.
Radio control airplanes
Radio Control cars
Fold up bicycles.
Go on dingy runs.
Barbecue.
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Bar hop on shore
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Old 29-04-2012, 12:06   #34
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We always like the reaction when some one trys to anchor too close , that's when the really bad bluegrass banjo playing starts out on the deck, usually they move on further away without a word and I don't usually have to start yodeling
Banjo is a fine deterrant, but I have found that a fiddle has a far greater effective range. Sometimes all I have to do is brandish it on deck in a threatening manner. If I ever find a set of bagpipes I will have the anchorage to myself!
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Old 29-04-2012, 12:33   #35
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Procastinate......before you know it will be time to pull up the anchor and move on....

Never a dull moment.....
I'm not sure if that would apply to me--let me think about a while-ah!!maybe later.
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Old 29-04-2012, 12:45   #36
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Re: How do you amuse yourself whilst at anchor?

island girls,n rum,with the occasional barbeque works for me,
oh! and loud music,,,,,,,
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Old 29-04-2012, 12:47   #37
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I play steelguitar (dobro), guitar, banjo, acoustic bass and my wife plays mandolin, guitar, sings great and ocasionally we take her full sized keyboard piano. We also play backgammon and take times cooking. We always like the reaction when some one trys to anchor too close , that's when the really bad bluegrass banjo playing starts out on the deck, usually they move on further away without a word and I don't usually have to start yodeling

Other than music I nap lots
I think you have it all figured out...Bluegrass on the high seas...i like it...I met Steve Scruggs not long back,he and a friend of mine made a cd and Earl played a song or two on it also..Earl Scruggs RPI...DVC..I didnt know that Earl was from Shelby, did you?
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Old 29-04-2012, 13:25   #38
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I play steelguitar (dobro), guitar, banjo, acoustic bass and my wife plays mandolin, guitar, sings great and ocasionally we take her full sized keyboard piano. We also play backgammon and take times cooking. We always like the reaction when some one trys to anchor too close , that's when the really bad bluegrass banjo playing starts out on the deck, usually they move on further away without a word and I don't usually have to start yodeling

Other than music I nap lots
Hey Jammin - if I hear really bad bluegrass banjo playing while at anchor, count on me to be right over . I'll drift along side in the dingy enjoying the "music". Yodeling would be welcomed too, as long as it's really BAD yodeling. Bagpipes on the other hand - well.... At least in my experience I've never known a person adept at playing the afore mentioned instruments to also own a bagpipes .
All that aside, I'd love to run into you someday - sounds like you guys have a gob of fun
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Old 30-04-2012, 14:20   #39
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Today on the hook I am complaining about the weather! Wish it would clear up here in south Florida. That pretty much took up my entire day.

Still waiting to leave for Myrtle Beach, SC
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I travel in the slow lane compared to others that have posted. Since the anchorage was a regular for me, upon arrival see who is there from before. If I get really lucky, someone will need a 4th for the card game of Bridge. Snorkeling of course, and since the last time out was pre-Internet, socialize via HAM radio and listen to other's far and wide travels.

Just spending time with other cruisers is all it takes for me.
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Old 30-04-2012, 15:21   #41
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Fix stuff !! and enjoy the beauty, fish,swim,and fix stuff LOL
LOL! Exactly. Especially the first and last items in your list
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Old 30-04-2012, 16:00   #42
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Re: How do you amuse yourself whilst at anchor?

Like the banjo idea, we usually put on "Satch Boogie" by Joe Satriani, as a spacemaker.

We have a 400w amplifier with 2 MB Quart cockpit speakers and the internal B&W ones can make waves in a calm anchorage...

On another note, one of my fondest memories was anchored in the San Blas in '07 and met a lovely lady Susan, on a wooden boat. (Hi Sue) She was principal Cellist with the National Symphony in DC. We were discussing classical music one night, and I mentioned one of my favourite pieces, Scherzo Tarantella by Wieniawski.

The next morning, she must have waited till she saw some signs of life on Gilana, and next thing as the sun rose on the most beautiful day, she sat on her aft deck just near us and played this....

Try to get to 1:40 and imagine the dawn breaking over the palm trees at the Coco Banderos cays in San Blas.....
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Oh yeah,,,, fishing.
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AHHH Ive found to clear out noisey neighbors, Its time to break out the seal bombs !!! I can clear an anchorage out in a quick flash when I come on deck and start tossing a few bombs !! LOL Connie hates me to do this but if I have to hear Yoldleing Im gonna blow things up !!( must be a leftover thing from Nam LOL) Just my 2 cents
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AHHH Ive found to clear out noisey neighbors, Its time to break out the seal bombs !!! I can clear an anchorage out in a quick flash when I come on deck and start tossing a few bombs !! LOL Connie hates me to do this but if I have to hear Yoldleing Im gonna blow things up !!( must be a leftover thing from Nam LOL) Just my 2 cents
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