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Old 05-08-2016, 12:56   #61
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Re: Most frequent lie encountered while cruising

"Our Head never Clogs"
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"No, we have never had a moment of wanting to quit"
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Old 05-08-2016, 13:20   #62
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"We have plenty of fuel left"
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Re: Most frequent lie encountered while cruising

Are these screws, nuts, bolts (whatever) stainless steel?
"Yes Sir/Madam - of course"
Then why can I pick them up with the magnet I carry to assess just this.......
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"Look, I'll tell you honestly, You just can't go to sea without spending $X,000 on this essential piece of xxxxx"

If I ever paid for everything I have been told is Essential I would have never been able to start my circumnavigation, let alone finish it!!!!!!!!!!
Right!
That's a complicated repair, you should hire a professional...
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It's not worth fixing, you should just buy a new one...
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you don't need an xxxx, there is an iPhone app for that.
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Re: Most frequent lie encountered while cruising

"The job will take a week," not explaining that he meant 7 days, once a week.

Sigh. Some of the guys who do jobs we don't do ourselves due to lack of expertise or facilities are pretty busy, they want to fit in our job to their schedule, but there just aren't enough daylight hours for all of it. I think it is just not being good at scheduling, and not turning off their mobile phone during my job, not meant to be lying.

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"The job will take a week," not explaining that he meant 7 days, once a week.

Sigh. Some of the guys who do jobs we don't do ourselves due to lack of expertise or facilities are pretty busy, they want to fit in our job to their schedule, but there just aren't enough daylight hours for all of it. I think it is just not being good at scheduling, and not turning off their mobile phone during my job, not meant to be lying.

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I think you are being generous Ann...
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Old 05-08-2016, 14:35   #67
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Potable water..
Is that water to be used in plant pots?
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It worked perfectly when I owned it.

Yeah right!!
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I must explain on behalf of my countrymen. When an Aussie says "No worries mate, she'll be right". He/she is being courteous. The sentiment is usually offered following a slightly negative event such as, "I'm sorry, I scratched your topsides with the dinghy", or "Jeez Mate..it seems I just drank the last beer". The Aussie is not saying anything other than 'Don't be concerned about it, it doesn't worry me'. He is not implying a warranty, or expressing a false opinion, he is merely trying to impress upon you that there will be no negative consequences and that any further action is not worth the hassle.
Auzzie, I would point out that your last sentence is what the tradesman wants you to believe, and my point is that it is NOT always true (there may indeed be negative consequences from a poorly done job) and so it becomes a "lie heard cruising"... the subject of this thread. And yes, we have had just this experience, and witnessed lots of others suffering from the practice.

And I know that this sort of attitude is not exclusive to Oz, but the pat statement is so often heard here I wanted to include it in this pretty lighthearted thread.

And finally, we love Australia and Australians. If we didn't, we would not have voluntarily been here most of the past 23 years!

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'No Stugeron for me.... I never get seasick'......
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'No Stugeron for me.... I never get seasick'......
Good one, El Ping.

"I never get seasick" is akin to "I never run aground," it just hasn't happened yet, or they're in denial.

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"The job will take a week," not explaining that he meant 7 days, once a week.

Sigh. Some of the guys who do jobs we don't do ourselves due to lack of expertise or facilities are pretty busy, they want to fit in our job to their schedule, but there just aren't enough daylight hours for all of it. I think it is just not being good at scheduling, and not turning off their mobile phone during my job, not meant to be lying.

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I was sailing my cruising cat the other day on a broad reach in 18kts of wind. I tell you, I was getting 22kts boat speed.
Not necessarily untrue. Done it. But not quite a "cruising cat". The owner had to sell the boat not long afterwards because he capsized it with his wife and young kids on board.
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" I'll be there Tuesday morning ".

And he was, three Tuesdays later.
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Re: Most frequent lie encountered while cruising

The lie I seem to always tell myself.

"This little project will only take "X" days or so....."

It usually works out that X=X hours a day by X days a week by X weeks.
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