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Old 06-08-2016, 06:07   #91
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Re: Most frequent lie encountered while cruising

"We've had boats with your beam in that slip before. It should fit." (As is I with both rub rails jammed. Yes, this has happened several times.)
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Old 06-08-2016, 07:32   #92
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Why do we say it? Because we are jealous of you b*st*rds with cast iron stomachs and there's an old saying that "misery loves company".
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Prelude to a lie-

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Old 06-08-2016, 07:37   #94
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Single Aussie cruisers are the nicest (you know who you are )
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Why do we say it? Because we are jealous of you b*st*rds with cast iron stomachs and there's an old saying that "misery loves company".
That's an interesting thought - that not being prone to seasickness equates to having an iron stomach.

I have never been seasick - ever. And yes, I have sailed in monster seas. However, my stomach is generally quite sensitive, food-wise. Fatty foods, too much sugar, etc., and I get the stomach bug badly.

Very weird.

So in conclusion, I don't think strong stomachs and seasickness have any correlation. Any doctors out there that know more about this???
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Seasickness doesn't come from the stomach - it comes from the ears.

Having a strong or weak stomach doesn't change things.
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Re: Most frequent lie encountered while cruising

"I've been cruising for 10 years". Translation (boat has moved maybe 2 miles a year and that was anchor drag)
"Our head never smells" (I am so used to it I don't notice)
"She handles great downwind" (when I'm not throwing up)
"My cat never pounds or makes noise"(When she's at anchor surrounded by cliffs)
"We average 6 knots" (we once averaged 6 knots in hurricane Wilma)
"I am really happy with my bottom paint" (I was happy with it until we launched the boat.)
" I'm happy with my wind generator". ( It worked once, iN Hurricane Wilma)
"We hardly burn any diesel" ( it mostly leaks out at about 1gph)
Or when someone says wow you guys have the life! And I reply
"Yep it's awesome!!! ". (when I'm not throwing up, going downwind smelling my diesel and head, thinking about how slow 4 knots thanks to my crappy bottom Paint, while wondering what's going to break next hehe)
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Re: Most frequent lie encountered while cruising

I'll take that one further, Ken. How many posts are made by people that have no real sea time yet state 'facts'. It is possible they have watched YouTube clips and get their fanatasy experiences that way, sat in their chair. I am following one at the moment ....... and it is incredible how much garbage is produced. It makes me wonder if people new to the boating scene actually realise these are total fabrications? Some of these claims are just so far fetched.



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I read it on the internet .....................
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Almost forgot, from our guests, " I swear I didn't put that much toilet paper in it"

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Deviation caused by cast iron stomachs effects on the compass.
Is that soft iron or hard iron?
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That some task, from boat wiring to diesel repair is "easy."

The number of times I've heard an apparent old salt tell me something is 'easy', and implying I should just be able to do it, is uncountable. Not all of us were born with silver screwdrivers in our hands. Not all of us pulled apart engines for fun while growing up. Some of us studied astrophysics and went into journalism (as a random example).

For some of us, all these boat projects Ain't That Easy!


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Forgive me, y'all, for taking this space to answer Guy. The reason we say it is that while motion by itself may never make you feel miserable or throw up, the combination of motion and some other activity, such as picking up 3 kilos of Mexican limes off the cabin sole when the vege cradle chafes through and dumps them on the second day out on an ocean passage, may. Or, when the seal for the fuel gauge on the diesel tank fails with a full tank, on the first day out on another ocean passage, the the combination of breathing in the diesel vapors and the motion gets to you.

In no way am I suggesting that you are "wrong," you might be right, for you. But, for most of us, there will be some condition at sea, some time, that will set us off. My assertion was based on my years of experience and on talking with others.

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Most frequent lie, not while cruising, but when repairing cruisers boats.
"I just want a cheap job".

Translated. "I want the expensive job, but want to pay for the cheap job".
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Re: Most frequent lie encountered while cruising

"Yes, we have WiFi."

Later, we inquired why we couldn't work it with the password provided.

"It only works if you're in the office."
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