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Old 08-08-2016, 14:56   #121
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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.
... My Ex-wife had an equation where she doubled my estimate and added a half hour! Came in amazingly close.
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Old 09-08-2016, 06:38   #122
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And eyes, there are 11 visual illusions that I used to have to memorize that can cause or add to spatial disorientation.
These?

Mnemonic: Fire! Fire! Fire! C R A S H! Search And Rescue!

F – False Horizons
F – Flicker Vertigo
F – Fascination
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C – Confusion with Ground Lights
R – Relative Motion
A – Autokinesis
S – Structural Illusion
H – Height Perception Illusion
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S – Size / Distance Illusion
A – Altered Planes of Reference
R – Reversible Perspective Illusion
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Old 09-08-2016, 07:20   #123
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Sign at a Marina
"Where your money becomes our money"

Too truthful


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Old 22-09-2016, 11:41   #124
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Re: Most frequent lie encountered while cruising

When your auto pilot fails in mid Atlantic :
Trouble shooting guide says :
Check if you have 12 v in the batteries..
check if you have water in the sea....
and at the end of the so usefull checklist..
See you nearest RAY MARINE dealer !
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Old 22-09-2016, 11:46   #125
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These?

Mnemonic: Fire! Fire! Fire! C R A S H! Search And Rescue!

F – False Horizons
F – Flicker Vertigo
F – Fascination
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C – Confusion with Ground Lights
R – Relative Motion
A – Autokinesis
S – Structural Illusion
H – Height Perception Illusion
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S – Size / Distance Illusion
A – Altered Planes of Reference
R – Reversible Perspective Illusion

Yes, where did you find them?
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Old 22-09-2016, 12:02   #126
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Re: Most frequent lie encountered while cruising

There are more visual keys too for monocular vision, remember we only had one eye, and it was located 12 ft in front of me and 3 ft lower than my head, and if I looked to the right, my right eye was 12' to the left of my left eye, cause for some confusion at times.

G-Geometric perspective
R-Reverse image
A-Apparent foreshortening
M-Motion paralax

L-Linerar perspective in the filed
A-Aerial perspective
V-Vertical position in the filed

K-Known size of objects
I-Increasing size of objects
T-Terrestrial association
O-Overlapping contours
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"You can raft along side us but we are leaving at 5am to catch the tide". . . .

Happened to me in the San Juan Islands. Asked to raft up and was told they were leaving at 0600 or so. We agreed to clear out before then and rafted up.

A few of us get up early, dressed, sail covers off quietly so the rest of our crew can sleep. Crank the motor at 5min before time limit.

Guy in the boat we rafted to opens up the door to his bridge (small trawler type) and looks out bleary eyed and in his PJs. He looked pissed that he'd been woken up so early but kept his mouth shut. Still getting good laughs out of that one.


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Re: Most frequent lie encountered while cruising

The lie I am currently telling myself is that I will be able to splash the boat by the middle of October

When we bought the boat last December the lie was that it would splash in March or April.

At least the lie is getting closer.


A house is but a boat so poorly built and so firmly run aground you would never try to refloat it.
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The lie I am currently telling myself is that I will be able to splash the boat by the middle of October

When we bought the boat last December the lie was that it would splash in March or April.

At least the lie is getting closer.


A house is but a boat so poorly built and so firmly run aground you would never try to refloat it.

Oh I hope so! Our lie was to splash in September. Then it was January. But now its probably October! Wheeee!
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Most frequent lie encountered while cruising:

"Tomorrow"
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..............................
S – Structural Illusion
H – Height Perception Illusion
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S – Size / Distance Illusion
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This reminds me of a surprise many years ago. I discovered that at a distance of one mile the stake marking the center of Memory Rock north of West End in the Bahamas can look exactly like the radio tower at Settlement Point on Grand Bahama at a distance of six miles!
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My biggest lie: I just put it down five minutes ago. I won't forget where I put it.
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My biggest lie: I just put it down five minutes ago. I won't forget where I put it.

Ten minutes later, I find it in my pocket, but not until after I get up and scratch around and find the other one I have, usually a tool.
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At Marina's:

1) Staff walks the dock regularly
2) Staff keeps an eye on boats and lines
3) Bathrooms are cleaned "x" frequency

I don't know about other marinas, or other harbor patrol staff, but I can tell you that I personally DO walk every dock in our marina at LEAST once a shift.

When walking the docks I check waterlines first to make sure a boat isn't taking on water, then I check cleats and docklines, and then I check shore power and water connections.

I also listen for any alarms going off inside boats (found two already), or anything that looks like its been tampered with. And at the beginning or end of every dock, I check the bathrooms to make sure that all lights are working, all toilets are clean and flushed, the water is running, and the hand dryers work.
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I like the Wifi one, truer words have never been spoken.


that wifi thing and cable tv to is true for RV parks as well.
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