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Old 30-04-2014, 16:06   #46
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Re: What You Wish Some Old Salty Captain Would Have told You Prior

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"Well, it's not your boat. Why don't you get your own boat, do all those groovy things to it, get it over to The Bahamas, then and we'll fly in, spend a couple of weeks on your boat, and go back home while you fix the clogged head."
That was funny. I don't know how many times I have unclogged the head on my boat. Makes me want to give up all ownership rights. But it always happens from the nicest people...
That's it!!
No more nice people on my boat!
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Old 30-04-2014, 16:13   #47
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Re: What You Wish Some Old Salty Captain Would Have told You Prior

"funny" I guess that after 6 years with 2 different boats and having guests aboard, I have NEVER had to unclog a head (and we put the TP down it where it belongs)
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Old 30-04-2014, 16:43   #48
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Re: What You Wish Some Old Salty Captain Would Have told You Prior

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Never own 2 boats at the same time.
(Westsail 32 and Herreshoff 28)

Want to buy a Herreshoff?
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Old 30-04-2014, 17:13   #49
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Re: What You Wish Some Old Salty Captain Would Have told You Prior

Don't spend years making everything bristol.

If you do this, you'll never take the boat of of the slip, for fear of putting a ding in it, or having to rebuild some system you've poured your heart, soul, and wallet into.

Most folks I know with bristol boats that have every conceivable modification and cool feature end up buying smaller, beater boats to actually USE without fear.

I am one of those people... I suppose I should trade them both for another project boat.
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Old 30-04-2014, 17:15   #50
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Re: What You Wish Some Old Salty Captain Would Have told You Prior

B.O.A.T. stands for "Break Out Another Thousand"
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Old 30-04-2014, 18:05   #51
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Re: What You Wish Some Old Salty Captain Would Have told You Prior

Demasting after a shroud or stay breaks can happen a lot faster than you ever imagined. Be prepared to tack super fast to take the pressure off the remaining standing rigging.

Tool kit.

Flashlight.

If you plan to motor frequently or for long periods make sure you have oil, coolant, fuel filter, and spare impeller on board.
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Old 30-04-2014, 18:42   #52
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What Stu said
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:11   #53
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Actually, on reflection, I do have a couple of random thoughts:

1. Seagulls can't stand on water. That's a sandbar, buster.

2. Safety is not primarily about things, it's about thoughts. Specifically, their quality

3. So: Avoid things which lead to bad decision-making.
Like: Tiredness, hunger, seasickness, wet bedding, unresolved interpersonal tensions . .

4. Being close to land does not provide a warm safe feeling, to experienced sailors. That illusion is Poseidon's little character test.

5. Don't believe anything you read on the www, especially this
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Re: What You Wish Some Old Salty Captain Would Have told You Prior

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Actually, on reflection, I do have a couple of random thoughts:

1. Seagulls can't stand on water. That's a sandbar, buster.

2. Safety is not primarily about things, it's about thoughts. Specifically, their quality

3. So: Avoid things which lead to bad decision-making.
Like: Tiredness, hunger, seasickness, wet bedding, unresolved interpersonal tensions . .

4. Being close to land does not provide a warm safe feeling, to experienced sailors. That illusion is Poseidon's little character test.

5. Don't believe anything you read on the www, especially this
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Re: What You Wish Some Old Salty Captain Would Have told You Prior

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1. Seagulls can't stand on water. That's a sandbar, buster.

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Excellent advice from Andrew,- an it's not just birds!
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Re: What You Wish Some Old Salty Captain Would Have told You Prior

LOA doesn't mean the same thing to the boat builder and the marina management.

My 3ft of bow pulpit that the marina counts for their fee and whether you fit in a particular slip, evidently isn't included in the specs LOA.
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Re: What You Wish Some Old Salty Captain Would Have told You Prior

i was taught sailing by an old salt, from 1955-1968.
i learned the rest from boaty and atoll on this forum...... rodl...
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"funny" I guess that after 6 years with 2 different boats and having guests aboard, I have NEVER had to unclog a head (and we put the TP down it where it belongs)
I think this is a problem that may be solved with the correct diet. On your boat, do you eat a lot of fruit and veggies?
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I think this is a problem that may be solved with the correct diet. On your boat, do you eat a lot of fruit and veggies?
It's always those people you take out overnight. I think all of the US is constipated.
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'cause they're all eating too much fiber.

Trying to solve constipation by eating more
fiber is like trying to solve a traffic jam by
bringing in more cars.
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