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Old 09-12-2010, 05:55   #1
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I was told I can't understand because I'm "not a real cruiser." Would it be possible to sum up all those things that everybody learns for the benefit of us who don't see so well?
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:05   #2
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Perhaps a little more context would help your quest:

Death and destruction due to:
1 - Storms
2 - Mechanical failures
3 - Societal disintegration
4 - Personal disintegration
5 - Climate change
6 - Other?
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Sticking a 'Funny Post' in an already heated 'Thread'....
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I was told I can't understand because I'm "not a real cruiser." Would it be possible to sum up all those things that everybody learns for the benefit of us who don't see so well?
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Keep fingers away from anything that moves and has an opening large enough for a finger to fit into.

Doesn't how many times you have walked your deck; if not wearing shoes you WILL kick something and break a toe.

When "problem" happens don't rush away in a hurry to get to it. Moving fast doesn't get you anywhere on a boat any faster than makes a difference and the odds are that you hurt yourself along the way, which of course means you lose time getting there.

A boom is called a boom because,,,,,,,well BOOM!
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Assuming the OP is somewhat serious - the one major huge difference between a real cruiser and a person thinking about joining the ranks - is - a real cruiser knows that NOBODY (government, etc.) is going to save their butts and boat but themselves. I believe the words are self-reliance and personal responsibility. This comes sometimes as a fatal shock to those who think they can just "sail off" and not consider the implications of both the boat and themselves not being prepared for what will probably happen sooner or later when Mother Nature decides to give your butt a severe thrashing.
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or has a flyweight boat in a heavyweight seaway.
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Don't get near a 150% genoa, in strong winds on a failed tack, to untangle something. I have no idea why the courtesy flag halyard was anchored to the outer shroud at the height of the foresail clew. It's on the inner shroud now.

If you forget your deck shoes, you'll find your work boots won't fit in all the same places you normally step. They got a great grip, but I stumbled all over the deck that day. Had to slow way down.

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I was told I can't understand because I'm "not a real cruiser." Would it be possible to sum up all those things that everybody learns for the benefit of us who don't see so well?
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My guess is that it was just a jab at your location - don't take it too seriously. Sometimes those claiming loudly to be real cruisers are just as confused about what that means and you are wasting your time trying to understand them.

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A boom is called a boom because,,,,,,,well BOOM!
Just so happens.........I got a CAT scan this morning due to KOing myself on a boom fitting, at dock, coming up the companionway too fast and the boom being a little lower than normal.

So I guess I "lowered the boom" on myself and suffered the consequneces.
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Just so happens.........I got a CAT scan this morning due to KOing myself on a boom fitting, at dock, coming up the companionway too fast and the boom being a little lower than normal.

So I guess I "lowered the boom" on myself and suffered the consequneces.
Ya know, some stories are just best left untold.



I gotta wonder if you remembered to duck when the CAT scanner thingy went over your head?


(hope you're OK, by the way)
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I was told I can't understand because I'm "not a real cruiser."

I think the "real cruiser" is just an idea in some peoples heads and doesn't really have much to do with reality. Death and destruction seems to come with being awake and conscious to observe these things, maybe stay asleep or get used to it

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NO!

It's going to break or go wrong, have a back up and enjoy the sunshine without worrying every minute, safe in the knowledge that every time it goes wrong or breaks you've dealt with it in the past.

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'Real Cruiser' defined: noun - One who actually......cruises.
'Cruise' defined: verb - an act of moving from one point to another with a sense of recreation or adventure as your primary objective. Ideally a minimum of one night is spent aboard. If a night is not spent aboard it may be commonly refered to as 'Daysailing'.

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Just so happens.........I got a CAT scan this morning .

Did they find anything in there?

Is the boom OK?
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