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Old 30-10-2013, 15:35   #226
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Recently I have become concerned..... I have always considered myself strictly a one bucket man. My bucket shall we say is a nonstandard size. It fits in just the right spot and is key to the type of cruising I enjoy. I have been fearful that should my bucket fail I would not be able to replace it. Recently I found several buckets of just the same size. Overwhelmed and compulsive I grabbed seven of those beauties...... SEVEN..... I feel like a hoarder. Should I be concerned? SEVEN......... should I move to Utah? Is it even healthy to consider so many buckets on board..........?
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Recently I have become concerned..... I have always considered myself strictly a one bucket man. My bucket shall we say is a nonstandard size. It fits in just the right spot and is key to the type of cruising I enjoy. I have been fearful that should my bucket fail I would not be able to replace it. Recently I found several buckets of just the same size. Overwhelmed and compulsive I grabbed seven of those beauties...... SEVEN..... I feel like a hoarder. Should I be concerned? SEVEN......... should I move to Utah? Is it even healthy to consider so many buckets on board..........?
seven is nice number - different bucket for each day of the week
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Old 31-10-2013, 01:20   #228
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Re: Do You Remember Your First Bucket?

Does the b in your user name stand for bucket then? This forum needs more bucketeers.

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Does the b in your user name stand for bucket then? This forum needs more bucketeers.

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b= bucket
b= boat
b=? (you name it)

yes we do not more bucketeers. Apparently the great unwashed masses are unable to appreciate the worthiness of being a bucketeer

On the other hand, I believe it was Grouch Marx that said "I wouldn't want to be a member of any club that would have me" or something similar. Maybe we just haven't made the IBS exclusive enough
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b= bucket
b= boat
b=? (you name it)

Yes we do not more bucketeers. Apparently the great unwashed masses are unable to appreciate the worthiness of being a bucketeer

On the other hand, I believe it was Grouch Marx that said "I wouldn't want to be a member of any club that would have me" or something similar. Maybe we just haven't made the IBS exclusive enough
" Yes we do not more bucketeers?" What does that mean? Do we have our own version of mangled English so that we can recognise fellow lovers of the pail? This is getting serious if we are speaking in tongues or codes then. I shall have to get a handle on it I see.

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" Yes we do not more bucketeers?" What does that mean? Do we have our own version of mangled English so that we can recognise fellow lovers of the pail? This is getting serious if we are speaking in tongues or codes then. I shall have to get a handle on it I see.

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here it is corrected

yes, we do need more bucketeers.

"I shall have to get a handle on it I see." yes, well - a true bucketeer always has a couple of spare handles………………..
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Old 31-10-2013, 10:18   #232
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Re: Do You Remember Your First Bucket?

As Mr. Timmy, DBA "Grump Cat" has absconded with "Ol' Red" and is using "Red" as a water dish, In his words, "the bestest cat water bowl ever", I am looking for a new bucket to do general boat duties.

Alas a good bucket is hard to find. Most of the new flashy buckets I see have rather limp handles that just will not stand up, as it were, to my bondage ropes... I do have my eye out for a new or slightly used one and have even sent Santa my wish list for a new bucket.

I've even looked in the seedier side of town. Alas, the buckets hanging around the dumpsters seem to be a little run down and loaded. So hard to find a clean, sober bucket these days.
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Re: Do You Remember Your First Bucket?

sailorchick, you're right. We still have that black "Super Bucket" that WM used to sell. I think they stopped selling them because they (YIKES!!!) last so long. Gotta be at least 20 years old now.
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Old 31-10-2013, 13:05   #234
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Went to fantasy fest last week, saw some really great buckets around the marina, was tempted to try to a few out, but the admiral said I had a good bucket and didnt need another.
Told her mine was a little worn and cracked around the edges,
My eye has almost healed.....
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I love everything "bucket."

I often wonder at the various bucket uses and activities.......usual and unusual. In Maine waters it is not unusual to see a bucket turned upside down and nestled down onto an extended exhaust stack of a Lobster boat. Just in case of rain. It's nice to see at the end of the day......
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As Mr. Timmy, DBA "Grump Cat" has absconded with "Ol' Red" and is using "Red" as a water dish, In his words, "the bestest cat water bowl ever", I am looking for a new bucket to do general boat duties. Alas a good bucket is hard to find. Most of the new flashy buckets I see have rather limp handles that just will not stand up, as it were, to my bondage ropes... I do have my eye out for a new or slightly used one and have even sent Santa my wish list for a new bucket. I've even looked in the seedier side of town. Alas, the buckets hanging around the dumpsters seem to be a little run down and loaded. So hard to find a clean, sober bucket these days.
Sailorchic,

Those older buckets...... Have you tried a good scrubbing. Or maybe a good soak with Clorox.

I have been nursing my old bucket along for years. It's unique. A good scrub and a soak seems to help, despite all of the scratches and dings.
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As Mr. Timmy, DBA "Grump Cat" has absconded with "Ol' Red" and is using "Red" as a water dish, In his words, "the bestest cat water bowl ever", I am looking for a new bucket to do general boat duties.

Alas a good bucket is hard to find. Most of the new flashy buckets I see have rather limp handles that just will not stand up, as it were, to my bondage ropes... I do have my eye out for a new or slightly used one and have even sent Santa my wish list for a new bucket.

I've even looked in the seedier side of town. Alas, the buckets hanging around the dumpsters seem to be a little run down and loaded. So hard to find a clean, sober bucket these days.
You should come to Ketwest lol
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The sentimentality of some of you just makes me want to puke! Over the side and not even in a bucket. Yeah, I use to spend good money hoping to fall in love with some expensive Hardware or Marine store bucket. But they often broke it off (usually at the handle). Today I just wander the waterfront find some nice jugs and bring them back to the boat. First I cut off their necks and then prick their sides with my marlinspike and run lines through them. I use them and abuse them and when I'm done with them I throw them in the recycling bin. Got the photos right here:
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sailorchic---downwind marine has violet feed buckets. all 7 of my buckets, even the BRIGHT pink one and the purple fuel one are feed buckets from downwind marine. ask for chris frost.
they online also.

most beautiful buckets i ever saw

oh yes and a nice ladylike 3 gallons....
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Sailorchic,

Those older buckets...... Have you tried a good scrubbing. Or maybe a good soak with Clorox.

I have been nursing my old bucket along for years. It's unique. A good scrub and a soak seems to help, despite all of the scratches and dings.
probably has more to do with the "scrubbing"
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