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Old 22-03-2014, 16:12   #1
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Eliminating instruments: The rope test

I heard there is a valid way to know
Everything about the weather, sailboat, and crew.

Just inspect a rope hung from the mast

45 degrees........wind
90 degrees........blow
Limp rope.........iron sail
Slit rope............pirates
Frayed rope.......cat
Stiff rope...........icing
Salty rope..........high seas
Gnawed rope......rat aboard
Glitter on rope...girl aboard
Smelly rope.......out of toilet paper
Loop in rope.......call from banker

There must be 2000 more.

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Old 22-03-2014, 16:15   #2
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Re: Eliminating instruments: The rope test

The way I heard it you hang a rock on a rope:
- rock casts a shadow - sun is shining
- rock is wet - its raining
- can't see rock - its foggy
- rock is moving - its windy
- rock is missing - its really windy
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Old 22-03-2014, 16:31   #3
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Re: Eliminating instruments: The rope test

A rock? Please!
Sailors only use conch shells.

Conch shell still - calm
Conch shell moving - windy
Conch shell wet - raining
Conch shell missing - hurricane

and, for our New England brethren
Conch shell white - snowing

My personal contribution,
Two conch shells - rum front
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Old 22-03-2014, 17:17   #4
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Re: Eliminating instruments: The rope test

Okay so this test has been around a while
what I am searching for is new information

Rope looks like rainbow....gay on board
Rope grew thicker............Repunselle is aboard
Dirt on rope.....................aground
Covered in seaweed.......hungry vegetarian aboard
Knotted............................novice sailor aboard
Both ends now tied to mast...light sleeper
Nailed to mast.................no coffee "for you & dumb ideas"
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Re: Eliminating instruments: The rope test

two conch fritters - Goombay time.
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Are these systems accurate..........frayed knot
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Paper not conch now on rope... customs found white powder inside conch
St.Elmo's fire shooting from conch..God on board
Conch & rope spinning....in eye of typhoon
Rope points upwards......sunk
Bucket tied on........someone lost the 2nd to last bucket
Rope laying on deck....demasted
Rope vibrating.....new sound system works
Rope is spotted....birds
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