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Old 25-11-2009, 20:31   #1
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Knotical Souvenir - FAIL

I went home to visit my parents for Thanksgiving and they gave me this little trinket they picked up while visiting Prince Edward Island. Apparently, souvenir shops bank on the fact that most land-based tourists lack nautical experience.

I love it. It makes for a fun matching game!
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Old 25-11-2009, 20:40   #2
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I took a 2 young women sailing (and explained how to do things like which direction the line goes on a winch and how to make fast to a cleat.....) one was doing great......the wind came up and she got a little tense,,,,and when we went to jibe
I said....make it fast.......she kinda froze and then said OH, you want me to three loop-de-doops around the doohickey and tie it too the thinghy?

I said............................YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I took a while to raise myself off the deck because I was laughing so hard....we all were. I told them in a few years....that will be THE command.
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Old 25-11-2009, 20:42   #3
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i have this one few meters from my desk. got it from parents for happybirthday or something. if you ask me, these suvenirs are a bit trumpery.
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Sailors used to make Knot Boards during long passages to pass the time and also display their proficiency with the different knots.

Maybe next year you should make a real one like this to give your parents for their birthday...
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Old 26-11-2009, 03:09   #5
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Trivia: How many ropes are there on a ship?
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Trivia: How many ropes are there on a ship?

NONE

NONE

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Just to be clear, the hilarity I find from the knot board is that they have the wrong label for most (or all) of the knots.
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If it's a ship with a sail, it might have a boltrope!...and if it has a
bell, a bell rope. I believe there are a few more...non come to mind right now...I'm preoccupied with getting in a sail this morning (if wind allows) and getting back in time for Thanksgiving dinner...Oh ye...there may be enough rope
on board to hang myself if I don't get back home in time
for dinner! Happy Thanksgiving All! Hugo
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Bucket rope is another.

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All rope is rope till put to use ...at that time it becomes a line..even cable is called wire rope....bell rope and bolt rope excluded I guess.
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I love to watch them bowlines tied all the possible ways, except for the correct one ....

Aside from the "bowline" my fun list includes:
- the way a Polynesian girl tied us to the bollard (twice round, but no hitches),
- the way Spanish marineros tie the line on the cleat (never seen them do it right, almost 2 years in Spain now),

Cruising is fun. But sailing is the real thing.

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