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Old 02-06-2015, 09:36   #91
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The only thing wrong with the Zep, is that its not an Alpine butterfly. The zep is a very good knot otherwise........for amateurs
Do you know I was musing in the shower trying to get the grease, duralac and iron oxide off my hide a while back, and was wondering exactly when someone would invoke the Alpine Butterfly on this thread…
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:47   #93
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If I could work out how to dress it properly and had the time to do so, I would happy using the Alpine. As it is, the Zep needs a quick yank, while using the Alpine (a very nice knot when dressed well) means contemplating and wasting time on the wardrobe .

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Old 02-06-2015, 10:09   #94
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oh you r evil u knot tiers...all! indeed outdated traditions. anyone for velcro?

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Re: Outdated Sea Traditions

Why rename sailors argueing over what knot is best rates right up there with what rigging knife is best both very active traditions. Where is yours mine is on my side on a lanyard
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The hijack continues.

I'm a convert. SWL's thread did it. And I'm a guy that only knows like 5-6 knots, not a knot geek.

The zep is da bomb. Used it lumberjacking in the backyard the other day. Thanks SWL.

Outdated traditions? Waiting till sundown for the G&T. WWJBD? It's 5 o'clock somewhere.
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Why rename sailors argueing over what knot is best rates right up there with what rigging knife is best both very active traditions. Where is yours mine is on my side on a lanyard
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Photo of my decades long liveaboard friend's parrot, which, yes, rides on his shoulder pretty much wherever he goes… Outdated? Well… maybe. But great!
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If I could work out how to dress it properly and had the time to do so, I would happy using the Alpine. As it is, the Zep needs a quick yank, while using the Alpine (a very nice knot when dressed well) means contemplating and wasting time on the wardrobe .

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Someone please get us back to outdated traditions - invoked or preached or knot.
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Why, Wottie,

I believe reading "Carnal" for "Cardinal" might be considered creative reading!!!!
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The only thing wrong with the Zep, is that its not an Alpine butterfly. The zep is a very good knot otherwise........for amateurs
The Zep is not prone to the Evil Imposter. I know which I'd rather trust other people to tie.

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Is it yet safe to peek out and resume the original topic ?
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Tradition: POSH.

Meaning: Port Outboard / Starboard Home

Possible Origins:

(1) British; Traveling London / India / London. First Class passengers booked passage on opposite side of vessel from equator / sunshine ensuring (somewhat) cooler cabins in pre-airconditioned days. Better cabin = higher price = only affordable by the richest = "Wow. She sure is POSH."

(2) Nautical (dubious): Oh heck... I can't find one....

Latest Know Usage: Member of an all girl's singing group.

Why this is related to the Original Topic: Pirates Rule !!
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