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Old 22-12-2010, 06:35   #181
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Pushed to the edge by posts in another thread, I am prepping my boat for the end of the world:

- the engine out of its pit and to be attached under the keel,
- converting her to a junk rig,
- getting 6 sets of Sunbrella made sails in China,
- a barrel of epoxy, 6 barrels of antifouling,
- 12 reels of Poly rope,
- 6 sextants, 6 clocks, 6 sets of assorted tools,
- wood burning galley stove ...

Anything else?

b.
I'm going to wait until all those rich church-goers are raptured and then have my run of the fancy yachts "left behind".
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Old 22-12-2010, 06:41   #182
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I remember the MOVE incident all too well to not take that serious. MOVE - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wow. I never heard of MOVE. I find it very interesting considering I think that we need to move forward to hunter-gathering tribes. I'll have to read up more on this.

People often ask us where we are from, and it's always kind of baffling on what to reply since we are originally from Ohio, but we sailed from xx place to so and so and now we are here for x weeks. We figured that we should just say we are from ReMetau (our boat). Maybe time to be my own sovereign nation?
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Old 22-12-2010, 08:31   #183
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use pure gold bricks for ballast
This is the best advice I've seen on this thread. I've only got about 10#s myself, I need 12000#. Do you know where I can get it on the cheap. It would open a large area for food and stores. Thanks
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Old 22-12-2010, 08:40   #184
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. . . Maybe time to be my own sovereign nation?

The "Kingdom of Redonda" is available and for sale in the Caribbean . . . .
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Old 22-12-2010, 09:11   #185
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Old 22-12-2010, 09:15   #186
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a few hookers,then at least you have a viable commodity to sell,worlds oldest profession and all.............
Actually the second oldest politician being the first.
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Actually the second oldest politician being the first.
and the one (politician) most used as an insult to anothers character....
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Old 22-12-2010, 10:35   #188
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One of these days someone is going to ask for it back (China holds $1.7 trillion of the US debt alone). As more and more people who where living comfortably with their credit debt building but a resoanably secure job to pay it off now no longer able to pay it off...as more and more individuals personal economies crash it is reflected on the overall economy. Eventually it is all going to come together, and I don't want to be anywhere near that fan.
So could we see white collar Americans working in fields wearing grey pyjama suits whilst he Chinese masters look on knowing that they own everything. Meanwhile back in China everyone is buying white goods including yachts as the standard of their living goes into overdrive.

Scary thought, however, the UK is probably no better off. I suspect we are owe a few middle eastern sheiks and the Japanese most of UK, less the energy companies which are now French and German.

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Cases of Slimfast; had a couple of Russian engineers visiting and took them shopping. They bought cases of the stuff. Explaining the contents they said "this is a complete balanced meal". Also take a goat after reading about the one on the Star of India clipper that sailed more round the world more than any man of the day and provided so much nourishment (was eventually given some kinda royal warrant for its service and a comfy retirement on a farm in England). Chickens, a few, would work. The Mayans raised Guinea Pigs as food stock, wouldn't take up much space. Starting to sound like an Ark which I reckon is what you'd want/need. Cheers
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Re: Prepping My Boat for the End of the World

will an epirb be of any use when the end finally comes
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will an epirb be of any use when the end finally comes
yes it will,,,,,,,,

take it apart,,,,,,,

battery good for 5 years

light comes out, emergency lighting

antenna good for whip (play toy)

plastic housing (emergency drinking cup)
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yes it will,,,,,,,,

take it apart,,,,,,,

battery good for 5 years

light comes out, emergency lighting

antenna good for whip (play toy)

plastic housing (emergency drinking cup)
The antenna as a play toy!!!
Are you sure this is the right site for that!
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Re: Prepping My Boat for the End of the World

I'm ready! Just finished the teak brightwork and filled the water tanks with Smirnoff's...Let it come...........
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but should be plenty of bankers around, they always seem to survive, just like cockroaches.

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