Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 14-08-2012, 08:15   #781
Registered User
 
micah719's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Somewhere in Germany
Boat: Modifying Steel Junk-rig Schooner - Tom Thumb 26
Posts: 1,404
Re: SSSSM - Part Deux

One wacky idea I had was for an old firefighting monitor mounted on deck...apart from being able to fight fires, one can swamp dinghies from afar (especially the unwanted armed visitor type), unhorse PWC's, shoo the seagulls and cormorants off the mastheads (of the whole anchorage), fill the dinghy on deck for a jacuzzi, or waterfog cool your whole boat. Just need a decent diesel pump......
__________________

__________________
Ps 139:9-10 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
micah719 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-08-2012, 08:23   #782
cat herder, extreme blacksheep
 
zeehag's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: furycame alley , tropics, mexico for now
Boat: 1976 FORMOSA yankee clipper 41
Posts: 17,222
Images: 56
Send a message via Yahoo to zeehag Send a message via Skype™ to zeehag
Re: SSSSM - Part Deux

Quote:
Originally Posted by micah719 View Post
One wacky idea I had was for an old firefighting monitor mounted on deck...apart from being able to fight fires, one can swamp dinghies from afar (especially the unwanted armed visitor type), unhorse PWC's, shoo the seagulls and cormorants off the mastheads (of the whole anchorage), fill the dinghy on deck for a jacuzzi, or waterfog cool your whole boat. Just need a decent diesel pump......

i could get with this idea------might just teach the invader gato to stay away from my boat and cat..LOL....swamping dinghies also appeals....pump?? use engine--doesnt everything on a boat need a minimum of 2 uses?????
__________________

zeehag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-08-2012, 08:28   #783
Registered User
 
lookoutnw's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Currently on the HARD in Guaymas Mexico and staying in Phoenix, AZ
Boat: Columbia 45
Posts: 302
Re: SSSSM - Part Deux

SInce I have a 110VAC genset on board, I have a 110VAC sump/trash pump with collapsable 3" hose for fast bilge water evacuation situations. hang it over the side into the raw water, plenty of water supply. Put that outlet onto a regular garden hose and it shoost real far, and hard
__________________
lookoutnw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-08-2012, 08:42   #784
Registered User
 
micah719's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Somewhere in Germany
Boat: Modifying Steel Junk-rig Schooner - Tom Thumb 26
Posts: 1,404
Re: SSSSM - Part Deux

Another benefit: build a portable waterslide! Rock into an anchorage, set it up, and charge admittance to all comers.

I seem to remember seeing a shaft-mounted bilgepump recently...probably more useful for those with variable pitch props.
__________________
Ps 139:9-10 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
micah719 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-08-2012, 08:43   #785
cat herder, extreme blacksheep
 
zeehag's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: furycame alley , tropics, mexico for now
Boat: 1976 FORMOSA yankee clipper 41
Posts: 17,222
Images: 56
Send a message via Yahoo to zeehag Send a message via Skype™ to zeehag
Re: SSSSM - Part Deux

sounds like a goood deal there--more than one use and more than practical and ......
zeehag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-08-2012, 07:02   #786
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: St John USVI
Boat: Solaris Sunstar 36 Cat
Posts: 41
Re: SSSSM - Part Deux

I think I'll stick to my 'circus tent' that shades nearly all the boat when the drop-downs are dropped down - and it catches water, too!!!!
__________________
GypsyGal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-08-2012, 07:35   #787
cat herder, extreme blacksheep
 
zeehag's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: furycame alley , tropics, mexico for now
Boat: 1976 FORMOSA yankee clipper 41
Posts: 17,222
Images: 56
Send a message via Yahoo to zeehag Send a message via Skype™ to zeehag
Re: SSSSM - Part Deux

circus tent would be great--keep of fresh water and make a lot of shade and ye can walk under it
zeehag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-08-2012, 08:30   #788
Registered User
 
Yachts66's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the Jungle, on an Island near the beach
Boat: Roberts 45 Mariah's Child
Posts: 643
Images: 15
Re: SSSSM - Part Deux

I like the idea of a fence charger, more exactly, a buffalo fence charger rigged around the perimeter of the boat. Thus when someone comes aboard when you don't want and are not expecting visitors they make contact with the charged line and really get a large dose of motivation to exit boat quickly! Non-lethal and I think very effective. For sure works on buffalo! That's a fact!
__________________
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing! Ben Franklin
Yachts66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-08-2012, 08:41   #789
cat herder, extreme blacksheep
 
zeehag's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: furycame alley , tropics, mexico for now
Boat: 1976 FORMOSA yankee clipper 41
Posts: 17,222
Images: 56
Send a message via Yahoo to zeehag Send a message via Skype™ to zeehag
Re: SSSSM - Part Deux

oh tom--pooooor bubba---he would look nasty as toast...otherwise is a great idea---
zeehag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-08-2012, 08:47   #790
Registered User
 
Yachts66's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the Jungle, on an Island near the beach
Boat: Roberts 45 Mariah's Child
Posts: 643
Images: 15
Re: SSSSM - Part Deux

Ahhhh but you see Zee, bubba would be safe and sound below with you! Even if he touched it though, he would not be toast, but odds are, he wouldn't touch it more than once! Even cats can learn after all. LOL
__________________
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing! Ben Franklin
Yachts66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-08-2012, 09:34   #791
Registered User
 
micah719's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Somewhere in Germany
Boat: Modifying Steel Junk-rig Schooner - Tom Thumb 26
Posts: 1,404
Re: SSSSM - Part Deux

Say, what are the top turnoffs that would scupper a single sailorman's chances of finding a single sailorgal?

No aircon, no hot water, no decent dunny/shower, primitive galley, prolonged excessive heeling (of boat, mainly), rum/water intake proportion out of kilter, consumption of exotic herbage, BO that kills gulls a half mile upwind, less personality than a belaying pin, life-threatening levels of incompetence, not the sharpest tool in the shed, a few sixpacks short of a slab, wanted dead or alive for good reasons, head in the clouds/up throughhull, socially toxic, tinfoil hatter, wombat (eats roots & leaves), wandering eyes and/or hands, Queeg-ism, Bligh-ism, Jim Jones-ism, Jello-man....

No, that wasn't a profile of me (not all of it, anyway)....but I thought I'd kick out a few things that seemed obvious, so that we get to the stuff what the sailin' wimmin really think.
__________________
Ps 139:9-10 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
micah719 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-08-2012, 10:39   #792
cat herder, extreme blacksheep
 
zeehag's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: furycame alley , tropics, mexico for now
Boat: 1976 FORMOSA yankee clipper 41
Posts: 17,222
Images: 56
Send a message via Yahoo to zeehag Send a message via Skype™ to zeehag
Re: SSSSM - Part Deux

tom--cats are smart!!!
micah--sounds like a swell idea--you start-what are your specific special abilities--no we not talking nasty under sheets stuff--socially acceptable to discuss kinds of things.>>LOL

remember this is a family forum...be nice....
zeehag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-08-2012, 11:54   #793
Registered User
 
micah719's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Somewhere in Germany
Boat: Modifying Steel Junk-rig Schooner - Tom Thumb 26
Posts: 1,404
Re: SSSSM - Part Deux

Well, I listed most of the stuff I could come up with that I think would see a single sailorgal shaking out all reefs and heading over the horizon happily still single. What I was hoping to hear was what the sailorgals would say about the turnoffs.

The, um, target population would be single females of marriagable age and intent with an interest in boats already, or even already on a boat. Further, the ones that aren't looking for short-term charters, so to speak.

There are already current threads dealing with the blues of attracting landlubber chicks single or otherwise to the sea....that seems to be very difficult and delicate on its own, so I thought I'd skip the marinising and go for the pre-salted kind.

Of course, I might be asking the impossible, or delving into women's secret stuff that they only discuss amongst themselves; please don't add me to a hitlist or whatever you lot do to over-inquisitive men. I'm not seeking to set up a honeytrap, or craft a mask....just want to evaluate my real-life chances, dispel any misconceptions I may have, and get a realistic idea of what I can expect. Are sailorgals more like the women I met in the military, or the mountain-climbing tomboy type, or some species I have no idea about whatsoever? My guess is that they would be somewhat more handy and independent and resourceful than land-dwelling women....an intriguing creature indeed.
__________________
Ps 139:9-10 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
micah719 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-08-2012, 12:04   #794
cat herder, extreme blacksheep
 
zeehag's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: furycame alley , tropics, mexico for now
Boat: 1976 FORMOSA yankee clipper 41
Posts: 17,222
Images: 56
Send a message via Yahoo to zeehag Send a message via Skype™ to zeehag
Re: SSSSM - Part Deux

micah--we are all different--but i know for me--i dont like pushy men. they can leave that bs at home.
i do love men--just not PUSHY ones.....
dont like braggards, either. means they know nada....preeners can go away.
if someone doesnt LISTEN and interprets what i say--he can swim home or not come a long..there is more but i have to remember it all....
and dont steal from me. and dont drink a case of beer daily. smokers are a no no....allergies preclude licking ashtrays....
zeehag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-08-2012, 12:19   #795
Registered User
 
goldiphlox's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ft Myers Fl
Boat: 1984 Sovereign 24
Posts: 169
Images: 1
Re: SSSSM - Part Deux

Just show us the meat!
__________________

__________________
goldiphlox is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
paracelle

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Part 1 Registration Tomtom39 Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 6 15-07-2011 18:31
Want To Buy: SOS :) 1985 Whaler Part Needed FLORIDA KURT Classifieds Archive 0 25-06-2011 06:25


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 13:57.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.