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Old 20-10-2011, 00:10   #166
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Re: What Should You NOT Do on a Boat ?

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at 5'6" you could almost put in a mezzanine level
Just not one built from red brick aye? hehehe
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Old 20-10-2011, 03:06   #167
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Just not one built from red brick aye? hehehe
Noooo red bricks....never ever....ever!
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Old 20-10-2011, 11:36   #168
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no rum in de coconut--just de coconut..i am boring...oh , so boooooring...LOL..designated driver boring......
Or wait till "The sun is over the yard arm"...only problem is it depends on which side of the yard you are standing...never been able to figure that one out.
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Old 20-10-2011, 13:50   #169
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So how do you iron with a brick again? And where do you stowe when your done with it?
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Old 21-10-2011, 10:17   #170
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Maybe they are trying to bring back the 70/80s...

Don't drill holes when you don't know what is on the other side... Like water or electric wiring.
Or the propane line (missed it by about 1/16 inch.)
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So how do you iron with a brick again? And where do you stowe when your done with it?
This 1st Mate I was working for told me about a time he was cleaning the engine room on this 145' sail boat. He found 2 bricks and thought what the heck do we have these for. He droped them over the side. A few days later he was working with the owner on deck. The owner says you know what we need for this job are a few bricks. Go down to the engine room and get them bla bla bla.....
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Old 21-10-2011, 11:32   #172
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Re: What Should You NOT Do on a Boat ?

Don't pull the cork.
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Old 21-10-2011, 11:42   #173
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Don't pull the cork.
How do you get the wine out?
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Old 21-10-2011, 12:09   #174
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How do you get the wine out?

open the box.
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Old 21-10-2011, 12:11   #175
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never take a cockpit bath with water from the same side as the head thruhull when dumping..Wheeeeeeeeeeew!!!!!!!
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Never drill a hole in the hull unless at drydock
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At one time it was thought bad luck to have a woman on a boat. Then it was believed that if a woman beared her breasts to the sea it would calm it hence the bear breasted figure heads on old boats.
I have tried telling various female guests this, especially when the wind gets up but so far it hasn't worked.
You, sir, are taking entirely the wrong ladies out sailing!
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Don't forget to put it back in.
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Old 21-10-2011, 20:28   #179
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Re: What Should You NOT Do on a Boat ?

Another hole drilling charley foxtrot: Guy who bought our previous boat decided it needed another through-hull (dumb thing to do anyhow). Had the boat lifted for a quickie, drilled through the hull... and right through the sling of the travel lift. Cost him a grand !

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Hi Steve, here's the belated answer to "No Red Bricks" aboard a boat . . .

A very long time ago in a land near the sea there lived a Tribe of Shepherds and Farmers; however, within their heritage was the memory of a vast flood. Prudently, every extended family went to the only marine architect in the area, Arkman & Shrievens, and contracted for what amounted to a floating bomb shelter.
To cut to the legend, ballast was a problem. Rocks and lead were in scarce supply, so bricks were a popular alternative. Arks completed, they waited ashore for another flood. And one day it came - 21 days and nights of rain, drizzle and frog stranglers. Everyone thought this was "the big one," and rushed to launch their boats between gray-up and gray-down. During the night, the hulls took up water, as dry wood is wont to do, then found its watery way through small holes in the bricks reducing the ballast to red mush. Morning brought an unforeseen catastrophe: thousands of arks awash and filled with sticky red mud.
That seminal day a number of great Laws were enacted. The body of water was named the Red Sea, Fridays were considered a poor choice to launch a boat or a voyage, and red bricks were banned from all boats.
The following Sunday it stopped raining and the Tribes prospered. The firm of Arkman & Shrievens quietly sailed off to a new land, altered their name and continue to design outstanding arks and sailing yachts to this very day.
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