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Old 06-10-2011, 07:19   #106
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Re: What Should You NOT Do on a Boat ?

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Never play chicken with a Tanker.


LOL! Don't tell me that you did or know people who do that? O.o
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Old 07-10-2011, 16:01   #107
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Re: What Should You NOT Do on a Boat ?

[QUOTE=zeehag;787187]why not--is only way to do it in the mooring field i have my boat is in sd. but then i dont fall overboard either.

From the stern is much easier. Especially single handed or with less experienced crew.
You need a little longer mooring line attached to the bow.
After you have picked the mooring your boat will turn itself.
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Old 07-10-2011, 16:20   #108
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Re: What Should You NOT Do on a Boat ?

i always pulled mine from bow--as bow comes to ball in breeze, is easy to pick up the pickup buoy and attach to cleat/sampson post on bow. but then with a pick up buoy, life is nice.just grab and pull fast and done. no bending over anything.
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Re: What Should You NOT Do on a Boat ?

NEVER assume a chaffed halyard will make it "at least one more trip".

NEVER assume a waterlogged flare has been rendered unusable when inside a boat.

NEVER assume a seized seacock can be unseized if you "just apply enough muscle". You might find out the hard way that you, and that seacock, are stronger than fiberglass.
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Old 07-10-2011, 17:34   #110
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Re: What Should You NOT Do on a Boat ?

After a big day on the water, leave your keys (all your keys) on the cockpit seat, row back to shore,(mooring being well off shore) clip the lock on the tender, walk back to the car in a fairly isolated place, at night and stare at the car door in the presence of your wife.
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Old 07-10-2011, 17:47   #111
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Ask an Amerian to sail more than 20 miles from the coast. They think the world ends there.
That is not true we think it ends at 23 1/3 miles out ..get your facts straight..
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Old 08-10-2011, 00:29   #112
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That is not true we think it ends at 23 1/3 miles out ..get your facts straight..
I thought 23 miles was fair,you wouldn't want t getto close to the edge
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Re: What Should You NOT Do on a Boat ?

Do not do windy-day spinnaker practice in a crowded harbor.

When visiting ashore, do not tell people in other countries that their currency is almost like real money.

When visiting too far ashore, do not tell the guys in a remote mountain village in Sinaloa that the other cartel has much better prices and service.

Do not try to re-enact all of the highlights from Captain Ron, including the yacht club patio docking maneuver.

When clearing in, do not answer the Customs officer's questions about whether any prohibited items are on board with "Who knows, see if you can find any?"
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drunkenly empty the hot coals from the barbeque into the inflatable then go to bed.....
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Get dazzled by deck lights approaching a raft, and 'feel' the engine into 'neutral'.

Nearly a big 'oops'!
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When backing down to set your anchor, make sure you shorten the dinghy painter. Its an awful sound to hear the nose of the dinghy slam the stern of your boat when the painter gets wrapped up in the prop!!
And if it is an inflatable it may get wrapped around your prop also...
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That is not true we think it ends at 23 1/3 miles out ..get your facts straight..
I just go out until I hear the water falling off the edge. Then it's hard to port or starboard to tack.
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Re: What Should You NOT Do on a Boat ?

Never, ever use silicone sealant on any fiberglass or wood boat you wish to keep.
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