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Old 17-01-2008, 14:18   #16
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You shouldn't quote Neil Simon, without attributing.
You wouldn’t pay Neil Simon royalties for quoting him, either.

Anyway, thanks a lot to those of you who did reply. I really appreciate your ideas. I’ll read them carefully before deciding.

Many thanks again,

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Old 17-01-2008, 16:36   #17
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Of course I have never yelled myself ....

In my (of course) limited experience yelling happens when some sort of physical or personal damage is imminent.

i.e. An inexperienced helmsperson might confuse a tiller with a wheel and go the wrong way. Fin keeled boats spin really quickly.

Or while leaving the dock a near collision might happen because someone was not paying attention.

Or someone might try to fend off with a foot...
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He yelled at her because she mistook the electric toilet for a garbage disposer
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What about hard aport?
Or pull the rope. Not that one the other one.
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Dropping the anchor at the wrong time would sort of make a mess of things.
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Old 17-01-2008, 20:22   #21
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He yelled at her because she threw both ends of the tie-up line to the dock boy.
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She got on the motor cruiser next door?
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Hey you sure this is fiction ? "him standing there at the wheel, with an angry look on his face yelling incoherent stuff at worried looking her up on the fore deck holding onto a bit of string or two replying "I cant hear you !!" I thought that was how most sailing boats came up to jettys.
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Here is a serious one that would make almost any skipper scream.........."He yelled at her because she dropped the loose end of the mainsheet overboard and it tangled in the prop".

Here's one that is a little more trivial but may make some jerk scream........"He yelled at her because she headed off course and got the sails all out of trim".
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There are tons of dumb moves:

She cast off the dock line onto the dock~

She didn't tie the fender to the correct location and the boat's topsides were damaged.

She let the sheet go instead of easing it off a bit.

She dumper the traveler instead of easing it to leeward and it slammed into someone!

She dropped all the anchor chain in the same spot by letting the windlass freewheel.

She didn't tie the dink off properly and it drifted away as they were drinking at anchor...
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The Spice version:
He yelled at her when she exposed her heaving bosoms’, distracting him sufficiently to miss that critical wind shift, costing him the race.
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He yelled at her: "Splice the Mainbrace and Mizen the Fore-Triangle!"


And she did.


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The obscure version:

He yelled at her when he said they should heave to for some heavy weather… and she took off her top.
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The reactionary version;
He yelled! “Don’t tighten up too much, watch those baggywrinkes!”…. and she started to cry!

(Think I’ll quit now)
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She was exaggerating when she said she sailed before, so he left her at the tiller while he went on deck to secure a line. After the boat jibed , and he was hanging on to the lifeline with his feet dragging in the water, he saw her return to the cockpit, and her tiller duty. (She heard her cell phone ringing and couldn't just let it ring now could she?)
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