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Old 02-03-2015, 00:19   #31
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The reason some boats have a poop deck is that is where old salts stand and try to intimidate everyone with their vocabulary

'The only thing you'll find on a poop deck is bull
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Old 02-03-2015, 05:11   #32
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I'm like....holy schitt...these guys are some SERIOUS sailors. Way WAY beyond my depth.
well certainly serious Internet forum sailors thats for sure LOL
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The reason some boats have a poop deck is that is where old salts stand and try to intimidate everyone with their vocabulary

'The only thing you'll find on a poop deck is bull
did you mean to say bull POOP?
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did you mean to say bull POOP?
I thought I would be nice and leave off the last four letters. I figured that pretty much everyone on this forum would add them themselves.
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Yes, it's likely that I will be here until retirement. luckily I'm in one of the finest cities in Japan - Kyoto.
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I've learned a lot about sailing, and continue to do so, by doing a web-search for sailing terms while reading forum discussions and articles on the internet. I simply copy the unknown term, open another tab, and paste the term into the URL box. The search engine does the rest.

As an example, I didn't know the meaning of 'heave to.' So I searched the term, read why and how the maneuver is done, then went out and practiced it on my boat. A glossary might have given the definition of 'heave to,' but it would not have been as informative as the descriptions I read. Go ahead and look up 'heave to' in the glossary that Ex-Calif linked to; its definition is accurate, but is it informative? Then search the term 'heave to' and read a couple of the articles - you'll see the difference I'm writing about.

But you really need to get sailing to truly understand. Why wait? With a small boat you can learn lots, even on a small, inland lake.
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I got a lot them too, including thingamagigs, doohickeys, pointy things and others I don't remember
I can't find this one anywhere. In a reference to baking bread the writer wrote 'baking bread is a PITA bread doesn't turn out...." Why PITA bread in upper case letters? Pita bread is difficult to make and in at home I imagine that it would be even more difficult on a boat.
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I can't find this one anywhere. In a reference to baking bread the writer wrote 'baking bread is a PITA bread doesn't turn out...." Why PITA bread in upper case letters? Pita bread is difficult to make and in at home I imagine that it would be even more difficult on a boat.
As opposed to PETA bread which is no good for making meatball sandwiches, Philly Cheesesteak or even a simple ham sandwich...

PETA bread is pretty useless...
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I thought I would be nice and leave off the last four letters. I figured that pretty much everyone on this forum would add them themselves.
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