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Old 02-08-2010, 06:13   #31
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Yeah, yeah, all this is very interesting sabray but since this is a young couples blog we've been kinda hoping to see some skin and not yours.

Where is Sheila and don't tell us she still hanging onto the short telephone pole thing?
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Remember, he was six sheets to the wind and passed out. Shiela was only 3 sheets to the wind and kept pole dancing.
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Where I thought Eleven was going with the pedal hint

Well, I thought the pedals were the three standard types found on board:

Floating - If it falls overboard, it floats

Locking - Stays attached, even sometimes when you want it to come off

Suicidal - At the first opportunity, it will fly out of your hand, bounce off the deck point closest to the water in such an arc that it is just outside your grasp as you grab the lifeline stanchion and stretch out in an effort to save it, whilst the jib sheet burns a line across your other hand that makes you let go of the stanchion that you were holding onto......


One of my old boats had two winches mounted opposite each other on the mizzen mast, kept the handles locked in most of the time. Had a guest tell me how ingenius of a stepping machine, I explained that I used them to raise and adjust the sails and make the boat go faster.

Still wanted to know how hard I had to peddle to get the boat moving, and wouldn't it be more comfortable with a seat.
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Thanks so much for your helpful hints. We got all the "DOCKLINES" unbolted yeah. Then you reminded me I forgot the sheets. So Sheila is holding onto the telephone pole so the boat wont drift away while I go home to get the sheets. I got 2 full sets of sheets so 12 sheets in a really nice striped pattern. Im hoping to figure them out. you probably know the mattressess on a boat are not square so getting them to fit is difficult. I know also that 6 of the sheets are supposed to go to the wind. Nowhere in my great big book of sailing does it tell us how to get them to the wind.
While you are getting the sheets, don,t forget the croc pot, chili powder, garlic, ham, and pinto beans. After 'fixin and eating the beans you will generate enough wind to have the sheets go to the wind later on.
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Remember if it gets to blowing too hard, go up in the pointy end of the boat and turn on the windless, this will stop the wind, or at lease make less wind. This is an old sailors trick.

I also hope you carry enough rhumb line, you're going to need that at night.
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this thread makes me wonder how the moderators decide which threads to delete.
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Remember if it gets to blowing too hard, go up in the pointy end of the boat and turn on the windless, this will stop the wind, or at lease make less wind.
I belive that is only possible until your rope becomes too short
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this thread makes me wonder how the moderators decide which threads to delete.
This had started as a pretty snarkey thread, but I think everyone has gotten the point of it and it is pretty generic now.

It's fun to bring up some things that we've heard of, thought of and witnessed pertaining to the novice, without a clue sailor. Resemblance to any characters, living or dead is purely coincidental.
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The Moderators clearly have a problem with this thread:-
1. It's non-political
2. It's completely biased
4. It's not sequential
7. It's not sexist until the girly thing gets taken for a ride
4. It's repetitive
4. umm?
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It is a snarky thread. The mods haven't liked it from the begining and we get the point of it - To take the piss out of a new member. This is the meets and greets forum.

It is the front door to CF and I think that we ought to play especially nice in here.

For longer term members, with history, that know each other, we allow a little lattitude for banter and snipes.

Not here. Not nice. Thread closed.
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