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Old 31-07-2010, 22:36   #1
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Talking Sailing with My Younger Woman

Reminder look out for our posts and blog, If your not in the know heres what to look fwd to. I will be sailing with a women younger then me. We plan to sail around and cook omletes. We will have a web site with donation buttons and cooking techniques and videos with me and a younger women cooking eggs. making Omletes and trying to sail.
right now we seem to have 8 ropes looped around short telephone poles. the ropes are attached to these horn things on the deck of the boat so the boat cant move. Sheila is down deck removing the threaded hex head things so the horn part on deck can be removed releasing us on our journey. I would hope sometime tomorrow we will have all the hex threaded things out and will cast off. this seems like a really bad way or at least time consuming way of securing our boats. It looks like everyone else has these horn things on there decks too so it must work.
Sheila got this great idea to put tape over the top of the horn things so that the screws will not fall out when we cast off. This way when we come back all we have to do is put the horn things close to where they should be and then drive the screws back into the same holes they came out of.
Ive been busy thinking about work so the web page isn't up yet. I think in the next day or so you should be able to visit the Omlete cruise and follow us as we cook eggs and sail.
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we call those horn things "cleats." it's often the most difficult part of a cruise to get the "ropes" off them.

we call those eight ropes "docklines," by the way. they are the biggest reason folks who own boats don't spend more time cruising.

welcome to the forum, so to speak. I'm delighted to see that you posted 447 times before you got around to "meets and greets." I've got 1,700-some posts so far, and I still haven't gotten around to introducing myself. Still clearing my throat.

I like the idea of an omlete cruise. Please keep us posted.
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Bash may be interested in the omelets but some of us would rather see Sheila, so lets get the website up ... whataya say?

This forum use to be about cruising, but now we are into spam with some soft porn ... just so ya know.
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Oh you are awfull but I like your style.

Can we have less horn talk please.
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OMG... u guys just crack me up, and just loving all this.
Keep up the good work.
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Oh you are awfull but I like your style.

Can we have less horn talk please.
You're kidding... sailors are obsessed with The Horn... It's bound to pop up in the conversation from time to time. I've heard it's a rough ride
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I can't wait until they try to figure out the "sheets"
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Kids, if ya look around the outside, about head level, you'll see some equipment covered with mayby several layers of cloth stuff. Unfasten and unroll all the cloth. This protects the mechanisms underneath from weathering. Cut the cloth up and properly dispose of it. Some cruisers try to use the cloth with ropes and stuff but it only leads to frustration and accidents.

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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.
We found that fabric you were talking about instead of removing it and then cutting it up we found its faster just to cut it right there while its hanging on that big pipe i keep hitting my head on.
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Sounds like you got the sheets figured out. Good that they are nice stripes, looks are so important in sailing... image is everything as they say. If they are satin that would be even better. And color is important ... hope they are something sexy ... well, I'm sure Sheila knows all this. You guys are doing great, keep it up. So good to see a young beautiful couple like yourselves out there taking on the world.
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So Sheila is holding onto the telephone pole so the boat wont drift away while I go home to get the sheets.
Wow...hope home is close by. Leaving a women all alone holding the pole...shame on you
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