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Old 26-05-2014, 11:26   #31
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What the hell's a mojo?
Some sort of touchy-feely new age thing??
No. Old school Delta Blues thing with African origins.
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Old 26-05-2014, 11:29   #32
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OK, I think I get the picture.....you need this 'mojo' thing to function properly.
I think I'll just continue to rely on what expertise I have, learning and experience.
Ah, "hubris" not "mojo". Lot of that here on CF. Lot of it aboard the Titanic too.
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Ah, "hubris" not "mojo". Lot of that here on CF. Lot of it aboard the Titanic too.
That sir is a classic! Certainly post of the week! Thank you!!!!
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Mojo is the spiritual side of the equation, which when combined with experience and wisdom is a very complete picture. Ignore Mojo at your own risk.
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Always happy to help get your mojo goin

1 qt light rum
1 qt dark rum
1 pint cherry brandy
6 cans light beer
5 cans 7-Up® soda
4 qt pineapple juice
2 bags ice



Mix all ingredients in a large container. Keep stirred.
That looks right. I remember it tasting really good on a hot day as long as there was enough ice to keep it very cold. If it ever warmed up it didn't go down as well.
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Old 26-05-2014, 12:51   #36
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Ken, great story, glad you survived. Maybe you wanna sell your Oyster and or swap it for the Pardey's Talesin, for sale in NZ. Simplicity, no electrics...

Mojo is like reefing, when you first think of it...
Wow, glad I listened to my Mojo. I suspect I would have had a similar day if not.

And, my day was much better going the opposite direction than originally planned...the Mojo felt right...got some good sailing in even.
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That sir is a classic! Certainly post of the week! Thank you!!!!
You're welcome.
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Gosh! Makes me wonder how I managed to survive all these years without one. Perhaps if I stand around the back end of a bull for long enough I'll be able to scoop one up :-)
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Gosh! Makes me wonder how I managed to survive all these years without one. Perhaps if I stand around the back end of a bull for long enough I'll be able to scoop one up :-)
Gosh.
When the bull kicks you in the nuts you will know you mojo run out.
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Not all that is real, can be seen, touched, tasted, felt or smelled. If you don't listen to the little voice that tells you not to go down certain dark alleys, then you are sure to wind up with lumps on your head.
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Not all that is real, can be seen, touched, tasted, felt or smelled. If you don't listen to the little voice that tells you not to go down certain dark alleys, then you are sure to wind up with lumps on your head.
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Not all that is real, can be seen, touched, tasted, felt or smelled. If you don't listen to the little voice that tells you not to go down certain dark alleys, then you are sure to wind up with lumps on your head.
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Sounds like a man of experience...
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We had a Mojo issue of our own just a few hours ago leaving Garrucha, Spain for Cartegena. Too weird... here's what happened:

We left for Cartegena today around 10am. Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. We got just outside the breakwater... everything was fine, until I smelled electrical smoke.... fire! So maybe 300 yards from the harbor entrance, I immediately shut down the engine and all electrical systems and my good friend Art and I set out to find the source of the fire/smoke... which turned out to be... the engine compartment. To avoid going up on the rocks, I dumped the anchor and 150ft of chain.

The engine wouldn't restart nor would any of our electrical systems come back on including the anchor windlass. Quickly we decided, we need to bring up the Ultra 45kg anchor and 300 pounds of chain to get out of the situation or call for expensive help, so we rigged a contraption to haul up the anchor by hand using the sail winch, took us two hours to do. The main sail wouldn't unfurl, because it uses an electric motor, so we had to use that stupid little mini crank to get it out which we did (1/2 hour). Then as soon as the anchor came off the bottom we began to drift towards the beach, because by this time we'd drifted past the harbor breakwater (the rocks). It took me 5-6 tries to bring the boat around without the use of the jib... we'd decided not to set up the jib ahead of time and instead do it in Cartegena because of the harbor gypson dirt... bad idea. The anchor then got snagged on a fisherman's fish trap, that Art was able to quickly untangle, so much going on that I didn't even know that until later.... I probably came less than 25 feet of running aground on the public beach before the wind miraculously came up as we made a broad turn towards the beach, then we began to pick up speed and head off shore. It was way too close a call.

Next, we hauled out the staysail and set it in order to head back directly upwind to Garrucha (1/2 mile away), it took us 3 hours to sail up 1 mile West of the harbor and head back towards the harbor entrance, by now the wind had increased to 20 knots. The stay sail furling mechanism wouldn't turn so that we could furl the sail in... it was stuck. We were then able to furl the main sail to 25% by hand and began our one shot effort to dock the mammoth without an engine or bowthruster in 20-25 knots of wind inside the harbor. We sailed down past the gypson ships, I banged a U turn and came up alongside the outside harbor dock and headed into the wind. a few scrapes along side the boat which should buff out. We then dropped the sails. What a miserable, stressful day.

Everything turned out fine, no damage, but I think the engine starter motor was the source of the fire. Everything else works even the starter solenoid, it just won't turn over the engine. We'll pull it tomorrow and try to get a new one quickly. Then try to repair the staysail furler... probably something simple on that.

Art is asleep now taking a well-deserved nap... his first in years. I'm sure 99% of people would have just given up and called for help.... but not us. Now we sit here next to a enormous dirt ship ready to load gypson..... 150 meters from where we started.... in a boat reeking of burnt starter motor.

How was your day?

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OMFG. That ain't Mojo that's juju, bad juju at that my friend.
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