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Old 17-12-2010, 19:39   #16
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They probably never even noticed if they ran into heavy weather.

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Old 17-12-2010, 19:50   #17
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This is a joke thread right as the OPs is just using nonsense figures 64 thousand gallons of rum. !!!!!

The ship carried typically approx. 7000 gallons of spirits which were diluted 2:1 the US ships differing from the British by serving bourbon rather then rum. ( as I understand it)

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You guys sure know how to ruin a good old-fashioned sea story with useless things like "facts" and "laws of nature". A little bit of embellishment and poetic license go great with sea stories, so what if a zero or two or three or four or five were added to the end of a number??
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CRAP! you guys are TOO serious..... It was meant to be humorous! I was provisioning my boat and a friend sent it to me in an email saying "be glad you're not loading this!"

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CRAP! you guys are TOO serious..... It was meant to be humorous! I was provisioning my boat and a friend sent it to me in an email saying "be glad you're not loading this!"

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If two guys cant sit down together for a chat after leaving the bar at 2am... then down a litre of spanish brandy.... and sail through the Straits of Gibraltar, each on their own boat, setting out at 6am the same day... they're not sailors
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They probably never even noticed if they ran into heavy weather.

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If two guys cant sit down together for a chat after leaving the bar at 2am... then down a litre of spanish brandy.... and sail through the Straits of Gibraltar, each on their own boat, setting out at 6am the same day... they're not sailors
Hey ... I remember those guys!
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CRAP! you guys are TOO serious..... It was meant to be humorous! I was provisioning my boat and a friend sent it to me in an email saying "be glad you're not loading this!"

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Amen that that brother!!! What a bunch of anal buzz killers.
Along with the well held tradition of drinking like a sailor, many here have forgotten the long held tradition of telling stories like a sailor.
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Seriously? Perhaps YOU ned a tot of rum and a quiet room?
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Well now that I have read the history etc. I realize its time to change the provisions I take on!
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The 'boss' told me today we'll have to go back to whiskey so we could store more.
It's all about logistics I guess.
Speaking of 'not even noticing heavy weather', I figure the best way to fight off a pirate attack is maybe to sleep through it?
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Not only USS CONSTITUTION...

Summer 2006 or 2007 we were moored in Simi harbour (Dodecanese), next to nice, old style thirty something footer, flying Red Duster. There were four crew on board. Nice people, really. We looked amazed as they loaded whole cartoons of alcohol on the boat. As we calculated it totalled up to some 15 bottles of spirits, some 12 bottles of wine and some 60 cans of beer PER HEAD ON BOARD I'm rather sure their water tanks holded less...
You are departing for a long cruise, I suppose? I asked their skipper.
No, we got the boat for two weeks only - was the answer...
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Summer 2006 or 2007 we were moored in Simi harbour (Dodecanese), next to nice, old style thirty something footer, flying Red Duster. There were four crew on board. Nice people, really. We looked amazed as they loaded whole cartoons of alcohol on the boat. As we calculated it totalled up to some 15 bottles of spirits, some 12 bottles of wine and some 60 cans of beer PER HEAD ON BOARD I'm rather sure their water tanks holded less...
You are departing for a long cruise, I suppose? I asked their skipper.
No, we got the boat for two weeks only - was the answer...
So the English beat the Yanks who got beat by the Greeks? It's too hard to keep up!
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So the English beat the Yanks who got beat by the Greeks? It's too hard to keep up!
Greeks only sold the crap to Brits. They are great sellers, the Greeks
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