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Old 23-05-2014, 13:15   #286
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Re: Mediterranean Mooring

Hello to everybody

I think that useful life for this thread is coming slowly to the end.

We probably covered most of important (and even many of less important) issues regarding the Mediterannean mooring.
I want to thank You all for Your great contribution here and ask for one more favour.

I think that we accumulated probably enough useful info here to give a try to create something like "CF SHORT GUIDE TO THE MEDITERRANEAN MOORING".
I will try to compile and edit something like this, with intention to include as much as possible from all contributions here. I want to do it as good as I can, so it will take me some time - I hope to be ready and post it in two or three weeks. I wish i had more free time for it

In the meantime, please, let's keep the thread running.
My petition for a favour is: if anybody of You is of opinion that something is missing still from this thread, please post about it. It will be nice to have a GUIDE short, but as complete as possible.

Thank You all once more

My very best regards,

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Re: Mediterranean Mooring

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Hello to everybody

I think that useful life for this thread is coming slowly to the end.

We probably covered most of important (and even many of less important) issues regarding the Mediterannean mooring.
I want to thank You all for Your great contribution here and ask for one more favour.

I think that we accumulated probably enough useful info here to give a try to create something like "CF SHORT GUIDE TO THE MEDITERRANEAN MOORING".
I will try to compile and edit something like this, with intention to include as much as possible from all contributions here. I want to do it as good as I can, so it will take me some time - I hope to be ready and post it in two or three weeks. I wish i had more free time for it

In the meantime, please, let's keep the thread running.
My petition for a favour is: if anybody of You is of opinion that something is missing still from this thread, please post about it. It will be nice to have a GUIDE short, but as complete as possible.

Thank You all once more

My very best regards,

Tomasz
Thank you Tomsz for all your input and application to detail.
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Old 23-05-2014, 13:26   #288
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Thank you Tomsz for all your input and application to detail.

It was (and still is) a great fun for me
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Hello to everybody

I think that useful life for this thread is coming slowly to the end.

We probably covered most of important (and even many of less important) issues regarding the Mediterannean mooring.
I want to thank You all for Your great contribution here and ask for one more favour.

I think that we accumulated probably enough useful info here to give a try to create something like "CF SHORT GUIDE TO THE MEDITERRANEAN MOORING".
I will try to compile and edit something like this, with intention to include as much as possible from all contributions here. I want to do it as good as I can, so it will take me some time - I hope to be ready and post it in two or three weeks. I wish i had more free time for it

In the meantime, please, let's keep the thread running.
My petition for a favour is: if anybody of You is of opinion that something is missing still from this thread, please post about it. It will be nice to have a GUIDE short, but as complete as possible.

Thank You all once more

My very best regards,

Tomasz
I disagree... the "flexerquinns" / "Deck fluff" aspect has yet to be fully explored
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I disagree... the "flexerquinns" / "Deck fluff" aspect has yet to be fully explored
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I disagree... the "flexerquinns" / "Deck fluff" aspect has yet to be fully explored

I think it even deserve own, separate thread
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I think it even deserve own, separate thread
No w that depends if its is considered an integral part of med mooring.

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Now that depends if it is considered an integral part of med mooring.

Flexerquinns are independent and important phenomenon of sailing.
They are rather loosely related to Med mooring, rather as a distraction for the skippers...
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Flexerquinns are independent and important phenomenon of sailing.
They are rather loosely related to Med mooring, rather as a distraction for the skippers...
I'm pretty sure that if I had a Swedish bikini team of deck fluff on board, there will be a fight on the dock between other captains wanting to help with the lines.

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I'm pretty sure that if I had a Swedish bikini team of deck fluff on board, there will be a fight on the dock between other captains wanting to help with the lines.

You are right, I suppose. But there is a possibility of them being too distracted to make a lines fast properly...
And... do You have a possibility to accomodate whole team on board comfortably??? I do not know the internal layout of Jessabbé
Hmmm... And what about putting the bikinis of the bikini team aside..?..
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There more truth in this joke then you think. I remember being in Corsica, when a boat came in with semi naked beautifies on the foredeck

I notice several axioms

1. An amazing amount of male help was instantly available

2. They could have done any amount of damage. That said owners would have looked into those eyes and just shrugged " C,est la vie"

3. Jesus, men are stupid

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I'm pretty sure that if I had a Swedish bikini team of deck fluff on board, there will be a fight on the dock between other captains wanting to help with the lines.
So I am now pretty sure there are still some important and relevant topics missing from this thread.
First coming on mind:
  1. How to use flexerquinns/deck fluffs to be first at the favourite mooring slot before any other boat;
  2. How to use flexerquinns/deck fluffs to squeeze into overly tight slot without rant;
  3. How to use flexerquinns/deck fluffs properly to acquire most competent available assistance from shore when mooring;
  4. How to manage flexerquinns/deck fluffs to assure the shore assistance will not do job wrong;
  5. How to use flexerquinns/deck fluffs to make Your own mistakes/mismanagements/mismanouevering invisible to others;
  6. How to use flexerquinns/deck fluffs to calm things down and keep everybody nice and happy after crossing the anchors.

Hoppy, can You take care of animating this part of the discussion?


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There more truth in this joke then you think. I remember being in Corsica, when a boat came in with semi naked beautifies on the foredeck

I notice several axioms

1. An amazing amount of male help was instantly available

2. They could have done any amount of damage. That said owners would have looked into those eyes and just shrugged " C,est la vie"

3. Jesus, men are stupid

Dave
Dave, neither me, nor (I suppose) hoppy were really joking, even if making some fun of this.
Just because Your last remark is soooo true (in most instances, at least)...



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So I am now pretty sure there are still some important and relevant topics missing from this thread.
First coming on mind:
  1. How to use flexerquinns/deck fluffs to be first at the favourite mooring slot before any other boat;
  2. How to use flexerquinns/deck fluffs to squeeze into overly tight slot without rant;
  3. How to use flexerquinns/deck fluffs properly to acquire most competent available assistance from shore when mooring;
  4. How to manage flexerquinns/deck fluffs to assure the shore assistance will not do job wrong;
  5. How to use flexerquinns/deck fluffs to make Your own mistakes/mismanagements/mismanouevering invisible to others;
  6. How to use flexerquinns/deck fluffs to calm things down and keep everybody nice and happy after crossing the anchors.

Hoppy, can You take care of animating this part of the discussion?



I have sone indirect experience ..

To answer in order

(1) position DFs on fore deck when entering crowded harbour. , ask them to jump up and down in an excited manner, preferably holding on to eachother

(2) position DFs on each side amidships, of course they don't do anything , but slots that would appear impossible suddenly magically get wider

(3) that's impossible , but rest assured you will have ALL available male help within 3km radius

(4) once the onshore fist fights subside, the most virile will succeed in handling your lines , unfortunately these typically no nothing about boats and chaos ensues.

(5) they just smile and say " oops" in a slightly accented French English. All damage is instantly ignored. " could happen to anyone all the others will say "

(6) just say " drinks on my boat "

Dave

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I remember being in Corsica, when a boat came in with semi naked beautifies on the foredeck

I notice several axioms

1. An amazing amount of male help was instantly available

2. They could have done any amount of damage. That said owners would have looked into those eyes and just shrugged " C,est la vie"

3. Jesus, men are stupid

Dave

Several years ago I sailed for three weeks with all - female (except me, of course) crew of six girls in their twenties. Neither better, nor less good looking than hoppy's Swedish bikini team

My reflections were:
  1. SABENA is not only a brand name for defunct now Belgian airline, but stands also for: Such A Bloody Experience Never Again
  2. Having a six girls sitting on the rail in good wind is easy on the eyes, however
  3. Helplessly looking girls on board are of great help if only some manpower is available around
  4. It is possible to moor in the harbour, where apparently is no place, and others are taking the care of it
  5. Most men are really stupid, but they prefer to be called courteous




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