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Old 14-09-2011, 00:58   #16
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Old 14-09-2011, 01:20   #17
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If I knew I was about to die and had 1 wish ,I would wish for a pack of Lifesavers, ha ha ha..hell I thought it was funny..ha ha ha..hell that is funny... ha ha ha
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Old 14-09-2011, 02:22   #18
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They could scatter my ashes at sea but the chances are the wind would be in the wrong direction and Auntie Rita and Uncle Bob would swallow and spit me out all over the deck.
I recently had a family member die on my wifes side, and the family requested we have a ceremony scattering the ashes off my yacht.

Obviously, you need to consider the wind direction, then anchor accordingly.

I anchored from the port side stern with a picnic anchor, allowing the ceremony to procede forard. My mother in law tipped the ashes off the bowsprit, and it was actually quite touching the way the wind took them. As the anchor was off to on side slightly and the yacht did not sit entirely square to the wind, the view was perfect for spectators from the side

I would suggest that if the skipper anchors correctly for the intended ceremony, Uncle Bob and Auntie Rita (and the deck) should avoid any unpleasantness.
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Old 14-09-2011, 10:56   #19
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I'd go with the Viking funeral, except its kinda hard to do with a steel boat. I'd have to arrange for the seacocks to be blown after a suitable pyre got going. blub blub blub.
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Old 14-09-2011, 11:11   #20
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For a viking funeral these days old used boats are cheeper than a casket maybe an old wooden boat could be found, I know we have one for $100.00
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The one (non-cremated) Navy Burial at Sea that took place on my ship had a casket with predrilled holes and additional weight added. The old Chief inside went splash and glug with no problem. We put him to rest in about 10,000 ft of ocean, so probably no problem with trawling.

We did have a cremation burial where the wind direction changed and the guy "releasing the remains" got covered with ashes. His service blues turned into service dress grays.

The U.S. Navy will bury any former service member at sea. The ceremony is video taped, a wreath is laid and the family presented with the video tape and the GPS position should they wish to visit the departed.
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Old 14-09-2011, 11:18   #22
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There are even free wooden boats available from time to time. Would make a good candidate for the funeral pyor i think.
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