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Old 18-02-2018, 07:27   #46
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Re: Boat Truths

Waterproof iPhone cases are not.

(Fixing the sink I dropped a pair of vice grips. No problem I get out the big honking magnet and go fishing. I stand on the edge of the dock and the board breaks, dunking me and my iPhone. I never did find the vice grips. )
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Old 18-02-2018, 07:31   #47
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It will be a sunny week, until the bi-weekly Sunday brunch at the tiki hut.
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Old 18-02-2018, 08:48   #48
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I pick out an old wrench or screwdriver, that I have two of, and throw it over the side, hoping the sacrifice will save a more valuable tool.
Oh, no, no, no! Sacrificing the cheap tool will only anger the sea gods. They want the new, shiny one! It would be like tossing an unneeded part into the bilge. It only wants that VITAL one!

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Waterproof iPhone cases are not.
I'm very proud of myself when I remember to leave my phone inside before going out on deck. Of course, the one time I forget will be the time I go for an unplanned swim.
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Old 18-02-2018, 09:15   #49
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There is only one inviolable rule on my boat; "Something Breaks Every day"
This should not be taken to imply that I am aware of what broke on the said day. I usually only become aware of it when that item is critically needed. It should be noted that on occasion more than one thing breaks on any said day. When more than one thing breaks in a day that does not imply that nothing will break the next day.

Clearly, I have too many things on my boat that can break.
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Old 18-02-2018, 09:27   #50
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Even a canoe can have mechanical issues.
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Old 18-02-2018, 11:55   #51
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A yacht is not a yacht unless there are at least three things wrong with it.
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Old 18-02-2018, 14:58   #52
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If you drop something on the deck, or dock, you really need, there is a 90 per cent chance, it will bounce toward the overboard side.
If a miracle happens and it bounces inboard - it will hit something and THEN bounce oberboard

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bounce inboard and down an open hatch - only to disappear forever
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Or

If you chase it AND catch it, you will fall over into the water at which point you will let go of it and lose it anyway
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Your Raymarine plotter works fine 100% of the time at sea, it drops out just as you enter a harbor strewn with coral heads.
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The one time you don't dive on your anchor is the time you drag.

The Rocna anchor never drags - until it does.

Hey honey pass the WD 40, its in the red tool box - "no it aint" - you turn the boat upside down to find that elusive can. Half an hour later it is found - empty.

I'll change the diesel filters next week, they'll be fine.

Now a truism, when you get a weather forecast you add the regular wind to the gust and that is the wind you actually get. Eg forecast says 10-15 - so real wind is 25.
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On a very quiet night, if you listen real hard, you can actually hear stuff breaking
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Old 18-02-2018, 23:44   #57
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On a very quiet night, if you listen real hard, you can actually hear stuff breaking
Heard!

Six months of working on the boat, and your spouse can't tell the difference. Nor can anyone else.
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Boating costs at least 50% more than you tell the wife!
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Boating costs at least 50% more than you tell the wife!
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The wife thinks you are below budget, so she attempts to correct the problem.
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The wife thinks you are below budget, so she attempts to correct the problem.
You and your wife can cruise in reasonable comfort on 25' and again on 36' monohull. Have one kid and she thinks only a $400,000 catamaran will do.

So... I'm not cruising at the moment.
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