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Old Apr 17, 2011, 8:38 PM   #21
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Done some old Gaffer sailing. Had the chance to sail to Hawaii on a 45 foot gaff schooner once. The owners mom wanted me to go along and help, she'd give me an air ticket home.
Went to look the boat over and meet the crew. their biggest concern was where to hide their stash, even stuffed some in the brass clock. Coast Guard would never look there.

I declined, I could see that after the first week the owner was going to be getting towed behind in the dinghy while I tossed him food.
Six guys and one girl actually made the trip in 24 days. When they got to the dock they all took different routes away from the boat and never spoke to each other again.
LOL. That's quite a story. You showed good judgement by avoiding that boat.
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Old Apr 17, 2011, 8:40 PM   #22
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But Steven, there's nothing wrong with my memory of that cruise. Here's another story of Down East humor. The Riggin was becalmed one afternoon and another cruise sailboat was becalmed along side of us. The 2 captains started talking.

Ours: "Not much wind here."
Theirs: "Nope."
Ours: "There's a story that you can get the wind moving, by tearing a $10 bill in half and throwing it into the water next to your ship."
Theirs (nodding his head): "Yep, I've heard that."
Ours: "You first."

Ya gotta love it.

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Yep, that is a good one!

I also like your idea that we should get Zig to photograph the ship and post the shots.
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But guys: where do you put the wide screen flat panel HD television????
The only screen I'm intending to watch only has a 2 degree FOV.
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P.S. whatever do you need a porta potty for? When nature calls, you're out in a most natural of settings. nuff said..........

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If a tree falls in the woods and there is no one there to hear it.... I suppose the same rule applies.

Either that or we could use the same ways as is used in small aircraft. Lets just say you don't take a swig of left over Mountan Dew.

A charter captain on Lake Michigan told me what the fine was for going overboard. I somehow think whoever passed that law had never seen a moose relieve itself.
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