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Re: Don't Ask Me How I Know [Re: h18catsailor] #172231
03/18/09 08:02 PM
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(1) Freshly waxed decks may look good at a boat show, but sliding off your boat isn't fast on the racecourse (actually, you can ask me how I know that).

(2) On windy days, glassy spots mean shallow water.

Don't ask me how I know.

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Re: Don't Ask Me How I Know [Re: Isotope235] #172233
03/18/09 08:19 PM
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Lakewood, Colorado
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When sailing down wind up a narrow channel, it really pays to know how long until the next ebb tide.

Don't ask me how I know.


Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain
Re: Don't Ask Me How I Know [Re: MUST429] #172246
03/18/09 10:43 PM
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Issaquah, WA, USA
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When the seagulls are walking on the water, and you can see their knees, It is getting shallow.

Don't ask me how I know.

Re: Don't Ask Me How I Know [Re: waterbug_wpb] #172247
03/18/09 11:05 PM
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Arizona
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If you buy a 21 year old Cat and dont know if the stays have been replaced recently, don't expect to keep the square side of your new mylar main pointing up when it turns 22.
Dont ask me how I know.


Auscat MKV 444 A class
NACRA I-20- 440/CATHATKA
Re: Don't Ask Me How I Know [Re: AzCat] #172272
03/19/09 06:59 AM
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Kiel, Germany
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Make sure you always have sufficent tension on your diamonds.

Don't dare to ask me how I know.

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Re: Don't Ask Me How I Know [Re: Baltic] #172336
03/19/09 01:39 PM
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Squirrels like to keep their hair.

Don't as me how I know

Re: Don't Ask Me How I Know [Re: ] #172337
03/19/09 01:40 PM
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Noodles like to dance with trash cans

Don't.....

Re: Don't Ask Me How I Know [Re: ] #172340
03/19/09 01:47 PM
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It's not a good idea to sleep naked when you are anchored in an unfamiliar area and might get run over by a freighter.

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Re: Don't Ask Me How I Know [Re: Mary] #172342
03/19/09 02:04 PM
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Lakewood, Colorado
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Originally Posted by Mary
It's not a good idea to sleep naked when you are anchored in an unfamiliar area and might get run over by a freighter.

Don't ask me how I know.


I won't ask you how you know ........
but I'll bet I'm not the only one that wants to know "The Rest of the Story"
Especially if Mary is telling it !


Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain
Re: Don't Ask Me How I Know [Re: MUST429] #172343
03/19/09 02:07 PM
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Long Beach, California
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ONLY if Mary is telling it... seriously, do you want to hear it from Rick?


John Williams

- The harder you practice, the luckier you get -
Gary Player, pro golfer

After watching Lionel Messi play, I realize I need to sail harder.
Re: Don't Ask Me How I Know [Re: John Williams] #172559
03/22/09 07:58 PM
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Hobart, Tasmania, Oz.
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When your miles ahead of the competition don't cut too close the A buoy snagging its anchor line on your very deep centerboards and causing the most spectacular cartwheel


Don't ask me how I know....


C2 AUS 222 by Goodall design
"Darph Bobo"
Re: Don't Ask Me How I Know [Re: Dazz] #172578
03/23/09 04:59 AM
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Kingston SE South Australia
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When a whirlwind comes at you on the water sucking you towards it, teabagging you dont point down opening yourself up for the broadside slam, take the teabag

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Jeff Southall
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Re: Don't Ask Me How I Know [Re: JeffS] #172836
03/25/09 11:49 AM
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If you lose a twist shackel... be sure to look in your centerboard wells.....

Don't ask me

Re: Don't Ask Me How I Know [Re: ] #172890
03/25/09 07:59 PM
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When standing on your spreaders while the boat is sailing have the person sailing the boat roll up the jib first before climbing down it.

Don't ask me how I know.

Thank god it was before spin poles grin


Have Fun
Re: Don't Ask Me How I Know [Re: catman] #172930
03/26/09 09:46 AM
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Dunedin Causeway, FL
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Make sure the shackle that connects the bridles to the forestay is safety-wired.

Don't ask me how I know.

Re: Don't Ask Me How I Know [Re: hobiephil] #172941
03/26/09 11:10 AM
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Don't leave your crew with a drill in his hand anywhere near the mainsail.

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Re: Don't Ask Me How I Know [Re: lonestarcat] #172950
03/26/09 11:34 AM
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Clinton, Mississippi
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If you go to a friends house who does sail repair, and you lay your main out on his lawn for inspection....before you go inside for the customary drink/chat, make damn sure that he doesn't have one of those robotic lawn mowers that automatically starts itself up.

Don't ask my friend Gray how he knows!


Jerome Vaughan
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Clinton, Mississippi
Re: Don't Ask Me How I Know [Re: rattlenhum] #172952
03/26/09 11:41 AM
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oh no...

oh no no no...


Re: Don't Ask Me How I Know [Re: rattlenhum] #172957
03/26/09 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by rattlenhum
If you go to a friends house who does sail repair, and you lay your main out on his lawn for inspection....before you go inside for the customary drink/chat, make damn sure that he doesn't have one of those robotic lawn mowers that automatically starts itself up.

Don't ask my friend Gray how he knows!


HOLY CRAP.


Jake Kohl
Re: Don't Ask Me How I Know [Re: Jake] #172962
03/26/09 12:50 PM
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Ugh. And I thought I had a sick feeling the day a neighbor showed up in my back yard and informed me that he didn't think I wanted my main sail in the middle of our street, so he put it back on my lawn for me.

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