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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #825 on: March 21, 2017, 12:20:08 pm »

You can keep that cruise ship travel.
I must have drowned in a previous life.


Same here. A brother of mine took me for a ride on his sailboat (37' Westphal Dualer) once. Well, we got to the mouth of the harbor and the seas were a bit on the choppy side. THEN we experienced what sailors call an accidental jive (NO FUN AT ALL!  :o). The sheets were loose and the main mast was busy trying to knock us into the water.


After a few minutes of mayhem, my brother managed to start the auxiliary engine and bring us back into the harbor away from the chop and back to a level footing.

After that, I told my brother I would only ride on a sailboat again when they started making them with gimbaled cabins.   Of course nobody makes sailboats with gimbaled cabins.

 I had watched the gimbaled sink remain upright while all the gyrations were going on and I thought that was kind of neat.    At any rate, give me a catamaran or a tri-maran any day over a single keel sailboat. I DO NOT like to have to lean sideways all the time.  :P I expect sailors to call me an old fuddy duddy. That's their problem!
   

Great story. It's jibe, fwiw.

I have done everything wrong, so I can't criticize. It does sound like your brother might have been learning his own way around boats. Live and learn, as they say. I have had similar experiences. It helps greatly if you know what you're doing. :)


Eddie said, "It's a jibe".
I stand corrected.  :-[ I ain't no sailor but I remembered part of the word, anyways. I didn't mean to jive ya.  :icon_mrgreen: Sailors have strange words. I always thought sheets were something you covered yourself with in bed, not a line or a rope.  ;)

Yeah, my brother (an airline pilot) had just bought the boat (1973-74). It's a wonder he didn't sink it.  :P
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Pr. 13:12

 

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