Boat Jokes (we need a few laughs)

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  1. timgoz
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    Setle down man. All of our blood pressure is up enough already!

  2. Frosty

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    Ooops, Ahem,--- feelling a little responsable for this I can only say in my defence that they had exhausted the subject matter at that time.

    As the subject of piracy seemed to make some members blood run cold, I however living some of the time on my boat in the Malacca straights thought little of it. Sarcasm and drivel seems to be a exellent way of suggesting this.

    As free human beings participating on a free to participate forum dont you think we should be able to express one self in the way you feel best.

    Wandering of the subject is sometimes a persons way of talking. Ide hate for us to talk robotic.

    A little --:rolleyes: friendly drivel is harmless human speech -dont you think.
  3. Bergalia
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    Boat jokes

    This is precisely the point Brian is trying to make....And then you spoil it by talking perfect sense.......:p
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    Shipping Confutation

    The following is supposedly a documented conversation between the USS Lincoln and a Canadian "vessel"....

    Canadian: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.

    Americans: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the north to avoid a collision.

    Canadians: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.

    Americans: This is the captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert your course.

    Canadians: No. I say again, you divert your course.

    Americans: This is the aircraft carrier USS Lincoln, the second largest ship in the United States Atlantic fleet. We are accompanied by three destroyers, three cruisers and numerous support vessels. I demand that you change your course 15 degrees north, I say again, that's one five degrees north, or counter-measures will be undertaken to ensure the safety of this ship.

    Canadians: This is a lighthouse. Your call.
  5. brian eiland
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    A doctor, a dentist and an attorney were in a boat together when a wave came along and washed them all overboard. Unable to get back into the boat, they decided two would hold on to the boat and the third would swim to shore for help.

    They noticed that there were hundreds of sharks between them and land. Without a word the lawyer took off! As he swam the sharks move aside. The dentist yelled, "it's a miracle!"

    "No", said the doctor, "That's professional courtesy!"
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    Here's a guy with trouble

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    ...courtesy of Orion, on another forum

    Yes, as you told us we build it with a V-hull.....

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    Worn Out Subject

    Boat Jokes weren't worn out...we just need to look for more
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    Nautical Terms:

    The first in a series of four letter words commonly exchanged by skippers as their boats approach one another

    Long. Low lying navigational hazard, usually awash, found at river mouths and harbour entrances, where it is composed of sand or mud, and ashore, where it is made of mahogany or some other dark wood. Sailors can be found in large numbers around both.

    A Laterally mounted spar to which a sail is fastened, used during jibing to shift crew members to a fixed, horizontal position.

    Discomfort suffered by sailors who drink too much

    A cramped, closet like compartment below decks where crew members may be stored – on their sides if large or on end if small – until needed.

    Sea condition characterised by the simultaneous disappearance of the wind and the last cold beer

    Narrow stretch of deep or dredged waterway bordered by buoys or markers that separates two or more grounded boats

    Tidal flow that carries a boat away from it desired destination or toward a hazard.

    Fitting Out
    Series of maintenance tasks performed on boats ashore during good weather weekends in spring and summer months to make them ready for winter storage.

    Rubber swimming aid worn on the feet. Usually available in two sizes, 3 and 17

    Anything floating in the water from which there is no response when an offer of a cocktail is made.

    The portion of an anchor that digs securely into the bottom: also, any occasion when this happens on the first try.

    Ancient: Aspect of seafaring associated with slavery.
    Modern: Aspect of seafaring associated with slavery

    Generic term for any pieces of boating equipment that can be forgotten in the back-seat or boot of a car, left behind on a pontoon, soaked in the bottom of a dinghy or lost over the side of the boat.

    Movable mountings often found on shipboards lamps, compasses etc which provide dieting passengers an opportunity to observe the true motions of the ship in relation to them, and thus prevent any recently ingested food from remaining in their digestive systems long enough to be converted into unwanted calories.

    Embarrassing situation in which a sailor returns to shore without leaving his boat.

    An opening in a deck leading to the cabin below with a cover designed to let water in while keeping fresh air out.

    Hull speed
    The maximum theoretical velocity of a given boat through the water, which is 1.5 times the square root of its waterline length in feet, divided by the distance to port in miles, minus the time in hours to sunset cubed.

    Course change which causes the boom to sweep rapidly across the cockpit; also, frequent type of comment made by observers of this manoeuvre.

    A light line attached to a small article so that it can be secured somewhere well out of reach.

    The direction in which objects, liquids and other matter may be thrown without risk of re encountering them in the immediate future.

    Life jacket
    Any personal floatation device that will keep an individual who has fallen off a vessel, above water long enough to be run over by it or another rescue craft.

    The shorter aft mast on a yawl or ketch. Any mast that is no longer there.

    Earth’s natural satellite. During periods when it displays a vivid blue colour, sailing conditions are generally favourable.

    Motor sailer
    A hybrid boat that combines the simplicity and reliability of sail power with the calm and serenity of a throbbing engine.

    Ocean racing
    Demanding form of sailing practised by sportsman whose idea of a good time is standing under an ice cold shower, fully clothed while re examining there last meal.

    Basically a voyage from point A to point B, interrupted by unexpected landfalls or stopovers at point K, point Q, and point Z.

    Harbour landing place that goes crack, crunch when hit

    The art of getting lost in sight of land, as opposed to the distinct and far more complex science of navigation used to get lost in offshore waters.

    1. Left on a boat.
    2. A place you wish you never left on a boat.

    Underwater winch designed to wind up at high speeds any lines left hanging over the stern.


    Extremely realistic kind of electronic game often found on larger sailboats. Players try to avoid colliding with “blips” which represent other sailboats, large container ships and oil tankers.

    Organised sailing competition that pits yours against your opponents’ luck.

    The find art of getting wet and becoming ill while slowly going nowhere at great expense.

    Satellite Navigation
    Sophisticated electronic location method that enables sailors to instantly determine the exact latitude and longitude, within just a few feet, anywhere on the surface of the surface of the earth, of whatever it was they just ran aground on.

    Single handed sailing
    The only situation in which the skipper does not immediately blame the crew for every single thing that goes wrong

    Large beautiful balloon shaped sail used in powerful downwind sailing, collapses at the sides to make control difficult and when lowered stores neatly into the galley and main cabin and heads all at the same time.

    The rise and fall of ocean waters. There are two tides of interest to mariners: the ebb tide sailors encounter as they attempt to enter port and the flood tide they experience as they try to leave.

    Horizontal spar mounted in such a way that when viewed from the cockpit, the sun is always over it.
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    Brass Monkeys

    In the heyday of sailing ships, all war ships and many freighters carried iron cannons. Those cannon fired round iron cannon balls. It was necessary to keep a good supply near the cannon. But how to prevent them from rolling about the deck?

    The best storage method devised was a square based pyramid with one ball on top, resting on four resting on nine which rested on sixteen. Thus, a supply of 30 cannon balls could be stacked in a small area right next to the cannon.

    There was only one problem -- how to prevent the bottom layer from sliding/rolling from under the others. The solution was a metal plate called a "Monkey" with 16 round indentations. But if this plate was made of iron, the iron balls would quickly rust to it.

    The solution to the rusting problem was to make "Brass Monkeys." Few landlubbers realize that brass contracts much more and much faster than iron when chilled. Consequently, when the temperature dropped too far, the brass indentations would shrink so much that the iron cannon balls would come right off the monkey.

    Thus, it was quite literally, "Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey!"

    (And all this time, you thought that was an improper expression, didn't you?)
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    Boat jokes

    Now that, Brian, is a gem of information...

    Right the rest of you - chip in with some extra points for Mr Eiland...
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    Hi-Tech Boating

    ....A friend recently sent me this very funny parody on John Masefield's famous poem, 'The Call of the Running Tide'. There is certainly an element of truth here.

    I must go down to the sea again, in a modern high-tech boat,
    And all I ask is electric, for comfort while afloat,
    And alternators, and solar panels, and generators going,
    And deep cycle batteries with many amperes flowing.

    I must go down to the sea again, to the autopilot’s ways,
    And all I ask is a GPS, and a radar, and displays,
    And a cell phone, and a weatherfax, and a shortwave radio,
    And compact disks, computer games and TV videos.

    I must go down to the sea again, with a freezer full of steaks,
    And all I ask is a microwave, and a blender for milkshakes,
    And a watermaker, air-conditioner, hot water in the sink,
    And e-mail and a VHF to see what my buddies think.

    I must go down to the sea again, with power-furling sails,
    And chart displays of all the seas, and a bullhorn for loud hails,
    And motors pulling anchor chains, and push-button sheets,
    And programs which take full charge of tacking during beats.

    I must go down to the sea again, and not leave friends behind,
    And so they never get seasick we’ll use the web online,
    And all I ask is an Internet with satellites over me,
    And beaming all the data up, my friends sail virtually.

    I must go down to the sea again, record the humpback whales,
    Compute until I decipher their language and their tales,
    And learn to sing in harmony, converse beneath the waves,
    And befriend the gentle giants as my synthesizer plays.

    I must go down to the sea again, with RAM in gigabytes,
    and teraflops of processing for hobbies that I like,
    And software suiting all my wants, seated at my console
    And pushing on the buttons which give me complete control.

    I must go down to the sea again, my concept seems quite sound,
    But when I simulate this boat, some problems I have found.
    The cost is astronomical, repairs will never stop,
    Instead of going sailing, I’ll be shackled to the dock.

    I must go down to the sea again, how can I get away?
    Must I be locked in low-tech boats until my dying day?
    Is there no cure for my complaint, no technologic fix?
    Oh, I fear this electric fever is a habit I can’t kick
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  13. Bergalia
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    Boat jokes

    Not to be outdone by Brian can I offer:

    A woman on the dock watched as the salty old tugboat captain skillfully docked his boat. She was impressed that such an old man would still be doing such a tough job. She decided to wait until the captain disembarked. As he did, she asked him," Captain, what is your secret to leading such a long and productive life?"

    "Well," he said. "I would have to say it's because I smoke three packs of cigarettes a day, drink a case of whisky every week, eat a lot of fatty foods and I never exercise.

    Wow, that's amazing," the woman said. "exactly how old are you?"

    He answered, "Thirty-one"

    * * *

    A charter sailing vessel with load of politicians was half way to the Bahamas when a freak storm hit the boat. Several of the passengers were thrown overboard and drowned. After retrieval of the bodies and with the knowledge that they may not be rescued for some time, if ever, the deceased were buried at sea.

    Three days later, the local Coast Guard found the damaged craft. Upon boarding, the Coast Guard Captain asked, "Is everyone okay?" The Captain of the damaged vessel explained that he had a few passengers fall over board.

    The Coast Guard Captain asked, "Are they all dead?"

    The Sailing boat captain replied, "Well, some of them said they weren't, but you know how those politicians lie."

    * * *

    The sailor came home from a two year voyage only to find his wife with a new born baby. Furious, he was determined to track down the father to extract revenge.

    "Was it my friend Sam", he demanded.

    "No !" his weeping wife replied.

    "Was it my friend Jim then?" he asked.

    "NO !!!" she said even more upset.

    "Well which one of my no good friends did this then?" he asked.

    "Don't you think I have any friends of my own?" she snapped.

    * * *

    A 'Born Again Christian' yachtsman fell overboard from his boat, and was thrashing around in the water when another boat pulled up. -"Jump in, we'll save you" - they screamed. -"No" - cried the drowning man, - "God will save me". The scene was repeated twice more and then a helicopter hovered over the man. -"We came to rescue you" - yelled the pilot. -"No, God will save me" - was the response again. The man drowned, and as he crossed the Pearly Gates, he ran straight to Jesus. -"I placed my faith in You, and You let me drown?! ""Listen!" said Jesus. "I sent three boats and a helicopter - what more could I do".

    * * *

    An old skipper walks in to his doctor's office for his yearly physical exam as he has done the same time every year that the can remember. The doctor takes him through all of the motions, does the normal tests and then leaves to get the results. After about 15 minutes the doctor returns with a very sad look on his face.

    "Well Doc, what kind of shape am I in this time?" the old skipper asks.

    "Skipper, I don't know what to say. The news is bad. Really bad." says the doctor.

    "What is it Doc?" asks his patient.

    "I hate to have to give you such bad news. I can't find the words to tell you. I really don't know what to say."

    The skipper, being a strong man who appreciates straight talk, tells the doctor: "Ok, don't beat around the bush. Tell me what you know. I can take it".

    "Well," says the doctor, "Let me put it this way. I think that you should go to New Zealand and visit the hot springs there for a nice relaxing mud bath. Spend some time soaking in the mud."

    "Oh, so I need to relax a little bit, eh? Will that cure me Doc?" he asks.

    "No skipper, it won't cure you. And it won't help you relax. But it will help you get used to being covered in dirt.

    * * *

    A 75 year old seaman went to his doctor's office to get a sperm count. The doctor gave the man a jar and said, "Take this jar home and bring me back a sample tomorrow."

    The next day the old salt reappears at the doctor's office and gives him the jar, which is as clean and empty as the previous day.

    The doctor asked what happened and the man explains:

    "Well, doc, it's like this: First I tried with my right hand, but nothing. Then I tried with my left hand, but still nothing. Then I asked my wife for help. She tried with her right hand, with nothing. Then her left, but nothing. She even tried with her mouth, first with the teeth in, then with the teeth out, and still nothing. We even called up the lady next door and she tried with both hands and her mouth too, but nothing."

    The doctor was shocked! "You asked your neighbor?"

    The old salt replied, "Yep, but no matter what we tried we couldn't get the DAMN jar open!"
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    In answer to Brians "brass monkey weather" I guess the weather never gets up and the boat don't roll where he is? otherwise his bloody balls will roll off of their monkey no matter what the heat - thae answer stick the cannon balls in shot garlands (round holes drilled in the deck [more or less] into which each ball fits nicely into about half way up the side! Yer "brass monkey" was only used by artillerymen in forts ashore! Don't yer hate a smart a**e!!!

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    Boat jokes

    How could we not love arse. But by the same token I don't think Brian's version detracts from the delight in discovering the origins of a phrase....:)
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