It's a big world...Where would you rather be?

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by bntii, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. bntii
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    bntii Senior Member

    I seem to have been sold a bill of goods by the writers in cruising magazines...
    I would like to be on a passage- most any but towards the south and the islands.
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    The range of the coconut crab whose habits I would like to emulate.
    :p
     
  2. RHP
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    RHP Senior Member

    I would like to be cruising sarf africa in a 48´ multihull with my wife and boys, then shoot up to europe and do a lap of the Med next summer.

    Then I´d do some serious passagemaking.
     
  3. Butch .H
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    Butch .H Senior Member

    You can have sarf africa I'll go with the crab:D :D
     
  4. kach22i
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  5. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    I think the "coconut crab" knows where the best places are....
     
  6. Frosty

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    It is illegal to eat a coconut crab.

    You only eat the legs anyway.
     
  7. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Does that make me a criminal? - Not likely to try again - last time was 1970 something - a local had fed one on coconut apples (left from cutting copra) for about a year and we all had a little piece at the Christmas dinner.....
     
  8. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Well they have more legs than a Turkey,--- 6, I think.
     
  9. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    I had one of the big claws, when alive could break a broom-handle (1.25inch dowel) in two at one crunch.... make a good watchdog if you could train it... a couple of dozen of them and by dawn the next day nothing much left of the interloper...... :D:D:D
     
  10. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Wow,--In Yorkshire they used to have a competition on who could put the most ferrets down their trousers.
     
  11. MikeJohns
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    MikeJohns Senior Member

    High lattitude cruising in summer is bliss.

    Here is a pic from a southern Tasmania (Partridge Island part of a nature reserve) and a German boat that came in to share or anchorage one late warm summer evening. We had them over for dinner with fresh Crayfish, abalone and Squid. I often catch fish for breakfast within 5 minutes.
    Beaches and anchorages are often shared with only one or two vessels.

    You can keep your coconut crabs in summer, the temperate zones are vastly more enjoyable. In Winter I'll join you though. Iv'e sailed extensively and its hard to beat the east coast of Australia for easy and vastly variable cruising.

    cheers
     

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  12. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    kach22i, your post #4 is a fraud - - in the samples not a topless person to be seen (not even a male) displaying his tanned 6 pac nor either gender parading in a "thong".... Has everyone gone solar sensitive and covered up to avoid skin cancer?
     
  13. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    The Germans or the crabs (?) canalibism still rife in Aus then?
     
  14. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    "You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to 'safewalrus' again." - - It is still good to see some people care that English is used properly and can provide humorous "corrections" to poor grammar...
     

  15. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    The bunch of you are liars.

    TBH, in a flat with a couple of wildies.
    Now you want to know where the flat should be.
    Awww... anywhere I guess :rolleyes:
     
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