Relaxed boating

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by gonzo, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    My attitude on a boat is one hand on the beer, one hand on the cigarette and a foot on the tiller. What is yours?
     
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    hoytedow Fly on the Wall - Miss ddt yet?

    Have fun but don't run into anything.
     
  3. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Oh no. If I'm not racing, I can actually take it easy. I have both modes of sailing :)
     
  4. bntii
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    Yeah- one hand for the boat, another for a beer and another for a boo...

    Hmmm going to need an extra hand here somehow.. got it-flip on the autopilot.
     
  5. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Fly on the Wall - Miss ddt yet?

    I am down to one eye so not running into anything takes a lot of effort; in a boat or on land. :p
     
  6. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    There are some pretty ladies it's not bad to run into.
     
  7. JLIMA
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    JLIMA crazed throttleman

    Here are a couple now hehe
     
  8. cthippo
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    No alcohol allowed on my boat.

    Driving the boat is serious business, after the hook is down, not so much.
     
  9. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    A dry boat? Not for me.
     
  10. DianneB
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    On my 1966 cruiser, 1200 RPM, 5 Knots, a sunny day, nice breeze, Diet Coke and my cigs on the dash, good company, and watching the shoreline go by. Waving to cottagers and other boaters, watching the lunatics fly by at 30 Knots and riding the wake. Watching the sail boats, trying to figure when they are going to tack or if I have to change course.

    Finding an island with a nice sand beach at supper time, dropping anchor, a BBQ on the shore, swimming in the lake at sunset, and then watching the sun go down. Listening to the water lapping against the hull as I drift off to sleep. Damn life is GRAND!

    But not for a few more months - it has been -30C here for the past 2%$#%$ week!
     
  11. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    That's my kind of boating
     
  12. CatBuilder

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    My Original Style:

    Set out from a port next to my college with friends (I was friends with girls, mostly). We'd pack up the boat full of drinks and snacks, get completely wasted and go out sailing in the ocean. We'd try to make some nearby islands where you could get out and explore, but the main point was getting drunk and soaking up the sun. The day was filled with tending the tiller and sails, but mostly focused on cutting limes for Coronas and Vodka Tonics. After spending all day out in the sun drunk, we'd get back to the college and go to a party or stay out at the boat overnight for a quieter time. Driving my Kawasaki ZX-7 sport bike back from the boat probably wasn't good idea. I lived though. Being a guy, I hooked up with as many girls as I could doing this every weekend! ha ha ha

    There is one rule I discovered about boats way back then: Boats don't get you chicks. You must *already have* the girls, who you then convince to come out and have a good time on the boat. If you use the boat to try to get chicks, it drives them away in droves. Funny the things you learn in college.

    Boating Now:

    No drinking while underway, absolutely no drugs (this was true in college too). I do this for a living now and have to be responsible. When no charter guests are aboard, the wife and I are as relaxed as can be, but that also doesn't involve drinking or drugs. It involves exploring shorelines, going on walks, collecting plants, fishing, hunkering down in a gale, cooking good meals and just living our lives on the boat. That is the most relaxed boating I've ever done... even more so then being wasted on the old boat in college.
     
  13. cthippo
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    cthippo Senior Member

    I've always wondered how that worked in the real world. Thanks for the enlightenment!
     
  14. CatBuilder

    CatBuilder Previous Member

    Ha ha ha... glad you liked that one, CT. Try it out when you get your next boat. Try using the, "hey, we're going out on the boat tomorrow, want to come?" line on girls you don't know that well already.

    Then... on the next batch of girls to come along, try not saying anything about the boat at all, making friends with the girls and inviting them for the next weekend once you've already hung out with them at least once or twice.

    Big difference in "conversion ratio." ;)
     

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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    In an another thread sometime ago I mentioned having the "water tanks" work as a wine celler too.. I wasn't just joking :D
     
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