You Know What's Annoying?

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by CatBuilder, Aug 22, 2011.

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  1. CatBuilder

    CatBuilder Previous Member

    When people call a catamaran hull a "pontoon." :p

    I get tired of correcting them. :rolleyes:
     
  2. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    Another thing thats annoying.....round flashlights..like a maglite. Put them on deck and they roll into the sea. Lost TWO DAM ROUND MAGLIGHTS this week
     
  3. CatBuilder

    CatBuilder Previous Member

    Hey, this is a good thread! I feel your pain, Michael! :)
     
  4. Rick Tyler
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    Rick Tyler Defenstrator in chief

    Jet skis. Personal watercraft. Whatever they're called, they are a menace, but the season doesn't open until Oct. 1 and I only have one tag this year.
     
  5. michael pierzga
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    A major annoyance IS ANYTHING NON METRIC. Im presently...at 2300...covered in grease and hydraulic oil. Last week, while climbing around the chain locker, I observed a badly chafed hydraulic hose on the anchor winch gear box motor . Secured a new hose and started in on the repair as soon as the anchor went down this evening. To change this hose the hydro motor must be removed to gain access. That god dam motor is mounted with two non metric fasteners buried in rust. By the time I realized what was going on I rounded the head off the bolt and had to hammer split the ******* off. Once free, I remove the stud, freed the hydro motor but since I don't have any non metric fasteners on board to replace the chopped off one I had to painstakingly re tap and helicoil the gearbox for 12mm metric while standing on my head, oil dripping, in an impossible blind corner. Three hours to tap two fasteners. WHO THE HELL USES NON METRIC ANYTHING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    I am annoyed when I reach for an English wrench and pull out a metric one.
     
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  7. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    I find that road drivers who are incompetent and drive too slow, (20kmh under the speed limit when 5% over - with a little care and caution, - will not attract a fine/penalty...), are a real pain in the 'ponsonby'... Even worse when they slow right down to a crawl to have a good gawk at an accident...
     
  8. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    I'm annoyed by people that are so easily annoyed.

    The majority of people call a Nimitz class aircraft carrier a boat, it's life and these people also invest in commemorative dinner plates as their retirement plan.

    Lanyards keep thing aboard boats, so does rubber banding a pencil to the side of cylindrical objects, so they don't roll.

    I think PWC make wonderful moving targets, to practice leading a shot with a BB gun, so make lemonade folks, it's fun.

    Metric is for those "other people" that need an easier, more logical system to help them through life's difficulties. Most of us real craftsmen have both SAE and metric, plus an odd assortment of Imperial if necessary. And for those occasions when a metric wrench comes out, instead of the needed SAE, try painting all the metrics with bright orange so you know at a glance which ones not to grab.

    Masalai, think of these as "prey" and remember you get extra points for those under the age of 6 and over the age of 65, unless they're in wheelchairs, which is less sporting, though often more fun.
     
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  9. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    That is annoying but I am left wondering, how many Maglites you will buy and lose before you simply purchase a head lamp?

    -Tom
     
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  10. CatBuilder

    CatBuilder Previous Member

    I am annoyed by bullies.
     
  11. CatBuilder

    CatBuilder Previous Member

    ...and people who like to ruin other people's fun because their own lives are so miserable they want to drag everyone down to their level.
     
  12. Dirteater
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    Dirteater Senior Member

    I'm annoyed when I see great talent sit idle.
    ok everyone... back to work! :p

    (except for PAR, I think he's working :D)
     
  13. bntii
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    I am annoyed when people don't let me drag them down to my level.
    Whats wrong with a bit of company??

    Cup of tea anyone?
     
  14. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    I am annoyed by that damn drum when I am out rowing in the slave galley; and the guy with the whip really annoys me.
     

  15. Poida
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    Poida Senior Member

    I'm annoyed by people in stores that want to try and tell me things they know **** all about.
     
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