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I cannot tell a lie

Discussion in 'Ask All Sailors' started by Phil Herring, Feb 16, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Phil Herring

    Phil Herring Dethroned Admin

    Joined Mar 25, 1997
    4,353 posts, 202 likes
    US Bainbridge Island
    We've all been there. You're standing at your slip, or at the fuel dock, or in the bar at your club, and a sailor tells a jaw-dropping whopper of a story that can't possibly be true.

    Enormous fish, even bigger storms, ridiculous racing exploits, crazy power boat stunts, the opportunities are endless.
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    What's the most absurd, implausible story you've been told by a sailor?
     


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  2. SFS

    SFS

    Joined Aug 18, 2015
    1,432 posts, 422 likes
    Hunter 31
    US Tampa Bay
    "That'll buff right out".
     


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  3. capta

    capta

    Joined Jun 4, 2009
    2,346 posts, 542 likes
    Pearson 530
    XX where ever we are anchored
    I don't know if it counts, but I once had an owner who claimed to be certified to fly 4 engine commercial jet aircraft. We were cruising the Leewards on his 71' Rhodes motorsailer and he happened to notice my 500 mb fax wx printout on the chart table. He asked what 500 mb was. I believe this is something ANY pilot would know, but perhaps I'm wrong?
     


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  4. Ken Cross

    Ken Cross

    Joined Oct 24, 2010
    1,592 posts, 188 likes
    Hunter 30
    US Everett, WA
    Other than telling her he just wants to get to know her? Usually wind speed or wave height.
     


  5. Ken Cross

    Ken Cross

    Joined Oct 24, 2010
    1,592 posts, 188 likes
    Hunter 30
    US Everett, WA
    But once it got so cold we went up on shore and built a fire, but it was so cold that the fire froze. We had to build another one to thaw it out.
     


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  6. 31seahorse

    31seahorse

    Joined Aug 2, 2005
    806 posts, 92 likes
    Caliber 28
    US Penn Yan, NY (Seneca Lake SP)
    The marina crew will have that fixed tomorrow. (Said with a truly sober expression.)
     


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  7. 31seahorse

    31seahorse

    Joined Aug 2, 2005
    806 posts, 92 likes
    Caliber 28
    US Penn Yan, NY (Seneca Lake SP)
    "I caused the damage, I'll pay to have it repaired."
     


  8. Don S/V ILLusion

    Don S/V ILLusion

    Joined Sep 25, 2008
    4,989 posts, 240 likes
    Alden 50
    US Sarasota, Florida
    "Ive never gone aground"
     


  9. kappykaplan

    kappykaplan

    Joined May 1, 2011
    742 posts, 103 likes
    Pearson 37
    US Lusby MD
    :plus::plus::plus::plus:
     


  10. dsims

    dsims

    Joined Sep 22, 2017
    9 posts, 2 likes
    Sirius 21
    US Clear Lake
    I'd give him a pass. I'm a commercial pilot myself, and that isn't something we typically use. Pilots don't usually look at the raw weather data, we get an aviation weather briefing that spells it out slowly so us pilots can understand it.
     


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  11. JamesG161

    JamesG161

    Joined Feb 14, 2014
    2,623 posts, 673 likes
    Hunter 430
    US Waveland, MS
    "My new anchor will hold on a less than 4:1 scope!"

    "I dont know who spilled that gasoline in the harbor by my boat"

    "No problem, I can handle a 6 pack of beer, easily"

    "I will buy the next round. [hic]"

    Jim...
     


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  12. LeslieTroyer

    LeslieTroyer

    Joined May 20, 2016
    1,495 posts, 457 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA
    I had to row the boat across the fijord to get to school each morning. It was uphill each way. (Told by my brothers Father in law - actually true).
     


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  13. capta

    capta

    Joined Jun 4, 2009
    2,346 posts, 542 likes
    Pearson 530
    XX where ever we are anchored
    This was back in the early 80's which could make a difference. Back then didn't pilots have to set their altimeters by the barometric pressure at the airfield?
     


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  14. capta

    capta

    Joined Jun 4, 2009
    2,346 posts, 542 likes
    Pearson 530
    XX where ever we are anchored
    Hold on there. Most of the time we only use 3:1 plus a snub on our Rocna, but we are using ½"chain.
     


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  15. CaptKimble

    CaptKimble

    Joined Jul 29, 2017
    107 posts, 31 likes
    Catalina 380
    US Los Angeles
    It was blowing 50+ knots ...the waves were at least 30 ft high and I had one reef in the main and we were doing 12 kts and everyone was having a great time ......
     


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  16. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    4,710 posts, 756 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Smith Mountain Lake
  17. kloudie1

    kloudie1

    Joined Nov 6, 2006
    7,758 posts, 488 likes
    Hunter 34
    US Mandeville Louisiana
    Bleed that Yanmar.. ohh yeah.. that will only take a minute.
     


  18. Rich Stidger

    Rich Stidger

    Joined Feb 10, 2004
    2,724 posts, 202 likes
    Hunter 40.5
    US 1997 h40.5 Bristol, RI
    My new sails let me point just 10 degrees off the wind.
     


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  19. LeslieTroyer

    LeslieTroyer

    Joined May 20, 2016
    1,495 posts, 457 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA
    Wow who farted???

    Not Me!!!
     


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  20. Scott B

    Scott B Moderator

    Joined Sep 20, 2006
    2,511 posts, 103 likes
    Hunter 33
    CA Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada
    Yup, been there done that at 52 knot peak gusts.
     


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