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post #7 of Old 03-18-2002
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Stupid Sailor Tricks!

One of my favorites was told to me by a sailing instructor when I was taking the Chapman School''s offshore sailing course. He''d spent some time working in various capacities around the charter business among other things. He was a tremendous source of these sorts of hysterically funny stories, I can only recall a few of them.

One time a call came across the radio from a charter party. Apparently they needed someone to bring them another anchor so they could set the hook for the night. They had "run out" of anchors.

After some dicussion, it came out that it never occurred to the party that the anchors were actually supposed to be retrieved for re-use. Each morning they simply let the anchor go and off they went.
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