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Old 04-07-2008
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wives on passages

Speaking of wives on boats, many years ago, we and five other boats were sailing from Cocos keeling in the Indian Ocean to Mauritius. We had a radio schedule every morning and evening with the other boats. Fourteen of the seventeen days it took us to make the passage the wind blew between 35 and 55 kts off our quarter. One day Peter on the German boat said, "We have headed more westerly to make the motion a bit easier." a bit later he said, " We have put the dinette down to make a double berth." Finally he said, "we are having a sun-downer and oysters for a cocktails." Then Bob on the other American boat came up and said, "Let me get this straight Peter, you have headed off to make the motion m ore comfortable, you have lowered the dinette to make a double bunk and now you are eating oysters! I bet I can guess what is going to go on on your boat tonight!' Peter then came back and said, "Make no mistake matey. When the anchor comes up, the libido goes down!!!"
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