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Flattering thought, S-dog, but you guys have never seen me - that's the internet for you - I could weigh 400 lbs, have lots of body hair, and smell bad enough to keep the flies away!

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LOL, Given that description, the reality must be an improvement.

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Flattering thought, S-dog, but you guys have never seen me - that's the internet for you - I could weigh 400 lbs, have lots of body hair, and smell bad enough to keep the flies away!
Don't be silly. All women on sailnet are smoking hot, and all guys have rippling abs with 1% bodyfat.

It is somewhat shocking that we can have a gathering of such amazingly good looking people in one place. It seems unlikely that we would all just happen to be this darn good looking, so I imagine it has something to do with water or wind exposure. Perhaps long term wind and water exposure destroys ugly genes.
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Interesting theory but I think it has something to do with SailNet itself. Otherwise, how could you explain that not only are we all stunning physical specimens, but our boats never grow barnacles on the hulls, all our gear always works, and all our passages are downwind?
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Splice lines and sew

are a couple of things I do besides writing. Is rope work a lost art also? I really like making things out of ropes and doing splices like chain to rode, bell ropes, dock lines. Sewing projects for boat are another way to pass time. Lee cloths, handrail covers sail covers, and the list goes on and on. Time flys with these projects.

Oh I do read alot. Those daggum books got me into rope work and sewing.

As writing goes my latest piece is in Lattitudes and Attitudes, about my sailing bud Harry Heckel. It is in the Floatsum section. October 2006 issue.

Give rope a try it really relaxing and you could even end up with a kewl ships wheel covered with nots, or is it knots.

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When I was working offshore, a lot, I would go on a boat for weeks, or months at a time. In addition to reading, of course, I learned how to make hammocks. I would find a good spot on the boat, and take a good spool of nylon, (cod-end twine sometimes) and custom make a hammock for that spot. I always left them on the boats. A few times I ran across the same boats later, and a couple times I noticed with a smile my hammock still where I made it.

If I could find a good straight green sapling, the right size for a walking stick, I would whittle it into all kinds of designs. Very relaxing, sitting in my hammock whittling. Usually someone would ask me about the walking stick, and I usually ended up giving that away, too. made some nice ones.
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Weather forecasting, listening to NMN and Herb occupy many hours. Fishing, cooking, and eating keep us busy also.
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Enjoying the peace and quiet of night watches.

But then again I've never sailed with anyone I'd want to watch get rid of their tan lines!
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try this; it works every time- almost...

we used to have relatives and some friends try to get us to take them on a 4-5 day cruise with us. Hard to do on a small boat so I would say, "you know we sail naked don't you???" Haven't had many requests since...
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I wouldn't take anyone on a small sailboat for 4-5 day cruise...which seems to imply that they'd be passengers...if you're on my sailboat for more than a day, you'd better be helping sail it...or you're going to learn how to swim...

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