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Makes you wonder what is under the mast

An old nautical tradition is to put coins under the mast for luck. I am betting there will be a nice find there.

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Sailing on The Central Chesapeake Bay, West River, MD on my Catalina 27, Aelous II with my wife and friends.
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BTW, the coins should be silver, not gold, not copper... The reason for the coins was to pay Charon, the ferryman on the river Styx, should the boat be lost at sea. Charon, by tradition in mythology, only accepts silver as fare payment for passage across the Styx.

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I'm glad to know that. I will remove the gold ones I put there and replace with silver. Many thanks
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I should probably inspect those gold coins for you...make sure they're not cursed....
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I'm glad to know that. I will remove the gold ones I put there and replace with silver. Many thanks

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No bother, there is some guy on TV that wants me to send in all my gold and then he will send me the money HE thinks its worth!! What a deal!!
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Tis the season when it's better to give then receive. Feel free to send gold to J.C. Smith C/O .........hahahaha
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Just want to take a moment & wish everyone at sailnet a happy new year & thank everyone that stepped up to the plate & lifted my spirits with well intended advice & kind sentiments . This morning I was up & had a coat of paint on the forward bulkhead before the sun was up & intend on spending no time today dealing with shoe clerk lawyers . venomous ex-wives , judges who think that because lady justice is blindfolded they can do as they please or with anyone for that matter that is not uplifting in their spirit & productive . Running away on the Skipjack has made those options possible & the help I received here at sailnet made my escape possible . Thanks everyone . Hmmmm......I painted the bulkhead orange . Is that a good idea ???
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Good Morning Cap'n,

Happy New Year back at you. Glad to hear things are going well for you.

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Thanks John . When anyone addresses me as Capt'n or young man.....I puff up & stand a little taller the rest of the day .
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Old wooden boat guys have to stand together don't ya know!

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