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At the risk of hijacking the thread - I think a similarity to the anchor ball in its lack of use and the ignorance regarding it is the steaming cone. Anybody have one / use one / ever seen one / know what it is?

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Don't you display the Steaming Cone when you are cooking vegetables?
Nope don't have one, don't use one, don't display the anchor ball either and have never found the need to. Local Authorities with jurisdiction here do not seem to enforce it, and I don't care much for vegetables.

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At the risk of hijacking the thread - I think a similarity to the anchor ball in its lack of use and the ignorance regarding it is the steaming cone. Anybody have one / use one / ever seen one / know what it is?
We have one.

We normally only use it when we are motoring with the mainsail up for extended periods out on the Bay. I confess that for quick jaunts under power, we rarely hoist it.

I gave steaming cones to some of our buddy boats a few years ago, sort of as a joke to rib them for how much they motor around.


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We don't hoist it all the time, but in tight areas with lots of powerboats, we usually do.
Thanks, JRP!

I've seen shapes on the commercial boats and even those are usually tucked amongst a whole lot of other stuff so that they're hard to distinguish from antenna, dishes, etc. etc. What percentage of rec. boaters would you say actually show day shapes? I'd say 1%.

I've always thought that I ought to have and show day shapes, being that I aspire to be a right sailorman, but like somebody else mentioned, I doubt that other boaters would even know what it was. Also, it's one more thing to cram in a cockpit locker. Besides, I just got around to hoisting my radar reflector!

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BTW, JRP, your boat is a beauty.
Thank you!

Of course, credit goes to Bill Crealock.


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