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Read the book - he lost everything in a hurricane, including his Primus and matches. Things became so desparate, he resorted to eating seabirds raw - and alive, which were caught with a makeshift harpoon.
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UGH... I would do it if I had too, but the thought of eating a raw rat is really disgusting... raw seabirds isn't as bad...but I would definitely kill them first.
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Meat eating birds taste really bad. Don't ask how I know this but, its first hand knowledge. Grazers are much more tasty.

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Rev - what about Greers Ferry Lake? Or across to Illinois and Caryle Lake?
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Free, is the heart, that lives not, in fear.
Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
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Thanks, but I live right near the center of MO (~1 hr from Ozark) which makes both those a bit of a drive. Have a friend who lives in St Looney who just started racing on Carlyle, have to see... Closer to home are Truman, Stockton and Pomme de Terre (no, really, "potato lake" - gotta love it ). midwestsailing.com is a great resource, just need to build the boat (two actually, I'm pretty sure the first will sink), buy a bigger hickup truck, and .... hey that's all! (all? )
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"... the only matter of consequence before me is what I will do with my alloted time. I can remain on shore, paralyzed with fear, or I can raise my sails and dip and soar in the breeze." - Richard Bode, First you have to row a little boat (pg. 94)
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Ahhhh......well, I have to admit, one of the longest seeming drives I ever made was from just south of St Louis to Tulsa. Only six hours but I thought I'd never get out of Missouri.
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tdw, could you elaborate on what it was like with the cat aboard? I have a young one that I've had for a few months. While I won't be going anywhere out of the Chesapeake anytime soon, in a couple of years we will be doing some extensive cruising. I have already planned to keep my eyes on her behavior while living aboard and the bay trips I'll be taking with her. If you prefer, you can PM your experience with it to me.

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The cat was pretty cool overall, once she got over the sea sickness which for her was only ever the first hour or so at sea. Harder for the dog cos when the cat was out of sorts she always used to go to the dog for comfort. Freaked the dog out completely. Cat also had the rather unsettling habit of leaping out on deck in heavy weather then bitching about the wet fur. Go figure. I've PMed you the unexpurgated version.
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RIGHT ON...I was working on the air leaks..in my fuel system.. I'm down to my last leak..believe an 0 ring in fuel line fitting between Racor and fuel feed pump....well anyway..went over to resident diesel mechanic's shop in marina to buy some 5/16" fuel line...He had a news clipping hanging...I think dated 1999 it said

"From the Rich...Be Optimistic.."

I thouht to myself what a great quote..."If you want to travel first class..Be optimistic....."Tomorrow that Volvo MD3B..will be purring like a kitten.
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T34C & sailingdog- let's not forget the wombatapult (though i don't know it's effective range)
Range is variable. Depends on the age and sex of the intended projectile. Apparently certain breeds of dog work better than Wombats due to their smooth coats and bullet heads.
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But wombats are closer to being round... and make much better projectiles. After all, we're trying to strike fear into their hearts... and a wombat is just so much more intimidating...
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
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