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Port Red Leftwing - Easy.

Memo to Alfa - Don't be a complete dick son. There are already enough demented souls out there, we don't need another. When someone finally has the decency to throttle the current mad bitch then you can have your turn. In the meantime acknowledge you were wrong. Petulance is unbecoming.
ROFLMAO... Might be a long, long wait....

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Your crew has "rights"? You better reconsider that one, son. You start granting your crew rights and the only sailing destinations you'll be seeking will be antique shops. While you're out spreading coco-bean mulch, the rest of us will be out sailing. You keep them crew rights over on the western shores of Lake Michigan. "Rights", well I never.....

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I use red on my port tall tales and green on the starboard.
I was wondering if somehow I'd missed a bit of nautical jargon, and was about to ask what those where, when it hit me: You mean tell-tales (or telltales). The little bits of yarn or whatever on the sails, to help tell when they're flying right, right?

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ROFLMAO... Might be a long, long wait....
Hey Maingy Wombat,

I think alot of us have put a block on her, it is soooooooo quiet. But then womats are known for their lack of b.....b.....b.......hearing

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Hey Maingy Wombat,

I think alot of us have put a block on her, it is soooooooo quiet. But then womats are known for their lack of b.....b.....b.......hearing
Maingy ? Aww man that's cruel. (and poorly spelt)

I blocked her some time last week . Presumably she is but suffering from the dreaded mad cows disease.

Eff her. Lifes too short to mess around with morons like that.

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Well said, my fuzzy marsupial friend.. And I think you've insulted mad cows...

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Maingy ? Aww man that's cruel. (and poorly spelt)

I blocked her some time last week . Presumably she is but suffering from the dreaded mad cows disease.

Eff her. Lifes too short to mess around with morons like that.
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I always forget on how to remember what side is what, I do know Port is the left side of the boat. How do all of you remember this, what about another boat that is headed toward you who has the right of way? I was told if the sails are on the left side (port side) then you are on a starboard tack? Is this true what are some tricks to remember this?
Well you certainly got a nice long series of opinions on the derivation of the words which will almost certainly be the first thing that goes through your mind as another sailboat bears down on you. ;-)

Anyway, I was taught and use the memory aid "POW's have no Rights" to help me remember who is burdened and who is the stand on vessel between sailboats while under sail.

POW stands for Port, Overtaking and Windward. If you are on a Port tack you have to give way to a boat on a starboard tack. Port tack sux is another way to remember that one. If you are overtaking another sailboat, you have to avoid him. He should maintain his course, but this doesn't always happen and you still have to avoid them. Finally, if two sailboats are converging on the same tack, the windward boat must avoid the leeward boat. POW's have no rights.
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Wow , that was a fun read.
Been gone for the weekend, just got back and was immediatley entertained by yous guys.
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The reason Starboard is called that is because on older sailing vessel, that predated having a tiller, they used a steering oar to steer the boat. The steering oar or steering board was kept on the right-hand side of the ship, which meant that the dock was most easily accessed if it was on the left side of the ship. The left side eventually became known as port—where the dock and port was, and the right was starboard, where the steering board or st'ar board was.

Another way to remember it is that you're on a boat, sailing across the water, you left port...

You're right about "eventually". Why was it called "larboard" for so many years? Sure to confuse a sailor on a noisy night.

And, as a prankster once told me, "always remember"...

"Red is Green, and Port is Starboard" ;-)
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