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I thought us sailors were plenty superstitious. One I hear often is never start a cruise on a Friday. Bad luck it is.
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Skip Henderson has a good song about what happens when you set sail on a Friday, its called The Mermaid. Sailors Consolation is also a very good song.
This link has a good 2min. sample of his songs in the column on the left,
http://cdbaby.com/cd/skiphenderson/from/mhn
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Here's a list of Pirate superstitions from around the world. My favorite:

"Many seamen believe that it is unlucky to have a dead body aboard ship. A corpse should be buried at sea as soon after death as possible, but never parallel to the line joining the bow and stern of the ship."

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Never kill an Albatross here's what happened to one hapless sailor who did http://www.wonko.info/albatross/default.htm
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Figureheads:Sailors have always regarded the naked body of a woman as a luck-bringer, whether in reality or in the form of an effigy.

a naked women on bored is always a good thing!

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Two guaranteed to bring bad luck to a ship: whistling and failure to pay your bill with the madam. Another case of, "don't ask me how I know".

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I have been trying to figure out why I can only catch catfish. Wheather I use bait, left overs, lures, a bobber, does not matter, all I can land is cat fish.
It could be that you're fishing too close to the bottom.
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Never sleep with a mermaid. While you'll notice a fishy odour, they have none of the usual docking arrangements.
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......naked women on bored is always a good thing!
If she's naked and bored, that's not a good thing. She might be thinking "Green. He should paint the ceiling green."
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Know of a few mariners that believed that a black suitcase carried aboard the ship was bad luck
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Red sky at night sailors delight, red sky in the morning, sailors be warned
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