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Talking Why we Turks don't cruise around the world...

Well, there are many reasons... Piri Reis, Hizir Reis, and many other Turkish captains traveled the 7 seas...

As I was wondering, I came up with certain reasons...

There will be no female aboard. We still get superstitious about boats and females on board. So, traveling around the world for months would be really problematic for crewmen… No women to impress? Really hard to get a crew for that…
The crewmen would stack up cartons of cigarettes instead of food…
The crewmen would be busy playing backgammon instead of attending the sails… And, once they lose the one of the only dice pair on board, there would be a fight…
Even though there is limited space on board, the crew members would attempt to carry live stock for food…
The crew would finish fresh water taking baths at the first day off the dock…
There would be a fire from unattended cigarette bums…
The crew would try to remove all emergency equipment to stack up more food on board…
The crew members would try to go below deck to change every time they get wet…
The ship would lose a crewmember at every dock to a female… The rest of the crew would jump off the ship once they arrived to the USA…

Of course those are all funny stories that I came up with…. Have fun, but don’t have too much fun…
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So, as far as Turks are concerned the livestock on board suffice for the lack of women?

If the whole crew is going to emigrate to the USA, don't come at Thanksgiving, it could be dangerous!
According to the US Dept of Agriculture more than 45 million Turkeys are cooked and eaten in the U.S. at Thanksgiving. American per capita consumption of Turkeys has soared from 8.3 pounds in 1975 to 18.5 pounds last year. Last year, 2.7 billion pounds of Turkey was eaten in the United States.
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I suppose the consolation is that Turkey now has some great marinas and relatively inexpensive coastline...so the sailing world comes to Turkey. If they get the bloody pirates out of the Red Sea, I'll visit one day, too...and maybe do the EMYR (great name, by the way!)
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