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One night offshore in a gale on 2a-4a watch I had two giant squid attack me in the cockpit.

Then I remembered that when I'm 'really' seasick, which I was, I sometimes hallucinate, and the two giant squid were the straps that hold up the rolled forward windscreen of the dodger, the straps had come undone in the sea state and were flailing around under the dodger, which I was sitting under, I swear those snaps were definitely eyes though! That was an hour of talking me out of that one that I care not to relive.
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TB definately has a pair of cement shoes in his photo. What else could they possibly be? No reason to think they weren't used. The crabs and crustaceans could clean them out rather quickly.

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Remind me never to go fishing alone with TB.

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One night offshore in a gale on 2a-4a watch I had two giant squid attack me in the cockpit.

Then I remembered that when I'm 'really' seasick, which I was, I sometimes hallucinate, and the two giant squid were the straps that hold up the rolled forward windscreen of the dodger, the straps had come undone in the sea state and were flailing around under the dodger, which I was sitting under, I swear those snaps were definitely eyes though! That was an hour of talking me out of that one that I care not to relive.

Seasick? Sounds more like magic mushrooms to me. Not that I have any personal knowledge of psychotropic drugs.
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Seasick? Sounds more like magic mushrooms to me. Not that I have any personal knowledge of psychotropic drugs.
Ah, the dreaded "peyote watch".

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Want scary????

How about this....one day in May 2007 I met Sailingdog in person!!!!

That's pretty scary...

Nice boots TB....how'd you got rid of the father in law again??
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Looks like the sharks got the body that those shoes were supposed to be attached to.

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Hey, how come hoffalives hasn't commented here?
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because TB found his boots!

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On a cruise in the Med off the coast of France, with no wind, we were motoring along on a sea of glass, when we came upon a one-liter bottle that had contained mineral water. I decided to pick it up just to be a good marine citizen, but found it had a light nylon line attached to it. At the other end of the line there was something heavy. I started to put it on the winch to bring up the mystery object, when the skipper came along and removed the line from the winch, threw the bottle into the water.

"What did you do that for? I wanted to see what was on the other end?" I objected.

He told me he had a pretty good idea what might be on the other end [drug drop] and he had no idea who was watching with binoculars, and we got the hell out of there.

That is scary!
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