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deniseO30 10-07-2007 05:57 PM

Gentlemen... your most embarassing sailing moment if you please.
 
tick for tack! Touche' OK guys don't all pipe in at once! :p

SanderO 10-07-2007 06:07 PM

When I first got the boat I was sailing in the famous Race out by Fishers Island. There were about 20 small boats with guys fishing. I assumed that they were NOT anchored although the depth there might have been in the 20' range.

So I sailed skilllfully right through the lot and snagged one guys anchor line. Boy you shoulda seen his face as he began following me!

I had to cut his line... take his address and send him money for new ground tackle. WOW that was embarrassing. Luckily no one got hurt and no boats were damaged.

I now stay away from these guys with fishing poles out.. some are drifting and some may be anchored and usually right in some channel or fairway.

my bad

jef
sv shiva

CharlieCobra 10-07-2007 06:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deniseO30 (Post 203455)
tick for tack! Touche' OK guys don't all pipe in at once! :p

Denise, I posted one for the boys too that day, it's called "What's your biggest bonehead move" I'm sure you'll get some funnies here though. Me? I'm busy coming up with new and interesting ways to be embarrased while sailing.

sailingdog 10-07-2007 06:49 PM

We already have a thread on bonehead moves... ;)

retclt 10-07-2007 07:21 PM

Sailing with the girfriend on our Coronado 15 as a teenager in the '70's. Hook into the trapeze standup on the gunnels, lean back, backbuster, the non-sailing girlfriend sails on . . . . . . . with me swimming after. I should have checked the connection.

camaraderie 10-07-2007 08:00 PM

We were chartering on a Hylas 46 in the Virgin Islands and had anchored in a beautiful little bay. I was messing around with friends on deck and slipped and knew I was going overboard so I launched myself further out from the boat so I wouldn't hit anything on the way down. Unfortunately, the side of my head hit the water first and I felt immediate pain in my eardrum. Embarrassed and getting back on board, I thought I had water jammed in my inner ear so I suggested that my wife pour in some hydrogen peroxide to bubble it away. She did so...and it was then I found out I had a punctured ear drum as the hydrogen peroxide ran down through my ear and into my throat!! Owwwwww....I hate it when that happens!!
No more diving that trip!! Twenty years later my friends still re-enact my spectacular dive!

sailingdog 10-07-2007 09:19 PM

Ouch Cam... ouch...

byrondv 10-07-2007 09:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by camaraderie (Post 203500)
I had a punctured ear drum as the hydrogen peroxide ran down through my ear and into my throat!! Owwwwww....I hate it when that happens!!

I could have honestly gone my entire life without realizing that was possible - and been _much_ happier for it.

Ouch. *Shudders*

deniseO30 10-08-2007 02:03 PM

Ok, well duh... I was only trying to create more activity in this forum. thanks for sharing guys!

CharlieCobra 10-08-2007 02:58 PM

That's the reason I went post happy that week too Denise. It does drag on in here on ocassion.


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