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This is a great (and timeless) thread. As Smack has pointed out, it's surely to be considered a Sailnet classic for years to come.

In my view, though, I think the topic could also be considered as a matter of boat anchoring safety. After a great day of sailing and then settling into the anchorage (typically later in the afternoon for us), any prudent skipper wants to be sure the anchor is properly set prior to escorting the Admiral to a well-deserved dinner ashore (and particularly so if a "boat drink" or two is involved upon arrival). As such, the 'v-berth method' of testing anchor security has always been my personal preference to ensure that all is secure.

If the breeze/chop picks up, it’s nice having the confidence that there is no need for concern. Depending upon the weather forecast (and other related factors, like what specific attire the Admiral chose as the uniform of the day, for instance), an extended period of testing may be in order.

Afterwards, a dinner ashore can now be fully enjoyed with the assurance that all is well in numerous dimensions (with the movie as an optional additional step for those so inclined).

It's worth noting that additional anchor testing upon return never hurts either (again, we always endeavor to follow the sound nautical principle of 'safety first').

I’m oh so happy to say we very rarely have a problem with a dragging anchor!
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Well now that I know it's actually a matter of boating safety to test out the anchor in this way, I'll have to make a priority of finding a floppy-haired sailor to assist me with this critical task. Purely for safety purposes, of course!

[Dave: Thanks for checking out the blog. I'm friends with some of the local SailNetters; we keep Back Creek hopping. Hopefully no floppy hats... it's all about floppy hair for me. ]
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It is important to have enough scope! Remember 7:1 length to depth to stay firmly anchored!
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... Hopefully no floppy hats... it's all about floppy hair for me. ]
You know what this means? You'll have to petition Sailnet for a larger inbox as you're about to receive 100 'pick me PMs'.

It's simply unfair to use the power of the fairer sex against unarmed floppy hat sailors.

Play fair Captain
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I thought all's fair in love and sailing... But I'll keep my eye out for all those crew applications...
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This is the best argument against having electricity on a boat - no dvd's, computers, video games, etc.

When there's nothing else to do on a boat and boredom sets in ...

Make sure your lady isn't sea sick all the time or you might end up with some extra crew in 9 months ...

What are you pretending not to know ?

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. ...Make sure your lady isn't sea sick all the time or you might end up with some extra crew in 9 months ...
Windy, some of us have already had our love child. I'm thinking more along the lines of an enchanted evening

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I thought all's fair in love and sailing... But I'll keep my eye out for all those crew applications...
I hear video resumes are all the rage these days
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wind_magic: That's exactly why there are lots of new babies 9 months after hurricanes and big winter storms! But would people really rather watch TV? Not me! If so, I'm definitely with the wrong guy.

RealST: Wow, video resumes?! I have a feeling those could be really good, or painfully awful.
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I could add a few stories about fun afloat, but suffice to say there's just something about being on the water with someone you like a lot.

One thing I really like about boats is that for some reason a lot of women lose all modesty once they step aboard. It can be a truly beautiful thing, even if you're in the look but no touch zone.

Edit to add: OK, I can't resist. There is nothing, truly nothing, like sex in a mayan hammock on the foredeck....or having her boat's tiller in your hand while she's got your tiller.......or like the look on your gf's face when her mother, who is also a live aboard, starts going on about how she likes one particular boat because it has great "v-berth leverage" on the ceiling. Lastly, there's nothing like the need to be extra extra quiet because the whole boat is full of family while you're both in the aft cabin and in the mood. It adds that special "sneaking around" factor.

Boat sex is great!

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