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07-11-2012 03:23 PM
AirborneSF
Re: So dumb its funny ... or just sad?

Well all I can say is that (2) of them had good sense, they stayed on the boat with the beer! I hope they hoisted a few as they drifted away, that's 'sense', common or otherwise. .02
07-11-2012 01:42 PM
Merit25lovers
Re: So dumb its funny ... or just sad?

Common sense = at least 1 sailer on the boat and a tether tied from the boat to a flotation device for those in the water (and ALWAYS hold onto that tether!)
06-29-2012 10:37 PM
arknoah
Re: So dumb its funny ... or just sad?

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Originally Posted by travlineasy View Post
As my dearly, departed, pappy used to say "Common sense ain't very damned common these days," and "The average person is well below average."

Cheers,

Gary
Well, at least I know that "all my children are above average...."
06-29-2012 07:36 PM
BubbleheadMd
Re: So dumb its funny ... or just sad?

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Originally Posted by boz86 View Post
I was looking forward to swimming in the bay...maybe not.
Don't give up. You can track the little ba$tards here:

Nettle Tracker
06-29-2012 06:55 PM
SloopJonB
Re: So dumb its funny ... or just sad?

Quote:
Originally Posted by CarbonSink62 View Post
My favorite in this vein:
"Imagine how stupid the average person is; half of them are dumber than that."
Good one! I also like "Remember that 1/2 of all the people you meet have 2 digit IQ's."
06-29-2012 05:40 PM
CarbonSink62
Re: So dumb its funny ... or just sad?

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Originally Posted by travlineasy View Post
"Common sense ain't very damned common these days," and "The average person is well below average."
My favorite in this vein:
"Imagine how stupid the average person is; half of them are dumber than that."
06-26-2012 02:48 PM
LandLocked66c
Re: So dumb its funny ... or just sad?

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Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
When I bought my first boat and I was still eligible for the Youth Darwin Awards I did exactly that - three of us went over the side in a calm with the sails set. No problems but when I mentioned it to an experienced sailor friend at work, he told me about a 70 footer found in the Med - empty, food on the table etc.
They figured people had gone swimming, the last person on board dove in and there was no way to get back on board due to the freeboard.
That'd be a bad way to go... Nothing worse than seeing your boat float away without you...
06-26-2012 02:02 PM
SloopJonB
Re: So dumb its funny ... or just sad?

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Originally Posted by LandLocked66c View Post
Same thing happened to folks on Lake Michigan last year right? Boat drifted away and only the guys dates survived...
When I bought my first boat and I was still eligible for the Youth Darwin Awards I did exactly that - three of us went over the side in a calm with the sails set. No problems but when I mentioned it to an experienced sailor friend at work, he told me about a 70 footer found in the Med - empty, food on the table etc.
They figured people had gone swimming, the last person on board dove in and there was no way to get back on board due to the freeboard.
06-26-2012 01:24 PM
boz86
Re: So dumb its funny ... or just sad?

I was looking forward to swimming in the bay...maybe not.
06-26-2012 01:00 PM
JonEisberg
Re: So dumb its funny ... or just sad?

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Originally Posted by BubbleheadMd View Post
Wow. You just gave me a great tip- Keep a large bottle of vinegar aboard.
Jellyfish stings aside, a gallon jug of white vinegar is one of the most useful things one can have aboard any boat...

from keeping the head hoses sweet, to keeping mildew at bay, to wiping down stainless that won't be seeing a freshwater bath for awhile, the uses of vinegar are limitless, it truly is the Universal Solvent...
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