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Re: i worry too much

I stir my coffee counter clockwise and pass the bottle to the left.

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I stir my coffee counter clockwise and pass the bottle to the left.
Ah, Widdershins!
Whether stirring cake batter or martinis, one should always stir Widdershins, preferably 17 times for luck.
As for other purposes, always pass the dutchie on the left hand side.


Well now, for those here who can "Box the Compass", can you do it Widdershins? Start with North, and proceed counter clockwise.


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Re: i worry too much

First of all, I would not phrase it "I worry too much". I would phrase it that "I am thoughtful about the details", which is a good thing since vigilance is the price of safety. But to answer your question.

I generally sleep with my head where there is the least relative amount of motion. The pitch axis of most boats is approximately where their center of their keels are located, and so I sleep with my head aft of my feet when I am sleeping forward, and my feet aft of my head when sleeping aft. That said, many boats are laid out where they only have a suitable bulkhead that can serve as a headboard at one end of the berth and since I like to sit up an read, and since I hate having to pick up pillows from the deck, In those cases, at least at anchor, I sleep with my head against the end with the headboard.

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I've slept head to stern with my girlfriend. But prefer her bow.
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Re: i worry too much

Feet to bow so if you hit something when underway you don't snap your neck when your noggin slams into the bulkhead. When anchored or berthed, personal preference.

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In quarter berth feet aft. Easiest and fastest to get in and out.
In saloon usually feet aft so I can see companion way. Also easier a more pleasant for someone to shake my feet to wake me for my watch or if I'm needed.
In forward queen also feet aft because lights , headboard and berth set up that way


Btw try not to hit things underway
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I'm still trying to figure out what the sleep direction has to do with worry
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Re: i worry too much

Did you know that golden retriever's tails wag in a clockwise direction when they are North of the equator?

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"...try not to hit things underway."

You can get the same effect falling
off a big wave into a trough. I'd
never sleep with my head forward.
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