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deniseO30 04-28-2009 09:01 PM

sailing braless!
 
yes or no? for me it's no. unless i'm close to port and have guests other then women.

artbyjody 04-28-2009 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by deniseO30 (Post 480986)
yes or no? for me it's no. unless i'm close to port and have guests other then women.

To quote Sa users' No pics ' whatever... breasts are subjective to loose sailing laws (see smackdaddy posts)

Melrna 04-29-2009 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by deniseO30 (Post 480986)
yes or no? for me it's no. unless i'm close to port and have guests other then women.

Same here

smackdaddy 04-29-2009 06:06 PM

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Finally - a thread I can understand! Denise - you do know how to title a thread, eh? Instant classic I'd say.

BTW - I sail "without" myself.

alwheeler98 04-29-2009 06:10 PM

My girls require support. :)

Ahh gravity...both a friend and an enemy...

Writerhall 04-29-2009 11:08 PM

For me it's a 'no' - and I'm 58 and barely go out to get my mail without 'support.' But on the boat? No.

deniseO30 04-29-2009 11:09 PM

I often think of the scene in the old movie "flash dance" where the girl removes her bra from under her sweat shirt very casually while in front of her love interest, most definitely a useful method for undergarment removal!

WinterRiver 04-30-2009 12:03 AM

Counterintuitively, when it's hot out, it's yes. Wearing a light wicking sports bra is way cooler and more comfortable than sweating without. They dry quickly after being soaked too, faster than many bathing suits.

I remember the Flashdance scene. I think most women are good at that move, but many guys didn't know about it until then.

jackdale 04-30-2009 12:38 AM

A female crew member got tagged on the nipple by a flailing line while bra-less. A bra or swim top was always worn after that.

Writerhall 04-30-2009 09:29 PM

I read a mystery novel once where the captured woman surreptitiously dug out the wire in her underwire bra to stab the bad guy with.

alwheeler98 04-30-2009 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Writerhall (Post 481808)
I read a mystery novel once where the captured woman surreptitiously dug out the wire in her underwire bra to stab the bad guy with.

Hmmm...another good reason, you never know what can happen on the high seas.

Maybe "Dead Calm" would have been a shorter movie...if only for an underwire.

Mimsy 05-01-2009 09:19 AM

My bras are so padded they qualify as a PFD. No free range here, I hate being called "sir".

sailingdog 05-01-2009 09:36 AM

LOL... you and my wife would have gotten along quite well... :)

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Originally Posted by Mimsy (Post 481915)
My bras are so padded they qualify as a PFD. No free range here, I hate being called "sir".




KeelHaulin 05-02-2009 02:51 AM

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Originally Posted by jackdale (Post 481472)
A female crew member got tagged on the nipple by a flailing line while bra-less.

That brings a whole new meaning to the term 'flogging'!! :laugher

eryka 05-02-2009 11:34 AM

Ugh, none for me if I can avoid it. They leave such horrible tan lines! :D

But seriously, I agree with the previous poster that it can sometimes be cooler with than without.

Writerhall 05-02-2009 12:14 PM

For me - I'm not talking shirtless, I'm talking bra-less. For hot days I usually find a thin, white cotton tee-shirt to be the coolest choice.

Dutch1951 05-02-2009 12:37 PM

It may help reduce boat yard costs.......... just sayin.

Saildoggie 05-02-2009 10:30 PM

Reminds me of a discussion on another board concerning sailing with fenders or bumpers out, we comfirmed that fenders no, but sailing with "bumpers" out was just fine!:D

sailingdog 05-03-2009 10:57 AM

Just be aware that cotton shirts, especially wet ones... provide little or no UV protection, and a really nasty sunburn can be the result. :
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Originally Posted by Writerhall (Post 482204)
For me - I'm not talking shirtless, I'm talking bra-less. For hot days I usually find a thin, white cotton tee-shirt to be the coolest choice.




msl 05-03-2009 11:08 AM

Sailing basics while at sea - "stow loose equipment". That goes for everybody and everything.

mtboat 05-03-2009 11:11 AM

In the whitewater river guide business, I had a hard and fast rule. No bra s in the boat. It is a hazard. When someone hits the cold water, they could have a diaphram spasm. I think a restriction around the thoracic area could hinder resperations. Worked every time!

Allanbc 05-04-2009 07:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Writerhall (Post 481808)
I read a mystery novel once where the captured woman surreptitiously dug out the wire in her underwire bra to stab the bad guy with.

Be careful when wearing an underwire bra because it can actually throw off the compass. :eek:

I was on an archaeological project and we were mapping with a Brunton compass on a tripod. To read the compass you had to lean over the compass to look straight down on it. One girl on the project could never get the same reading as everyone else. We finally figured out the underwire in her bra was magnetic and throwing off the compass!

While I'm dishing out public service announcements, I was on another project and showing an archaeologist how to use a sighting compass. She couldn't get the proper reading either. It turned out that the piercing in her eyebrow was magnetic and throwing off the sighting compass.

bwalker42 05-06-2009 10:37 PM

Actually I prefer sportsbra's
they give all the support
and much more
Freeeeeeedom!!

zz4gta 05-13-2009 04:55 PM

This thread is useless without pics.

smackdaddy 05-13-2009 05:04 PM

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+1.

Sincerely,

Sailing Boxerless

blt2ski 05-13-2009 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy (Post 485607)
+1.

Sincerely,

Sailing Boxerless


WAYWAYWAY TMI!!!!!!

3 women in my life, ie wife and daughters. would not last long with out!

J36ZT 05-13-2009 09:48 PM

On a close subject...

I've found women crew prefer inflatable PFDs. I asked one time why. The reply was they were more female anatomy "friendly." I carry two inflatable PFDs and, when handing out PFDs prior to sailing, make sure they go to the women onboard first.

As far as the bra question, I'd think a sports bra would be best. Sailing is, after all, a "Sport" ... isn't it? However, as a guy, no bra also works just as well on my boat.

I hadn't thought about an underwire messing with a compass. I guess any metal in clothing with a potential ferous content could do it. Thanks for the tip.

Skipper, J/36 "Zero Tolerance"

deniseO30 05-14-2009 12:48 PM

could be a new line of "marine" gear! Marine undewire bras!

chucklesR 05-14-2009 04:05 PM

My boat has two rules

1) no bra's on board
2) It's more about attitude than attire.

I kid you knot, ask the Admiral (MMR).

sailhog 06-02-2009 03:20 PM

I don't visit Hersailnet, simply because I figured it would be a bunch of women discussing their favorite Helen Reddy lyrics. Then I come across this thread... and I am totally blown away. Well done!

deniseO30 06-02-2009 04:10 PM

Delta Dawn...Hear me roar!

LarryandSusanMacDonald 06-02-2009 04:41 PM

On Kanau the rule is BOAT SHOES ONLY. Boat bras, boat panties, boat hats, boat skirts, boat blouses I suppose might be okay - but they don't seem to be sold anywhere. So we just do without - saves on laundry, makes the voyage much more interesting, and hey, :chaserour choice of anchorages!

Alright, I confess we put stuff back on when we're within eyeshot of others - but on board it's usually just the two of us, and we've got a bimini that covers the whole cockpit to keep the sun off the more tender regions. We hate those pesky tan lines.

I can't believe there are so many conservative sailors. Wind is free, sunshine is free. And I have always felt that if God intended us to be naked we would have been born that way.:laugher

WouldaShoulda 06-02-2009 04:46 PM

I don't know...

One of those things may come in handy one day!!

http://www.gasolinealleyantiques.com...hibit-raft.JPG

scottyt 06-02-2009 10:13 PM

well i must say i need to visit the female section of this site more often :eek: ( i hearby rename this smilely eyes wide open )

as for my wife, she goes with out

SailorSaturn 06-03-2009 12:37 AM

We grew up in the 60s and 70s, they were burned long ago.

sailhog 06-03-2009 08:04 AM

This thread just keeps getting better and better...

deniseO30 06-03-2009 08:50 AM

Voyers? Not on sailnet! giggle

saildork 06-03-2009 09:01 AM

See what you started here, Denise? Geez Louise, what next?:rolleyes:

sailhog 06-03-2009 09:12 AM

Hey Denise,
I'm working on a manual on how to store paper clips at the office. Some people keep them in a small box in their desk, while other people like to put them in a decorative bowl. Other people just leave them in the desk drawer! Anyway, long story short, my paper clip storage manual is about 300 or so pages right now and frankly, some of the feedback I"ve gotten suggests that it's a bit.... boring. Seeing how you're a marketing genius, I thought I'd ask you how I might spice it up a bit. Any suggestions?

bwalker42 06-03-2009 10:10 AM

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Originally Posted by LarryandSusanMacDonald (Post 491767)
On Kanau the rule is BOAT SHOES ONLY. Boat bras, boat panties, boat hats, boat skirts, boat blouses I suppose might be okay - but they don't seem to be sold anywhere. So we just do without - saves on laundry, makes the voyage much more interesting, and hey, :chaserour choice of anchorages!

Alright, I confess we put stuff back on when we're within eyeshot of others - but on board it's usually just the two of us, and we've got a bimini that covers the whole cockpit to keep the sun off the more tender regions. We hate those pesky tan lines.

I can't believe there are so many conservative sailors. Wind is free, sunshine is free. And I have always felt that if God intended us to be naked we would have been born that way.:laugher



I certainly understand!!!!!


deniseO30 06-03-2009 02:44 PM

rusty under wires for sale? smile

Pyewacket2 06-07-2009 06:01 PM

hmm, interesting technical conversation. I join the "gravity is not my friend" crowd, but neither are underwires. Sports bra or bathing suit top. :cool: how about thongs?

sailingmum 06-08-2009 11:40 PM

3 prs of thongs take up very little room !

deniseO30 06-09-2009 10:23 AM

I hate thongs. Gimmie good ole cotton the fabric of my life! "HanesHerWay"

jkimberly 06-09-2009 10:39 AM

Tried to get the Admiral to give up hers for the sake of sailing - I wanted to use it for a Spinaker but couldn't cuz the underwires kept getting tangled on the pole during hoists. Tried to rig it as an Asym but ran afoul of the Rules commitee.

Ended up using it as a drogue during harsh weather, works pretty well for that!

WanderingStar 07-06-2009 11:59 AM

Jane thought I should report that she went the whole weekend bra-less on board. In fact Sunday she wore only boxers and a sweatshirt.

Yamsailor 07-08-2009 10:10 PM

I love this forum topic--if I was only 20 again...:)

mgmhead 07-09-2009 03:53 PM

Aw-Geeez, still no photos. :worthless:

drobarge 07-10-2009 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by WanderingStar (Post 502984)
Jane thought I should report that she went the whole weekend bra-less on board. In fact Sunday she wore only boxers and a sweatshirt.

oh the sweet picture that brings to mind...say hi for me

ianhlnd 07-11-2009 06:00 PM

Sailing without a bra?

Gotta be an east coast question and something which I'm sure predominates many discusions around the cockpit at shift change.

In what little experience I've had, it has been how to get the girls to keep their shirts on, bras never came into the discussion, none wore any.

I did make it a point though to personally apply the sun lotion and sun block, with a close inspection afterward. Health concerns are a priority on the Blythe Spirit, and I don't want any sun burned crew.

I remember one girl coming from Bahia Concepcion to Santa Rosalia on the E. coast of Baja who . . . .but that's another story for another thread.

camaraderie 07-11-2009 11:27 PM

Hey Ian...it's nice of you to drop in every six months or so to check our braless women out!! :D You USED to be a supplier!! :D :D

How ya been? What are you up to these days?

ianhlnd 07-12-2009 12:01 AM

Hey Cam,

Cruisin' Been up and down the mexican coast so many times the harbor captains have an open file on me. The boat's in Huatulco up a canal with twenty lines holding it in place. Im in Zihuatanejo cooling my jets til after the hurricane season. Haven't had a lot of internet service where i've been, then I lost my password and logged in under another user name (since deleted).

I'll be heading for Costa Rica in the Fall, then Panama, over to Florida and up the intercoastal. Sure would like to work the Med in there somewhere. I've got 3 books pending plus a collection of short stories. Other than that, just hangin' out and chillin'. Talkin' about braless, I just posted one to my gallery or is that gal-a-day?

Glad to see you're still around,

Ian

camaraderie 07-12-2009 01:44 PM

Glad to know all is well...check out the place in my signature...a lot of the "old timers" are there and "off topic" is unmoderated. Good luck with the writing ... maybe we'll catch ya when ya turn the corner on the east coast!

ODaySundance 07-21-2009 05:51 AM

No support makes for interesting times with a winch handle.

St Anna 07-21-2009 06:03 AM

Is this thread short for SAILING BRAinLESS. I live like that !
& O'DaySundance - are you talking about a Winch or a Wench ( those Kiwis have trouble pronouncing the difference)

SailorPam 07-21-2009 04:12 PM

Upon boarding:
1 - Remove & Stow shoes.
2 - Remove & Fling bra.
3 - Open hatches.

Simple. No bra, no panties, no problems.

St Anna 07-21-2009 04:23 PM

mmmm, sorry, I'm stuttering.

smackdaddy 07-21-2009 05:01 PM

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No bra, no panties, no problems.

Pam - this is the quote of the year.

blt2ski 07-21-2009 06:49 PM

Sorry Pam,

No pics, did not happen!

So smack, it can not be the quote of the year!:B

Marty

SailorPam 07-21-2009 07:47 PM

Okay Marty. But with a variation on the theme:

No leash, no collar, no problems.

http://www.sailblogs.com/member/chap...037&pid=110320

blt2ski 07-21-2009 08:09 PM

hmmmmmmmm.........

Maybe those will work, only cause they were loaded on my b-day!......hmmmmmmm............

smackdaddy 07-21-2009 08:33 PM

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Dude, EVERYONE was loaded on your b-day.

blt2ski 07-21-2009 11:25 PM

We were?!?!?!?!?! dang it! I fergetted too! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.......

sarafinadh 07-28-2009 08:09 PM

ok, you all remember... high beams DO NOT constitute replacements for running lights...

zeehag 08-11-2009 06:07 PM

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i only wear a hanes or fruit of the loom cotton wife beater shirt on board while sailing if i can help it....nothing else. if there is any flop or ye kin sit on them, stow them lol..otherwise--whatever is comfy works best......and i donot sail in harbors or within sight of coast---lol--while i live on board in a harbor, i wear clothing like a normal human ...LOL

sailhog 08-11-2009 06:45 PM

Sure would be nice if there were some pictures to go along with this thread.

deniseO30 08-11-2009 09:55 PM

here yah go (just the reverse for you baby boomer guys)

1950s Underwear Girdles, Bras and Corselettes - Fashion Glamour History

zeehag 08-11-2009 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by deniseO30 (Post 513073)
here yah go (just the reverse for you baby boomer guys)

1950s Underwear Girdles, Bras and Corselettes - Fashion Glamour History

my brother used to ogle the sears catalogue .. lol

NICHOLSON58 12-28-2009 03:32 PM

I just like having the ladies on board. The more capable, the better. We campaigned a Heritage One-Ton to third place boat of the year on Lake Erie with a mixed crew. Everyone did everything on that boat and I had total confidence in all of the crew.

deniseO30 12-28-2009 03:55 PM

Oh the fun it is when a bunch of ladies with no boating experiance at all!
One time we've had a few small dock parties with lady friends and some were wearing heels! a couple of times we took the boat our for a short cruise too. But it's all worked out with no mishaps even though we didn't really sail. Stink potters always slow down for a boat load of womyn! No I don't allow dancing on the bow... really! ;) Some of the girls are pretty good at doing a boat to boat margarita transfer too!

Adax 04-24-2010 10:48 AM

Great thread ! No practical experience yet but I would imagine without would be my style as I hate the thing with a passion.

Passing Margaritas? Now there is an idea. Something I can train for already....:laugher

kumgang 04-24-2010 11:43 AM

Nice to know Adax...hahah

2Gringos 04-24-2010 02:49 PM

Well, I ONLY wear my bra when I am on the boat. And far enough out of the harbor to be sure the other guys can't see me.

xxuxx 05-20-2010 07:12 AM

Braless?...........
 
On our boat, if we are way out from shore, we sail NUDE! It's really fun and feels so different. (Remember: our boat is all women)!

bljones 05-20-2010 07:44 AM

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Originally Posted by xxuxx (Post 605417)
we sail NUDE! It's really fun and feels so different. (Remember: our boat is all women)!

Except for that one guy in the UPS uniform, who dropped by to deliver a package....
Chicka bow, chicka bow bow....

remetau 05-20-2010 07:44 AM

Our boat is always clothing optional, and we carry lots of sunscreen.

Breasts are designed to be self supporting if they are allowed to be. Bra Free - Bras and Breast Cancer

All about the breast taboo: Breasts - sexual or for breastfeeding babies?

xxuxx 05-20-2010 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by bljones (Post 605424)
Except for that one guy in the UPS uniform, who dropped by to deliver a package....
Chicka bow, chicka bow bow....

How could he deliver a package at sea when we don't use UPS?

<cha-ching!>

bljones 05-20-2010 08:03 AM

Hey, don't ask me, I only watch erotica, I don't produce it.

NeverLift 01-11-2011 03:51 PM

Is that your participle dangling, or are you just unhappy to see me?

QuickMick 01-12-2011 08:42 AM

i always sail bra-less. heck often shirtless!

smackdaddy 01-12-2011 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by remetau (Post 605425)
Breasts are designed to be self supporting if they are allowed to be. Bra Free - Bras and Breast Cancer

Dude, I was in the Peace Corps and I can guarantee that breasts do not self-support when chicks hit the Cruiser Age. Let's just say the romantic patina wears off when you see women using their breasts to hold stuff when their hands are full (kind of like those refrigerator magnet clips). Shudder.

Allanbc 01-12-2011 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy (Post 685939)
Dude, I was in the Peace Corps and I can guarantee that breasts do not self-support when chicks hit the Cruiser Age. Let's just say the romantic patina wears off when you see women using their breasts to hold stuff when their hands are full (kind of like those refrigerator magnet clips). Shudder.

That is true.

They can be useful tools, though. Go to youtube and search for the woman who crushes cans with her breasts. :eek:

QuickMick 01-12-2011 09:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Allanbc (Post 685947)
That is true.

They can be useful tools, though. Go to youtube and search for the woman who crushes cans with her breasts. :eek:

yes, but i need the gal that can open them!!

omaho5 01-12-2011 09:09 AM

Why so much tittilation in the Winter ?

smackdaddy 01-12-2011 09:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Allanbc (Post 685947)
That is true.

They can be useful tools, though. Go to youtube and search for the woman who crushes cans with her breasts. :eek:

Great. "Hey! I'm dating a freakin' trash compactor!"

fbassi 01-12-2011 09:47 AM

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Ajax_MD 01-12-2011 10:19 AM

During this past summer, our crew was about 50% female. 3 young, blonde, tan, 20-somethings, and a later 20's, brunette, nuclear chemist. All three were a treat to sail with and I love 'em dearly.

Anyway, just prior to the start of a longer, summer race one says to the other "Can you put some lotion on my back?"

The skipper and I looked at each other silently for a moment, then he says "You know, you usually have to pay to see this on shore.":cool:

What a great summer.

GeorgeDog 01-13-2011 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by BubbleheadMd (Post 685970)
brunette, nuclear chemist.

I dated a (female) brunette, nuclear chemist for six or seven years. I didn't know there was two of them in existence.

smackdaddy 01-13-2011 12:45 PM

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I dated a (female) brunette, nuclear chemist for six or seven years. I didn't know there was two of them in existence.

Awkward silence as you both realize it's the same chick.

Ajax_MD 01-13-2011 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy (Post 686398)
Awkward silence as you both realize it's the same chick.

Nah, for George to have dated her for 6-7 years, he'd have been dating her when she was 18-19.

Not that it matters. I didn't date her, I was just a spectator.:rolleyes:

QuickMick 01-13-2011 12:51 PM

just kinda 'fissioned' out?

GeorgeDog 01-13-2011 12:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smackdaddy (Post 686398)
Awkward silence as you both realize it's the same chick.

If she can still pass for 20-something then I'm not going to tell BubbleHead or her husband :D

SlowButSteady 01-13-2011 01:35 PM

How do you start a SN thread guaranteed to run for page after page? Just make sure the topic is alcohol stoves, global warming, or boobs.

deniseO30 01-13-2011 03:40 PM

:D me thinks you guys aren't thinking bout your boats very much of late.:D

blt2ski 01-14-2011 12:34 AM

On was on my boat today...........The others are more fun sometimes.....

now where is that "WHO" song.....something about a sqeeze box on her chest.............

Minnewaska 01-14-2011 06:01 AM

I don't see anyone *****ing about reviving this old thread.

Ajax_MD 01-14-2011 06:08 AM

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Originally Posted by SlowButSteady (Post 686431)
How do you start a SN thread guaranteed to run for page after page? Just make sure the topic is alcohol stoves, global warming, or boobs.

You forgot anchors and nav lights. :rolleyes:

Ajax_MD 01-14-2011 06:13 AM

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Originally Posted by deniseO30 (Post 686480)
:D me thinks you guys aren't thinking bout your boats very much of late.:D

That's not true. I was just down at my boat, making sure that the ice-eater is churning away and that everything is safe and sound. I just picked up a set of Barlow winches from a friend.

This weekend, I'll be up in a mountain cabin "interviewing" a new crew member. The expectation is that if I ply her with enough chocolate covered strawberries and wine, next to a roaring fire, that she'll agree to be the medic on my boat.

So as you can see, I'm all about the boat.:cool:

smackdaddy 01-14-2011 07:17 AM

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I don't see anyone *****ing about reviving this old thread.

I think we've turned the corner on that one.

Bubble, dude, you were thinking about boobies. Admit it. Barlow winches. Please.

Ajax_MD 01-14-2011 07:42 AM

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy (Post 686722)
I think we've turned the corner on that one.

Bubble, dude, you were thinking about boobies. Admit it. Barlow winches. Please.

Hey buddy, I have 42 year old Wilcox-Crittendon winches that use those stupid, flat-bar handles. I'm excited about upgrading to a standard winch, and these are 2-speed even!

...and how can I pass up the opportunity to have the cutest first-responder in the Chesapeake area on my boat??

"I have a splinter from my brightwork, will you kiss my owwie?":laugher


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