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Old 06-05-2015, 04:58 PM   #1
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Does the "Rule of Tonnage" apply here?

We took our Whaler out for some exercise today and what a beautiful day to be on the water. Mid-80's, zero wind, just a few other boats out fishing. We were headed up river a few miles to Richland where we wanted to tie up to the dock and walk up to the Farmers' Market.

When we got there we found this little thing already tied to the dock so we took the opposite side.


Wait a minute? You mean you can't see the Whaler? This might help.


And here's GW and our 5-year old First Mate. He drove most of the way there and all the way back. At 5 years old, he "gets it!" on how to steer the boat.


What a great day on the water!
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Greetings,
Mr. GFC. I see the young captain "gets it" regarding cupcakes as well. Smart young man...Wonderful shots.
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Old 06-05-2015, 05:14 PM   #3
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What great day for you all on the water.

Is the 5 year old a forum member yet? The reason I ask is because the anchor debates seem like they could use some more mature input from time to time.
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Greetings,
Mr. 11. Let's not be too hasty about signing the young lad up yet. We don't want to depose our resident expert, Mr. mb.
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Old 06-05-2015, 05:59 PM   #5
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Mr. 11. Let's not be too hasty about signing the young lad up yet. We don't want to depose our resident expert, Mr. mb.
RT..are you throwing that rode definition back at me?
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Greetings,
Mr. mb. Oh, my. Certainly NOT. I was referring, of course to Mr. manyboats our resident anchor expert. No, no, no. Your comment was merely a slip of the tongue for which I was sure you were to be corrected of momentarily. And thus it was. My humblest apologies for the misunderstanding. I have taken to shortening members monikers to save key strokes. You know each of us is only issued a limited amount of strokes...
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Rt...I must admit I was laughing to myself as to how I got persecuted so quickly by you. Now MB he deserves it.
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Greetings,
Mr. mb. Persecution by MOI?

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I gave my 9 year old nephew the chance to steer our GB from the flybridge. His grin was huge. 5 minutes later he dropped his arms to his sides and announced "I'm sick of this."
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Mr. hm. Next time give him the wheel when the seas are running about 4'-6'.
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RT, Now I didn't think of that.
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Mr. hm. Next time give him the wheel when the seas are running about 4'-6'.
I'm with you on this one
I've lost track of the number of kids who suffered boredom at the helm of 8knts after 20 minutes. Almost wish I could give the little bugger a taste of 4' seas but then I remembered nobody wants to go on a 3 hour tour in those conditions.
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Awww come on guys, I think a five year old would fit right in here. We need a bit of maturity sometimes.

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Wifey B: We're use to kids here already. The one we have is fine and knowledgeable...well, other than the shoe incident. So a few years difference but they're all the same.
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Greetings,
Ms. WB. "...but they're all the same" Yup, we pretty well are...

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Wifey B: We're use to kids here already. The one we have is fine and knowledgeable...well, other than the shoe incident. So a few years difference but they're all the same.
Shoe incident? Was Oliver on your boat at the time?
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Shoe incident? Was Oliver on your boat at the time?
Wifey B: By here, I meant on TF. He's really too smart and knowledgeable to be called a kid but he's the only one TF has so guess he is.

Now at home and on our boat we often have teen girls, labeled "The Brat Pack." hehe

Of course I'm a Brat, just not officially a teen anymore. Right now I have my incredible wonderful brilliant beautiful niece in my arms. Almost 10 months old. She's just an angel. Took her and her mom and another girl shopping today. She needed some new outfits. She likes designer clothes you know. Well, I like seeing her in them. Yes, I spoil her but her mommy says it's ok in this way. Got her some Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Charabia, and Kissy Kissy. I can't wait till she's three or so and can just come visit us and even go boating with us.
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Shoe incident? Was Oliver on your boat at the time?
Wifey B: Where is Oliver....he's been real quiet....and I learned that when they're quiet is when you need to be worried.

And like for real, I just want it known that we both have a lot of respect for him.
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Greetings,
Ms.WB. You're forgetting that younger person in British Columbia, I think, that is rebuilding a boat in their back yard. He/she hasn't checked in for a while. Maybe Mr. O is in touch with them.
Just saw your post. Yes, Mr. O is an OK guy.
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