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Old 01-22-2009, 10:09 AM   #1
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I'm looking for information on what a growler is. Does anyone know any websites that could explain that for me? Gosh, I just don't know where to look to find information about boats. Or maybe someone could recommend an overpriced, highly opinionated magazine that would help me.

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Old 01-22-2009, 10:22 AM   #2
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Here you go Ken. This is straight from Wikepedia.com.

<ul>[*]Growler (electrical device), for testing electric motors[*]Growler (calypsonian), pseudonym of singer Errol Duke[*]EA-18 Growler, a jet fighter[*]USS Growler, any of four ships[*]A size of iceberg[*]A type of beer bottle[/list]In fiction:
<ul>[*]A house robot in the television show Robot Wars[*]A species from the fictional Honorverse universe[*]A species from the fictional VOR: The Maelstrom universe[/list]
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Here's a growler....

http://ecologicalhumanities.org/Imag...0in%20boat.jpg

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Old 01-22-2009, 11:00 AM   #4
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OK I'll stick my finger in this light socket....

A growler is a barely submerged iceberg or more commonly a rock or reef that is barely submerged and generally adjacent to deep water.* As a result, you don't get the surf pounding that you get as the bottom comes up.* Instead, you get a "growling" of the water surge.* Especially at night, you might not get any white water but only the mutter of the water surge to warn you.
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Well, at least "I" got it, Ken! :0)
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Ken
**** You got me with that one. Yes, the first thing to come to my mind was Passagemakers "Growler" because it's the same hull as my boat, but as I often do, I didn't read your post carefully enough before firing back a response.

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**** Thank goodness you piped in or I might never have gotten this one.
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Anybody know why the Passagemaker guy--- who is it, Parlatore or something like that--- chose that name for his wannabe version of Carey's boat?
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:24 PM   #8
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Ah, you guys made my day. As I started reading the responses I thought, didn't I give them enough information? The YTTIC, Yours Truly, Tongue In Cheek is always my dead giveaway.

No list from our Passagemaker fellow though. I guess I'll have to use a different lure next time.

Now I've got to go look for info on Jim's explanation of growler. I haven't heard of that one before. Is it more common in areas with lots of coral reefs?

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Ken,
It is not a term we use in the reef areas in Australia.
Our common term is "bommie" slightly submerged coral outcrop that is likely to rip your keel out.
Growler I always think of an iceberg or Bill's boat.

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