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Old 11-30-2012, 10:29 PM   #61
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Accounts I've read said mutineers were hanged.
they were? Well then what infration of duty was punished by walking the plank
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:47 PM   #62
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Huh, Northern Spy? Aren't you talking about the 1959 Blake Edward's movie Operation Petticoat?
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Walking the plank was a form of murder thought to have been practiced on occasion by pirates and other rogue sailors.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:00 PM   #64
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Walking the plank was a form of murder thought to have been practiced on occasion by pirates and other rogue sailors.
r u sure about that? Often when i have been out on the water i have been threatened with both keelhauling and walking the plank....hummm...not pirates...yep they must be rogue sailors.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:06 PM   #65
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Just 2 cents but I think ceiling is not NEARLY nautical enough for this forum.
Overhead.

Otherwise one should structure their wording to accommodate their audience.

And around other yachtsmen over doing nauticalness is worse than underdoing it.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:10 PM   #66
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I always thought of the plank as a device of punishment used by the captain to get rid of seamen that didn't act in a seaman like manner. You know, walk the plank. A gangplank is used to get rid of a group of mutineers maybe?
Kinda like keel hauling without a return. So is keelhauling preferred to walking the plank for the ofender?
From what I understand... very few if any lived through keelhauling. Just think of the cuts received from 2" + barnacles all over the boat’s bottom as you were pulled roughly and completely from side to side with lines tied to hands and feet - including being muscled past the deep keel. If lucky enough to hold breathe long enough to not drown, then you soon died from blood loss and infections. No very good gauze and antibiotics available back then YUCK!
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:24 PM   #67
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r u sure about that? Often when i have been out on the water i have been threatened with both keelhauling and walking the plank....hummm...not pirates...yep they must be rogue sailors.
Pretty sure ... and it sounds like you have a problem with neighboring sailors.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:38 AM   #68
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In all my years at sea it has been called the deck head not ceiling or over head.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with using correct nautical or boat building terms, I suppose after 40 + years at sea it is pretty natural.
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And what is the name of the boarding plank used to go from the dock to the boat?
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I believe the 'de regueur' term is passerelle, at least on the Riviera etc, where they usually go from stern to dock, as much of their mooring is stern to. Traditionally, gangplank has stood the test of time, but is a rather 'agricultural' term, so...if you wish to impress.....I think that's the term above you were looking for SD.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:51 AM   #70
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With the narrowboats in the UK canals, a heavy plank carried on top of the cabin is how you get from the boat to the bank if you can't get the boat right up next t it. I have always heard this plank simply called the "boarding plank." In the photo you can see the boarding plank on its rack on top of the cabin up forward.
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I think the word everyone is looking for is "passerelle", French for "footbridge". I think it is usually thought of as the gangway used in Europe when moored stern-to, Med-Style. No finger piers over there!
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Yes. We had one of those - never needed it.
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Agreed. We don't call the person who writes plays a "play writer", they're a "playwright". It's just the "wright" thing to do!

Works for me , my company has been named YACHTWRIGHT since the 1960's.

When we started a service outfitting mostly sail cruisers.
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Hasn't everyone?

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........ And around other yachtsmen over doing nauticalness is worse than underdoing it.
The term "yachtsmen" is borderline overdoing it at best.
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On another thread the term celings is used.

Do you think it is important to use Nautical terms on this forum?

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Only when referring to anything abaft the beam.


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From what I understand... very few if any lived through keelhauling. Just think of the cuts received from 2" + barnacles all over the boat’s bottom as you were pulled roughly and completely from side to side with lines tied to hands and feet - including being muscled past the deep keel. If lucky enough to hold breathe long enough to not drown, then you soon died from blood loss and infections. No very good gauze and antibiotics available back then YUCK!
no need for gauze and antibiotics they had something back then that was pushed aside by modern medicine till the invention of the super bugs and thats honey. You simply pack the wound with honey then apply presure till bleeding stops and you are done. Honey kills all bacteria know to man, is hydroscopic, and promotes tissue regeneration with minimal scaring. I've know this for decades but only recently have i really put this to use. Two years ago i was chopping ribs when the knife slipped and stuck in the bone of my hand just above where the thumb and forefinger come together. There was blood every where and i didnt know what to do but there was a jar of honey sitting there so i slapped some on then lay down before i passed out. After a few minutes i could function again so went to the emergency room for stitches. When the doctor came in i told him what happened and showed him the wound. He said to keep it clean and it would heal just fine, thats it. I asked him if he wasnt going to clean it or anything and he said no, you have already done all that needs to be done with the honey and it will heal fine without stitches.
He was right, healed very fast and a month later not even a scar.
oh by the way, some hospitals began useing honey as a last resort against surface super bug infections lately cause the antis just dont get the job done.
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no need for gauze and antibiotics they had something back then that was pushed aside by modern medicine till the invention of the super bugs and thats honey. You simply pack the wound with honey then apply presure till bleeding stops and you are done. Honey kills all bacteria know to man, is hydroscopic, and promotes tissue regeneration with minimal scaring. I've know this for decades but only recently have i really put this to use. Two years ago i was chopping ribs when the knife slipped and stuck in the bone of my hand just above where the thumb and forefinger come together. There was blood every where and i didnt know what to do but there was a jar of honey sitting there so i slapped some on then lay down before i passed out. After a few minutes i could function again so went to the emergency room for stitches. When the doctor came in i told him what happened and showed him the wound. He said to keep it clean and it would heal just fine, thats it. I asked him if he wasnt going to clean it or anything and he said no, you have already done all that needs to be done with the honey and it will heal fine without stitches.
He was right, healed very fast and a month later not even a scar.
oh by the way, some hospitals began useing honey as a last resort against surface super bug infections lately cause the antis just dont get the job done.
I'm sure thems sailors that cared had a clean jar o' honey sitten round in the 16 and 17 hundreds to promptly care for dem blokes' wit thousant barnacale cuts who's just gots keelhauled!

But - that is interesting you mention bout Honey's wound-cleansing properties. Heard that before, but never tried it. Thanks for input!
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