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Old 12-01-2012, 12:57 PM   #81
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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!
ha ha...your right. I just wanted to point out that there were very good options back then. In fact, when the spanish conquered mexico the spanish king asked them if they wished a medical team be sent over to help and it was refused by the bishop in charge of the new land. He replied that the locals had a more advanced medical system than they did. Soon after that the bishop was ordereed to burn and destroy all pagan documents which he set out to do very thouroughly. He sudently realized he was destroying all this advanced medical knowledge and ordered the destruction stopped. Alas, he was to late and there were no surviving medical documents left. This wasnt learned untill quite recently when the old logs from those years were finally alloowed to be read. I beleive whqat opened the bishops eyes was a need for a cure for diabetes which the natives were successful in treating. We dont have a cure for that even today.
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I have always written the word saloon and spoken the same word as salon. I am now off to get a haircut in a bar. ^_^
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:58 PM   #84
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Anyone use the word "tuck" to describe part of their boat?
I know an older shipwright who uses it rather than <another more common word>?
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:44 PM   #85
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Anyone use the word "tuck" to describe part of their boat?
I know an older shipwright who uses it rather than <another more common word>?
As memory serves me from working in a new boat builder's factory in Maine during my late teens... the term tuck must have had something to do with part of the transom. What it actually referred to in that area I never understood as I was not used on that location of the boat. All I remember was that one or more of the carpenters asked by the foreman to work on the tuck went to the outer transom. I was always installing in the wood (and fiberglass) boats some prefabed interior parts; also did some work on wood boat deck frames. I worked more often on the fiberglass boats.
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I first got online in 1990. At that time a sailing friend (Yes, I have them) used the term "baggy wrinkle". Later I did an online search for the term.

My wife thought I was surfing porn !

I just tried it a few minutes ago and it no longer brings up all the porn it did in 1990. Proof that language changes over time.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:55 PM   #87
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I just now looked up the word Tuck... now I understand better... but not completely still, as the defination I located seems a bit lacking. I'll not repeat it here to see if others know where and what a Tuck on a boat is, before they look it up!
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:24 PM   #88
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a sailing friend (Yes, I have them) used the term "baggy wrinkle".
Usual cure: tighten the luff, harden the sheet, or recut the sail.
More of a facial description for me these days.
Or a reminder of the nude singing act by Maisie at the aged persons home concert when someone says "Not sure what Maisie is wearing tonight but it badly needs ironing"
I got no help from Google on"tuck" but I`m pretty sure what the shipwright meant.
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I always thought the term referred to the stern overhang...but I'm clean minded...and...and...innocent...
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Usual cure: tighten the luff, harden the sheet, or recut the sail.

NOPE, wrong guess for baggywrinkle.
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Reveal all on "tuck".
Sea Talk Nautical Dictionary says "the area deep under the stern where the planking fits into the sternpost". I thought my shipwright was using the term interchangeably with "transom" but did not ask to avoid showing my ignorance.

While researching, I also found: "Recreational Trawler- a pleasure boat built in the style of a trawler". Quite apt.
I was not game to search "cockhole" online (see another thread) for fear of computer damage by porn spam avalanche. Might the location "Castro" have featured?
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Usual cure: tighten the luff, harden the sheet, or recut the sail.

NOPE, wrong guess for baggywrinkle.
Ok. Can`t wait for the reveal.
But it does accurately describe the appearance at the luff of a headsail where the luff needs tensioning.
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I was not game to search "cockhole" online (see another thread) for fear of computer damage by porn spam avalanche.
I'd be afraid to type it into Google myself, and I use and recommend their use.
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Baggywrinkle=old fashioned chafing gear for your rigging. Not mine. I don't need no chafing gear on my rigging these days.
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Do any of you think this site should be renamed "The Toy Boat Forum"?

Had a toy boat when I was four years old. It was a caricature of a tug boat made of plastic about ten inches long. I don't consider our boats to be in the same category.

Edit: intended this post to be on another thread.
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Do any of you think this site should be renamed "The Toy Boat Forum"?

Had a toy boat when I was four years old. It was a caricature of a tug boat made of plastic about ten inches long. I don't consider our boats to be in the same category.
My, but did that toy tug make a huge lasting impression on Mark.
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Do any of you think this site should be renamed "The Toy Boat Forum"?

Had a toy boat when I was four years old. It was a caricature of a tug boat made of plastic about ten inches long. I don't consider our boats to be in the same category.
Face it - We're all simply addicted to BOATS. Whatever their functional name may be termed... What a Great Life! I can live long and strong with this physically positive fun-addiction.

I dare any TF contributor (that owns a boat) to try and quit their addiction... bet cha don't even want to, caus basically you simply can't anyway!
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Do any of you think this site should be renamed "The Toy Boat Forum"?

Had a toy boat when I was four years old. It was a caricature of a tug boat made of plastic about ten inches long. I don't consider our boats to be in the same category.

Edit: intended this post to be on another thread.
There comes a time to stop playing with things in the bath.
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That include Mark???
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Reveal all on "tuck".
Sea Talk Nautical Dictionary says "the area deep under the stern where the planking fits into the sternpost".
Hey, Guys, I was right.... see post up there a bit, "area under the stern"...see...

Also, originally Posted by BruceK
There comes a time to stop playing with things in the bath.

Bruce yev got a one track mind mon...what with c**kholes an' all....
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