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Old 01-23-2014, 03:12 PM   #21
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Heck - I'll take it on! Always into a good adventure!

All I need now is a real big bunch of filled fuel bladers... and, oh yes... about that Whkey??? lol

Imagine once secure avg 2 knots... did I mention... how bout da Whkey!!

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Old 01-23-2014, 04:00 PM   #22
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Greetings,
Mr. Art. Hell, you can't even spell it how are you going to drink it?

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Old 01-23-2014, 04:04 PM   #23
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Here's a link that talks about how long containers can float for. The article looks like it's a little dated but it's still a good read.

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Years ago we had a ship loose a container from China off the Washington coast that was full of Nike shoes. Apparently, it busted open and we had shoes washing up on the beaches from Astoria to Vancouver Island. Unfortunately, the shoes aren't tied together, so you never found two shoes that were the same. People were posting adds on the internet and Little Nickel paper trying to find the matching shoe!
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:42 PM   #25
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I'm assuming one of the containers is full of whiskey for the ride back.
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:33 AM   #26
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Years ago we had a ship loose a container from China off the Washington coast that was full of Nike shoes. Apparently, it busted open and we had shoes washing up on the beaches from Astoria to Vancouver Island. Unfortunately, the shoes aren't tied together, so you never found two shoes that were the same. People were posting adds on the internet and Little Nickel paper trying to find the matching shoe!

Two mis-matched running shoes nailed to pallet slats = water skis.


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Old 01-24-2014, 12:59 AM   #27
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Mr. Art. Hell, you can't even spell it how are you going to drink it?

There are at least three ways to spell the W word....

1) Countries that have Es in their names (UnitEd StatEs and IrEland) tend to spell it whiskEy (plural whiskeys).

2) Countries without Es in their names (Canada, Scotland, and Japan) spell it whisky (plural whiskies).

3) Folks who have spirits distilled from a mash of fermented grains in them spell it whkey.
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...I'll go for that Conrad. Good explanation and it makes sense
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