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Old 05-03-2012, 08:35 PM   #101
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Sailing yachts and motor yachts. I like 'em both!
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:48 PM   #102
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I thought "rope" was "rope" until it was used on the boat... as lines, sheets, halyards, etc....
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:11 PM   #103
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I thought "rope" was "rope" until it was used on the boat... as lines, sheets, halyards, etc....
40 posts late...see #62...
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:45 AM   #104
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Those attracted to the title "Marine Motorists" will be excited to learn the Australian state of "New South Wales (aka NSW)" (why on earth did our forefathers call it that?) has merged "NSW Maritime" and "Roads and Traffic" into "Roads & Maritime".
Stand by for a uniformed Highway Patrol officer on a JetSki with siren pulling alongside your trawler regarding some offence. BruceK
Bruce, up here in Qld (aka Queensland - now why did they name it that), our boat licence is tacked onto and renewed with our road licence. And yes, the police do do random breath tests on the water etc, and they do have a jetski patrol...so it's coming to a place near you, for sure.

Eric - don't feel bad - about the sailboat thing - but really, I think the issue is that sailboat is just a very descriptive word for the means of propulsion, but tells you nothing else. We downunder have tended to associate that word with 'small'. Whereas 'yacht' says well..it's a bit more than that. Frankly I don't like the Aussie term trailer sailer, either, for the same reason. In NZ they were trailer yachts, damn-it. I had two. One a 20 footer, and the one I brought over here to Oz was what we called a maxi trailer yacht. It was 28 ft, and weighed 1.6 tonne. No way was that just a trailer sailer. That was the name given to the original called the Hartley 16. An all timber, unballasted sailboat, if you will.
Marin, If I'm ever over your way I'm gonna try to change your views on Marmite/Vegemite. You don't know what you're missing... does he Bruce..?
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:01 AM   #105
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Marin, If I'm ever over your way I'm gonna try to change your views on Marmite/Vegemite. You don't know what you're missing... does he Bruce..?
I've had both and I know exactly what I'm missing, and I'm glad I'm missing it.
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:06 PM   #106
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In industry the most common use of the word rope may be for wire rope. Most on this forum would probably use the word cable.

Marin, New England Rope is probably not a marine products company. At least I doubt they view themselves as such.
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:57 PM   #107
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In industry the most common use of the word rope may be for wire rope. Most on this forum would probably use the word cable.

Marin, New England Rope is probably not a marine products company. At least I doubt they view themselves as such.

Eric:

You peaked my curiosity so I checked out the New England Ropes website. The company divides its products into seven main categories, one of which is marine.

There is also a brief history of rope on the site that is mildly interesting that includes an old picture of making up a 15 3/4" circumference tarred hemp cable for an Argentine battleship.
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Eric:

You peaked my curiosity so I checked out the New England Ropes website. The company divides its products into seven main categories, one of which is marine.

There is also a brief history of rope on the site that is mildly interesting that includes an old picture of making up a 15 3/4" circumference tarred hemp cable for an Argentine battleship.
They may not be exclusively marine...but ya gotta wonder about their roots with a sperm whale in the logo...
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I've had both and I know exactly what I'm missing, and I'm glad I'm missing it.
Vegemite and Marmite? Something of an acquired taste. The manufacturer of the former is Kraft; it briefly and disastrously, marketed Vegemite 2, blended with cheese, a product Kraft has long struggled with.
Use it on bread,or as a temporary substitute for marine sealant. BruceK
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Touche, Bruce...fair cop..all I can say is Marin started it, see....
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What you say is true for you and for this country. But where people here think restricting the word "yacht" to sailboats makes no sense, the people in the countries that use the word this way think OUR definition makes no sense. Who's right?
Both of them in the context of their country, their language, and their traditions.


Except for Marmite and Vegamite. Those are evil substances no matter what culture you're part of.

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