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Old 12-02-2013, 07:14 AM   #141
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p.s. bananas bring bad luck when fishing.

http://www.howstuffworks.com/fishing-superstition.htm
When fishing marlin tournaments, we would go to great lengths to hide bananas on competitors' boats. When they came back skunked we would tell them where the bananas were hidden.
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Old 12-02-2013, 02:45 PM   #142
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I took quite a beating about not allowing red wine on my boat. By way of showing that I'm not the TOTAL jerk some might thing, I do allow smoking by guests on Beachcomber.

However, in keeping with Washington's law regarding smoking in public places that states that smoking must be done not closer than 25' from a doorway. With that in mind, my designated smoking area is 10' aft of the swim platform.

Now how's that for being an accommodating sort of a guy!
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Old 12-02-2013, 02:50 PM   #143
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I spilled some red wine the other night. The Admiral took the carpet protector to clean. It's clean but they shrunk...

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Old 12-02-2013, 03:02 PM   #144
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When fishing marlin tournaments, we would go to great lengths to hide bananas on competitors' boats. When they came back skunked we would tell them where the bananas were hidden.
Don, your story reminds me of a few years back when our fishing club was having a campout. One drunken night, a couple of us grabbed bananas and some fishing lures. At 1AM, we snuck onto the boats and placed the bananas (with lures attached to soften the blow) on 5 boats. They were left in obvious places like glove boxes and coolers. Over the next 2 days, 3 boaters found the bananas and the Great Banana Mystery began. "Who the heck put these bananas on our boats? And, BTW, thanks for the lure."

I kept quiet and my partner in crime did the same. There were still 2 bananas out there. A week or so later, banana #4 surfaced, but the mystery remained. Almost ONE YEAR later, banana #5 surfaced! By now it was a black, crusty blob.



My partner in crime threw me under the bus at this point. My reputation has never recovered, but it was worth it.
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:13 PM   #145
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Al, you seem to have matured since then.
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:34 PM   #146
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Al, you seem to have matured since then.
I am growing older but not up...
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:26 PM   #147
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Al, you seem to have matured since then.
Wrong-O, Mr. Pierce! I take it you haven't found the banana yet?

I'm with these guys...I refuse to grow up!
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I take it you haven't found the banana yet?
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Acting like an adult has never been seen as much fun. Don't take yourself too seriously. No one else does.
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Wrong-O, Mr. Pierce! I take it you haven't found the banana yet?

I'm with these guys...I refuse to grow up!
Don't smell them yet!

By the way, I'm also a mental twelve-year-old.
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:17 AM   #152
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Peter I always have an open ear.
By the way did you see the photos of the Excel laying in the sand at Blu Lion Lagoon or was it Mystery Cay.
Looks good with the heavy chain.
By the way I went down and had a look over Brian's boat today she sure looks the goods.
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A Nordy deserves the best in my view - especially as they are heavy boats with quite a high profile, so high windage.

I bet Brian is quite glad to have Insequent all fixed and bedded down finally here at home. Newport - thats up on the Redcliffe Peninsular isn't it..? I wouldn't mind having a gecko at it myself.

Sorry for thread drift - now where were we - yeah, that's right...rules...well as they say...rules is rules...the fewer the better...
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Pete, Did you get my PM?
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I sure have enjoyed reading this thread. I am working with my wife to fit my list onto a 5x8. Something we can give guest as they board for the first time. My list is too long, I have taken a little of everything from these posts mostly common sense but when I begin believing it's common that's when the mistake happens. I am also going to personalize some info on the boat, history and naming, etc.
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