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Old 07-15-2018, 08:04 PM   #61
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It is not real. Look at the first line of the reference you quote. It says, and I quote,



"Jimmy Buffett explores new creative ground here, putting the two-hundred year history of Amerigo, a fictitious Caribbean island,..........."


fictitious means , not real.
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:11 PM   #62
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Kinja was the name of the island when it was British. The actual name was King George The Third Island, but the islanders shortened that to Kinja. Now the name in the maps and the guidebooks is Amerigo, but everybody who still lives there still calls it Kinja."
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:26 PM   #63
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Those are the lyrics of the song! Its all fiction. I have the album. Just because the lyrics describe a fiction does not make the fiction real. I wish it was real, it sounds like paradise....which is what Jimmy was trying to describe in "The Legend of Norman Paperman", a stage musical that he wrote. I have sailed the Caribbean for years and have never seen or heard of it. If I had I might have stayed and never returned. If you find it in a chart, let me know.
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:48 PM   #65
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But, I still like the name anyway because I am a Parrothead as are many sailors, but apparently not so much Stinkpotters. Apparently because of the shorter range of travel on diesel as opposed to wind....LOL But I intend to change that for myself by installing an extra tank and revisiting some of my favorite ports that I visited during my 40 years as a Ragbagger. Jimmy is an idol to many frequenters of the Caribbean islands.
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Most often when it is hot here, the late nights are thirty degrees cooler. High-humidity areas do not permit that.
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Old 07-16-2018, 12:46 AM   #67
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Greetings,...Another proven method is to soak your forearm in ice water....
Also a nosebleed remedy, theory is it cools blood enough to help it clot.
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Old 07-16-2018, 01:16 AM   #68
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Most often when it is hot here, the late nights are thirty degrees cooler. High-humidity areas do not permit that.
Depends on where you are. In places like Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dallas, etc. even though it is a lower humidity climate, it really doesn't cool down that much at night because all the concrete and asphalt that is absorbing the solar energy all day (thanks to the generally cloudless skies) ends up radiating it back all night. The official low in LAS at night in the summer is just about 90. Higher in some locations.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:23 AM   #69
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Hey Skyking, listen to all these wimps complaining about the heat. I wonder what they'll be saying if it hits 130 degrees with 90% humidity like it does here in Aug/Sep???

My 2000sf villa with 8" thick insulated walls was equipped with 15 tons of split a/c cooling. Electric bills of $200 per month, after being subsidized by the government.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:41 AM   #70
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My favorite poem is "The Cremation of Sam McGee" by Robert Service I understand Sam very well.
"There are strange things done in the midnight Sun by the men who moil for gold. The Arctic trails have their secret tails that will make your blood run cold. The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, but the queerest they ever did see, was the night on the marge of Lake Lebarge, I cremated Sam McGee."


I used to know the whole thing by heart. GREAT poem!


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Old 07-16-2018, 08:52 AM   #71
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Hey Skyking, listen to all these wimps complaining about the heat. I wonder what they'll be saying if it hits 130 degrees with 90% humidity like it does here in Aug/Sep???

My 2000sf villa with 8" thick insulated walls was equipped with 15 tons of split a/c cooling. Electric bills of $200 per month, after being subsidized by the government.
Sounds like an amazing place to live.
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Sounds like an amazing place to live.

Amigo, I love sarcasm
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Jesus, now I am standing in front of the mirror and looking to see if stinkpotter is printed across the back of my shoulders. LOL.


You think that would make a good name for a trawler?
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Jesus, now I am standing in front of the mirror and looking to see if stinkpotter is printed across the back of my shoulders. LOL.


You think that would make a good name for a trawler?
No. "Retired Rag Merchant."
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:57 PM   #75
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Jesus, now I am standing in front of the mirror and looking to see if stinkpotter is printed across the back of my shoulders. LOL.


You think that would make a good name for a trawler?

I can see a certain beauty to that name...........Since I now are one.....
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It is not real. Look at the first line of the reference you quote. It says, and I quote,



"Jimmy Buffett explores new creative ground here, putting the two-hundred year history of Amerigo, a fictitious Caribbean island,..........."


fictitious means , not real.

Buffett didn't make up the name Kinja, or the island for that matter. He adapted a Herman Wouk book, Don't Stop the Carnival, for a play. Wouk made up the name. It's a great book, by the way, much, much better than Buffett's play or album, both of which were commercial and creative failures.
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Sounds like an amazing place to live.
I think it's a great place to be from!
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Jesus, now I am standing in front of the mirror and looking to see if stinkpotter is printed across the back of my shoulders. LOL.


You think that would make a good name for a trawler?
But "No Sail" might...
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I live in southwest Florida, and work outside every day. Like others have said: wear a sombrero ( Walmart $10.00 ) type hat, long sleeved loose fitting fast dry shirts, lots of water and sun block. Eating fruits and veggies for lunch helps a lot in regard to dealing with the heat.



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Seriously though its hard to do certain things in the FL heat. Last year I did some fiberglass work and there's more sweat in my work off my forehead than MEK. I strategize where I do as much outdoor work to the boat in the cool months(actually gets cold up here in North FL) but North FL is actually hotter than south FL deep in the summer it just doesn't last as long(the other day it was 102 with a heat index of 124). Not complaining because it cools off mid/end Sept. My significant other knows not to bug me about projects in the summer it's just time to be on the boat @ the sandbar or at home.
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