Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by cepriano, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    Good thread. Makes me realize how little I know about safe boat handling with respect to tidal/wind conditions.
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  2. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Haha don't worry man just an old superstition.

    My uncle is a charter boat captain on the Chesapeake and he always drilled it into my head: No bananas on the boat! ...and if he went out and wasn't catching shit (which was rare) he would start raging to everyone on the boat "I know someone ate bananas today!!". He would be dead serious too.

    Like Mr.bigs said, sailors have a saying or a superstition for just about everything. I don't believe in most of that mess but there is some truth to some of the old sayings like "red sky at morn, sailor take warn".
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  3. 3rdperson

    3rdperson Well-Known Member

    Mar 14, 2014
    This is insane. Gotta wonder gives someone the confidence to charge into that. I choose ocean days sparingly, my cruiser isn't really made for it.
  4. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Forgive me Swellies for I hath sinned:

    My buddy Capt Jeff owns a 36' Grand Banks and years ago his son turned 12, and he took a bunch of his friends out fishing and asked if I could come to help keep everyone on the boat. The sun was shining brightly, Lady Gaga was blasting from the speakers, the kiddies were getting ready to drop lines off a reef, and I broke out a banana.

    Jack, Capt. Jeff's son, has been around boats his entire life. When he saw the banana, his eyes got huge in total disbelief, and he yelled, "Ooooohhh NO a BANANA!!!" at the top of his lungs and slapped me. I laughed my ass off and scarfed it before his dad made me throw the peel far from the boat. They solemnly assured me I had ruined the trip, we would not catch a single fish, as an entire crew of pre-teen polliwogs looked at me with death in their eyes.

    We each caught at least five or six yellow tailed snapper, french grunts, and porgies, and a myriad of trigger fish, file fish, blue runner, and creature feature stuff off the bottom. I won't stop my dirty little habit - I just like bananas and peanuts on a boat or before a surf, it settles my stomach.
  5. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    hahaha that's awesome. The whole banana thing is a shame b/c it's the perfect food to take on a boat.
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  6. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    I always thought that beer was the perfect food to take on a boat.
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  7. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    I stand corrected
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  8. Kyle

    Kyle Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2011
    Ignorance, not confidence.
  9. dave

    dave Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2008
    Classic. At least you admit you have no clue. Which puts you ahead of 80% of the rest of the people driving boats in NJ. First off, take the basic boat safety course. Its one day class. Then buy and learn how to read, the relevant nautical charts (thats what ocean maps are called) Then buy a Sea Tow membership. Good luck.
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  10. Sir_Ballyhoo

    Sir_Ballyhoo Well-Known Member

    Mar 8, 2018
    The only thing not allowed on any boat are panties. They be flyin!
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  11. Merx

    Merx Well-Known Member

    Apr 4, 2018

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  12. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    Serious question; What is the difference between a ship and a boat?
    Also, why do you park in a driveway but drive on a parkway?
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  13. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    And how come it's called taking a dump, instead of leaving a dump?
  14. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    Nevermind, I found out the difference between ship and boat on the interwebs. I just figured one of you nerds would do the leg work for me.
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  15. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    There are old captains and there are bold captains. There aren't many old bold captains. I was pretty bold in my early and mid 20s.
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  16. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    i think "taking" just sounds better.imagine saying like damn bro i got to go i have to leave a shit bad.

    hey where are u going? im going to leave a shit lol.
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  17. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    "Tirando la masa " = throwing the dough
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  18. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Hahahaha What about dropping a deuce? Seems more appropriate no?
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  19. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    brah I got to ship a deuce lmao
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  20. eatswell

    eatswell Well-Known Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    Been out on my friend's a few times this year. It's fun, I guess. Not too into it this year, though.