Page 12 of 13 FirstFirst ... 2111213 LastLast
Results 386 to 420 of 431

Thread: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

  1. #386
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Cummington
    Posts
    5,433

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    Doesn't look like wood dust, so no thanks.

  2. #387
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Auckland ,N.Z.
    Posts
    24,919

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    Talcum powder?







    I'm pretty sure my hat has done something lately , but I forget what.
    Well, actually what I mean is that I know what the hat has been doing because I was under it at the time , but I can't remember what I photographed it doing.

    There has been a slight issue. I expressed admiration for a fine genuine canadian piece of the milliners art ,and the friend who owned it promptly gave it to me. What a position to be in . Three Canadian hats , all owned by me . I'm thinking of starting a fund, getting some investers, speculators, people like that who can see I'm not sitting on a goldmine , it is sitting on me.

    Anyway , the new hat.... made in Canadia to a famous Canadian style, I am

    a. Worried that it is just too irresistible, I'm a married man but when you get all these babes just throwing themselves in front of you cos of your hat, maybe I'll break down? Will I be able to resist? Its like being a rock star, Or the Peter Lemoncello.
    b. Will the LPBC be miffed?

    deep . very deep...



    .
    Last edited by John B; 10-01-2015 at 04:56 PM.

  3. #388
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    17,558

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    You should run a competition. The most hopeless entry wins the hat!

    Rick

  4. #389
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Wongawallan Oz
    Posts
    15,243

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    'must be a very heavy hat.....
    Larks

    “It’s impossible”, said pride.
    “It’s risky”, said experience.
    “It’s pointless”, said reason.
    “Give it a try”, whispered the heart.

    LPBC Beneficiary

    "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great!"

  5. #390
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Auckland ,N.Z.
    Posts
    24,919

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    We had a bit of a heel on at the time.

    Notice Kirsty hiding in the background?... She doesn't want me to wear it in public.

    I can only assume thats she's worried 'bout the chicky babes. You know , the young women ... 45 , 48 , 50's .... danger ous.

  6. #391

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    Spotted at Sjogin's recent relaunching:





    Steven
    lovely photo
    Boat Designer. Boatbuilder

  7. #392
    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Location
    Portland, Maine
    Posts
    16,829

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    Mary's LPBC went for a sail on Sunday in one of Talisman's sister ships. That sure was a treat. There aren't really that many Ostkusts around.


  8. #393
    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Location
    Portland, Maine
    Posts
    16,829

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    LPBC on a famous WoodenBoat:


    Here's a clue to the wee ship:

  9. #394
    Join Date
    Apr 1999
    Location
    Hyannis, MA, USA
    Posts
    45,676

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    Well done.

  10. #395
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Shubenacadie NS
    Posts
    4,295

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    Has anyone heard from the source of these Hats? My hat is safely at home keeping the house lucky for my wife while I continue with my deployment. I haven't heard from or about Tenner in an awful long time. It's winter. He usually posts quite a bit in the winter when Turtle Bay is tucked away.
    If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
    -Henry David Thoreau-

  11. #396
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Lexington, SC
    Posts
    5,050

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    Has anyone heard from the source of these Hats? My hat is safely at home keeping the house lucky for my wife while I continue with my deployment. I haven't heard from or about Tenner in an awful long time. It's winter. He usually posts quite a bit in the winter when Turtle Bay is tucked away.
    Was wondering that myself lately.
    Chuck Thompson

  12. #397
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    8,261

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    Same here. It's not like Peter to stay away so long.

  13. #398
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Auckland ,N.Z.
    Posts
    24,919

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    Peter has tended to ' go away' from the forum for months at a time , I've always thought it healthy and should do the same myself periodically. Unfortunately I have no willpower.

    But yes , it does seem extended this time , I hope everything is good for them, I will assume it it until otherwise advised..

    I wonder if everyone with an LPBC talked into it whether the in-built long range communicators would convey some erie sense of people thinking about the lemonhands and voila!, eee would pop up.
    I shall speak into mine this weekend when back on the boat and reconciled with me 'at.

  14. #399
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Auckland ,N.Z.
    Posts
    24,919

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    Meantime , and with a double reference thang going on with 'on a famous Woodenboat' up a couple of posts....


    Shadowed I know , you'll just have to believe me when I say its the LPBC.

  15. #400
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    17,558

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    Am I the only one wondering why that boat has no tiller?

    Rick

  16. #401
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    17,558

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    Okay, I just looked it up. But I wonder why he removes the tiller?

    Rick

  17. #402
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Auckland ,N.Z.
    Posts
    24,919

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    Probably always wanted a wheel.

  18. #403
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    17,558

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    Of course!

    Rick

    (Wheely silly ...)

  19. #404
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Auckland ,N.Z.
    Posts
    24,919

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    I put me long distance telepathetic call in while out on the boat saturday,just in case the lemon fingered one happened to be wearing 'is 'at. I turbocharged the 'vibes' by also wearing my genuine canadian hat, attaching aerials to the LPBC and by really pushing hard on the button.


    Didn't hear a damn thing except someone laughing, snorting really, and it seemed very close.
    Anyway, message sent
    Best wishes from Godzone to the extravagent one, hoping you're well Peter.

  20. #405
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Auckland ,N.Z.
    Posts
    24,919

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Well, the wounded LPBC went on a little mission yesterday without its owner. I felt that I could trust Kirsty with the giant responsibility of looking after it and of course I was justified . She does a good job with the kids and me , a classroom of children and relatively recently ,running a school board. I know that the responsibilty of the hat is a big thing but she was up to it.

    The reason for this unprecedented expedition was to bring some reward and sense of acheivement to some young people who've done quite well in a sporting event of some sort recently. Sailors they are. Nice people according to Kirsty ,and I'm just glad they'll be able to carry on through their lives and be able to say to themselves that , 'whatever happens in the future ', they've now been able to wear a LPBC ,and thats hard to top. A pinnacle you might say.


    ..
    Reminded of this by the Americas cup thread in the bilge, I thought I might bump it so people are able realise and recognise the true power that ownership of one of these farbulous hats brings.
    These young people continue to do well, particularly the bloke who got to wear the hat....He gets to steer that boat on stilts and just won something in NY.
    Yes I know that they had those Olympic medals before the hat experience, but its the fine tuning of a career that counts... just that extra couple or few percent to make the difference.
    LPBC yeah.
    Last edited by John B; 05-09-2016 at 06:16 PM.

  21. #406
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Auckland ,N.Z.
    Posts
    24,919

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    and since I've just been on a nostalgic trip back through pages of stuff looking for the above , I recall that one of the great attributes of the LPBC is is the way it attracts fish.

    Take note. This is what happens when you don't wear yer LPBC ( jan 16)


  22. #407
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    589

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    Still wearin' my 'Lucky LPBC' cap on the boat building project. I'm sure our benefactor, wherever he may be, would look at this as a very positive sign of progress!



    Carry on folks.

    Rick

    www.she-kon.com
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    She:Kon, pronounced "Say-go" is a traditional Iroquois greeting that means "Do you still have the Great Peace?" (Old forum name: KnottyBuoyz)

  23. #408
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Auckland ,N.Z.
    Posts
    24,919

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    Good to see, Knots. Perhaps a bump of this thread will waft through the etherspace and like a Mrs Simpson wet fly in a muted river might lure the elusive ,giant rainbow trout-like entity that is our benefactor out into the light once more.

    But in the meantime , those young people who were granted 'the wearing of the cap' a few years back (and repeated just a couple of posts back)..continue to do pretty well. A news article this morning says this..

    Blair Tuke and Peter Burling named as NZ flagbearers for Rio Olympics
    Which seems very bold. But what the hey, I just copied and pasted it.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news...ectid=11687794

  24. #409
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Southern Maine
    Posts
    20,354

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    Quote Originally Posted by john b View Post
    well, the wounded lpbc went on a little mission yesterday without its owner. I felt that i could trust kirsty with the giant responsibility of looking after it and of course i was justified . She does a good job with the kids and me , a classroom of children and relatively recently ,running a school board. I know that the responsibilty of the hat is a big thing but she was up to it.

    The reason for this unprecedented expedition was to bring some reward and sense of acheivement to some young people who've done quite well in a sporting event of some sort recently. Sailors they are. Nice people according to kirsty ,and i'm just glad they'll be able to carry on through their lives and be able to say to themselves that , 'whatever happens in the future ', they've now been able to wear a lpbc ,and thats hard to top. A pinnacle you might say.


    ..
    burling,'s boat seems 1/4 of a knot faster than other olympic 49ers
    isaf

    Edited to add http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ol...-idUSKCN10R2JR
    Last edited by Hwyl; 08-17-2016 at 12:38 PM.

  25. #410
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    589

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    Sand on Dusty Fella's!



    Wish Peter was here! Look at all the fun he's missing out on!

    Rick
    www.she-kon.com
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    She:Kon, pronounced "Say-go" is a traditional Iroquois greeting that means "Do you still have the Great Peace?" (Old forum name: KnottyBuoyz)

  26. #411
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Sweden, Växjö/Öland
    Posts
    581

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    My LPBC had magically beamed me 3895 miles to Manhattan.
    We tried out the Central Park Yacht Club but they only had plastic boats.
    Anything wooden boat related I should check out while I'm here?
    Quote Originally Posted by Yeadon View Post
    Probably the greatest thread in the history of the WoodenBoat Forum.
    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post
    Probably the greatest post in the history of the WoodenBoat Forum.
    -~: Roughshod Riding Rabble Rousing Rebel :~-
    Peer of The Most Ancient and Noble Order of the Lauging Polar Bear

  27. #412
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Place
    Posts
    732

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    South Street Seaport, down and to the left. There's the boat basin near Riverside Park, which used to have out of town guest boats when I lived there decades ago.

  28. #413
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Sweden, Växjö/Öland
    Posts
    581

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    I'll check out out.
    Today we did the Intrepid.
    Lots of steel but low on wood. Quite fascinating though.
    Quote Originally Posted by Yeadon View Post
    Probably the greatest thread in the history of the WoodenBoat Forum.
    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post
    Probably the greatest post in the history of the WoodenBoat Forum.
    -~: Roughshod Riding Rabble Rousing Rebel :~-
    Peer of The Most Ancient and Noble Order of the Lauging Polar Bear

  29. #414
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Auckland ,N.Z.
    Posts
    24,919

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    Good to see the caps are travelling well.
    Mine has become a bit bored lately ,although its magical fish cotching powers manifested once more yesterday. There we were moseying along with a couple of lines hanging out the back like a good boatie does. Lo, double strike of fat kahawai of about 6 pounds each thereabouts ( big for them ). We took three home and asked the other 3 or so to hop off and go back whence they came.

    Only other thing the hat did is I needed to check my halyard wheel, so it took me up and down the stick safely enough. That was yet another gripping saga I can tell you, as my bruised knees and strained thigh muscles will attest.

    see the clump at the masthead...


    part of that is an LPBC.
    Last edited by John B; 09-12-2016 at 07:29 PM.

  30. #415
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    17,558

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    Not very impressive. Photos of the swan dive that followed please.

    Rick

  31. #416
    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Location
    Portland, Maine
    Posts
    16,829

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    Spotted yesterday on the 90 year old N.G. Herreshoff Yawl Aida in Fisher's Island Sound:


  32. #417
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Cummington
    Posts
    5,433

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    You do get around, Steven!

  33. #418
    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Location
    Portland, Maine
    Posts
    16,829

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    At yesterday's launching of Ian's new boat:


  34. #419
    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Location
    Portland, Maine
    Posts
    16,829

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    The other LPBC at Ian's launching this past weekend:


  35. #420
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Auckland ,N.Z.
    Posts
    24,919

    Default Re: The continuing adventures of the Laughing Polar Bear Cap....

    Nice stealth!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •