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    I'll get mine on right now.
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    Slept in mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Slept in mine.


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    Didn't work out too well. Somehow I've ended up with eniram tnomnek embossed on my face.

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    John B out & about at the launching of Rawhiti today

    "Old boats are like teenage girlfriends: there is a certain urgency to their needs & one neglects them at one's peril"


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    We finally got the caps out for a sail. Not much wind but a nice relaxing afternoon.


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    What a handsome couple. I hope you have lanyards.

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    A couple more:





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    Hurray!! I have found my MIA LPBC! Can I come back in the club-house now?
    There's the plan, then there's what actually happens.

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    Steve,they look right at home on the water.
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    Gotta introduce myself here.
    Member since Januari 19, 2011 "The 150 000'ed wiew"

    Erh... kinda lame way of winning a Cap, but I worked hard for it and it's mine, IT'S MINE I TELL YOU!!!!

    Anyhoo...
    Here's a pic of the Cap being responsible and taking the kids from our sailing school (and some parents) for a cruise to teach them about REAL boats, not just boxes of frozen snot.

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    RIP to LPBC Member Saltiguy.
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    Yes my Brethren, today our rigging is slack and our ensigns are at half-mast.
    Rope ends are trailing and our yards are scandalized, for amongst us there is one missing.

    Saltiguy has been called home by the Great Shipwright to be carreened and overhauled.

    Bill, you will be sorely missed but I am gladdened by the thought that you no longer suffer from ailment but will continue to sail in "Bristol fashion".

    A Polar Bear has ceased to laugh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryden View Post
    A Polar Bear has ceased to laugh
    Perhaps his is now the Solemn Polar Bear Cap.

    A very appropriate sentiment. Thank you for that.
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    Well said Ryden...well said.

    BBsens, I will say my cap too went missing for a spell, and now I have joy again as it has found it's way back into the fold, now if I can just stop being delinquent and post a picture....
    LBPC member since page 14, wood flour tip, green cap, no chips....

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    I'm glad the missing cap turned up but in a way , it doesn't matter. Once a member , a member for life ,and beyond.

    Yes , a very conflicting time isn't it .

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    Well, its happened. It just goes to prove how careful you need to be because , once you start , it's a slippery slope.
    That Lemonhands character has done a lot of good things but this, this , this infiltration, this corruption into the hearts and minds of boat junkies worldwide is , how can I say it... almost nefarious.
    What can a guy do? I mean there's a little flat bag full of normal paper . There's 180, 120, some 80, even some 60 for those bad days. There's even the end of a roll of some 120. Can I reach out for one of those perfect for the job items? No , the answer is no because of the draw, the attraction , the elicit nature , the danger ,the the EXTRAVAGANCE of it all.
    A lifetime of resistance but just once I thought just one time.
    Yep, I took a disc of my expensive random orbital sandpaper, I deliberately folded it in half into that cute little smiley face grin shape and I , I , I used it for a mundane little sanding job.




    I feel a little sick.

    Look... there's even some normal stuff just sitting there wanting to do the job ...



    OOOOOh, the humanity.

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    You realise that there is no cure for this don't you John!!! Sad really........
    Larks

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

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    Whats next, mixing up way too much epoxy for a job and leaving a great steaming pot of the stuff go to waste? Opening a tube of sikaflex and only using the first third, knowing the other two thirds are going to go off and sit in the 'sealants box' for evermore, rock hard? Varnish tins with ridiculously thin under spec lids so they can't be resealed because the manufacturer , Bastards International, want you to waste it and buy more( O wait.. thats already a given)
    dooomed, I tell ya.

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    I just had a thought. ( 'how unusual', I hear reverberating through the etherspace).
    New Zild V Canada on Saturday night world cup rugby. I'm going to have to hide the cap away aren't I?

    Not out of national pride or anything.. I just don't think its appropriate for the LPBC and the international goodwill it represents to be present at the whuppin Canada is about to receive.

    I think I'll let it watch the Samoa V South Africa game tonight, that might tucker it out and it won't notice poor Canadia..

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    That cap has long since emigrated to ENZED, it's about time it showed it's new allegiances. It's already black, so maybe you just need to change the lettering to "Kinmont marine"
    Larks

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    “Give it a try”, whispered the heart.

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    That's "Kinmunt Marine" isn't it Greg?
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    This is all I have so far.

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    Gosh , thats an ernest kind of look .And look at all that ammunition in the battle of life hanging in the background. Perhaps the hat should go in a frame up on that wall after all.

    The Riada LPBC , looking a bit worn and tired, salt water and sweat stained, sanding dust and maybe even some paint or sika specks ,went on a little sight seeing holiday this weekend.


    once it'd stopped clamping itself to the mast that is.


    ..

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    That is a mighty fine view John and very kind of you to brave almost certain death all for the sake of that little critter.I'm glad to read he did relax his grip enough to enjoy the scenery too.

    One of my own LPBCs managed rather well lately to earn his keep by stepping up to the plate and handsomely filling in for the roll of watchdog/boat security. With winter rolling down from the North as it appears to do everytime around this time, operations at the yacht club grind to a slow crawl with its' own security systems shut down for the end of the season. Ever the worrywart, I felt strong paternal swellings each time I would have to be away from Turtle Bay.To ease the swellings, I commanded my LPBC to stand guard duty during my absences and, miracle of miracles, it worked! Blow high, blow low, through short days and longer nights, I am proud to say not once did Turtle Bay experience a visit of any sort from riff-raff or deliquent.She was kept safe!! The best darned security system I've had yet for any of my boats!

    Here he is solemnly watching for intruders despite the glorious weather and a fine desperate need to answers natures' call.





    The best man ever for the job so far. Not even Simon comes close!!




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    Peter,drapes or some sort in your floating mansion would help detour would be invaders.They can't see if anyone is home, or if that person may have a deadly weapon, such as an empty bottle of bubbly and a temper for intruders.
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    Wow, it works as a burglar/bung counterer/general slobberer deterrent. Who knew?
    We were burgled back in July and come to think of it.. I had the hat in me car at the time... if only it'd been at home, hanging on the wall over the fireplace instead of that Lovelly pictury thing my sweet wife with immaculate taste bought.


    ( thought I better edit that .. just in case.ok I edited again , just in case. again . I'm diggin a hole here)


    edited again just to safe it up a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    silly arty farty pictury thing my sweet wife with immaculate taste bought.


    ( thought I better edit that .. just in case.ok I edited again , just in case. again . I'm diggin a hole here)

    Toss the shovel John before it's too late! There is a limit to what a LPBC can do and save................you may be on the other side of that limit


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    The Alaskan LPBC got to have a fishing trip on Orca.

    The air was 36F and this LPBC kept the wearer's gray matter warm...

    Choose wisely -Treat kindly...

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    Today LPBC went to the radio station to choose music for tonight's radio show.



    It played a hide and seek game and hid amongst music CD's



    The LPBC is right at home in the "on-the-air" studio and can hardly wait to get on the air. It's helped me to choose a lot of good music for tonight....

    Choose wisely -Treat kindly...

    A secret to a good marriage is to have a quick mind and a slow mouth...



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    Holy smokes Spin!! You are one brave lady to so quickly trust your LPBC like that and actually let him choose the music! And while I applaud your courage in allowing him such a free hand, I trust you will nevertheless keep him on a short leash lest he begin to entertain thoughts of grandeur and warm maple muffins(his favorite snack).

    As if that wasn't enough, you also took him fishing! I would consult with John B as to the risks,advantages and proper protocol when using him for fishing. I've heard tell there is an art to working the magic out of a LPBC when it comes to fishes and if anyone knows how to do it best, it certainly is John B!


    Furthermore, I am very much relieved you haven't reported any sudden transformations,like chuckt.......the men folk of Alaska wouldn'ty stand a chance at resisting you and the wives would be jealous!!


    Glad the LPBC arrived safely Spin and here's to hoping you and yours have lots of magic with them!!




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    At the risk of irritating the rest of the club members, I feel obliged to report some important news I discovered accidentally this past weekend.



    It seems that when I visited Peter just over a year ago and he graciously offered me two coveted caps, he apparently mistakenly gave me a fully-loaded magical cap.



    It's a pretty dangerous item in the wrong hands--I could barely keep the ladies away, which ticked off my wife to no end.




    And ya ain't gettin' it back, neither!!

    Thanks again Peter.
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    Well I'll be damned! I've been searching high and low for that special one for some time now, as it was the one I was saving just for Gareth( Hwyl)...not that he necessarily needs help with the ladies but by golly, a fella can never have too much attention in that department and I don't care how funny his accent is!

    At any rate, I'm relieved to at least know I can stop pacing around like a demented squirrel in Spring time looking for my hidden treasure.Nat was getting worried. Mind you when I say "worried", I don't mean the sort of worry your picture has provoked! No sir! That is a whole different animal right there. So Mike, fur-da-luv-o-Crispe, please don't tell me those buxom babes is spoiling to pour you a tall glass of...what the hell is that stuff anyway?.....maple syrup?Grape Kool-aid,coffee? I mean, really now?

    And just in passing, the one on your right looks like she could do serious damage to your...er....a....shall we say "pendulous memberus most privateous". I'd be very careful in the future where and when you put that cap on again unless you enjoy living life right on the verge of ceertain death, in which case, you can't say you haven't been warned!


    You're most welcome Mike, ya lucky rascal!



    Cheers!


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    Ah yes, the dangers of the LPBC. I'm sure early on that I mentioned that one had to be careful how one 'applied' the thing.

    and Spinner, fancy going out and fishin in those sorts of temps!

    Soooo, am I to take it that Gareth is soon to be exposed to the mysteries and 'dangers' of owning one of these highly sought after units?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoMan View Post
    It's a pretty dangerous item in the wrong hands--I could barely keep the ladies away, which ticked off my wife to no end.


    Man. That's why I shouldn't have one - SWMBO would kill me.
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