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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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Often a term met with squeals of delight, not so much here. The Bestevaer 56ST Tranquilo was stuck in the snow and ice way up in Northern Canada for 10 months(!), and just last month broke free. Four of those months were spent in near complete darkness. The owner has been world cruising the beefy 56 for five years. Singlehanded.


Good Caption Contest material, no?


Bestevaer 56ST Tranquilo_in the ice_01_medium.jpg

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I knew I should've packed my skis...

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The polar ice caps are melting they said! The Northwest Passage is wide open they said!

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This is why we dont let the fordeck drive!

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At least his anchor seems to be holding.

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What happens when Satan finally goes on vacation...

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And to think, just 12 months ago I was in Mexico thinking "damn I could really use a snow cone its so friggin hot!"

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As a singlehander, hopefully he has a good porn stash as I'm sure his "single" hand will have developed some calluses after 10 months!

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Who has time for a fucking caption contest? Hot Rod is on the move.

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These are not the polars I was looking for.

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THAT guy is........................ badass.

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Crap, fixed the hole but we're totally out of foam and I mixed it a little rich. We need to fab a shovel and and axe, but will be right back in this thing.

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I knew I should have put gas in the snowblower!

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Yeah! Sure! "Come out to the coast, we'll have a few drinks and catch some rays..."

 

Damn ex-wives, anyway...

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Ernest Shackleton's great grandson goes sailing around Antarctica

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Hang tight, global warming is real and we'll be outta here in a jiffy

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I guess the Ed got tired of "What is it?" being answer in under 60 seconds...

 

Cheers, Win ever.

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Fuck me, the temp is lower than Scooter's IQ. :lol:

+1 :D

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How can this be....I thought Al Gore said global warming melted all that snow and ice up north....oh, that's right, global warming is a bunch of bull shit!!!!

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Ok, we left San Francisco, turned left and the butter was supposed to melt... The butter was supposed to melt....THE BUTTER WAS SUPPOSED TO MELT!!!

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Polarbeers....

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"...where is it... C'mon..., ah, here it is, pg 37, how to turn your French toast maker into a snowblower.... HEY HONEY, c'mere a min!"..

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"Reginald, you bloody moron... when I asked you to find some ice and went below for a nap, I meant ice for cocktails!"

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I said I wanted ice in my cocktail, not around my cocktail.

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two months of summer and 10 months of good sleding. " i told you this thing is to heavy to be a sled"

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Captain's Log: 1/12/2013 1000hrs. -12deg C, wind ENE 18mph. Dark but clear, vis 15miles. Bilges dry, engine check ok, genset run 45 minutes, battery 15Amps. Still can't get that damn song from "Annie" out of my head.

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two months of summer and 10 months of good sleding. " i told you this thing is to heavy to be a sled"

That's 10 months of winter and two months of bad sledding.

 

You must be a Suthinner.

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