Every sailboat needs a musical instrument

Kolibri

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Here’s my emerald X7 carbon guitar. I’ve had this 10+ years now and the beautiful thing is it is completely stable no matter how wet/dry or hot/cold it is.
That is one fine looking guitar! I thought about buying a carbon guitar, but I couldn't find any in the small, locally owned shops that I like to buy from in Hawaii, Colorado, or the SF Bay Area. Where can I check one of those out in person?
 

Hemp Bike

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My sousaphone won't fit thru the companionway -- help!
My tuba neither. But for me it's all about the bass so:

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Cruisin Loser

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Used to be a guy on here with a cello...and something about pad thai shrimp...I'll see myself out.:cool:
Prawns, dammit. Prawns, not shrimp.

Has anyone else ever noticed that most of the really good players have the sort of clever fingers that are usually found around the throats of small, furry animals, or in other people's pockets? :cool:

I have a Blackbird Lucky 13 lefty carbon for the boat. It's OK, but at home when I want to play acoustic I reach for my Collings C10 every time, so in honor of my latest lap of the sun I ordered a small Collings, an 01 sunburst. There's a guy who sails with me a lot, I met him here but he rarely posts anymore, who is also a left-handed guitarist, he's a fine player. Maybe now I can sneak both guitars aboard.

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rattus32

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My sousaphone won't fit thru the companionway -- help!
Don't the fiberglass ones have a detachable bell?

I'll applaud anyone that drowns/farts out the damned bagpipers at sunset. Bring on the whole mariachi band! ;-)

I have an accordion if needed. No mad banjo skillz, sadly.
 

Al Paca

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I agree with the thread title. However, I play the drums. So the question for me is: how big of a sailboat do I need to be able to set up a drum kit in the main salon?
 

Steam Flyer

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I agree with the thread title. However, I play the drums. So the question for me is: how big of a sailboat do I need to be able to set up a drum kit in the main salon?

A boat hull, and the spars, are a marvelous percussion instrument all in themselves. In college I sailed with guy who could do inspiring reggae on a 420
 

Alan H

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Used to be a guy on here with a cello...and something about pad thai shrimp...I'll see myself out.:cool:
Still IS a guy around here with a cello....LOL (not me)
My other boat instruments are pennywhistles. They're impervious to everything but massive impact. A nice, low D Irish whistle is a gorgeous sound.
 

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