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Old 01 October 2008, 15:50   #1
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Hey Guys,

Just thought this would be an interesting one. Everyone knows it's bad luck to change a boats name but what other marine superstisions does everyone know??

I'll start it off, apparently it's bad luck to go to sea if you see a holy man on the way to the boat.

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Old 01 October 2008, 16:05   #2
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Hey Guys,

Just thought this would be an interesting one. Everyone knows it's bad luck to change a boats name but what other marine superstisions does everyone know??

I'll start it off, apparently it's bad luck to go to sea if you see a holy man on the way to the boat.

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Meeting a girl/woman with red hair on the way to the launch was always considered very bad luck here. Given the high incidence of said qualities locally, it sounds like a damn fine excuse not to get a days work done.....

Green anything was another one.
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Many of them! Not carrying a white handled knife and a box of Swan Vestus matches because of the white swan.
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not going to sea in a green boat
Sh*t!!

I don't go to sea in a green boat... does that mean I'm due some bad luck sometime soon?!?

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If I have a bit of green mold round the back of the deck where the water collects will I be OK ?
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If I have a bit of green mold round the back of the deck where the water collects will I be OK ?
I suppose that depends how deep the water is!
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Not strictly a boating superstition, but bananas are supposed to be bad luck for fishing.

Here's some more:

http://pacificoffshorerigging.com/na...erstitions.htm

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