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Old 14 August 2014, 10:49   #1
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The Knot

Both the missus & I suffer from what we call "The Knot" Just before launching the boat we both have this tightening in the pit of our stomach & a sense of nervous tension. We can't decide whether it's the stress, perceived or real, of launching the boat or the excitement of the trip out. As soon as we have the boat in the water & clear the slip, it all goes away & we relax. Anybody else?
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Old 14 August 2014, 11:00   #2
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Not me, Im only anxious pulling the trailer for the first mile or so. Just incase the boat falls off on our bumpy back roads or the bearings sieze up.

After that its just mounting excitement.
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Old 14 August 2014, 11:51   #3
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I have it returning to the slip
The is the car and trailer still there, complete with wheels etc
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Old 14 August 2014, 11:55   #4
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I have it returning to the slip
Would that make it a slipknot?

I generally only get the knot when I'm late coming back and know that the missus won't be happy with me!
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Old 14 August 2014, 12:17   #6
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Both the missus & I suffer from what we call "The Knot" Just before launching the boat we both have this tightening in the pit of our stomach & a sense of nervous tension. We can't decide whether it's the stress, perceived or real, of launching the boat or the excitement of the trip out. As soon as we have the boat in the water & clear the slip, it all goes away & we relax. Anybody else?
Yip. Its the launch process! I don't get it when the boat is on a mooring/marina.
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Yip. Its the launch process! I don't get it when the boat is on a mooring/marina.
For Feck Sake what's it with you lot!?...
Sort yourselves out...Get in the Groove,and let the Good Times Roll!
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Old 14 August 2014, 12:30   #8
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For Feck Sake what's it with you lot!?...
Sort yourselves out...Get in the Groove,and let the Good Times Roll!
Oh we are, I've learned to ignore it now after all these years, it just won't go away. Speaking of good times, we're just off to the neighbours for pre dinner drinks & nibbles, Pastis & freshly caught/smoked mackerel tonight
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A Dose of....YOUR very own...Rule#5??
Tried that, makes bugger all difference, I just ignore it now & get on with it.
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Pasties & freshly caught mackerel.
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