Anchored Rodney Bay Lagoon
St Lucia Island
I like them. I've noticed that I get fewer comments on this new blogspot compared to the sailblogs. I surmise this has to do with my current inability to to figure out how to get comments to display below the blog entry. Folks simply don't take the time to click on the comments button and have another window come up. I don't blame them. But when people see one comment, others are spurred to deliver there two cents. I've been working the issue with a bit of success. It still is a pain.
An option when reading each blog entry is to click on the title, then only that blog entry comes up with all the comments posted below the entry, old school style.
If anyone has the solution to fix this full on, please let me know. I have spent considerable time in google groups skulking around looking for the solutions to no avail.
Anyway, the picture was taken likely in 1993 timeframe aboard CGC Washington (WPB 1331) homeported in Honolulu. I spent four years aboard that ship. I still have the sword from that fish. Hence the term "marlin spike." Rope work, slicing and such is an art that originated in the old days of sail. A spike is an essential tool, even today aboard ship today that has so many applications. Today we use metal spikes, but back in the day the spike was cut off the Marlin. After we sawed the spike off the pictured fish, I spent many hours with 400 grit sandpaper and honing oil sanding it to a smooth finish. Anyway the picture was sent to me by Pat Hood, the big gorilla looking dude on the left. It was a great time in my life and likely the best tour I ever did in the Coast Guard. Things just seemed to get more complicated after my time in Hawaii Coast Guard wise.
So Marlin Spike Seamanship should create an avalanche of comments!
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