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    Uw zadel is niet waterpas
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    How Does One Turn On A Cruise Ship?

    Is there an ignition key? A little "go" button? Is it like a shark and always on?

    /Really.

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    A little more complicated than that. Quite a few step to go through before firing up those big diesel engines but pretty cool to watch. You can't see the whole process at one time because you would need to be in two places at one time.

    I've done repairs on big boats at sea and at dock. I have seen the process many times.

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    Talk dirty to it?

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    Lulz.
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    pump the accelerator 3 times, set the choke halfway, and hit the starter...

    should fire right up.
    eff all y'all...

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    Honey Smack!
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    I know we just met and this is crazy....

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    your text here
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    some smooth jazz and a lil bubbly.
    chocolates might help.
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    lots of innuendo talk about sliding into port?
    I know we just met and this is crazy....

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    Uw zadel is niet waterpas
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    I'm so glad I started this thread.

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    Same quetions about big commercial jets... is there a key?
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    250 gallons of LSD in the diesel tanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terry b View Post
    250 gallons of LSD in the diesel tanks.

    Did the Costa Concordia overdose?
    I know we just met and this is crazy....

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    ether, lots of f*cking ether.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aindreas View Post
    How Does One Turn On A Cruise Ship?/Really.
    When I first read this I thought it had to do with turning a bike while riding on the deck of a boat.

    I have some experience in this as I once rode a crit that was held on a cruise ship.

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    srs answer...the tug boats get it up to speed and they just drop it into second. Should kick-start the engine.
    I know we just met and this is crazy....

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    Whenever the legislators endeavour to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience, and are left to the common refuge which God hath provided for all men against force and violence - John Locke

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    I just imagine someone popping his head around a corner and yelling up to the bridge "try it now!...damnit...wait a minute...OK, now!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTDave View Post
    I just imagine someone popping his head around a corner and yelling up to the bridge "try it now!...damnit...wait a minute...OK, now!"
    This is only applicable if the cruise ship is in Florida.
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    I thought it was wind the rope around the pulley, pull out the choke and pull like hell.

    At least that's what I saw on the dock in New Orleans.

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    The captain moves one of these back and forth a few times



    and then some guy with a Scottish accent says "I can't change the laws of physics! I've got to have 30 minutes!"
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    They turn them on at the factory and never turn them off.

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    First you tell "No new taxes". Then you raise the taxes on it.

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    What type of tang does it have?
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    The ones I made had a poo tang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chain View Post
    Same quetions about big commercial jets... is there a key?
    There must be a key. I've seen then handed over at delivery, so there's that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mohair_chair View Post
    They turn them on at the factory and never turn them off.
    Only if it's this kind of "cruise ship"
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    What type of tang does it have?
    Quote Originally Posted by bigrider View Post
    The ones I made had a poo tang.

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