829 Southdrive

829 Southdrive

A New Jersey state of mind



Monday, March 12, 2012

SPFD@BBYRA




If you see this flag hoisted before your five minute gun, it's time to
whip out the Flotherchoc.  You have to unclip it from 
underneath your hiking straps and actually put it on.  And you 
thought you were gonna work on your tan today....





Check out the twist and bend of that gorgeous 
wooden mast.  And those were Elvstrom life
jackets, the finest PFDs never worn unless your
qualifying depended upon them.

10 comments:

  1. I do not know a thing about sailing but I am very exited to whip out my "Flotherchoc"; What exactly is a "Flotherchoc" and how do I whip it out? The wife and I have some upcoming social engagements. In the past when I "whipped things out" I was severely chastised for it(by the wife. So, please tell me the correct and acceptable way of "whipping my Flotherchoc out"

    Need help as always

    dug

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  2. Well, first off the conditions need to be rather stormy. Then you need to wear it tightly in order for it to be effective. If and when you have the big wet event, it will save you from certain peril.

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  3. Is the flotherchoc US Coast Guard approved?

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  4. It seems you'd have to have a Coast-Guard-approved PFD "readily available" to be legal if you are wearing the Flotherchoc.
    " The best whitewater vests on the planet used to be Flotherchoc vests from France. Even Old Town used to sell them, but they were not approved because they used air chambers rather than foam, and air chambers could theoretically pop. We used them because they offered the best protection, flotation and comfort, but in order to use one, we also had to stick a Coast Guard approved vest or cushion inside our kayaks (by partially deflating our flotation bags - which didn't seem to make a hell of a lot of sense). " from http://forums.wcha.org/archive/index.php/t-3473.html

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  5. Doug - You should heed Baydog's advice.

    You can be sure that If you "whip out" the Flotherchoc in the wrong situation, your wife will again berate you for being a stupid Mothersmoc, and you will not be getting any Fotherfloc that night, as she will probably leave you for Smotherchoc.

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  6. Yeah, the one who plays the bass....

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  7. Mojo,

    I will ever be berated for a lot of things, but never and I mean never! for being a Mothersmoc! I am above such nonsense and I will not have you accuse me of such unflattering remarks as being a Mothersmoc, Flotherchoc, or even (god forbid) Sidewalk-chok. For god sakes man do you have any decency!

    Tillerman, back me up on this....

    dug

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  8. Bert the ChimneysweepMarch 13, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    Wot's so bad about sidewalk chok?

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  9. "Dug" (sp?) - Don't blame the messenger, dude.

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  10. Baydog, sometimes I don't know flotherchoc you're talking about.

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