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Old August 3rd 04, 08:13 PM
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My girlfriend's 8-month pregnant sister wants to come out on the boat
with us for a day. She seems surprisingly unconcerned about any risks
associated with being on a boat. I'm not a doctor so i don't know how
much risk is involved, but as the captain it's my responsibility and
ultimately my call. We would be going to an inland lake instead of
the "big lake" (St. Clair, MI), but a cruiser wake here and there is
still inevitable.

Would you want anything to do with this responsibility, or am i making
much ado about nothing?

Thanks, -JZ

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Old August 3rd 04, 08:19 PM
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Slambram wrote:

My girlfriend's 8-month pregnant sister wants to come out on the boat
with us for a day. She seems surprisingly unconcerned about any risks
associated with being on a boat. I'm not a doctor so i don't know how
much risk is involved, but as the captain it's my responsibility and
ultimately my call. We would be going to an inland lake instead of
the "big lake" (St. Clair, MI), but a cruiser wake here and there is
still inevitable.

Would you want anything to do with this responsibility, or am i making
much ado about nothing?

Thanks, -JZ


I'd avoid taking the woman with you.

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"There's an old saying in Tennessee - I know it's in Texas, probably in
Tennessee - that says, fool me once, shame on - shame on you. Fool me -
you can't get fooled again." -George W. Bush, Nashville, Tenn., Sept.
17, 2002
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Old August 3rd 04, 08:23 PM
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Ask her if the pregnancy's pretty much normal, and if the answer is yes, go
for it. But, if you're not sure whether your cell phone works on that lake,
perhaps someone else in the group can bring theirs, if it's from a different
provider. Finally, poke around the web for "first responder" tips for
delivering a baby. :-)

"Slambram" wrote in message
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My girlfriend's 8-month pregnant sister wants to come out on the boat
with us for a day. She seems surprisingly unconcerned about any risks
associated with being on a boat. I'm not a doctor so i don't know how
much risk is involved, but as the captain it's my responsibility and
ultimately my call. We would be going to an inland lake instead of
the "big lake" (St. Clair, MI), but a cruiser wake here and there is
still inevitable.

Would you want anything to do with this responsibility, or am i making
much ado about nothing?

Thanks, -JZ



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Old August 3rd 04, 08:33 PM
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"Harry Krause" wrote in message
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Slambram wrote:

My girlfriend's 8-month pregnant sister wants to come out on the boat
with us for a day. She seems surprisingly unconcerned about any risks
associated with being on a boat. I'm not a doctor so i don't know how
much risk is involved, but as the captain it's my responsibility and
ultimately my call. We would be going to an inland lake instead of
the "big lake" (St. Clair, MI), but a cruiser wake here and there is
still inevitable.

Would you want anything to do with this responsibility, or am i making
much ado about nothing?

Thanks, -JZ


I'd avoid taking the woman with you.


No guts!!!! :-)


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Old August 3rd 04, 08:34 PM
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Doug Kanter wrote:
"Harry Krause" wrote in message
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Slambram wrote:

My girlfriend's 8-month pregnant sister wants to come out on the boat
with us for a day. She seems surprisingly unconcerned about any risks
associated with being on a boat. I'm not a doctor so i don't know how
much risk is involved, but as the captain it's my responsibility and
ultimately my call. We would be going to an inland lake instead of
the "big lake" (St. Clair, MI), but a cruiser wake here and there is
still inevitable.

Would you want anything to do with this responsibility, or am i making
much ado about nothing?

Thanks, -JZ


I'd avoid taking the woman with you.


No guts!!!! :-)



Hey...there's no place to boil water on that boat, right?



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"There's an old saying in Tennessee - I know it's in Texas, probably in
Tennessee - that says, fool me once, shame on - shame on you. Fool me -
you can't get fooled again." -George W. Bush, Nashville, Tenn., Sept.
17, 2002


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Old August 3rd 04, 08:43 PM
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"Harry Krause" wrote in message
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Doug Kanter wrote:
"Harry Krause" wrote in message
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Slambram wrote:

My girlfriend's 8-month pregnant sister wants to come out on the boat
with us for a day. She seems surprisingly unconcerned about any

risks
associated with being on a boat. I'm not a doctor so i don't know

how
much risk is involved, but as the captain it's my responsibility and
ultimately my call. We would be going to an inland lake instead of
the "big lake" (St. Clair, MI), but a cruiser wake here and there is
still inevitable.

Would you want anything to do with this responsibility, or am i

making
much ado about nothing?

Thanks, -JZ

I'd avoid taking the woman with you.


No guts!!!! :-)



Hey...there's no place to boil water on that boat, right?


You only need that if you're going to make soup out of the baby. :-)

drum crash

But seriously, take along a few extra clean towels in a plastic bag, a
working camera and some bourbon.


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Old August 3rd 04, 08:45 PM
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And ya know what else? If the baby's born on the boat, it might be unique
enough for the local paper's reporter to be waiting on the shore for a
story. The new mom will probably get some freebies out of her brief moment
of fame. :-)


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Old August 3rd 04, 08:52 PM
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On Tue, 03 Aug 2004 19:43:11 GMT, "Doug Kanter"
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Hey...there's no place to boil water on that boat, right?


You only need that if you're going to make soup out of the baby. :-)

drum crash


I knew that alcohol stove was good for something besides burning the
boat to the waterline.

Her barefoot at the stove sounds like a good Kodak moment.


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Old August 3rd 04, 08:55 PM
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On Tue, 03 Aug 2004 19:45:59 GMT, "Doug Kanter"
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And ya know what else? If the baby's born on the boat, it might be unique
enough for the local paper's reporter to be waiting on the shore for a
story. The new mom will probably get some freebies out of her brief moment
of fame. :-)


True. I might even have to change the boat's name - or make her name
the boy Triple Crown.

Seriously though, one thing i'm worried about is stares at the docks
similar to if she was smoking or drinking. But i don't really care
what others think as long as i'm absolutely certain i'm being
responsible.
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Old August 3rd 04, 09:01 PM
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"Slambram" wrote in message
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On Tue, 03 Aug 2004 19:45:59 GMT, "Doug Kanter"
wrote:

And ya know what else? If the baby's born on the boat, it might be unique
enough for the local paper's reporter to be waiting on the shore for a
story. The new mom will probably get some freebies out of her brief

moment
of fame. :-)


True. I might even have to change the boat's name - or make her name
the boy Triple Crown.

Seriously though, one thing i'm worried about is stares at the docks
similar to if she was smoking or drinking. But i don't really care
what others think as long as i'm absolutely certain i'm being
responsible.


I guess *some* common sense is in order here. Most of the time, a good
captain can deal with boat wakes and choppy water, and still provide a
smooth ride. But sometimes, it's simply not possible. On a day like that,
maybe she shouldn't be aboard. But other than that, I don't see a problem.
And, if it's a really calm day, the baby will feel right at home, even
though it's dark in there.




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