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Old 08-06-2012, 03:27 PM   #1
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I just recently heard on this forum about the superstition of bananas being bad luck on a boat. We went out last Monday to shoot some fish inshore in Destin. Forecast calls for a slight chance of rain, seas 2 feet. Before our first dive, I observed our captain (my friend's dad) retrieving said banana from his bag. I jokingly inquired if he had heard that bananas don't belong on a boat.

"Here's the "before picture"...
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Here's a picture of us 30 minutes later.
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By the time we surfaced from our 30 minute dive, we surfaced to see our bubble watchers with panic in their eyes. The weather had turned to crap and there was a large storm between us and the pass. So we plowed against the winds through the storm to get back to safety. Its a good thing we did! We docked the boat and ran to safety in a small boardwalk restaurant. During our lunch, the restaurant reminded me of a hurricane party, with tequila shots and all. The weather channel reported 60 mph gusts and quarter sized hail. Its a good thing we decided not to do our offshore spots

Got this shot on the drive home near pensacola.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:32 PM   #2
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You are lucky to be alive considering the size of that banana.
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you are lucky to be alive considering the size of that banana.
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I eat them on the boat all of the time. I don't get caught up in the superstitions though. Sometimes I think that with these types of things it is only true if you believe it is. When someone feels a sense of bad luck upon them, it's amazing how much less effort they put into what they are doing and therefore create their own bad luck.

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Old 08-06-2012, 05:43 PM   #5
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I'm going to call hocus-pocus!
Cookie dough doesn't keep sharks away either.
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I'm going to call hocus-pocus!
Cookie dough doesn't keep sharks away either.

Bahahahahahah
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A week ago I took 3 guys and their 3 kids out to one of my favorite spots, fished for 45 mins and nothing but bait fish, then I saw a banana peel floating but my boat. Hummm, time to go , Pulled anchor and left to another place, and caught till they were wore out and pleaded to go in !!
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Bananas are BAD luck. No bananas allowed!!!
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:10 PM   #9
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the last time bananas went on our boat it cost me a powerhead
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I'm going to call hocus-pocus!
Cookie dough doesn't keep sharks away either.
it DID until you doubted...
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