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Old 04-26-2012, 11:08 AM
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Default The tale of, why Bananas on boats bring bad luck ?

Do you believe in the:
"Banana's are bad luck for anglers and for boaters in general."

Not just carrying a banana on the boat but Banana Boat sun screen, Banana bread, Banana muffins, banana for breakfast, etc...

The tale I've heard is that when a vessel would sink, the only thing left floating were banana's, hence the banana's were bad luck.

There are many stories why this is.


http://www.azinet.com/captjim/bananas.htm

http://www.tailhunter-international.com/bananas.htm

http://maineoutdoorjournal.mainetoda...31&ac=Outdoors

http://www.bananafish.biz/


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No wonder I can't catch a striper! I've got banana boat sun screen on board!!
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No bananas, no Banana Boat products including sunscreen, lip balm, banana bread or anything banana related any more. I won't even begin to tell you of all the dive gear and other valuables I've lost over the years with that shiz on my boat. NO MORE! I ban anything 'nana on my boat, but sure love a good Banana Whacker when we get back to the dock. If you don't know what that is, then ya ain't from around here!
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The real reason that old timey sailors avoided bananas on boats and then considered them to be bad luck is that bananas emit Ethylene which causes other fruits around them to ripen quickly (and then to rot).

People who avoid bananas on boats these days are morons.
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The real reason that old timey sailors avoided bananas on boats and then considered them to be bad luck is that bananas emit Ethylene which causes other fruits around them to ripen quickly (and then to rot).

People who avoid bananas on boats these days are morons.
I agree but I guess I am a moron and I eat a couple of bananas each day but I STILL will not take them on my boat
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For those who believe in the curse, get some stickers for you boat.
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I agree but I guess I am a moron and I eat a couple of bananas each day but I STILL will not take them on my boat

Based upon the poll results there are a lot of morons on THT. But we already knew that.
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People would be amazed who brings bananas to a fishing trip, ceo's of major tackle companies, writers for main stream fishing magazines, etc... That said we have caught plenty of fish with bananas in the boat that I did not realize were in the hatch, cooler or whatever. Prefer not to have them on board though..
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The banana superstition is based from trade from centuries ago, crew members dying taking bananas back to Europe. Turns out the culprit was the banana spider, highly venomous.


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The real reason that old timey sailors avoided bananas on boats and then considered them to be bad luck is that bananas emit Ethylene which causes other fruits around them to ripen quickly (and then to rot).

People who avoid bananas on boats these days are morons.

A little harsh, but I do agree that any type of 'superstition" as this has no place what so ever in a rational thinking human!
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My story of a banana and how I will never have one again. 2 yrs ago mini season opening here in Ft. Lauderdale, my buddy brought a banana on my other friends boat. It was about 5:30am and I had the banana.
By 7am I started to feel weird and my throat was starting to itch bad. By 7:30 my throat was starting to close up and my breathing was hard but I kept telling myself I was ok and I started to drink water.

Now 8am I started to break out with rashes over my entire body minus head, hands and feet. Now I'm worrying and I jump in the water to try to relieve some of the burning and itching. About 20 minutes later my buddy, who's boat we were on, came up from a dive and was like holy shit dude you are pale. Lets take you in.

I didn't want to inconvenience them so I had him drive up as close to the beach to drop me off. Iphone in hand I made my way up to the beach and my great friends decided to start yelling "wet foot, dry foot" and no lie, this lady jogging on the beach comes up to me (still with iphone in hand) and asks where I'm from and if I was a rafter that the boat picked up to bring to the beach.

She was about to call immagration and remember I can barely talk or breathe and was taking like breaths almost like gasping. I finally got my breath and said lady I have an iphone, I had an allergic reaction to a banana and my friends dropped me off here. No need for any of that. She wanted to see ID and again I was like lady i speak perfect english and I have an iphone in my hand, who comes rafting with that.

Finally she helped me get some benadryl and NEVER again will I eat a banana or even dare have one on my boat.
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No bananas, no Banana Boat products including sunscreen, lip balm, banana bread or anything banana related any more. I won't even begin to tell you of all the dive gear and other valuables I've lost over the years with that shiz on my boat. NO MORE! I ban anything 'nana on my boat, but sure love a good Banana Whacker when we get back to the dock. If you don't know what that is, then ya ain't from around here!

So, I guess banana hammocks are out as well?
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reeferog, understand you never want to EAT another banana again. But eating that banana and having your reaction had absolutely nothing to do with any "Bad Luck" with regards to a Boat! You simply had a allergic reaction to a food!!! Nothing more or less.

If you ate peanuts on that boat, would they be banned as well????

Banana's have absolutely nothing to do with catching fish, it's so ridicules I am having trouble finding the correct words here .
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My story of a banana and how I will never have one again. 2 yrs ago mini season opening here in Ft. Lauderdale, my buddy brought a banana on my other friends boat. It was about 5:30am and I had the banana.
By 7am I started to feel weird and my throat was starting to itch bad. By 7:30 my throat was starting to close up and my breathing was hard but I kept telling myself I was ok and I started to drink water.

Now 8am I started to break out with rashes over my entire body minus head, hands and feet. Now I'm worrying and I jump in the water to try to relieve some of the burning and itching. About 20 minutes later my buddy, who's boat we were on, came up from a dive and was like holy shit dude you are pale. Lets take you in.

I didn't want to inconvenience them so I had him drive up as close to the beach to drop me off. Iphone in hand I made my way up to the beach and my great friends decided to start yelling "wet foot, dry foot" and no lie, this lady jogging on the beach comes up to me (still with iphone in hand) and asks where I'm from and if I was a rafter that the boat picked up to bring to the beach.

She was about to call immagration and remember I can barely talk or breathe and was taking like breaths almost like gasping. I finally got my breath and said lady I have an iphone, I had an allergic reaction to a banana and my friends dropped me off here. No need for any of that. She wanted to see ID and again I was like lady i speak perfect english and I have an iphone in my hand, who comes rafting with that.

Finally she helped me get some benadryl and NEVER again will I eat a banana or even dare have one on my boat.
Nice friends you have there.
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For those who believe in the curse, get some stickers for you boat.
Lol, 240 did you see the recent post on "the other site" where the guy posted that he turned around to find his crew member eating a banana, then they caught their limit shortly after?
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Ok, before I explain the picture of the 350 pound 120 inch Black Marlin with a banana in his mouth (which was caught by us today), I'll have to take you back a few weeks. I decided I was going to start eating better. That meant lots of berries, fruit, veggies and juice. So I started bringing different healthy foods on the boat, in my lunchbox. One of those good wholesome foods was a banana. You know, potassium, helps to keep the cramps away, etc. Well, i quickly learned from a customer that you can't catch fish with a banana in the boat. Now, I have no doubt that bananas are a very, very evil thing while fishing in other parts of the world, but here in Costa Rica, I have the insider's knowledge that big, Costa Rican, fish don't like cramps either. Well, as it went, today I had my banana for lunch, in my lunchbox, and the mate started complaining that we could never catch a fish with it aboard. Granted it was only noon, and we already had a pair of sailfish released, he just kept going about bad luck, no bananas etc. ??? Knowing what I know about Costa Rica Marlin, and other big Costa Rican fish, I decided to just dispell the rumors once and for all, and I went ahead and put a really big hook in the banana, attached it to the 50 wide, and threw it out in the spread. Literally five minutes later, we were hooked up with the big one in the photo... So next time you're out and the fishing is slow, remember two things, eating bananas is great for keeping away the cramps, and bananas are best trolled from the shotgun, way back away from the boat. Oh yeah, and they swim better frozen!
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Do you believe in the:
"Banana's are bad luck for anglers and for boaters in general."

Not just carrying a banana on the boat but Banana Boat sun screen, Banana bread, Banana muffins, banana for breakfast, etc...

The tale I've heard is that when a vessel would sink, the only thing left floating were banana's, hence the banana's were bad luck.

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http://www.azinet.com/captjim/bananas.htm

http://www.tailhunter-international.com/bananas.htm

http://maineoutdoorjournal.mainetoda...31&ac=Outdoors

http://www.bananafish.biz/


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I must have been living under a rock. I've never heard of the banana curse. I have to tell my son who is an avid boater!
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The banana superstition is based from trade from centuries ago, crew members dying taking bananas back to Europe. Turns out the culprit was the banana spider, highly venomous.


This is what I've always heard...
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Lol, 240 did you see the recent post on "the other site" where the guy posted that he turned around to find his crew member eating a banana, then they caught their limit shortly after?
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