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Old 10-07-2008, 06:57 PM   #511
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Hello everyone! We just signed up for this cruise yesterday! It is our first cruise and I really want to get all the info we will need. I'll start with reading this thread first, but how do I sign up for the cruise meet? Or order the fish extenders? I hope it's OK for me to ask this....with the last minute reservation I am freaking out about getting everything done! Thanks for any help you all can give! It's just DH and me, our kids are grown up and it's our anniversary trip.
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:00 PM   #512
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Hello everyone! We just signed up for this cruise yesterday! It is our first cruise and I really want to get all the info we will need. I'll start with reading this thread first, but how do I sign up for the cruise meet? Or order the fish extenders? I hope it's OK for me to ask this....with the last minute reservation I am freaking out about getting everything done! Thanks for any help you all can give! It's just DH and me, our kids are grown up and it's our anniversary trip.
When is your trip? You go on the cruise meet board and look up your cruise dates
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:42 AM   #513
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What is a zip line? I read some posts that suggest attaching the fish extender with a zip line to prevent it from "wandering off". When I google zip line, I get the large lines people slide down trees from. So am lost as to what I should be looking for.

Thank you for any insight!
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:56 AM   #514
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They're zip ties, not zip lines .. the little plastic zip ties
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:07 AM   #515
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What is a zip line? I read some posts that suggest attaching the fish extender with a zip line to prevent it from "wandering off". When I google zip line, I get the large lines people slide down trees from. So am lost as to what I should be looking for.

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I think you're looking for a "zip tie" not a "zip line." A zip tie is a little piece of plastic that you circle around or through something and then put it through a hole on the end of itself and it locks. They're also called cable ties.

I posted the same question a few weeks back and someone was nice enough to let me know.

I got some at Walmart before our cruise on the 16th (which by the way was WONDERFUL!) They're very inexpensive. I think there were 18 or 20 in the pack for less than $2. They were in the automotive section.

I ended up not using one on our fish extender. No one bothered it, except that we did "lose" the letter R on it! Go figure. It was no where to be found on it, in the pockets of the FE or on the floor. Luckily I brought some extra letters with me just in case and it was easily fixed.

I did, however, find that the zip ties were perfect for locking our luggage!

Here's a pic of one....
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:14 AM   #516
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They're zip ties, not zip lines .. the little plastic zip ties
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I think you're looking for a "zip tie" not a "zip line." A zip tie is a little piece of plastic that you circle around or through something and then put it through a hole on the end of itself and it locks. They're also called cable ties.

I posted the same question a few weeks back and someone was nice enough to let me know.

I got some at Walmart before our cruise on the 16th (which by the way was WONDERFUL!) They're very inexpensive. I think there were 18 or 20 in the pack for less than $2. They were in the automotive section.

I ended up not using one on our fish extender. No one bothered it, except that we did "lose" the letter R on it! Go figure. It was no where to be found on it, in the pockets of the FE or on the floor. Luckily I brought some extra letters with me just in case and it was easily fixed.

I did, however, find that the zip ties were perfect for locking our luggage!

Here's a pic of one....

Thanks ya'll! That makes much more sense! We are looking at our first cruise (2010) and so much to learn! Thank goodness it's so far away.
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:32 AM   #517
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Thanks ya'll! That makes much more sense! We are looking at our first cruise (2010) and so much to learn! Thank goodness it's so far away.
It will all fall into place for you! We didn't book until 9/21 for our cruise on 10/16 and even though we didn't have much time everything went great!
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:16 PM   #518
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Everyone, be SURE to use the zip ties to secure your FE.

We had an attempted fish-napping! We came out one morning to find our FE had been ripped from the fish, but was saved by the zip tie. The FE was dangling from the tie, completely removed from the fish.

Save the FE's! Buy a zip tie!!!!

BTW, here is a pic of ours. It was a collaboration from two of my Dis friends. You may have seen other examples of their work around...

Where did you find these awesome MICKEY embroidered things.
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Everyone, be SURE to use the zip ties to secure your FE.

We had an attempted fish-napping! We came out one morning to find our FE had been ripped from the fish, but was saved by the zip tie. The FE was dangling from the tie, completely removed from the fish.

Save the FE's! Buy a zip tie!!!!

BTW, here is a pic of ours. It was a collaboration from two of my Dis friends. You may have seen other examples of their work around...

I love your FE! I think I saw the seller on e-bay who makes them like that! Can you clue me in on how the zip-tie holds it on? I don't want to spend $30.00 on it and have it taken! Thanks!
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:39 PM   #520
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I found a "fish extender" on Ebay

I did a search on ebay using the search term: mickey mouse pockets

I found one that might work.
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:20 PM   #521
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Where did you find these awesome MICKEY embroidered things.
They are made by a DIS-er friend of mine who I have had the pleasure of cruising with twice. She is a doll, and extremely talented to boot.
Her name is Tiffany, she is Luvtheears on the Dis and Gradysmommy on eBay.

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I love your FE! I think I saw the seller on e-bay who makes them like that! Can you clue me in on how the zip-tie holds it on? I don't want to spend $30.00 on it and have it taken! Thanks!
Yes, that is probably Tiffany's great work you have seen!

With the zip tie, we threaded the it through the string that hangs the FE and then around the base of the fish, securing it there. Be sure not to pull the tie too tight when securing it , or else you will have a lot of trouble cutting it off in the end. We left about 2" slack. Also, if the FE you buy doesn't have it, make sure you use a little bit of hot glue or super glue where the string it hangs from or connects to the dowel, as if it is unglued, a good yank by someone walking by will detach the string at the dowel, making the zip tie useless.

Hope that helps!!
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:46 PM   #522
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I didn't realize Tiffany was on the DIS- I just bought a FE from her on ebay, also!!! I can't wait to get it
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:21 AM   #523
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Oh and one more tip, if you make your own FE, make sure to use hot glue or superglue to secure the sring you hand it with to the bar the FE hangs from, if the string is just tied to the bar someone could easily untie it.
I never would've thought of that! Thanks for the great tip. We leave in just under 12 months for our cruise, so I need to start doing something every week so I'll be ready on time!
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:44 PM   #524
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Has anyone done a FE for one person? My MIL is going to go with us but sh'ell have her own room so I'm debating to have her own FE made or just add her onto ours? Ideas? Any pictures of a one person FE?
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Old 11-05-2008, 02:16 PM   #525
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I think if she has her own room, she might enjoy having her own FE. Keep in mind it doesn't have to be an "official" FE. I have seen photos of totes, gift bags, Christmas stockings, etc.
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