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Old 10-08-2007
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sailaway21 is just really nice sailaway21 is just really nice sailaway21 is just really nice sailaway21 is just really nice
Sailormann is quite correct when talking with the newbie on shore. Once on board though things tend to go to pot in a hurry. It has been my experience that those who have issues with such as bow/stern and port/starboard, etc... soon get into a situation where they cannot communicate and the deficiencies of their lack of language skills becomes hazardous-mostly to themselves. "Watch out for the whimmydiddle" is not of much help when the previous declaration was "jibe-ho" and the newbie has no knowledge of what that arcane term means.

Kind and gentle to the new illiterate sailor, yes. Leave him in such a condition, hell no!
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