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post #23 of Old 03-17-2008
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We always frapped the flight deck awnings to stop them lifting in the wind. I have not heard it used in conjunction with coiling a line.

There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
Shakespeare, Julius Caesar IV, iii, 217
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