Originally Posted by pigslo
I was on aa Endeavour 42 about 20 years ago sitting in the wrong place when a jib sheet was let fly. I thought I was hit in the head with a tire tool. That taught me to always be aware of what was going on around me on a boat and don't sit next to the sheet winch.
Fortunately, Pigslo's skull was thick enough to protect him from serious harm...and apparently he learned something.... the impact may have pushed the lesson in...
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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