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jambone 11-05-2013 12:06 AM

E.B. White on Sailing
 
Found this on reddit. I enjoyed it so much I thought I'd share it. Made me smile many times.

http://www.burytherail.com/snugglebu...at%20Blows.pdf

JimMcGee 11-05-2013 12:58 AM

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Thanks for posting this. I've always loved the quote that's currently in my signature line, but had never seen the full article it was from.

:D:D:D:D:D

jambone 11-05-2013 09:39 AM

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No problem! After I finished reading it I thought there were at least ten great lines that I would have to keep tucked away.

manatee 11-05-2013 10:06 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by jambone (Post 1115181)
No problem! After I finished reading it I thought there were at least ten great lines that I would have to keep tucked away.

Thanks for the post!

Does anyone know if a random-quote routine can be used to generate signatures? I have quite a few I'd like to use, and it would be interesting to see a different one every day. Maybe the MODs or ADMIN can make it happen?

Sal Paradise 11-05-2013 10:32 AM

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Thanks for this. Man, do I relate to every word!!! I thought I was crazy, but after reading this - maybe not.

JonEisberg 11-05-2013 10:46 AM

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Speaking of E.B. White, one of the most wonderful books you'll ever read about boats and the people who create them is the story of his son's last design - the W-76 from the hand of Joel White...

A beautiful story, HIGHLY recommended...

Quote:


In a time when racing boats are mass-produced from synthetic materials, a dying breed of craftsman continues to build wooden sailboats of astonishing beauty. Boatbuilding is an ancient art, and Joel White was a master. Son of the legendary writer E.B. White, he was raised around boats and his designs were as sublime and graceful as his father's prose. At a boatyard in Maine, White and his closely knit team of builders brought scores of his creations from blueprints into the ocean.

In June 1996, six months after being diagnosed with cancer, Joel White began designing the W-76, an exquisite racing yacht. It was his final masterpiece. Douglas Whynott spent a year at Brooklin Boat Yard, observing as this design took shape, first in sketches and then during the painstaking building of the wooden craft.

The result is the poignant tale of both a genius at work and the people devoted to his art. Evoking E.B. White's New England and its salty residents, A Unit of Water, a Unit of Time is a classic portrait of dignity, charm, and humble magnificence-and of a maritime community that keeps a vanishing world alive.

A Unit of Water, A Unit of Time: Joel White's Last Boat: Douglas Whynott: 9780671785260: Amazon.com: Books

This is WILD HORSES, on Somes Sound...


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mstern 11-05-2013 11:01 AM

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Thanks for that post. It's been years since I read that.

And another recommend for "A Unit of Water...". A very good book. Another one in the same vein of modern builders of wooden boats (and a better book for my money than the Whynott volume) is "Wooden Boats" by Michael Ruhlman. Although Ruhlman has become much better known for his books about food and TV appearances on cooking shows, Wooden Boats shows that he can really delve into the minutae of boat building. In the book, he shows how the Benjamin and Gannon yard on Martha's Vineyard is keeping alive a tradition of craftsmanship, art and an ethos of building things of value that last. A nice contrast to the Maine-centric wooden boat building book by Whynott.

CalebD 11-05-2013 03:33 PM

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"A small sailing craft is not only beautiful, it is seductive and full of strange promise and the hint of trouble."
e b white

SoOkay 11-05-2013 03:39 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by CalebD (Post 1115354)
"....and full of strange promise and the hint of trouble."
e b white

Couln't help it, my first thought was "The heads or the holding tank may be the problem"


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