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Not Tristan Jones. Initials are RS. Won't help you guys much IMHO though.

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Not Tristan Jones. Initials are RS. Won't help you guys much IMHO though.
Ralph Stock - a not-well-known author from the mid 20th Century.

Try this: "He who would go to sea for fun, would go to hell for a pastime."

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Nicely done Hartley...

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Ralph Stock - a not-well-known author from the mid 20th Century.

Try this: "He who would go to sea for fun, would go to hell for a pastime."
Got me on this one Hartley,
Quoted and requoted many times, but I cannot find the original usage. Oldest I found was AJ Boyd in The Shellback (hadn't read that in years).

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Got me on this one Hartley,
Quoted and requoted many times, but I cannot find the original usage. Oldest I found was AJ Boyd in The Shellback (hadn't read that in years).

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That'll do. It's a tricky one. Like most older nautical quotes, they've been quoted by so many people so many times no-one really knows who said it first.

..Just like "In this world there are the Haves and the Have Yachts!"..

You're up.

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Here's the next one:

"A small craft in an ocean is, or should be, a benevolent dictatorship".

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"A small craft in an ocean is, or should be, a benevolent dictatorship".
..............Tristan Jones..............

While searching for an old Quote I read a while ago, I happened upon this old post...

I did find my old quote for my signature...

"It isn't that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better."

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