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TxLnghrn 10-24-2008 03:00 AM

Nautical Quotes
As a sister thread to Nautical Trivia. I propose the same format for nautical quotes. Ground rules, no google in first 2 hours. Correct answer posts next quote.
Who said this?

"Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk".


Delirious 10-24-2008 09:05 AM


"If it's gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there."

sailingdog 10-24-2008 09:15 AM

Kurt Russell as Captain Ron.

Here's mine:

It is best for the mariner, if he can manage it, not to think too deeply during times of stress.

Delirious 10-24-2008 09:53 AM

Don't know it but I like it. Sounds like a Joshua Slocum philosophy even if not a direct quote of his.

TxLnghrn 10-24-2008 06:04 PM

Sorry Charlie
I googled to check, wrong answer :confused:

hardalee22 10-24-2008 06:11 PM

"Tis' blowin' scissors and thumbscrews"

Not sure where it's from but it works.

sailingdog 10-24-2008 06:16 PM

Nope, not slocum...

KODAD 10-24-2008 09:38 PM

"You scratched my anchor!"

Delirious 10-24-2008 10:54 PM

Rodney Dangerfield - Caddyshack.

But we still don't have the "not think too deeply" answer and you're supposed to solve that one first. ;-) Gotta be turn-of-the-last-centuryish +/- 50 years. Hmmm. John MacGregor (the guy that sailed the little canoe-yawls jost post Civil War era and started the pleasure boating trend)?

KODAD 10-24-2008 11:57 PM

Sorry, Del---didn't realize it was a game thread til after i posted--carry on

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