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Will this thing tip over????

Don't worry that almost never happens!!
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one of my favorite books of all time... you know one of the 10 i would take to a deserted isle--or on a boat.

A man is never lost at sea.


The clouds were building up now for the trade wind and he looked ahead and saw a flight of wild ducks etching themselves against the sky over the water, then blurring, then etching again and he knew no man was ever alone on the sea.

The Old Man and the Sea

also really like some of the stuff in buffets book 'a pirate looks at 50,' if you havent read it i would def check it out.

How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean ~ Arthur C. Clarke

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The Capt: What do you mean that the Anchor Line wasn't attached to the boat??

Seen this a couple of times when teaching sailing.

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"It is far better to be on land wishing you were out on the water than to be on the water wishing you were on land."

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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
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Saw this at a marina on an inland lake quite a few years back: A young worker was maneuvering a boat on a trailer behind a truck. In his attempt to turn it around he drove partway down the launch ramp.

It was at that moment that the marina owner saw him and ran outside screaming, "NO, NO, you BACK it in.!

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From this month's Cruising World calendar page:

"To me, nothing made by man is more beautiful than a sailboat under way in fine weather, and to be on that sailboat is to be as close to heaven as I expect to get. It is unalloyed happiness."

and..

"Only a fool becomes embroiled in an argument on a singlehanded boat."

"Most of my money I spent on boats and women. The rest I squandered'.

Ron

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".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
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"The white caps were like maggots in a festering wound" don't know where I heard/read this, but it stuck with me and comes to mind when it's blowing hard against the current.

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Can't remember the exact quote but someone described the Americas Cup.

"A sport in which multimillion dollar boats that go slower than a marathon runner, takes place offshore where no one can see it, with rules so complicated the participants don't even understand them."

Does anyone know the exact quote or the source?

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"There are good ships and there are wood ships, and ships that sail the sea. But the best ships are friendships and may they always be."

I wish I could claim credit for it, but I cannot. Here is the story:

I crewed this summer for a good friend on a long distance race (The Hook on Lake Michigan). The return cruise took the better part of a week, sailing down the Wisconsin coast. My friend, the skipper, gave his crew a "daily ration of the captain's grog" each evening.

The grog, it turns out, was one of his favorite liquors--St. Brendan's Irish Creme. The ration was one shot glass full per crew member each evening. It was ceremonial and the whole thing. I know, kind of crazy for grown adults, but it was hilarious. Despite everything else going on around us, we spent much time each day in anticipation of our daily ration!

So, after returning home, I looked into this liquor. The above toast came right from the liquor's website. It is easily google-able.

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My friend, the skipper, gave his crew a "daily ration of the captain's grog" each evening.

The grog, it turns out, was one of his favorite liquors--St. Brendan's Irish Creme. The ration was one shot glass full per crew member each evening. It was ceremonial and the whole thing.
That's a great idea! Can you say more about the ceremony. I'd like to do that same thing on our boat.

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