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Old 02-17-2012
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Question Who first said "Go small, go simple, go now"?

...and just how simple do we mean?

Recently someone told me they first heard it from me, but I know I must have picked it up thirty years ago or more. Was it Annie Hill? The Pardey's? Jones?

Bugs me that I can't remember. I like to be able to cite my sources
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I know that's the Pardey's mantra, can't say for sure if it began with them or not.
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Free, is the heart, that lives not, in fear.
Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
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That would have been the good lord, speaking to Noah.

Up till then, GO NOW! had no context.
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Free, is the heart, that lives not, in fear.
Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
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The Pardey's said itd, and I believe the book was Capable Cruiser, but I won't swear to that part.

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That would have been the good lord, speaking to Noah.

Up till then, GO NOW! had no context.
Simple & now I'll give you, but unless my ciphers are off, the ark was a wee bit on the large side...
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I think it was bljones who first said "Go away!"
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Sounds like a phrase from "Small is Beautiful" by Lawrence (Larry) Brown. It is a good read on the virtues of small boats and I am sure that phrase is in the story somewhere. I was just re-reading some of it the other night but I don't feel like reading the whole thing again right now.
It does make me feel good about owning a small boat though.

http://www.quietboating.com/small.html

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Thumbs up Hi there from TROIKA!

Lin and Larry Pardey!
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I first heard that back in the 70's?, around the same time that the Westsails were being built (by everyone it seemed) if I remember correctly. Don't know "who" said it though, might have been L&L Pardey but not sure.
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