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Old 13-10-2010, 19:21   #151
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Originally Posted by MitchM View Post
hmm, shutting off fuel valves, drunk and disappearing, illegal weed on board, sleeping on watch, smoke and fires in her cabin? any one of those would be grounds for keelhauling in the good old days. what a gentleman you are to pay her way home !!! and what does this experience do for your inclination to take a chance on future decent crew looking for voyages ? aaaagh. were you in some way obligated to pay her way home ? i thought some countries require that each foreign crew was obligated to have enough $ to pay his/her/ or in this case its own way home ?
OP is Fishwife so I presume gentlewoman or lady would be the more appropriate honorific.

A house is but a boat so poorly built and so firmly run aground no one would think to try and refloat it.
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