Originally Posted by rgscpat View Post
That reminds me that I probably need to go lube some winches.
I ain't even gonna touch that one...
The line has a special meaning and poignance for our family
Years ago we were a a bar and restaurant above a marina where a friend of ours kept his older, thirty-five foot Hunter
, which was ever a work in progress. Re-doing his winches and portlights
were his ongoing projects at the time. He probably spent a few hours working on the boat for every hour of sailing, but just getting to the boat for the weekend and sailing with friends was his big escape from a stressful professional job.
and some other sailors were there when he stood up from his place and announced, in all innocence, "I'm going to go down and lube some winches." He seemed puzzled for a bit when we all broke up.
Some years later, Marty fell off another friend's boat before a regatta
and drowned while we were a few minutes' sail away on our boat, so our memories with him are especially poignant and treasured.