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Old 06-09-2009, 06:12   #16
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The previous owner of my first cruising boat said to me:


" A boat is a hole in the water into which you throw money"


It didn't take long to know exactly what he was talking about.
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:56   #17
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:33   #18
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:04   #21
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BOAT, Break Out Another Thousand

It's more of a definition but funny none the less.
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:06   #22
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During a discussion about who was the stand-on vessel:

"It doesn't matter who's right, it's who's left that matters."
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:20   #23
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Old 06-09-2009, 18:42   #24
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3am is a lousy time to be playing anchor, anchor, who'se got the anchor.


Told to me by a friend after their 32 foot aluminum ketch dragged its anchor in some caribean mooring, causing them to back down on a reef and bending the rudder n skeg.

I've always kept that to heart, with only one exception. So guess what? I went aground. Doh!


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Red Right Return has always stayed in my mind.... I learned to sail on small boats in the Panama Canal where keeping track of the shipping channel is a constant and critical job, not just for entering and leaving the harbour...
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Old 06-09-2009, 20:58   #27
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Never aproach the dock faster than you're willing to hit it.
That's a great one. I'm going to use that.
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