It's her (the sea's job) to try to get in me boat an me's job to keep er out.
I copy that... Ahi, ahi, sir.
Perhaps I did mistake thar matie. One half dozen or another opinions and the smarter the reader be. Make it civil, we aint a savin souls here....
It's always good to teach a new boater that there is a time and volume calculation.
Port lights, fake teak deck
fasteners. strained rig fittings on the cabin
top, fresh water tanks
and more are always a good source for leaks.
I have a few tiny leaks in my topsides but I am getting on in years so excuse me thar!!! At my age you learn to expect some leakage, he, he, he...
I ain't saying or telling anyone to go ta sea mate. Thats a looney yer referin to.
Plenty more than leaks awaits any size boat with the hankerin for strange abors and such.
It's true a new sailer needs a wettin of his tail feathers and dat is a right good concern. BUT I stand by the Cape Dore. I seen feelers that could afford a tanker who prefer a small boat. To that thar is no question.
If I waited till I could afford what you fellers got, I'd need another life er two. I have seen 50s fiberglass
thats tougher than anything built today.
I know a guy, a retired coasty who goes to Alaska
in an old 26' Cal
. wouldn't want it any other way.
He has taken plungers a plenty and is still going strong. (his wife bailed).
I was suppose to interview a guy who paddled a surf board down the inside passage
I feel some goose bumps look good on a green sailor. I never learned quicker than when the brinnie had me by the adams
apple. You might ferget a book learnin but you never ferget a cold dip or near to tell. if ya dive in to fast with sailing you risk hating it just as quick.
A boat is an especially miserable thing for a fool who has Murphy for a
crew. Of course murph always takes a cuz or two when it has to do with a boat.
Seems I stepped in it here, is this a war... has it been goin a while?
I never saw a sailor for want of less than half a dozen opinions.
Let's nat ignore the golden rule
I hope I am being kind to everyone. It isn't in me to waste time bickerin over a dumb question to begin with. You can make it around the world in a dink but don't ask me to insure that.
The boatyard is where you wage a war against the sea. I would you no half measures there.
A truly safe boat is only for the rich and the other option is for the dinghy
But no man belongs on the water, it's not natural. We are all looney tunes in this adventure, so no point in gettin any airs.
The ocean is serious business, to that end, thar is no argument. She will not stop or wain even after you're dead. But few people who lay on the couch watching TV will ever get to be heroric. I guess we each need to decide if such a person has a life to lose. I have seen 'em. Boats draw the fools of fools but so do wars.
All we can say is be careful and hear ALL the opinions.
And then thank you all for caring.