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Old 03-09-2009, 10:04   #31
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Old 05-09-2009, 21:14   #32
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:27   #36
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Old 09-09-2009, 13:04   #38
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I'm a real book nut and my favorite book is "The Quotable Sailor" by Caswell
I cannot pick a favorite out of the book but here is a couple

I cannot not sail.
EB White

Up that rigging, you monkeys. Break out those sails and let them fill with the wind to carry us all to freedom.
Errol Flynn as Captain Blood

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I need to get the book OG. Sounds great. I like the quotes that youpicked
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Old 09-09-2009, 13:09   #39
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You've already picked a good one but one of my favorites is from lattitude 38 and not really appropriate for a Tugboat Skipper but here it is anyway. ---

Life's a Reach -- And then You Gybe.
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Old 15-09-2009, 13:43   #41
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Good thing you're not going to try to put all of these on a flask. You'd need a casket.
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Some time ytt doth appear
Magyque an’ fayre in the miste
But yff the pilot sayle forth
Ytt will soare vp flyinge o’r unknown seas
So ytt wylle turne blue
The colowre of distaunce


is a song from an Italian poet



L’isola non trovata
The island left unfounden
(Inspired by a poem of Guido Gozzano)

‘Twas the fayrest of alle
The island left unfounden
That the Kynge of Spayne
Was giuen by hys cousin
The Kynge of Portugal
With a bulla signed
And sealed by the Pontyffe
In Gothic Latyn writynge

The Kynge of Spayn sailed awaye
To seeke for that enchantyd island
But, alas! ‘twas not to be founden
And no one coude euer fynde it
Ytt disappear’d fro’ th’forecastlle
As fast as thowghte
As iff ytt were a fleetyng dream
Ytt disappear’d ne’er to be found any more.

The ancyent maps of the pyrates
Are poynted with mysterious signes
The sea men tell it yn a low voyce
For fear or for supersticyoune
No one knoweth whether ytt is
Or ytt’s a dreame
Yff you can smelle ytt in the wynde
Ytt is lyke smoke that you neuer catch...

Some time ytt doth appear
Magyque an’ fayre in the miste
But yff the pilot sayle forth
Ytt will soare vp flyinge o’r unknown seas
So ytt wylle turne blue
The colowre of distaunce
The Kynge of Spayn sailed awaye.
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