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Old 10-10-2012, 13:57   #1
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Favorite Nautical Quotations

I just ran across a great collection of nautical quotations:

http://www.bluewatersailing.com/docu...Quotations.pdf

Among my most favorite are:

"You can out-think the ocean, but you can't out-slug the ocean " (sign at US Naval Academy)

“Any damn fool can circumnavigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk.”
Sir Francis Chichester

“Bad cooking is responsible for more trouble at sea than all other things put together.”
Thomas Fleming Day
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Old 14-10-2012, 13:11   #2
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Re: Favorite Nautical Quotations

I like (regarding anchoring and docking):

"Anyone can move a boat but it takes a sailor to stop one."
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Old 14-10-2012, 18:04   #3
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Re: Favorite Nautical Quotations

"Believe me, my young friend, there is NOTHING--absolute nothing--half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

Said Rat to Mole in "Wind and The Willows" circa 1907 by Kenneth Grahame.

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Re: Favorite Nautical Quotations

'Keep her due North .. and dont bump into anything" - Captain Ron

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Old 15-10-2012, 03:21   #5
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Re: Favorite Nautical Quotations

on keeping the boat clean whilst on passage......"everybody can do something,or somebody can do everything..............."
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Re: Favorite Nautical Quotations

The two happiest days in most boat owners' lives, The day he buys the boat and the day he sells her.

I know this does not apply to members of this forum. lol
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Old 26-10-2012, 22:48   #7
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Re: Favorite Nautical Quotations

Here are a couple of my favorites:


"We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now."
Martin Luther King, Jr.


"I find Hornblower admirable."
Winston S. Churchill


Sea-Fever
John Masefield
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I MUST down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, *
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, *
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking, *
And a grey mist on the sea's face and a grey dawn breaking. *
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I must down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide *********
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied; *
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying, *
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying. *
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I must down to the seas again to the vagrant gypsy life. *
To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife; **
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover, *
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.


Here's one for the charter boat types:

"Before the boat docked, however, he confessed because he was contemplating running for president, he couldn't separate from his wife. I believed him when he told me he faced a difficult choice between pursuing personal happiness and his political destiny."

Donna Rice
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Re: Favorite Nautical Quotations

"When checking the rigging, pee to the lee"!
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Brave Admiral, say but one good word,
What shall we do when hope is gone?
The words leapt like a leaping sword;
Sail on! sail on! sail on! and on!

Aargh.
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"you man come 'lone?"
"yes"
"i don't believe you. You had other mens and you eat 'em"

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I would love sailing if it wasn't for the wind and the waves.
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Re: Favorite Nautical Quotations

Quote:
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I would love sailing if it wasn't for the wind and the waves.
There's no such thing as bad weather--only inadequate foulies.
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Re: Favorite Nautical Quotations

"Chatfield, there seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today."

Vice-Admiral Sir David Beatty, 1st & 5th Battlecruiser Squadrons, Jutland 1916
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There are 5 things wrong with your boat and you know about 4 of them - unknown
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"I spent most of my money on booze, broads, and boats. The rest I wasted." Elmore Leonard
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