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Old 10-12-2009, 09:00   #1
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Origin of a 'Saying?'

Does anyone know where the saying comes from that goes something like:

A boat is never done, except when it's at the bottom of the sea. Then it's done.

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Old 10-12-2009, 09:35   #2
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A wet sailor?

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Old 10-12-2009, 17:03   #3
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Ours is doen she just gets constant upgrades!
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Sounds like something Nelson, Farragut, or John Paul Jones would say.
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Capt Smith may have said something similar.
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Old 11-12-2009, 20:38   #7
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No idea. I think varieties of this go way back. A recent one:

A software project is never finished, only abandoned. (Some Internet site list this as a quote of Leonardo da Vinci, albeit in reference to art ... not sure about that.)

Someone told that there is an old Chinese saying something like:

When a man finishes his house, he dies.
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