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Old 30-04-2011, 06:54   #61
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Not sure what a "quesion" is, but my unanswered question is: "Why did I bother reading this thread?"
The good news is - you are not alone!

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Old 30-04-2011, 07:17   #62
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The good news is - you are not alone!

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But in the end aren't we all truly alone?
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Old 30-04-2011, 07:29   #63
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it's blowing in the wind
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Old 30-04-2011, 07:36   #64
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WHY so much hostility in this thread?

For is it not OBVIOUS that multi-hulls are BETTER than mono-hulls?

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For is it not OBVIOUS that multi-hulls are BETTER than mono-hulls?

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Has it come to this?
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Which obscure tribal language is "Rocna" derived from?

(Rocna: Anchor for .... person who relies on marketing to purchase ....... ground tackle made in country known for ...... steel).
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Which obscure tribal language is "Rocna" derived from?
I think it's from Hsilgne.
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I think it's from Hsilgne.
I knew that if anyone would know it was you Gord.
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I think it's from Hsilgne.
*Gnihtemos ot no eb yam uoy kniht I.



*While I can write Hsilgne I find myself unable to wrap my tongue around it and I become as they say, "deit-eugnot".
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What's a "Quesion"?
This is much the same as a question, after a few rum.
I think the general participation in this thread confirms that we are all there. LOL
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The Master said to the student," If I ask you a question, can you give the answer?"
The student replied, " What is the question?"
The Master offered, " I have already asked the question."
The student responded, "--and I have answered it"
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Re: Unanswered Quesions

Etymology

[edit]Starboard


Man sailing a corbita (a small coastal vessel with two masts). Marble relief, ca. 200 AD, probably made in Africa Proconsularis (Tunisia). Found at Carthage.

The origin of the term starboard comes from early boating practices. Before ships hadrudders on their centerlines, they were steered by use of a specialized steering oar. This oar was held by an oarsman located in the stern (back) of the ship. However, like most of society, there were many more right-handed sailors than left-handed sailors. This meant that the steering oar (which had been broadened to provide better control) used to be affixed to the right side of the ship. The word starboard comes from Old Englishsteorbord, literally meaning the side on which the ship is steered, descendant from theOld Norse words stýri meaning "rudder" (from the verb stýra, literally "being at the helm", "having a hand in") and borđ meaning etymologically "board", then the "side of a ship".
[edit]Port

An archaic version of "port" is larboard, which itself derives from Middle-English ladebordvia corruption in the 16th century by association with starboard. The term larboard, when shouted in the wind, was presumably too easy to confuse with starboard[1] and so the word port came to replace it. Port is derived from the practice of sailors mooring ships on the left side at ports in order to prevent the steering oar from being crushed.
Larboard continued to be used well into the 1850s by whalers, despite being long superseded by "port" in the merchant vessel service at the time. "Port" was not officially adopted by the Royal Navy until 1844 (Ray Parkin, H. M. Bark Endeavour). Robert FitzRoy, Captain of Darwin's HMS Beagle, is said to have taught his crew to use the term port instead of larboard, thus propelling the use of the word into the Naval Services vocabulary.
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Port & Starboard come from ancient Greek.

Port means: "over there".

Starboard means: "the other side"

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Being on the boat under sail is the answer.....we each have our own question.

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