Originally Posted by Ex-Calif
Pretty soon you'll be faking it like the rest of us...
Now it's something like this when I charter
a boat and have a problem...." Ya Mon!....Pleeze cum feex de boat mon. Whats wrong mon? " Uhhh, the white rope
that goes up to the top of the tall pole is tangled in those strings that I think holds up the blue bag. You mean the main halyard
mon? "Uhhhh....think so". "AND....
something's wrong when I pull on the left rope that goes to the front sail mon....there's no pulley thing for the rope to go thru" You mean jib
car, you have no car? No, I have a car back home! I'm talking about that pulley thing...it's missing!!!" And so it goes...
So you can imagine when I read this forum and folks are talking about hanks, fardage, fids, kelsons, cheeks, catherpins, bitts, coaming, cringles, sponsons, reeves, deadeyes, futtocks, tholes, whipstaffs, swigging, worming etc. etc
I'm like....holy schitt...these guys are some SERIOUS sailors. Way WAY beyond my depth