Re: I Love Our Boat!!!
I have one of the old Den Haan Trawler oil
lamps in my boat. It's probably 40 years old and never been polished. Each year it grows a little more character. There are a few items I always keep when I sell a boat. My 1943 Bakelite barometer, Bakelite clock and my Den Haan well tarnished lantern. I had a Rusky come aboard my previous boat and could not stop telling me how to shine the lantern up. No matter how many times I told him that I liked it that way, he insisted that I follow his directions. To shut him up, I told him that I thought he was KGB...
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow - what a ride!"