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    Came across this one while surfing the interwebs.

    "Ooooo! Belay there you long-eared galoot and furl the top tatter-sole top gallants before I keel-hauls ya!" -Yosemite Sam
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    You're gonna need a bigger boat.

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    there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats

    - kenneth grahame
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Houses, are but badly built boats so firmly aground that you cannot think of moving them. They are definitely inferior things, belonging to the vegetable not the animal world, rooted and stationary, incapable of gay transition. I admit, doubtfully, as exceptions, snail-shells and caravans. The desire to build a house is the tired wish of a man content thenceforward with a single anchorage. The desire to build a boat is the desire of youth, unwilling yet to accept the idea of a final resting-place.


    - arthur ransome
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    'Uh-oh... we shoulda reefed!' —uttered by sailors everywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats

    - kenneth grahame
    The winner! Nothing else can come close.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.
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    Bound is boatless man.

    -WoodenBoat Proverb
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.
    Skiing is the next best thing to having wings.

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    Long John Silver "Them that died were the lucky ones"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Houses, are but badly built boats so firmly aground that you cannot think of moving them. They are definitely inferior things, belonging to the vegetable not the animal world, rooted and stationary, incapable of gay transition. I admit, doubtfully, as exceptions, snail-shells and caravans. The desire to build a house is the tired wish of a man content thenceforward with a single anchorage. The desire to build a boat is the desire of youth, unwilling yet to accept the idea of a final resting-place.


    - arthur ransome
    I've built both yet get a greater sense of satisfaction in the crafting of a boat.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.
    Skiing is the next best thing to having wings.

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    She was a ship of the old school, rather small if anything; with an old fashioned claw-footed look about her. Long seasoned and weather-stained in the typhoons and calms of all four oceans, her old hull's complexion was darkened like a French grenadier's, who has alike fought in Egypt and Siberia. Her venerable bows looked bearded. Her masts... stood stiffly up like the spines of the three old kings of Cologne. Her ancient decks were worn and wrinkled, like the pilgrim-worshipped flag-stone in Canterbury Cathedral where Beckettbled. But to all these her old antiquities, were added new and marvellous features, pertaining to the wild business that for more than half a century she had followed
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    “I do not say the French cannot come. I only say they cannot come by sea.”

    Admiral the Earl St Vincent, speaking to the House of Lords on Napoleon’s planned invasion, 1803.

    He was right.
    IMAGINES VEL NON FUERINT

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    give a man a fish
    feed him for a day
    teach a man to fish
    he'll sit around in a boat
    drinking beer all day
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    “Never get out of the boat…never get out of the boat…I got to remember: never get out of the boat,”



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    An adventure is a sign of incompetence.
    - Vilhjalmur Stefansson

    The irony of this guy saying this staggers the mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian McColgin View Post
    An adventure is a sign of incompetence.
    - Vilhjalmur Stefansson

    The irony of this guy saying this staggers the mind.
    After the first time my ex-wife & I went on vacation, she said "You don't do vacations, you do adventures". I took it as a compliment at the time, but note the "ex"...

    Paul's Ransome quote is a good 'un - but the fish one rings true as well.
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    England expects each man to do his duty.
    What's not on a boat costs nothing, weighs nothing, and can't break

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    If he can make it over that shoal, I surely can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    If he can make it over that shoal, I surely can.
    Does "I've never run aground" come before that or after?
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Sailor A:"Is that 'Red right returning', or ' Red right when returning'? I thought 'right' was starboard anyway."
    Sailor B: "What does that even mean?!"

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    To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise, you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen who play with their boats at sea... "cruising" it is called. Voyaging belongs to seamen, and to the wanderers of the world who cannot, or will not, fit in. If you are contemplating a voyage and you have the means, abandon the venture until your fortunes change. Only then will you know what the sea is all about.

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    What's not on a boat costs nothing, weighs nothing, and can't break

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    “Welcome aboard!”
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    "That's the biggest f*king wave I've ever . . ."

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    "It must be hell on shore on a night like this."

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    Spike take the helm. I am going to check on the girls. (Spike's wife)

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    F&ck!

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    There are two kinds of boaters: those who have run aground, and those who lie about it.

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    "An angry skipper makes an unhappy crew."

    Captains Courageous.

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    "Being hove to in a long gale is the most boring way of being terrified I know of." -John Hamilton-

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    Tis better to in the boat with a drink on the rocks than in the drink with a boat on the rocks.

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    Never crap in a dry bucket

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    Please do not put anything into the head unless you have eaten it first.




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    "The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.“

    Joseph Conrad, The Mirror of the Sea

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    Pre-storm—“Of course the mooring’s secure!”

    Post-storm—“What happened to the boat?”

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    There was both oak and bronze triple-banded around the heart of he who first launched a frail craft on the savage open sea.

    Horace

    (Only he said it like this: Illi robur et aes triplex circa pectus erat, qui fragilem truci commisit pelago ratem primus).

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    “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead,”

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    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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