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Favorite Nautical Sayings and Quotes

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by brian eiland, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. GFC

    GFC Senior Member

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    How about....

    If this boat's arocking, don't bother knocking!
  2. Boatbuilder

    Boatbuilder New Member

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    Best Advice not yet Taken!

    Go Cruising Now My Brother



    On an ancient wall in in China
    Where a brooding Buddha blinks,
    Deeply graven is the message
    It is later than you think.

    The clock of life is wound but once
    And no man has the power,
    To tell us when the hands will stop
    At late or early hour.

    Now is all the time you own,
    The past a golden link,
    Go cruising now my brother,
    It is later than you think.




    Anonymous
  3. travler

    travler Senior Member

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    i have rung more salt water out of socks then you seen son


    travler
  4. Boatbuilder

    Boatbuilder New Member

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    Best Motto Ever

    "Grab a chance and you won't be sorry for a might-have-been"

    Arthur Ransome

    Engraved on a brass plaque on the companionway slider of Eric and Susan Hiscock's many "Wanderers"
  5. Boatbuilder

    Boatbuilder New Member

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    ...not sure exactly what you are referencing here from the Cruising quote, but I am absolutely sure you are correct! Most of my years have been building and repairing, but I do have my license and deliver boats for my employer. Still can't quite give up having my own deck to cruise on.

    I might be able to come close to you in a contest comparing my lineal feet of planking installed to your hours behind a control stick in the air...okay maybe just prop driven!

    Boatbuilder

    I believe we have a mutual friend with a house atbthe south end of Blakely Island?

    Boatbuilder
  6. travler

    travler Senior Member

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    boatbilder

    this a saying that some of my experianced eng's use on some of the young guys working under them , as for myself i started with wood boats in the 60's and still have a soft spot for them even today , i have been many miles on boats and in the air but that comes with owning a lot of boats for almost 50 years now and been all over the world on them and in planes i have been very fortumate to have had some great capt's and eng's with me for a long time my head port eng has been with us over 40 years and does not want to retire , i also forgot about some of the deck hands , i am sure there are others that have been more places and seen more things but i can hold my own , we are going to haul out one of the boats at dokata creek in the middle of the month mabay we can have lunch and swap stories

    travler
  7. travler

    travler Senior Member

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    i think you are wright about the friend would he be a surveyor by chance

    travler
  8. Anderschou

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    One you may not have heard

    "When Jesus Christ was ordinary seaman on the Ark!"

    To mean very old and/or very senior, as in

    "She was built when Jesus Christ was ordinary seaman on the Ark."

    or

    "He was mate when . . . ."

    In use - at least - in the Caribbean merchant trade during the great depression, perhaps elsewhere.

    Anderschou