The origin of Messing About In Sailboats

  • The original quote is from Kenneth Grahame's Wind In the Willows: "There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

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October 31, 2010

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Baydog

No more problematic outboard! Enjoy the boat, she's beautiful.

Adam Turinas

Touch wood, the engine works fine.

Tillerman

You haven't really sailed a boat until you've blooded the binnacle.

Adam Turinas

Spoken like a true pirate

o docker

Finally - Poetry in motion!

Are you up for a little experiment? The next time you've got 25 knots, try dropping the main completely and going under jib alone. Will she go to weather without bearing off?

For some reason, our boat will with a nicely balanced helm and it's an easy way to calm things down in a hurry.

Adam Turinas

I will try that for sure

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