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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November 01, 2010


Beth Anderson

Great article - I will link back to this from our site, North American Sailor ( One thing I would add to #8 "How much boat can you afford" is to keep in mind that you'll be spending up to 20% of the cost of the boat each year in maintenance, dock fees, etc, and that needs to be factored in to the calculations. Like you said, it's not an investment!

Adam Turinas

Excellent point Beth. Thanks for the link. I will be posting parts 2-5 each of the upcoming Mondays

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