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 30, 2012


John Edward Harris

Incredibly sad shots, Adam. I have never seen such devastation so close to home. I am happy for you that Cadence survived with superficial damage. My wife and I checked on Mischief, our C&C 24 docked in Mill Basin off of Jamaica Bay. The only damage she sustained was a ripped and shredded jib, easily replaced.


This answers all of my questions regarding Cadence. All in all, good news....


I'm glad that Cadence seems ok but sorry for those owners who's boat has been lost or had severe damage.

Devastating conditions

Mitch Zeissler

Wow. Just wow. I know from damage I saw last year that repairs can be made without there ever appearing to have been an issue. I certainly hope that's true for all of you there.

S/V Osprey

Hey Adam - Patrick and I saw Cadence yesterday at Morgan and took a photo but we figured you would be down there as well. Our boat, Osprey, was tied up at the end of one of the floating docks and managed to have a wild adventure staying attached to the floating dock but winding up 180 degrees turned around. We have our theories about what happened; luckily the way it all went down, it protected us from the huge boat pileup that happened in the middle of the docks. She has cosmetic damage - new paint job will have to be re-done all the way around, and stanchions on port side are bent - a few minor other things like broken bow light etc. We are counting ourselves very lucky! - Melissa & Patrick of s/v Osprey (Tartan 34)

Adam Turinas

So gald you made it. What a terrible sight the aplce was

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