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Old 08-25-2014, 12:59 PM   #21
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Plenty of boating terms have other meanings that often times make prudish women blush.
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Old 08-25-2014, 03:26 PM   #22
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Plenty of boating terms have other meanings that often times make prudish women blush.
That sounds like a great idea for another thread.
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Right now I would pay $50 to any small, skinny 8 year old kid who can turn a wrench, to squeeze into my engine bay and tighten a leaking fitting on the top of my water heater. I'm sure that would violate OSHA regs and child labor laws, so for now I just depend on the bilge pump to deal with the leakage.

"Little people," small flexible kids, street urchins in Bombay, heck, spider monkeys who can use a wrench, I don't care, they could make a killing at my marina.
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I also think about the captain and crew who ran the ship up on the beach, and what that last cruise must be like.
Mark Knopfler wrote and recorded a great song about exactly that. It's called "Far From the Clyde" and it's a hard song to listen to if you like the sea and the ships that travel on it.

The Clyde, for anyone who doesn't know, is the river in Scotland along which many shipyards were located. For many decades it was the center of British shipbuilding.
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