Originally Posted by Captain K
Wow! What a great job! Any chance you could ease on over to Alabama to help redo mine?
Yes, I will be right there. If I'm late, start without me. Tony B
By the way I believe it's "saloon," rather than "salon." A "salon" is a place where you get your hair done. My guess is 99% of boaters, and half the boating magazines here in the US make the same mistake.
Way back when, I always seen 'salon' in print. It wasn't until relatively recently that I see the word 'saloon'. Your post got me curious so I looked it up in online dictionaries. Other than the obvious difference of the hairdressing and drinking establishment thing, just about every dictionary definition of both words defines them as a drawing room, reception area or gathering place. The word 'salon' is based on the French word.
Other than in cowboy movies, the only person that I ever heard call a bar a saloon was my grandfather. Oddly enough, that was the only word in English he ever knew.
BTW, how is Pirates Cove? I havent been there in about 12 years or so.
When I bought my first sailboat, a 25 Macgregor, around 20 years ago I taught myself to sail by leaving Gulfport, Ms. with Pirates Cove as my final destination. That was the first time me and GF were ever even on a sailboat except for motoring it about a couple hundred yards. We actually made it there alive, loved the place and decided to continue on to Panama City. It was a great and memorable 2 weeks of our first sail.