With Irma's wrath largely over, leaving various TF stories in her wake, it seems like a good time to offer up the entire first chapter, as a reminder of why many of us deal with the vagaries of boat ownership.
The "famous" part of this chapter is quoted everywhere. But it's the immediate effect on Mole that so beautifully captures the allure of the boating life. Read as much - or as little - as you like.
City: Ex-Brisbane, (Australia), now Bribie Island, Qld
Vessel Name: Now boatless - sold 6/2018
Vessel Model: Had a Clipper (CHB) 34
Join Date: Jun 2008
The PO of my boat had the iconic saying,
"There is absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing, as simply messing about in boats", on a small plaque mounted at the helm of my boat. I left it there...of course... because...