Thursday, April 23, 2009

thoughts from the boat yard

A vessel may be defined as an object that keeps water either in or out; it is the latter sort that concerns us.
-Roger C. Taylor, The Elements of Seamanship

A small sailing craft is not only beautiful, it is seductive and full of strange promise and the hint of trouble.
E.B. White, The Sea and the Wind that Blows

One object there is still that I never pass without the renewed wonder of childhood, and that is the bow of a boat...It is a simple work, but it will keep out water. -John Ruskin

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