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    Nerys
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    However, this is what you should learn,

    'If to your starboard red appear,
    It is your duty to keep clear,
    To act as judgement says is proper,
    To starboard or port, back, or stop her'

    But when upon your port is seen,
    A steamers starboard light of green,
    There's not so much for you to do,
    For green to port keeps clear of you '

    Cheers, Nerys
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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
    Nerys
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    In order that the Officer of the Watch knows how to react to sighting an approaching ships lights at night .it is essential that he learns the appropriate rules. Here are a couple of 'aides memoires' that I was taught many years ago.
    'When both sides lights you see ahead, leave the wheel and go to bed' and, 'When in danger or in doubt, blow your flippin side lights out'

    Cheers, Nerys
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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
    Colin H
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    Did they enjoy the pun t.
    Cheers Colin.
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    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
    Nerys
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    My neighbour told me she wanted a painter, so I asked what size dinghy it was for.

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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
    RNinMunich
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    Scratch Bill,
    I trust you both eventually came successfully alongside๐Ÿ˜‰, with all springs and stays secured!?๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Garry Chrimbo to you both โค๏ธ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS I'll have no truck with mast climbing, done my share, now too old and stiff!๐Ÿค”
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
    Scratchbuilder
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    So there I was between the devil and the deep blue sea.
    This left me a little in the doldrums.I told the trouble and strife.That left me in deep water,so I gave her her a wide berth.
    She then said donโ€™t worry all is above board dear.
    We went abaft and then abreast,and made our way aloft to the truck.
    As it was Christmas we had Brussels which gave us apparent wind,this ruined the anti fouling so she failed to answer the helm.
    Happy Christmas.
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    Bill
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    Thank you!

    Speaking of yarns, it was a rope-yarn Sunday when she seized me by my blouse, passed me a wormed parcel and told me to cast off and get underway. It was tack upon tack as we worked our way upwind towards the mail buoy. Several crew were sea sick and it wasn't long before I joined the heaving line. Once I cleared my hawse pipe and got out of the scupper I manned the tiller and........

    ... dear reader, I won't bore you with the entire passage, but if you ever get seasick, you needn't worry - you have to get better to die!

    RNinMunich: By your leave sir! I really should be doing some holy-stoning and bricking the brass around this old barky or Herself will wonder why I'm so adrift these past watches!๐Ÿ˜€
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    "Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment." Will Rogers.
    RNinMunich
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    Thou spins a good yarn shipmate Black Shoe๐Ÿ‘
    More power to thy bilge pumps and check valves.
    May your Plimsolls never be submerged๐Ÿ˜
    Sounds like your Mrs is a good Buffer!
    Thinks! Is a female Bosun's Mate a Bosun's Mistress?๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜‚
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    BTW Congrats on your promotion Master๐Ÿ‘
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
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    'Mornin' Doug, I've been sailing close on the wind for years. I can't fathom why she puts up with my jibes, but she's only lowered the boom a couple of times. If I get in harm's way a couple of clew earrings seem to caulk the breech. She tells me I'm an old cutter, but she's never threatened me with the brig. When I get off course she'll brace me around and box my compass telling me I better steer small!
    I'm OK until the bilge water over flows my boot top, then I get a sinking feeling. Herself will come to my aid and bail me out in spite of my sailing three sheets to the wind.
    As for my current voyage, I think I may shift some cargo, correct this list, and take a caulk.
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    "Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment." Will Rogers.
    RNinMunich
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    Colin, Martin,
    I'm already the (self appointed) CO of the 'Stuff and Nonsense Dept.'
    Nautical Nutters are more than welcome to join up๐Ÿ˜Š
    Rear Admiral Colin; as the (newly appointed๐Ÿ˜‰) Head of Personnel / Human Resources Dept. please arrange appropriate transfer papers for all volunteers.
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
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