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Thursday, February 1. 2007
A Bristol, Rhode Island lawyer built Janet in 1903.
Yes, she is for sale.
We post the photo to please Chris, who has worked overtime for Maggie's Farm this past week, and who finally subdued - or outlasted - the Botnet beast.
Chris loves sailboats and hates stinkpots - even old wooden ones.
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How pedestrian to utter that wooden boats rule dude. I suppose this forum is open to those who go by names like Habu.
I can only imagine a Habu as something that would urinate off the porch and yell, " Hey come look at this"
Lets hope he doesn't have offspring.
This here is a defineativlie and proudly pedestriano blog, and nobody better say diffrent or else.
Help me, I'm suffering from yawl envy...I see it now, it explains all my problems....
That boat would suit, or maybe Cleopatra's barge with a crew of handsome galley slaves...
Just doing my bit...global warming and all that!
Motorboats suck! Not only because they are dirty, noisy and smelly, but because those galley slaves and sailors get such wholesome exercise and develop such fine muscles in the process...
I concur wholeheartedly regarding the Habuian utterances.
A vessels the likes of Janet or Sir Francis Chichester's Gipsy Moth IV are true works of distinction and glory.
The parvenu, perhaps a Habu type would be better served to the waxing of surfboards and the chasing of wahines.
Hey sista, you wouldn't be referring to the type of galley slave covered only by a small loin cloth, muscles and sinews taught against the pull of the oar, would you?
or would you be harkening back a few days to the smooth rippling muscles and bulging crotch of the beefcake model?
or is it a combination where the chained galley slave serves your bidding after the oar is boated but his libido is honed to licentiousness?
Clambered all over Gypsy Moth IV many times as a kid, and infinitely preferred it to the adjacent Cutty Sark. The idea of sailing alone around the world, thousands of miles from relatives appealed as much then as now...Chichester himeself was pretty low key about it
From a description of it today, "Sir Francis Chichester was knighted close to this spot (in Greenwich England) by Queen Elizabeth II using the same sword that Queen Elizabeth I used to knight Sir Francis Drake.
See the small vessel that Chichester said on his return:
"Now that I have finished, I don't know what will become of Gipsy Moth IV. I only own the stern while my cousin owns two thirds. My part, I would sell any day. It would be better if about a third were sawn off. The boat was too big for me. Gipsy Moth IV has no sentimental value for me at all. She is cantankerous and difficult and needs a crew of three - a man to navigate, an elephant to move the tiller and a 3'6" (1.1m) chimpanzee with arms 8' (2.4m) long to get about below and work some of the gear".
It's sailing to Sri Lanka now, I think
No offense meant old boy. Just simply saying that the declamation of Habu didn't do justice to the cynosure of the article at hand.
Remington, cheeseballs all around!!
Yawl view a lovely craft, and yawl's thoughts head towards the lascivious. Downwards, to the gutter, when a craft like her should lead one's thoughts firmly upward.
Really, Jocko, hadn't thought that far ahead! Not much privacy on a barge...I think actually Cleopatra probably just viewed it as a kind of super-motivational gym. Most athletic women like to work out with men as it is so much fun running faster or longer than them, when they have written you off as just a babe who is no competition. Running the Marine Corps Marathon is a female athlete's dream as all those gorgeous young hunks not only make her run fast, but shower her with compliments and cups of water, etc. So you get a great race and admired to boot!
Oops, time to go off to physical therapy for my middle aged running injuries....sigh....real life....
OOOH she is beatuiful!
However, with regard to barge slaves and marines, etc. I am of an age where just watching a male marine run the marathon is a real pleasure! ;-)
connection appears to be established between libido and magneto.
is it you say your credo
that sailing under sheet-o
entirely sans magneto
does wonders for libido?
AP, you go girl! Who would ever lust after some dumb gay underwear model, when there are real live soldiers, sailors, etc to admire. A real man (and, these days, real woman) worth admiring is one who defends home, country, God, etc. Not some twit waxing his chesthair...
My most cherished mementoes of youth include a very ragged tshirt collection of which my husband disapproves, including a "No more nukes" from 3 mile island, when those of us in DC at the time were a tad alarmed by all those problems in Harrisburg, another that says "Radcliffe: Where Women come first" and a bachelorette party favor, one that says "Married but not dead"
Now, time to go admire husband's new (50th in 2 years)camera lense and wickedly ask him "Is it really just a lense?"
Buddy, you are so funny! Bet you used to write horrid limericks as a kid....
You are an intrigue, quickly becoming a fantasy.
To have climbed over the G. Moth IV and admire men who don't wax their chests....I thought real women like you were all gone or at least very rare jewel..you must be the latter.
Did I mention I'm a former U.S. Marine and CIA operative? 1970's vintage, Cold War and the SE Asia arena.
Gypsy Moth? Try sjail Pacifik on big bjundle of stjicks!
Good for you, Habu! You would enjoy one of our neighbors, who has been a mercenary all over the world and amazes my kid with tall tales of his adventures... and pisses off the revolting yuppies in the neighborhood...
Ja, Thor, you big brave sailor, too...But if you were American, you'd have a brave wife beside you, and those tropical babes would be just eye candy http://www.amazon.com/Petticoat-Whalers-Whaling-Wives-1820-1920/dp/1584651598/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_b/104-0476964-7627942
I swear if I weren't too damn old I go back and work for Vennell Corp or Blackwater ,Olive Group and of the merc outfits ..it beats the hell out of most all other things...as Churchill said, "There is nothing as exhilarating
as to be shot at without result"
or Shakespears' Julius Caesar
"Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear, Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come
That was a favorite of my father. A Marine aviator and Navy Cross winner. Now in Arlington, June 2006
Remember George Washington's youthful enthusiasm during the French and Indian wars about "I have heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound."--1754
Tho maybe that was just the phenomenon Aristotle described, "good luck is when the arrow strikes the man next to you" (may have butchered the quote)
"Sometimes you get the bear, sometimes the bear gets you" in the immortal words of Davy Crockett, or maybe that guy in "The Big Lebowski".
I believe you nailed the Geo. Washington quote.
Aristotle I'm gonna take your word..you've got a friend.
Thor is a brave man, in the mold of David Crockett and "Dude" Lewbowski.
Gotta say, the name, "Janet", does that vessel proud.
Anyone read Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series of the Royal Navy? I have the last, the 20th, I think, in hardcover, signed. I can't bring myself to read it. I'll be buried with it and read it on the way as I shall go gently into that good night with a flashlight.
I read several of the early ones, Phoenix. Great, just great, reading. The detail of shipboard life in the 18th century, the Royal Navy of the time, is beyond fascinating.
ok, no more joke names for me--too hard to change back, too complex for me.
Somewhere--between the hippy and the yippy--grows a child: The Next generation upon whom we shall be forced to rely. Who shall inherit----no, that is not correct: who shall be burdened with all that was left undone.
My femaleness began in 1890 with my grandmother. All the women since then have been on their own! Hoooray!
Dear Retriever: please read a book called "Odd Girl Out".No,it is not about lesbianism. It is rather about the irrational need in some women to attachk any woman who does not "appear" to follow the crowd.
Phoenix: May I suggest you purchase "Surefire" flashlight before going on that trip!
"Odd Girl Out"
Click here to read the summary:
Oh, piffle, Thor. You can't just read a couple. If so, you are a philistine, sir. Especially as you know the seas well.
Apple pie: I'm bringing a Bic lighter just in case my batteries fail. :}
"It is rather about the irrational need in some women to attachk any woman who does not "appear" to follow the crowd."
I couldn't read the book. Been there, done that. And lived. I don't want to wander down Amnesia Lane. I might end up catatonic.