February 20, 2014

More helpful anchoring tips

The Disease Called Cruising
14. Anchor in Haste, Repent at Leisure, Part (b)

SOONER OR LATER you’re going to need help with your anchoring. Here are some helpful hints and tips.

Ø Ancient weather lore:

— “Red sky at night, anchorers take fright; red sky in the morning, anchorers take warning.”

— “When the rain’s before the wind, to your dragging anchor mind.”

— “When the wind’s before the rain, soon shall your anchor drag again.”

— “Rain before seven, drag before eleven.”

— “Rain from the west, drag two days at least.”

Ø Helpful proverbs:

A fool and his anchor are soon parted.

A watched anchor never drags.

Anchor as you would be anchored by.

Anchors of a feather drag together.

Feint heart never won fair anchorage.

If at first your anchoring doesn’t succeed, flee, flee, flee to a marina.

Least said, soonest anchored.

Nothing’s so badly anchored that it mightn’t be worse.

Small anchors please small minds.

The road to hell is paved with lousy anchors.

There’s no anchorer like an old anchorer.

To anchor is human, to forgive divine.

Whom God wishes to destroy, He first makes anchor.

Wise men learn from others’ anchoring; fools from their own.

Ø And finally: Worse things do not happen at sea.

Today’s Thought
The trouble with weather forecasting is that it’s right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it.

— Patrick L. Young, economist, author and entrepreneur

What do you call a Frenchman who explodes a grenade on vinyl flooring?
Linoleum Blownapart.

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