how they sailed those ships

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    Interesting, indeed.



     
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    It was a science.
     
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    Actually, it's part science, and part art. Ever been on a ship in high seas? Takes some talent to be able to move around on the decks.
     
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    One of the last items on my bucket-list is learning how to sail....hope I can do it before I get too damn old.
     
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    The Wife and I took sailing lessons years ago.
    It's not really all that hard on smaller boats.
     
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    Learning on a little day sailer doesn’t take ling at all. Nothing better than being out on the move in water without a loud engine drowning out your senses.
     
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    And into the rigging.
    I have ancestors on both sides who were captains of sailing vessels. One had a schooner of his own, the other sailed full ships. Plenty of plain old sailors in the family tree, too.
    As much as I am not a big fan of the water, I love being out on a fast sailboat, far enough out to not see land, wind blowing the boat pretty much on its side. Took a trip like that on a windjammer out of Camden a few years ago; I didn't want it to end. Must be in my genes.
     

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