sailboat aground and listing, anchoring too close to shore

Bartlett’s Familiar Laws of Boating

  • If it can tangle, it will tangle
  • Anything that is not tied on, will fall overboard
  • On the ICW, there are two kinds of boaters – those who have run aground, and liars.
  • On a boat, every day is too short, unless it’s too long.
  • Always keep a spare of every part or tool.
  • The adventure you plan for probably will not be the one you get. Accept the adventure that comes, and keep a spare adventure for another day.