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Okay… As promised in the podcast, here is the official version of “The Prisoner’s Lament” by our friend Peter Suarez…truly one of the funniest and cleverest songs I’ve ever heard.
(I guess I had a senior moment and forgot that I teed it up already last season in Episode 2…but I’m sure you’ll forgive me.)
The Prisoner’s Lament
(Don’t be confused by any captions that say, “All At Sea”… This is the droid you were looking for.)
All At Sea
Also, here’s the “so far official” version of All At Sea… Somehow the video sync is a little off…but hell, half the stuff I see on TV these days isn’t synched any better. So get off me!!! 🤣
As noted in the podcast:
Push the boat out = buy a round of drinks
Splice the main brace = do something worthy of receiving a drink
Throw a fish to Captain = give a cursory salute
Three sheets to the wind = drunk
Spars and Such
Also, ahem… In the nautical trivia department: a spar is indeed any horizontal or vertical long part of a boat (historically made of wood) such as a mast or boom.
Yes, I have often been accused of having a mind for trivia…
How Not To Sail 101: Always bear in mind that it’s preferable to keep the ocean outside of the boat. Anything that tends to prevent that condition should be considered undesirable.
St. Pete Boat Show
Okay, so I plan on seeing you at the St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show. I expect that Latitudes & Attitudes will be throwing their usual cruisers’ party on Saturday the 22nd, if history is any guide…so I definitely plan to be there for that part.
If it’s the same as before, you need to be inside the venue before closing time. (5pm?) More details forthcoming, BUT ALSO…
VIP Patrons Meetup
I also plan on having a little meetup for our How Not To Sail Patreon Patrons on Thursday, January 20th…so if you’ve been thinking about joining the Patreon crew, this is a perfectly fine excuse to climb aboard!
I’ll be sending out the final info on the meetup a couple of days beforehand…but it will be in the St. Pete area, either very close to the boat show, or in Gulfport (maybe 5-7 minutes’ drive), depending on the forecast, and how frisky I’m feeling.
Another Podcast For You
In case you’ve already binge-listened to all of the How Not To Sail episodes, you might enjoy listening to my buddy Captain Wettig’s podcast, the Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast.
Not because I’m a guest on Episode 125 or anything, but because Captain Jeffrey Wettig’s always a great listen. It’s like sitting across from a good friend at the pub, as he talks to a cool guest. And maybe they have a beer or too, metaphorically speaking. Who knows?
And I mean, don’t you want to have a beer with him?
Oh, yes, I’ve got several podcasts brewing in the hopper… Some of them require more heavy lifting than others, but a couple that you’re likely to hear soon:
- Our Patreon friends Sondra and Jimmy make a Gulf crossing and learn a number of lessons on How Not To Sail.(I LOVE the idea of this… I hear plenty of my own “learning experiences.” I’m really stoked to share this one.)
It is normal to desire mutiny. The key is not to act on it.
Do YOU have an idea for an episode of How Not To Sail? Let me know in the comments below…or give me a hail on the #HowNotToSailer Hotline!