From John Yeigh

Published on October 10th, 2012

In addition to Paul Newell comments in Scuttlebutt 3690 in how those of us currently among the older generation “all learnt how to swim, sail, row, fish, paddle, dive, not get sun burnt, drive with an outboard, paint, varnish, race, surf”, I would like to add a few of my own.

Is the current generation of young sailors learning to drill, duct tape, screw, bolt, sand, whip/sew, windsurf (badly), scrub bottoms, splice, swedge, saw, duct tape, water ski (badly), use a chart, tie knots, if things failed – tie lots of knots, mix epoxy, lash, and duct tape?

My kids are proficient at perhaps half the list, but they are true experts with a roll of duct tape.

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