Boatbuilding Humor

A New Glossary of Nautical Terms

On July 17, 2015, in Boatbuilding Humor, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk

I can’t take credit for these–they are excerpted from “Australasian Amateur Boatbuilder & Kitboats” magazine (aka Australian Amateur Boatbuilder). Sometimes it’s nice to lighten things up a bit! Common terms you may hear on the water: Ahoy – The first in a series of four letter words commonly exchanged by skippers as their boats approach […]

AAAAArrrrggggh! Move Athwartships And Belay That Line To The Midship Cleat!!!

On July 10, 2014, in Boatbuilding Humor, Designer Articles, WebLetters, by John B

Or “Tie that rope to the middle cleat on the other side of the boat.” Nautical speak can be a strange yet oddly wonderful way to communicate.   Have you ever wondered why long-time boaters don’t speak in a language that landlubbers can easily decipher? No one really knows why they do, but they continue […]

Affordable Boatbuilding Act

On November 8, 2013, in Boatbuilding Humor, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk

The U.S. government has just passed a new law called: “The Affordable Boatbuilding Act” declaring that every citizen MUST build a boat, by April 2014. These “affordable” boats must cost an average of $54,000 – $155,000 each, so no skimping on cheap materials. This does not include taxes, trailers, towing fees, licensing and registration fees, […]

When Pumpkins Drink…

On October 24, 2013, in Boatbuilding Humor, WebLetters, by John B

Pirate Laws 101

On February 8, 2012, in Boatbuilding Humor, Glen-L Styles, WebLetters, by John B

Law #41 While creativity is encouraged during any bar fight or battle at sea, pirates may only use the following types of sword: Falchions Scimitars Rapiers and particularly Long Knives Katanas or any other Ninja sword are strictly forbidden, unless the Pirate rips off a Ninja’s arm and hurls the arm and attached Katana, as one […]