Posts by Grippy 1
October 24, 2013
I first came upon Fred when as a new crew member was sent below to assist with general duties in the small engine room. Here was this Norwegian sailor almost invisible in smog emanating from his ever present trusty pipe.He was splicing a metal hawser for an anchor attachment,he nodded to me and pointed to a pile of rope that needed to be coiled.My first job at sea. We were aboard a 40ft carvel constructed twin mast Ketch,purchased by a prosperous realtor for weekend sailings on Port Phillip Ba
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