I was once told by a wise old salt that a rope is a line without a job. Seemed to make sense.
Nice. I'll have to remember that.
"I said, now, I said ,pay attention boy!"
The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea
If a man is to be obsessed by something.... I suppose a boat is as good as anything... perhaps a bit better than most.
E. B. White