Bring Out Another Thousand
Welcome to Smart1Marine Blog which aims to entertain, inform and offer a glimpse into both the
frustration and enjoyment of boat ownership. Yes we own a boat and often get that look that either
I must be mad, made of money or going through some sort of initiation process to understand how
easy it is to lose wealth. So many times I have heard, mate you do realise the name boat stands for
Bring Out Another Thousand, so hence I decided to name this blog to reflect this immortal phrase.
My father owned a boat and his father and I was initiated from a very young age of the distorted
view that somehow fun was all about getting very cold, wet and sick from the motion of a boat. But
somehow I think this somewhat painful existing distorts us over time and I believe boaters are a
different breed to those more sedate land lumbers. I like many other have become totally obsessed
by the sea and find myself trying to now get my kids around the whole idea that’s it actually fun to
be in this lien environment.
I read an interesting article last week which from sail-world.com which reports on a product which
has been nominated for a DAME Award, an international design competition for new marine
equipment. The website for this product is http://www.boardingring.com/boutique/ and shows an
attractive girls wearing what looks like swim goggles. These glasses have fluid in the rims to show a
virtual horizon. Seasickness is caused by a sensorial conflict between the eyes and inner ears. This
idea sounds great but I’m not sure how many people will feel comfortable emerging from the cabin
wearing these fluid goggles. They would definitely raise a few laughs amongst fellow crew mates and
become a centre of amusement to pass away the hours on a long passage.