Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, almost 3 years ago

    yeaah… we all know what that smile means :p

  2. quickly24

    quickly24 said, almost 3 years ago

    janis- the answer is rollerfurling with lines going back to the cockpit.

  3. Larry

    Larry GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Learning a foreign language could be easier than learning the vocabulary needed to converse on a sailboat. With a foreign language you are learning how to say in a different way, about something you already know.
    A bowline puts a loop on a rope that retains about 90 percent of the breaking strength. Only an eye splice retains 100 percent of the breaking strength. My first eye splice on double braid rope took over three hours. After doing a dozen for the Easy-Jacks on my mizen sail I was down to less than 90 minutes. I have learned many useful knots since I learned to sail, evan a better way to tie a knot in shoe laces.

  4. Varnes

    Varnes said, almost 3 years ago

    I learned all my knots in Scouts, but the most useful one I learned in the blueberry business, the tie down knot. Works great.

  5. doublepaw

    doublepaw said, almost 3 years ago

    “Arrrrrgggghhhh!” When is talk like a pirate day anyway?

  6. ScullyUFO

    ScullyUFO said, almost 3 years ago

    Does anyone know how to make a will not?

  7. toppop52

    toppop52 said, almost 3 years ago

    That’s why I like my high performance Donzi, a double half hitch and the name of the Tiki bar 80 miles up the Chesapeake will get me through!

  8. Egg Man

    Egg Man said, almost 3 years ago

    Ropes can be used for fun and games.

  9. belcherman

    belcherman said, almost 3 years ago

    @EggMan, I think that explains Janis’s smile in panel three, and also her disappointed expression in panel four. When the kid’s away, the parents will play.

  10. finale

    finale said, almost 3 years ago

    Jute or velvet?

  11. nsasailor

    nsasailor said, almost 3 years ago

    http://www.talklikeapirate.com/
    September 19th (every year) is International Talk Like A Pirate Day

    [All Hope Abandon, Ye Who Enter Here]

  12. david_42

    david_42 said, almost 3 years ago

    A double Carrick bend is stronger and it explodes (releases with a single pull of the ripcord (loose end)).

  13. nsasailor

    nsasailor said, almost 3 years ago

    I wouldn’t want to tie my jib sheet with an exploding knot.

  14. Superhawk

    Superhawk said, almost 3 years ago

    Arlo, velvet handcuffs would have kept her interest a little longer. :^)

  15. JohnHarry

    JohnHarry said, almost 3 years ago

    A bowline releases AFTER being under great stress.
    Unlike most other knots – also known as knifeknots.

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