In the English Navy grog was 1/4 rum and 3/4 water. When the sailors would bring in the main sails, it was such a tough job that they would be rewarded with a 'double' which was 1/2 rum and 1/2 water. This is now a way to say 'have a double.'
You did a great job, splice the main brace.
by John Vino December 17, 2011