HarryT, I cannot thank you enough for all you have done with this edition. An amazing job.
Originally Posted by Nick_a
The third I'm not absolutely certain of, but I'm pretty convinced that "recruit" should be "recoup"
Then he went for a voyage to recruit, and the ship broke her propellor-shaft
Nick_a, "recruit" is probably what's intended there. It was used as a synonym for "recuperate" in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the idea being that you were taking a break to recuperate your energies, or "gather your forces."
Some of the slang in these books is really unusual to our modern eye!