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post #48 of Old 03-26-2013
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Re: Is Sailing an Elitist Sport?

Re Hello Sailor and True MBAs.
You see, MBAs get it all effed up with their fixed and variable costs expressed in tomorrow's or yesterday dollars and commitment costs and opportunity costs and ....
Honestly, an unused, neglected boat costs more than one that is used and cared for. Ten year old rigging is ten year old rigging and its need for replacement is not dictated by the days of sailing but by its condition which is often more affected by neglect than use. Sails unused develop permanen creases, creating weakness and often are damaged by mold and mildew that remains unseen by the absent sailor. Running rigging is damaged by exposure to UV not by use in setting sails.
So, in reality, it costs more to go zero miles that 85.
MBAs have a distinct handicap it measureing and reporting reality. Just remember, evey bankrupt corp in the last 50 years had MBAs and MFAs out the wazoo, and still went belly up.
So, back to elitism and sailing.
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