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post #24 of Old 01-05-2007
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Originally Posted by Cruisingdad
THis is good information in evaluating boats. It is interesting and I do not want to take anything away from it. However, for those of you that are seriously thinking about cruising or going offshore, let me make a point:

Learning good seamanship and heavy weather techniques is MORE important than the boat.
I could not agree more, not only with the part seamanship plays in the boat seaworthiness but also in the way the boat is equipped to deal with heavy weather, from sails, safety lines to the correct tensioning of the rig, not forgetting the Epirb.

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