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post #16 of Old 04-11-2013
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Re: Bad yacht accident: two dead (one rescuer)

Originally Posted by Barquito View Post
Hindsight is 20/20. Probably if they actually understood what the conditions where on the bar, they would have been willing to wait for days on the open ocean. I would imagine most boaters figure there will be a few minutes of excitement, then they will be home...

So then, how do you differentiate between what looks like it might be a wild ride, and something that is really dangerous?
Well, there's this often under-appreciated thing known as 'Experience', that can often help one make such a decision.... (grin)

However, in this particular case, the fact that the bar had been closed by the port captain or coast guard, should have provided a pretty strong 'hint'...

It's been repeated here, and elsewhere, many times over - but it remains the most succinct and clear way of putting it:

"When is doubt, stay out..."
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