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Re: Things that happen in cruising

Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife View Post
Why are we such fools that we think all and sundry need to know the grisly details of our foolishness?

If you can't afford the damage you cause your boat then you shouldn't own the boat.

And why, oh WHY do people bleat about it in blogs and group emails home?

If I run into problems (and they are never that the boat has folded up because I have done one accidental gybe) I would NEVER ever tell the land lubbers at home! Yes I do jump on the sailing forums quick smart for advice but that's talking to people who have an understanding.

All emails home should be "Having Fun, See Attached Photos". But to email Mum/Mom "Broke Cotter Pin" will elicit response: "Cotter Pin? Have called Coast Guard!!!"

you have met my mom I take it?
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