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Re: Where are the younger people?

a few of the people I work with are "boaters" but I am the only sailor. They all talk about how big their engines are and how fast the boat can go and how quick they can make it to the wreck to get a few hours of fishing in.

good for them, at least they are getting out there.

But the moment the subject of sailing comes up, the topic invariably leads to how much they all hate it when a sailboat "leans" or heels. None of them can understand why we do not topple over, even when I explain about ballest. When I had my GP14, they were even more skeptical as that Dinghy only had meat ballest.

But, I digress, The big thing is, if those guys got out once every two weeks, everyone heard about it. I got out several times a week in my GP

Art Haberland

In the end all that matters is how fully you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things that did not belong to you -Buddha


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