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Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

I've seen the exact opposite happen here. Pirates Cove is a very special little hurricane hole in the Gulf Islands. It is very popular but it has an S shaped entrance that is also very narrow. The channel cuts through solid rock and requires very careful piloting, especially at low tide.

I was 4th in line going in it one day, everyone following in line ahead. The first boat cut the corner - CLANG, the second boat followed right along - CLANG, the THIRD boat followed right along - CLANG.

I didn't cut the corner and went through no problem.
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