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post #494 of Old 07-04-2013
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Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

Using "unnamed" university sailing club 470 racing dinghy. Buddy and I had a few too many beers and were tacking out of the channel towards ocean. Trying to squeeze the max out of each tack by delaying tack until almost to breakwater wall. Hit submerged rip rap near wall. Tore out fin of boat and destroyed much of boats bottom. Limped back to dock avoiding sinking. Put away quietly and was "shocked" to hear later someone had tore out the bottom of the racing dingy. The nerve of some people! This was over 30 years ago and I'm a much more responsible person now. I should have owned up. Sorry.
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