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post #111 of Old 07-08-2013
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Re: Sailboat perishes off Hatteras, USCG rescues crew

Hmmm, another 'cautionary tale' to add to the list...

Too bad the Tao apparently never mentions anything regarding the value of a Shakedown Cruise...

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I am not a sailor, l guess that is one lesson from this. I can sail, I can handle the boat well and blend with the element, however the moments of pleasure have been slight. There was a few moments when the flow was there, the sequencing , the harmony of movement, with water, wind and self was balanced, beauty. However a real sailor would live for this adventure. I have been measurable since we left. I guess I am just a weekend sailor. I do not want to do this passage stuff again. I would love to fly someplace, rent a boat and explore, then fly home. That would be excellent. Sail around the inland sea, exploring, yup I want that. Weeks at sea, wet, drifting, sleepless, tired, with a broken boat sucks.
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