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Re: Sailboat perishes off Hatteras, USCG rescues crew
I agree. Its important to have someone who is kind of a historian with the experience Jon has had who can put it into words elequently.
Dave, I do not disagree with you at all about this. It's great to have someone of his experience who is willing to take the time to explain things for us novices (speaking for myself, not you). That is absolutely true.
But I want to re-emphasize this part of Smack's post...
...But I will honestly tell you - I am both amazed and envious of the experiences you've had on the number of boats you've sailed.
You're the man.
...it's just really cool to get paid to captain other people's yachts. We're fortunate that he's an articulate and charitable blogger, since that enables us to share in his experience. I suspect there are mundane parts too, and some downright unpleasant work that needs to get done, but the whole concept of getting paid to captain others' yachts is about as cool as it gets.
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1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (at Anchorage Marina, Essington, on the Delaware River)
1994 Mason 44 Firefly on loan from my BFF (West River, Galesville, MD)
1991 15' Trophy (Lake Wallenpaupack)
1985 14' Phantom (Lake Wallenpaupack)