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Re: Docking for Dummies

Originally Posted by JonEisberg View Post
yeah, the fleet coming in at Oregon Inlet can be quite a show, alright... Those guys on the bridge, facing aft in Reverse Rodeo Cowboy-style, they're all trying to outdo each other in front of the crowd...

Funny, though - if you're at the Fishing Center in the off-season without the crowd of tourists gathered to watch, the whole show is much more tame... These guys are pros, after all, and subscribe a bit more to the theory that "Slow Is Pro", when no one is around to impress... :-)

I used to love stopping at the Fishing Center, really a pity that Oregon Inlet is no longer a viable route, at least for the foreseeable future...
They were showing off for sure, as they can. The testosterone was rather high around there I would equate it to another sailor on the same tack to a nearby boat, its hard not to want to trim your sails a little more and see how your skills compare to theirs

BTW, when you say "no longer a viable route", what are you referring? The constant shoaling?
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Last edited by T37Chef; 07-17-2013 at 01:37 PM.
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