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post #96 of Old 08-21-2013
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Re: Choosing the Perfect Boat

When I posted the foiling tri video I was curious if something like this may be what you may have in mind for the story Ė some breakneck speed sailing in a somewhat fragile boat to complete the quest.

I donít remember you saying this was a sailing story. Iíve taken it to be a story that has a sailing backdrop to replace a land-based backdrop. That would mean the typical reader wouldnít be a knowledgeable sailor and therefore technical details arenít as much an issue.

In choosing a lightning fast but not bluewater tested sailboat, an author could use it to outrun a storm that might otherwise break it apart. Laying the groundwork for the reader to understand this could add to the suspense. Itís fiction. The author controls the weather too.

Good luck!
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