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Re: Scary night sail

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Originally Posted by MedSailor View Post
When I'm scared or nervous in a situation, I am always trying to figure out if I need a little courage to push my boundaries, or if I'm in over my head.

Pushing boundaries safely helps one grow as a sailor. Playing it safe ALL the time hobbles us.

Nice story. A appreciated the details. I also appreciated the warning at the beginning. It allowed me to empty my bladder and refresh my beer before reading.

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It's more fun pushing the boundaries too!!
And sometimes it is inevitable we will goof up.

The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.
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