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Re: Scary night sail
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.
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.