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Re: Scary night sail

Here is why the cockpit arrangement is working out so well.
These are pictures of the misses getting on the boat.
She needs two canes to walk.

Pat watches everything and makes sure nothing is forgotten.
She has very good situational awareness.

She reminds us to turn off the key when the engine is shut down.
She is the lookout and keeps and eye on everything.

Since we have had so many people on the boat who have never been sailing before I tell them that they are supposed to look at Pat and if she is not panicked they don't have to panic, sometimes the boat heals.
And Pat never panics.
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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.

Last edited by davidpm; 09-16-2013 at 10:40 AM.
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