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Re: The Future of Boat Ownership

something else to add.. what other sport uses fear to sell it's gear? Skiing, Motorcycling, Skateboarding, heck even flying do not use the sheer amount of fear that many people who sell our gear do.

You need the latest lifejacket - incase you fall overboard
You need the latest laser flares - so they can find you
you need the latest GPS - So you don't run aground
you need AIS - So the ships can see you
You need self deploying ladders - so you can get back aboard
you need self inflating liferafts - in case the boat sinks.

Fear fear fear. When my parents had our grampian, we sailed many a day and night along the shore. We had lifejackets, a radio, flares, and sighting compass.

That's it. We didn't sink, we didn't fall overboard and die, we did not get rundown by a freighter...

It's no wonder people think sailing is too dangerous

Art Haberland

In the end all that matters is how fully you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things that did not belong to you -Buddha


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