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Re: Sailing, safety, & size

Originally Posted by barefootnavigator View Post
Just for fun lets ask our selfs what exactly safer means? does it mean that big boats, say over 40' don't need liferafts or epribs? If this is the case why is that larger boats are more likely to carry more "safety" gear in anticipation of catastrophic loss? Why is it that 9 of 10 coast guard rescue videos are of large boats and how is it possible that small boats have safely crossed every sea in the world since the beginning of time? Its not the boat!
Because Fear is good. Those stickers that say "No Fear" are BS. Fear is what will save you. When you are on a small boat in a big storm, a really big storm, and you have only yourself to depend and no life raft. You should have some fear. Some people buy big boats out of fear of sailing a small boat. But fear is good. That fear will keep you on your toes, and prevent you from making deadly mistakes. The fear will help you fix your sinking boat. Fear is good, it has kept man alive for 1 million years.

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