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post #108 of Old 11-01-2013
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Re: Sailing, safety, & size

But so am I I love big boats and small boats I love them all having happily sailed and owned the ugliest boat ever designed or built I have to say its sailing that I love more than the boats. Here is one more example just for fun. A good friend of mine was headed to Alaska on his 20' Flicka when he hit an uncharted reef. He sustained some damage to his boat and ego but a few hundred bucks in supplies and a few days in the yard and her was back on his way to Alaska.
Another friend just recently in his 52' half a million dollar cruising boat bit a charted reef and the boat went down in three minutes. He was one of the most respected and knowledgeable sailors in the region. So in this situation the smaller boat was safer. I don't know that I know anyone who has lost a boat at sea but I know many who have lost them to land
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