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post #9 of Old 02-24-2007
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It really depends on what you define the word "boat" as. What are the important characteristics of the word boat to you? Is it sailing ability? Is it comfort at the dock? Is it the ability to handle heavy weather and still go to windward? Is it the ability to sail shorthanded with ease?

Open-ended, generic questions, really don't have good answers... garbage in>>>Garbage out...as they say in the CompSci classes.

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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

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