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I believe the major difference between soft and hard groundings is the damage done to the boat. In a soft grounding, the boat is not damaged, and is not in danger of being damaged—just stuck. In a hard grounding, the boat is usually damaged, and possibly taking on water or in danger of further damage.
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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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Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.