Originally Posted by equitiman
Huh? I didn't think they were nitpicky at all. They were all good edits that would enhance your guide without adding too much volume or complexity. It would take you less than 15 minutes to make half of those edits and then your guide would be that much better...
Hang on... hang on. I didn't say "nitpicky" I said a "bit picky". It is meant to be a 'primer' after all. Does a newbie need to know that you can anchor without the engine? No... let's get them out there and having fun before we freak them out with too much minutia. I'm sure you agree, that once they are hooked, they will have plenty of time for the finer points.
I knew a guy so eager to get his wife sailing that he took her out in 'less than idea conditions'. Should have picked a nice gentle day with sun and very little heeling. Scared the hell out of her and now she won't go back!