Originally Posted by Guesser
Sailingdog, maybe you should write your own manual, the first chapter could be titled: "I Think I'm an Expert on Everything".
I never claimed to be an expert... that's an assumption you're making...
He asked for feedback, so while I was at lunch, I took a bit of time to look it over and give him some reasonable feedback. If you have a problem with it... I don't see you contributing any knowledge...and generally see you taking snide potshots at people who are genuinely trying to help—that's your choice and your problem.
Of course, the reality of it is that you probably need the primer and don't know enough to make any insightful or useful comments on it...
My point was that some of the smaller sailboats don't have engines, but if you're out daysailing on them... you might want an anchor aboard... and might need to use it. My friend's cat boat doesn't have an engine, and she's out in it quite a bit....anchored out most weekends, and doesn't have to use an engine for anchoring out, then again, she doesn't have a choice.... since she doesn't have an engine.
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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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