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Old 06-04-2007
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"Blue Water Boats?" "Rescues"

Is it just me or does it seem that a lot of rescues are going on lately? Are we "sailors" becoming soft and at the first sign of trouble abandoning ship, or is it due to the light construction of modern day "Blue water" cruisers? I just read about two more boats abandoned this past weekend.

I'm inspired by Donna Lang's story, circumnavigating in the southern ocean on a 28 foot boat! What determination and solid little boat it must take. She was caught in that huge storm off the east coast back in April, and while rounding the Horn, both of which sank or caused people to abandon their boats.

The construction of most boats today are geared toward the market of coastal cruising and dockside living space. It's great to have all that room when you get there, but what if you never make it! What happened to solid well balanced seaworthy vessels. It's prob also due to the fact that it's so convienient to get off your boat

"Hey coast gaurd. we're tired now, time to go home."
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