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post #24 of Old 07-02-2007
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The gods seem to watch over the fools and drunks, and this crew seems to have been both.... I think that a quick call to the USCG or local marine police would have not been out of the question... given their apparent ineptness and ill preparation. Chances are very likely that they didn't have working flares, PFDs or VHF radio aboard, and if they did get into trouble would not have had any way to contact help.

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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.

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