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post #5 of Old 05-07-2014
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Re: Rules of thumb

Best rule of thumb?
"A rule of thumb is the best way to improperly remember what you have to do."

The reef one is a personal pet peeve. It grates on me like someone saying "deja' vu all over again."

How about this one:
"You aren't sinking until you are taking on water faster than you can pump it out."
Wait that's a truism.

Another one that's a pet peeve...
"Happiest 2 days of a boat owners life is the day they buy their boat and the day they sell their boat." - I can't figure this one out... I've been sad to sell each of my boats, but at the same time have looked forward to the next boat.

Good ones?
"Red Right Returning."
"Big boat has right of way."
"Hull speed = 1.34 * SQRT(LWL)" roughly.
"Horsepower is inversely proportional to IQ."
"It's not the boat it's the sailor." Usually said when boat "x" wins a race.

"Rum Line" a 1982, S2 7.9 - Production boat limit tester, blue-water bucket owner, with wine taste on a beer budget.
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