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Old 09-15-2007
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BF, that Fastnet was in '79, and it's a fascinating story. Many abandonded boats were later found afloat, lending credence to your "sailors fail before boats" theory.

RG, I agree that such a scoring system is not going to provide a equalized rating that can be taken on its own. There are too many variables (and subjective views) for a universal code to determine a vessel's appropriateness for whatever purpose is intended.

And, as Giu points out, no matter how "idiot proof" someone may make a boat and its systems, somewhere, somehow a "better" class of idiot will turn up.
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