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post #2 of Old 10-12-2007
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Nothing like asking a simple question. It depends very much on the boat the storm and the geography. You need to know enough about your own boat so that you can answer this for yourself when the time comes. But even better you should learn to plan so that the chance of this happening is minimized. I did a lot of offshore sailing with an engineless boat and had to consider very carefully where to go or not go because I didnít want to sail into a place I couldnít sail out of with the expected conditions. I think I was more aware of a boats capabilities because of this then if I had a powered boat where I could just think in terms of hitting the button and powering out of trouble.
All the best,
Robert Gainer
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