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post #17 of Old 06-05-2008
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Once or twice a season I go fishing on my friend's 32 foot sportfisherman. I have a great time, he is an absolute expert on fishing, but I cringe and shut up when I look at the seamanship. The dock lines are always the first thing that make me look askance, but its pretty much everything. I think the big reason is that he regard his boat as nothing more than transportation to his fishing spots, whereas I regard the sailing as the purpose. The difference is philosophical. I reagrd the point as the journey, he regards it as the destination. Because we are so focused on the journey -- and it does take longer -- we try to make sure everything is just so. So I guess we are all a little anal.
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