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Mel - thanks for the post. Definitely a lot to think about. And definitely a sober reminder.
I do have a question - in a situation like that, would it be better to be blown off course in order to ease the hammering on the boat? As I read it, I totally understood the desire to make Bermuda, but keeping that course at all costs, beam on to some nasty seas, I wondered what would be the better course of action.
Also, it seems like this might be the type of situation where a drogue/chute would help. No?
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