In Don Casey's This Old Boat, he points out that many people buy two boats in their lifetime... the first boat is what they think they want, and the second boat is what they really want/need, and the lessons they learned from owning the first boat went into driving their selection of the second one...and that is often the boat that they own for decades....
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.