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Give up your furlers-- hoist your sails like like the old days
Give up your refrigeration- no self respecting sailor would drink their beer cold
Give up your engine- goodness how did the British ever get up the Chesapeake and get to shore without an engine
Give up your lights..go hunt whales and use them to light you anchor and hurricane lamps
Now you can give up your batteries as their is no need for them.
Give up your headroom- surely the old ships with the 5 ft headroom was enough
Give up your fresh water pressurized system- dont shower...stay au natural like the beavers and skunks
Give up the propane- either eat cold food or your fish raw or carry wood/ carcoals and build a fire ( of course give up your modern extinqusher)
Give up your PFD- risk it like they did in the old days
We all have our fav rants. The one I've heard, and lived is the no engine.
It is sailing after all.
But most of us have engines because it isn't about sailing. It is about having fun and being comfortable doing it.
And part of that fun is the ranting.
No PFDs? Wow that's hard core.
Have faith that the oceans are going to rise and flood the world, that plague and pestilence brought on by Climate Change is going to punish us for not believing. Please do as they say it is our only hope. :P