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Old 03-19-2010
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For one don't just depend on your motor. A boat under sail is a much better way to do it. Come in under main and go bow to into the wind slowing down to catch the ball, then go drop the main.

This way you can let the wind take you bow out of head to wind sheet the main in and still sail out.

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Originally Posted by blackjenner View Post
So we are on a boat that has the performance range mentioned, from a heavy full keel to something more surfy, like Marty mentions.

You are going to pick up a mooring buoy in this location in your nice stable boat. Your sails are down.

Somehow, you foul your prop good and you can't fix it.

You miss the mooring buoy.

You are as close to shore as we saw in the video and the conditions are as we saw in the video.

What do you do?
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Some day I will sell everything, buy a 50 ft sailboat, and turn left at the Columbia River Bar
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