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Old 08-04-2011
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Sailing in larger seas is MANY times smoother than motoring. I had to explain that to my wife after labor day last year. Got a bit choppy due to a head wind, and a tide/current behind us. mid 20 winds. so down went the sails, she went below, I was left in the cockpit motoring into short steep choppy 3-4' waves, about that time, she say me get completely covered in water from a wave. That would not have happened or at least not as bad vs going thru them under power.

It does take some getting used to!

She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!
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