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post #10 of Old 08-04-2011
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I think all sailors will have moments where they don't feel comfortable with the situation. However, I think you may experience an acceleration of confidence as a number of things come together. You will get some sailing experiece, know how you boat responds in various conditions, and start to learn a number of alternitives for each situation. Only having one tactic is makes me nervous. Take for example, motoring into harbor: If the motor fails, what next? Raise sail, throw out an anchor, raft-up to another moored boat, scull the rudder, paddle... All are possible, depending on your boat.
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