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Old 10-04-2011
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Originally Posted by AdamLein View Post
trusting your boat to keep you safe, goes a long way.
Excellent advice.
The boat becomes your world. The only thing that matters is what is happening on the thirty feet in front of you and the ten feet to each side.
You are on a floating miniature city where everything you need is right at your fingertips. Make sure you are always well stocked of provisions, fuel and fresh water. What else do you need? The boat will sustain you. I can screw up royally but my vessel always takes care of me. Even when things are turning to crap, learn to trust her and she will see you through. When out of sight of everything except blue, She is and she becomes your safe haven.
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