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post #23 of Old 10-07-2011
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I've read about that exact problem. I was doing research on medieval pilgrimmages and ran across that exact phobia in a journal. The guy HATED crossings because he couldn't stop thinking about how six inches of hull was all that separated him from fathoms of ocean.

Originally Posted by jackdale View Post
Irrational fears can terminate one's sailing.

I had an acquaintance who was really keen. However on a passage from Hawaii he was in his berth when he realized that that only an inch of fiberglass was between him and 10,000 feet of water. He has not been on a boat since.

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