Since the early 70's I've rubbed the bottom on Spanish Bank in a 20' bilge keeler - just a "what was that" rub on the sand. Banged off a rock when I cut the end of the reef too short off Paisley island, bumped a rock off Eagle Harbour at drifting speed, hit hard - dead stop from full speed under power off Tiddleycove. Never "aground" though, always able to keep moving after. The only damage was a repair to the toe of the keel after the Tiddleycove hit. The only injury was to my shin on the same hit.
All of them were due to nothing more than bad judgement (stupidity) on my part. All were long before GPS as well.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
Last edited by SloopJonB; 01-14-2012 at 03:50 AM.