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Old 01-28-2012
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Originally Posted by bchaps View Post

...What is lacking is desire! Just as I have no desire to understand simultaneous equations or how to balance electrons in a chemical compound, she has no desire to pick up a sailing book, learn to dock the boat, navigate, or take a sailing course.

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Am I asking too much? ...should I just drop to my knees and thank the Good Lord she is willing to sail with me and help in all the ways she does? ...or should I be concerned for her well being if "the big one" nails me?

What do you do? Can your First Mate sail/dock the boat?
bchaps, I don't think your analogy is fair: the difference is that you are not embarking on a life that will require you to solve simultaneous equations or balance electrons. She *is* embarking on a life that requires at least minimal knowledge of navigation and boat handling to keep you both safe.

Glad you feel you've gotten some insight from the varied voices that have responded to your initial post - its a fair question. PS - we loved the sailing in the Bahamas; my avatar is a photo taken off Black Point about halfway down the Exumas chain. In mid-January.
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