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Old 03-24-2012
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Re: Info. for Guests Aboard

smurphny - Thanks. The list is an offshoot from briefings that I've received when going to sea on Naval vessels. It's a practical list based on questions or situations that occurred over the years.

One item that I tell people verbally is that sailboats lean. It's what they do. The boat will not tip over because of 6400 pounds of lead in the keel and mostly because I won't let it. A lot of people don't know that.

I stress that if anyone wants a PFD at any time, they are to tell me immediately. We have inflatables that aren't hot or dorky and there is no shame in wearing one. I also tell them that nothing bad is going to happen to them because I won't let it. The goal is to come back with the same number of crew, not leaking anything red, and boat still pointy up front.

I once had a licensed captain compliment us on the pre-sail briefing that he overheard. That made my day.
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