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Old 06-16-2012
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Re: girls and heels

The analogy that's worked for me in explaining the stability issue is those old inflatable 'punching clowns'.. you know, the ones with the sand bag in the bottom and no matter how hard you hit them they always came back up.

I like the idea of a boatyard tour.. nothing like a visual.

Ironically my wife would rather be beating into 20 knots heeled over than sailing downwind similar conditions - but to be fair to her we've had some serious broaches racing in the past, including one where she managed to break all three of our rules by falling off the boat

She was a very nervous sailor to start.. it took a lot of patience and practice (and the first coastal cruise) to convince her - she's a trooper and after 30 + years loves cruising and sailing still.

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".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
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