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Re: So dumb its funny ... or just sad?

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Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
When I bought my first boat and I was still eligible for the Youth Darwin Awards I did exactly that - three of us went over the side in a calm with the sails set. No problems but when I mentioned it to an experienced sailor friend at work, he told me about a 70 footer found in the Med - empty, food on the table etc.
They figured people had gone swimming, the last person on board dove in and there was no way to get back on board due to the freeboard.
That'd be a bad way to go... Nothing worse than seeing your boat float away without you...
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