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Re: BFS Proponent Rescued at Sea

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Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
Lots of times - $hit happens, even to the best prepared. There's a big difference between accidents and the consequences of foolhardiness.
That's my point. But the bigger, and most critical difference is where one draws the "foolhardiness" line. The line that allows forgiveness for an "accident" versus scorn for an "inevitability".

For some, simply sailing at all is foolhardy. What if the wind dies and you can't make it back to shore?

Like I said, read the thread I linked above. I think most of these points were well-debated therein.

The great thing, though, is that the CG doesn't assess perceived "stupidity". They simply save lives. I don't mind paying for that.

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