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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Originally Posted by wingNwing View Post
I didn't say you "simply put to sea." I said that no matter how carefully you prepare and how vigilant you are, that you can only influence, but not control, what happens after you set sail - and that some of that will be dangerous.
After you set sail, you can control your boat, maybe not the weather, but you should be in control of how and where your ship is going. Sure things break and weather changes, but a good seaman adjusts for that. And most seamen would not set sail when a huricane is lurking. And knowing that predicted huricane tracks are not very accurate, and in no way should lives be dependent on a predicted course of a storm that would have nearly a 100% chance of causing equipment damage and or loss of life.

Everything we do can be dangerous, from waliking across a street, to driving to flying, sailing is actually one of the safest activities.
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