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post #796 of Old 11-19-2012
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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

There are a ton of amatuer sailors that are absolute pro's. There are professional sailors that suck. Like the cattle-maran kids in key west harbor. In my world, if the boat is less than 85 feet it's tiny and therefore rather easy to handle, the boat I steer at work is 400 feet long when all hooked up. It's relative. You don't want mariners with no formal training driving vessel's of significant tonnnage and gurth, however I bet some of the 1600 ton guy's I work with would be sh!tting there pants off shore in a 28 foot sail boat. They'd be lost and almost none of them know how to sail.

" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"
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