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Re: Sailors rescued 900 miles off shore..

Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
After reading the above HWS books (and several others) - and after following several stories about rescues, and even writing about a few, the common denominator seems to be the sailor(s).

The sailor that has absolutely no intention of leaving that boat usually figures out a way to make it through. The boats fail far less often than the sailor.
That was clearly demonstrated in the Fastnet disaster - a number of abandoned boats were later found afloat - even some where sailors had died during the abandonment.

That word usually in your post is significant though - the penalty for failure is.....

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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