Join Date: Mar 2006
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As I said in the other thread... it really has a lot to do with how simple the boat is to rig
. If the boat is complicated to rig
and takes too much time to do so, you won't sail it as often as a boat that is simple to rig
and can be done in just a few minutes.
For instance, on my friend's Ranger, the mast takes an hour or more to rig
. On another friend's trimaran, which is a bit larger, it takes about 20 minutes to rig
, 30 if the mast is down. Needless to say, the trimaran is sailed a bit more...
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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