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Sail vs. Power
ok, I have a friend with a motorboat. this is their routine.
wait a month. get a spare $100.
pack a lunch.
go to fuel dock, fuel up. ($100 spent)
run out to the islands as fast as possible bouncing all over the ocean, eyeballs in the back of your skull with wind ripping your clothing to shreds.
oh yhea, and lots of cold, wet spray too.
sit at island.
come screaming back in asap.
My same routine:
go spend 3.50 on a sandwich for lunch.
spend $1.50 for fuel in case I decide to motor back in if the wind dies down.
tack out of the harbor.
spend the morning gently rocking out towards the islands. get sidetracked, try to sail with the dolphins, tack up next to a beutifull sailing vessle and ask the helmsman about her, eventualy get out to the islands.
casualy come back, docking silently under sail as the sun sets.
both are legitimate, and both are alot of fun if you''re in the mood, and incredibly annoying if you arent.
right now I couldnt afford the maintenance on a motorboat, let alone the fuel costs, so I''m a sailor.
likewise, when I can afford it, I''ll probibly still be a sailor, as you are forced to be a bit closer to the sea that way, and it''s calming and realy cool to me.
but diffrent boats for diffrent boaters.
have fun whatever you''re in, and for chrissakes keep the wake down in the harbor if you get a smokepot.