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Oh i am sorry i never saw the fine print on this site that says experience people need only apply
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But you are criticizing Paul's actions as if you are experienced. We would like to know what personal experiences you are basing this on.

I won't second guess Paul. He was there and I was not. He is very experienced and calm in a crisis and I trust his judgement. I will get the full story from him when he returns from England.

He is looking for another boat.
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Brian if you cant see how a Jordon drogue would help you in those circumstances i am wasting my time talking to you
Hey soul, welcome to SN dude.

I think Faster did a great job of explaining it above, but let me put it another way...

Your comment that "if you can't see...X...then I am wasting my time talking to you" implies that your "time" has some actual value. Thus far, that value, from the standpoint of critiquing another sailor's decisions, seems very, very low. Hence the questions.

So whatcha got?

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starting to sound like a bunch of guys around a urinal seeing who has the biggest dick great chatting catch you all on the next thread
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starting to sound like a bunch of guys around a urinal seeing who has the biggest dick great chatting catch you all on the next thread
Dude, don't get your feelings hurt. BTW - I'm all about the JSD. I don't have one and have never been in conditions where I would need one, but from everything I've read, I think it's probably the best storm safety device around. However, I'm not sure I see how it would have helped with the engine problem.

Woah, SoulFullofCostanza, have you been swimming? Heh-heh.

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It's hard enough to stand up without getting tossed around in a nasty sea no less trying to screw around with a 500# hunk of metal flying around in the bilge. Forget it. He's probably lucky it didn't put a large hole in the boat, sending him and it right to the bottom quicker than he could react. A guy I knew once dropped his engine from the crane right into the bilge, trying to get it in place. The engine never looked back until it hit the bottom....of the canal

I've been thinking about putting in some safety cables at my engine mounts, maybe some welded eyes and some old rigging wire, looped and swaged that would at least keep the engine from becoming a 400# cannonball should the mounts fail.
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Just as I thought - no real offshore experience.

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Just as I thought - no real offshore experience.

Goodbye.
Well, to be fair, offshore experience is not required to have an opinion. Even a strong one.

It's only required to be authoritative...and impressive at urinals.

So cut soul some slack.


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Everybody has opinions - most worth the paper they are written on though.

But I am not going to second guess a sailor that is both very experienced and was in the thick of it when the sh*t hit the fan.

On this forum we have many experienced offshore sailors who have crossed oceans or voyaged a fair ways. Their opinion is valuable. They have no qualms about sharing their experiences. The weight of an opinion is judged by its origin. If soul has any experience when criticizing a sailor openly for what he thinks is a serious mistake in equipment or tactics he should back that up with his qualification for making the statement.

Slack where slack deserved.

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