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Generally, if something takes a lot more force than it normally used to, something is wrong and instead of bulling ahead, you need to figure out what the cause of the problem is.
For example, my friend was having a hard time with their headsail furling
unit and decided that using a winch
on the furling line
was good idea. It's not. They had a halyard wrap and the winch
allowed them to destroy the top section of the furler
foil and the headstay. If they had looked up, it probably would have been much less expensive a day for them. Next week, I'll be helping them replace the forestay and repair
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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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