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Totally agree. There are lessons to be learned from sailing the Chesapeake. It's a great place.to keep a boat and one of the main reasons I decided to move to this area 10 years ago.

To think this area gives you all the experiences you can get is like reading a book through Smackdaddys eye glasses.


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I had a guy today proclaim that " Very few know as much as I do about sailing." Caused me ask about his experience . He told me he had been sailing in the Chesapeake since he was a child . (he looked maybe 40 to me) Caused me to ask him where else he had ever sailed to . " Just the Chesapeake." I told him I was no sage (& I truly am not) , but I sailed in the Bering Sea , the Pacific , the Gulf of Mexico , the North Atlantic , & the Chesapeake & my guess was that in all probability a lot of people might know more about sailing then you. He immediately replied that if you can sail in the Chesapeake you can sail anywhere . Any notions among sailnetters about that ?
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Sounds like he has given you a good yardstick to measure anything else he might say to you.
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If your friend can sail a boat well in the Chesapeake Bay. Technically he probably can sail a boat anywhere.
I might decline an offer to go with him.
By the way I’ve crossed the Atlantic by bridge on the way to the pub from one of my favourite anchorages.
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Gotta love the irony from many of the posters on their opinions on "know-it-alls".
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"I have been on the water since age 10" and still don't know half as much as he must then...

Heck...I have already made 2 mistakes this year that could have really ended badly (knocking on wood).

My lesson...never get too comfortable or confident
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Like in the advertising This guy probably had a good night sleep at the Holiday Inn
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Sounds like he has given you a good yardstick to measure anything else he might say to you.
I like this, succinct. I'm sure Neptune is taking notes on this guy...

EDIT: And by his own statement, I assume that he's now stopped learning, since he already knows it all? Nothing new the ocean can teach him?


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Sure, he can sail a boat but can he fix a boat. In my experience, keeping the boat seaworthy is half the battle.

After 40+ years of sailing, I was thinking the other day while sailing how I am getting better at trimming the headsail on a broad reach. In all fairness I am no gentleman and do prefer to sail upwind

Would love to sit and have a beer with this guy. Highly entertaining I am sure.
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Gotta love the irony from many of the posters on their opinions on "know-it-alls".
Aw, come on now... MANY of the posters who responded? Seriously?

Looking through the names of those posting to this thread, only one jumps out as one likely to be widely regarded as a "know-it-all"...

That would be yours truly, of course :-)
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