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Re: The run aground poll
Originally Posted by willyd
I think the poll is too judgemental, too black & white. What it should say is,
When you ran aground, why did it happen:
- showing off?
- bad/wrong/no charts?
- texting at the helm?
- tired of moving/depressed?
- depth sounder broken? (mine once beeped AFTER I got to the bow to release the anchor to kedge off)
- forced onto sandbar by inconsiderate bare-chested fascists in motorboats?
- busy gawking at at bikini-clad girls accompanying above pseudo-mariners?
- all of the above?
My most spectacular grounding was sailing by a barrier island on the sound side, full of boats and people, thinking how cool I looked, going by on a beam reach, when I ran up on a sand bar that I have been knowing about all my life, and had even been flounder fishing on the year before.
On the northern Gulf of Mexico.
"Best thing to do is get her out on the ocean. If anything's gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there." Captain Ron Rico