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I love my boat...but
Ok, I've had enough beer and rum that I'm struggling to find some of the keys...but here goes...it has been a while.
Here's the deal. I love my boat. It's my first. A 361 Beneteau. Probably bought too much for my first "owned" boat...made the same mistake with a woman...but that's another story!
Anyways...I'm out on the Chesepeake, sailing back towards Annapolis to drop the hook, have some drinks, and burn some steak (yes CD I bought a grill for the boat). OK, so I'm thinking I'm the sh.., and then, all of the sudden, from my port side...I get passed by another sailboat... like I'm standing still. BASTARD. WTFO. He's ruined my entire evening. The boat is 50footish or so. I'm thinking, "OK, maybe I need to trim the sails"...no go, guy and his gal are still kicking my butt. I should have listened to JeffH about in mast furling.... So now I'm feeling like I've got a slow boat. It's like realinzing that your kid is ugly. I checked the other guy to see if he's running his motor...nope.
What to do?? I guess it's time to start looking for a faster boat, no? Or learn how to trim better!