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exactly why I need a mac26X, to outrun the mutha's.

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But CP... I think you're the perfect person to own a MacGregor 26X.
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exactly why I need a mac26X, to outrun the mutha's.

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I'm thinking I'd be more inclined to run at a right angle, than trying to stay ahead of them. Hopefully, a choice I'll never need to make.
I'm with you PB.

BTW, there was a video about the place some time back where one of those suckers chased a boat in the (I think) 98 Sydney - Hobart.

If it was me, I'd simply put on a new nappie and go back to sucking my thumb.

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Was sailing a Hobie 16 off the Kona coast one day. A little overcast, but nice breeze. A spout dropped out of the sky a couple miles off and I decided to head back to port. Then it seemed it was heading the other direction so decided to sail some more as a nice breeze in Kona is somewhat rare. After a few more minutes, it seemed to be getting closer again. Headed for port. I kept up that dance with that water spout probably half a dozen times, until I realized what an idiot I was. All I wanted was a little more time sailing in paradise!!

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Idiot is a bit weak if you're playing tag with a waterspout in a Hobie 16... or any sailboat for that matter.
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Was sailing a Hobie 16 off the Kona coast one day. A little overcast, but nice breeze. A spout dropped out of the sky a couple miles off and I decided to head back to port. Then it seemed it was heading the other direction so decided to sail some more as a nice breeze in Kona is somewhat rare. After a few more minutes, it seemed to be getting closer again. Headed for port. I kept up that dance with that water spout probably half a dozen times, until I realized what an idiot I was. All I wanted was a little more time sailing in paradise!!

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