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View Poll Results: Is "Not Sailing" the GREATEST Sin of Sailing?
Yes-- get the boat out there no matter what. 22 52.38%
No-- other mistakes or mis-judgements are worse. 20 47.62%
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Aside from the obvious stupidity expressed and dealt with in other threads, I answered an unqualified yes. There's nothing worse than seeing any piece of technology sitting and not doing what it was intended to do. Regarding matters maritime, there is something equally insufferably sad about viewing the Queen Mary , "the Big U", or any sailboat just sitting tied up, never to perform her intended purpose.

Even small sails count and serve to get the congealed blood flowing just a bit more.

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The Greatest Sin!!!
The Greatest Sin!!!

I'll tell you the greatest sin

A long time ago a guy calmed the water and then after lunch walked from the boat to the shore on the water.

The SIN??

He didn't tell his friends how to do it.

That's just wrong.

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Regarding matters maritime, there is something equally insufferably sad about viewing the Queen Mary , "the Big U", or any sailboat just sitting tied up, never to perform her intended purpose.
Both Chichester's Gipsy Moth IV and Robin Knox Johnson's Suhaili were "dry docked" in museums. Both being wood boats, it wasn't best idea in terms of their long-term health.

Gipsy Moth IV was restored and circumnavigated again, and we still see her sailing on the Solent.

Suhaili is still on the hard, and we visited her at the Southampton Boat Show earlier this year. It's not a great thing to see a boat slowly drying away.

One way of looking at a sailboat is that they may last 100 years, and they may just be temporary members of our family. The best thing is to sail and take care of them, and add to their resume, so that they may be treated the same by their next owners.

It would be great to see Suhaili on the water again-- with maybe a little hull cleaning...


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