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Ouch Andre. I hope you make a complete and speedy recovery. I'd point out that windlasses and winches are a serious danger and several members, including Andre, have been injured by them in the last two years.
It is good idea to not have the windlass controls where you can reach them and still have your hands on the rode—since that's how most of the serious injuries involving a windlass occur.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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