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Engine please don't fail me now!!!!

I just had to share this!


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No worries at all mate This wind is blowing a little soft today !LOL. What a superb sailor he is that is not luck but serious skill. Nice post thanks, hope someday im as good
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Under these conditions he would have been much smarter to keep a small jib up. Sail boats are built to be sailed, not motored. They are much more workable under sail than under motor. Not even to mention the high probability that the engine will stall.
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Skilled for sure. Foolish too IHMO

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I've been looking for that video for months, and was just about to post here where to find it.

Just amazing. Hats off to the skipper and crew.

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Yes, the skipper (or helmsman) is pretty damned good. But, he was still very lucky things didn't go very badly. He may have managed to get away with it that time, but a prudent skipper would have waited for better conditions. The next time may not turn out so well.

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My outboard would have cursed me and explode.

Wouldn't it be funny if someone yelled at him, "No wake! No wake!"

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Yup, mine would have died in the entrance and I would have smashed into the rock wall. Darned thing quits on me at the most inconvenient times.

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I almost think the second turn is worse than the first, did you see the submerged structure just to starboard?
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This one was posted here almost a year ago. What gets me is the genius who was standing on the foredeck. I suppose he was yelling, "I'm the king of the world!"

I have absolutely no offshore experience, and I am sure I would be scared sh!tless to be out there in those conditions, but everything I've read says to get away from land in situations like that. The saddest thing to me is that the captain's success that time could encourage him to try it again next time.


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