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Some of you would crap your pants if you raced with me. Two Wednesdays ago, we wiggled our way through the non-spin division to take the lead. You could have stepped right from my boat, to your choice of 4 other boats.

Several of my crew are newbies and the look on their face was priceless.
That's one of the reasons why I don't race. Racers generally seem to think that ordinary prudent seamanship and the rules of the road don't apply to them because "we're racing".

Courts have ruled differently.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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That's one of the reasons why I don't race. Racers generally seem to think that ordinary prudent seamanship and the rules of the road don't apply to them because "we're racing".

Courts have ruled differently.
Oh, you've got it quite backwards my friend. I won't waste my breath arguing though. This subject has been to death, with never a resolution.

You be you, and I'll be me.

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Barry, not to go off the subject, but are you heading to the Oday rOnDAYvous in Clinton this year?

And to the Wandering Star, great attitude.

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Sorry to hear about mishap, delighted to hear you and
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Thanks Rich and Hugo. Sailed Monday a couple of hours. Still sorting insurance forms.
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Update: After two weeks in the yard, WS is back in, sailed yesterday. The repair is imperceptible. Insurance covered the cost without hassle. The carpenter was expert and thorough. Everything worked out as well as possible.
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Awesome news... and just in time for summer. Very glad to hear that, esp the 'no insurance hassle'.

Must feel great!

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Congratulations!!

This must the benefit of all the good karma from having handle the situation with such grace and understanding.

Its also more clear to me why my repairs are all a disaster.
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My old slip was kind of tight and I was constantly afraid I'd be "that guy" that smacked and damaged a boat across the fairway if I made a slight mistake or the wind got a hold of us. It took a lot of enjoyment out of my boat time since we were never sure how a docking was going to go. We actually did once contact the anchor/bowroller of the powerboat across the way, but did no damage to either boat thankfully.

After 2 seasons I changed marina's to one that while subject to more cross wind, has wide open approaches so, bailing out if things start to unravel is much easier.

Just confessing that sometimes sailboats do hit powerboats.

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Just confessing that sometimes sailboats do hit powerboats.
Why would you tell such lies.
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