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post #21 of 24 Old 09-12-2012
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Oh, it happens all the time. Yesterday I pulled into my slip with the wind from the "other" direction, did my usual reverse to stop forward motion, took it out of gear and started going forward to retrieve dock lines when I feel a pretty good lurch. Seems a gust of wind pushed me up into the dock, which is exactly the opposite situation I normally encounter as the wind tries to push me out of the slip before I can get a hand on a dock line. Oh well, now I know why I don't want a plumb bow.
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Tried to raise the mainsail once and couldn't understand why it was so difficult. I thought it was just time to lube the sailtrack. So I used a winch to aid me and I really cranked on it.
(Oh, by the way, I had some friends who had just been guests on another friend's "go-fast" sailboat, so I had to impress them with my prowess.) Anyway, the halyard snapped and what sail was up, fell. Then I noticed I hadn't released the halyard clutch And that's only a sample of my DA moves.
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Re: What a dumbass!

Originally Posted by flyingwelshman View Post
Hey, I was brought to see the error of my ways by many fine and reasonable folk here.

I mean: Heaven forfend that I should be a sailing douchebag!
Wait - you're leaving the club already? Am I the only SD left?

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