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Nightmares hmm ok.
There was the day I got my first yacht, and in the middle of heavy rain shower as I passed a lee shore the engine died.... There was no wind, so my then girlfriend and I inflated the dinghy and with it and its little 3.3hp outboard towed the yacht 3 hours to our mooring in the rain!
Then there was the day the ferry hit me as I was anchoring, oh yeah and the day I hit the Ferry..........and then the day I decided to go the wrong side of the channel marker cause it looked deep enough to me........or the time I gave Dad a go at taking the boat into the Marina and we rammed a lovingly restored wooden Ketch....
One of the biggest nightmares was when I realized that the lead keel on my first boat had severe rust damage and the repair was going to cost too much with no guarantee of the problem not resurfacing, I would have to sell her.
Your right though the dream makes it all worth it. I have learned so much from these experiences, with plenty more still to learn I will continue to chase the dream despite the nightmares.
'Life is either a daring adventure or nothing' - Helen Keller
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Last edited by chall03; 03-02-2009 at 10:38 PM.