Re: hey yall
haha. Generally the crew is the voice of sanity- out there alone I neednt be troubled by any of that nonsense, however.
No- the scenario is more like this- running dead downwind, rolling really bad- no tiller pilot, and I try to lash the tiller so itll hold her for the 15 seconds I need to go forward and rig a preventer, no sooner is the tiller "secured" (for all the good that does) I stand and turn to go forward and meet the boom forhead first- break my shades, lose my hat, need a couple stitches, and finally at that point a serious attitude adjustment... at that moment alone on the boat is probably best- as the civilized world is spared my lamentations of woe, frustration and anger (why wont this da.. boat sail!!!??)
Whereas crew onboard would say "whynt we just gybe and broad reach and get there sooner with easier sailing?" at best- or at worst hold the tiller while I rig a preventer- or go rig the preventer whilst I man the helm. There you have it, the voice of reason never prevails when it's absent. hahaha. But hey- human failings right, we all have them- I just get more and better opportunities for studying mine, or getting beaten maimed rolled for my last 12 bucks and possibly killed by mine.
is there a spell check built in to the board here by chance? if not- please forgive my spelling, as I get a bit sloppy from time to time, and at other ties am subject to the whims of the autocorrect on the Iphone or Ipad. (ties= times, case in point)
Last edited by c. breeze; 02-19-2013 at 08:51 AM.