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I enjoyed the read, great work. One thing you might consider is adding a section on leaving and returning to the dock.
Letting a n00b dock the boat... brave... not bright...but takes a lot of trust and guts...


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Not to rush but is there a release date for the revisions? i want to print it for the wife.
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Better let the crowd here vet the revision first...

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Letting a n00b dock the boat... brave... not bright...but takes a lot of trust and guts...
Yeah, I was undecided too if it fit with the context, but on the other hand if he explained how to leave a dock but not how to come back.....it might be seen as some sort of sailboat terrorist manual.
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Yeah, I was undecided too if it fit with the context, but on the other hand if he explained how to leave a dock but not how to come back.....it might be seen as some sort of sailboat terrorist manual.
A sailboat filled with high-explosives could be a serious threat...but most things can out run one... and the USCG and USN have been cracking down on no-approach zones pretty well... and I doubt most terrorists know how to sail..

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Please make room for a "Third". I have been looking for weeks for a few simple answers to the basics of sailing.

Your "16" pages, ...will get me pass the "panic" phase of just getting started in sailing. I will look foward to your finial draft as well. Your first draft was well thought of here in South Florida.



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Your "16" pages, wheather they pass the expert editing of those who never seem to have time to produce but find so much time to play critic of others...will get me pass the "panic" phase of just getting started in sailing.
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While some of us may not produce such a document, it does very little good unless the information in it is accurate and correct. The OP asked for constructive criticism, which some of us have attempted to supply him, so that he can produce a worthwhile and correct document. Some errors or mistakes can be dangerous... and correcting them is not only worthwhile, but prudent for everyone's safety.

If you're going to be using his document, you should make note of the changes that I and others have suggested... or you could find yourself badly surprised.

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Sailingdog, maybe you should write your own manual, the first chapter could be titled: "I Think I'm an Expert on Everything".
Is that on top of his AFOC title?!?
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Of course...

BTW, IMHO, Guesser's a wanker... who obviously didn't read the document the OP posted closely...or his original post, where he was asking for constructive criticism.

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Of course...

BTW, IMHO, Guesser's a wanker... who obviously didn't read the document the OP posted closely...or his original post, where he was asking for constructive criticism.
heh, ya, I noticed that. btw, I thought your comments were right on the money, probably exactly what the OP needed.
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