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don't make it bad
take a big dump
and you'll feel better
remember to let her into your heart
then you can fart...

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"... the only matter of consequence before me is what I will do with my alloted time. I can remain on shore, paralyzed with fear, or I can raise my sails and dip and soar in the breeze." - Richard Bode, First you have to row a little boat (pg. 94)
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All around the gerbil bar the sailhog chased the gerbil
the gerbil thought it was all in fun
%@%! went the gerbil!

Where is that darn gerbil now anyway, SH? Lost at sea?
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Gerbil bar is actually the name of an interactive animation I sent sailhog . . . hilarious, but somewhat inappropriate for a public sailing forum.
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Bin there done dat , nothin quite like it for sendin the willies thru ya
but I must agree with Chuckles a preventer is the way to go mono hull / multi hull no mater . A preventer is the way to fly and not concern yourself with an accidental jibe . Auto pilot /wind vane or not those things have a way of buggering up when the poor skipper needs it the least. Preventer , pain in the a@@ to set up and take down just like running back stays never the less worth their wieght.

Preventer to let her into your heart
then you won't start to make it pucker , pucker , pucker , pucker , pucker
Naa naa naa na na na naaaa Naa naa na na Heyyyy Hogg hey hoggy hoggy hoggy hoggy hog



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As TB said, I was on my way to the big gerbil bar in the sky. If I can find it, I'll send it to you the link to the cartoon. Funniest damn thing you ever saw, and it will illuminate this character we all know as TrueBlue.

Accidental jibe is bad. Imagine yourself in your HC, sailing along on a broad reach, a nice strong quatering tailwind, and you clammer over to the starboard winche to adjust your headsail. The seas aren't huge, but you have some 3-4 foot swells, and since they are moving against your stb quarter, they make your boat a little squirrley. Since you don't have an autopilot, you're just trusting that you boat will maintain its course, and it would have for quite a while under quieter conditions... but again, it's a squirrley day. You get a little too involved in your headsail trim, when WHAM! the boom crashes to from stb to port, and the stern of your boat sloshes down and away from you. Where are you likely to go? OB, baby! You're swimming home -- but with the current! You probably would have survived, but who knows where the boat would end up...
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As TB said, I was on my way to the big gerbil bar in the sky. If I can find it, I'll send it to you the link to the cartoon. Funniest damn thing you ever saw, and it will illuminate this character we all know as TrueBlue.

Accidental jibe is bad. Imagine yourself in your HC, sailing along on a broad reach, a nice strong quatering tailwind, and you clammer over to the starboard winche to adjust your headsail. The seas aren't huge, but you have some 3-4 foot swells, and since they are moving against your stb quarter, they make your boat a little squirrley. Since you don't have an autopilot, you're just trusting that you boat will maintain its course, and it would have for quite a while under quieter conditions... but again, it's a squirrley day. You get a little too involved in your headsail trim, when WHAM! the boom crashes to from stb to port, and the stern of your boat sloshes down and away from you. Where are you likely to go? OB, baby! You're swimming home -- but with the current! You probably would have survived, but who knows where the boat would end up...
Yikes. I say it again--yikes. You almost lost me at imagining myself in my HC...but I managed to read on. Glad you lived to tell the tale.
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I've got autopilot on my beloved nauticat - wish I could smudge some of that love onto my wife's thick hide, but that's another story. As most here already know, I have been singlehanding - solo in fact - for the last few times sailing, and don't know how I'd get by without Otto.

I do some daring things while sailing alone, like leaving the helm for minutes to go down below - as evidenced in that recently posted video showing off the cabins below. I did peer out the ports and hatches every few seconds though . . . for whatever that's worth.

But, one thing I always do, is wear an inflatable pfd with an integrated harness. The tether is always clipped on wherever and whenever I am on deck. This lonely sailor may be daring and stubborn, but he's not stupid.
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Glad you didn't fall in...the environmental remediation costs would have been astronomical.

You need a good tether, harness and jacklines... especially when you're singlehanding. Falling overboard really isn't an option when you're singlehanding... you can't expect your boat to come back and save you like some have had happen... it just doesn't normally happen.

I also believe a good boom brake is a valuable piece of safety gear. That's why I have a Dutchman Boom Brake installed on my boat. Makes the nasty boom a lot safer.
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