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One problem, as I see it, is that when you're actually in the sh**, you don't really have time to evaluate your actions. If you survive, you assume that it was because of what you did, but it may well be in spite of what you did (or because of what you didn't do).
Even though I recorded my thoughts shortly after a harrowing experience sailing through a typhoon in a 28' boat, I am still not sure whether running before the storm was the best course of action.
I am not even sure that having "been there, done that" is any real advantage. I (luckily) have not been in anything remotely like that since and hope I never am again. I can take some comfort from the fact that I handled the situation without panic and, eventually, brought my vessel into port without outside assistance (sans a mast and accompanying rigging). But, other than that slight comfort, I am not sure what I would do or not do next time -- for one thing, that was one specific instance and every instance is going to be slightly different.
Last edited by sneuman; 01-12-2012 at 12:40 PM.