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Re: BFS Proponent Rescued at Sea
I discovered long ago that experienced sailors generally have a sense of 'really bad stuff happens' and are conservative about everything
The mad dog risk takers are usually those who are blissfully unaware of the real dangers since they are fully Certified having passed ASA 101, 102, AND 103.
I must say, I envy those childlike adventurers.
Sometimes I wish I didn't know what it is like having to 'lower' a Asym which got tangled in the main boom dragging the main in the water forcing the boat to broach, recover, broach, recover, broach, recover - with rudder completely overpowered - no moon, in a light rain - prayIng that jackline will actually hold fast, going to low side, with stanchions almost buried, green water starting to lap at companionway, jambed against stanchions with full force of water, reaching underwater to untangle the Asym sheet from the boom preventer....