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post #10 of Old 02-22-2012
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His first boat did not have an engine.

His first boat sank.

Conclusion is obvious.

As for the Dumas, Slocum, Baldwin et al .... ptooeee , what have they done lately hmmm ???

Come one now ... provided you are willing to accept the vagaries of the weather without a donk to get you through the inevitable lulls I can find little argument against engineless when on passage. Yes for me and for many of you the ability to fire up the beast when all is crash bank slatting in a dead calm with a swell is a must be for some it is quite aceptable.

Perhaps the issue of inland waterways and getting in and out of crowded harbours is more of a relevent anti but even so I wonder why this issue raises such passion.

Andrew B (Malö 39 Classic)

“Life is a trick, and you get one chance to learn it.”
― Terry Pratchett.
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