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Re: Deaf boater
Wow, I've got to give them credit for giving it a shot.
Just last month, while beating in a bit of wind I heard a low pop while on the helm. Not sure what it was, I sent Nikki out on deck to see what, or even if, it was anything. Turns out the webbing that holds the halyard ring on the head of the Yankee had failed.
I so depend on hearing what's going on that I don't allow headphones on the person on watch.
I wish them well.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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