Exactly Erika. We all make choices in our lives as to what we consider acceptable conditions. What works for one might not necessarily work for another. But it's prudent to ask the right questions before committing if you can.
It's also best to be understanding, I feel, of the situations others have in their lives. If they must leave, so be it. There's no need to lash out. Just move on. In the end it's probably the best thing for both of you.
Zee does make choices to sail in conditions that make some uncomfortable. It's her boat and it's her choice. She's never hid the fact that she sails
the way she does. It's no big secret. A quick perusal of her posts will show that she's never hid the fact that she sails
with minimal safety gear
. Acceptable enough to her tastes, not acceptable to others.
As for the lifevests? Well I bought my own to take with me whenever I go out with anyone's boat. My personal safety
is my business and I make sure I'm covered with gear
I know will work. It's easy enough to carry along a good lifevest anywhere you go, so I figure, why put that into someone else's hands? Is also why I bought my SPOT, my personal desalinator pump and will eventually buy my own epirb
In the end the only person truly responsible for me is me.
And we all make decisions for ourselves. Personally I found sailing with Zee a lot of fun. It has it's challenges and there were things that concerned me. But I chose to experience her way of doing things. And it was an experience I will treasure and never forget.
At any rate. I just hope the civility can be maintained here in CF and that these threads don't get out of control like they did a couple of weeks ago when Wolfecon and I left Ensenada. There really is no need for smack talking anyone here.
However I enjoy a good civil discussion about different sailing styles. From comfort of quarters to cooking
to how safe must we be to how do we sail? Do you feel safe entering ports
at night? Do you prefer to sail in a storm or try to get onto port and ride it out there?
Yeah? Anyone else?