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offshore 500 nm 1 6.25%
500 nm for a minimum continuous 72 hours 10 62.50%
experienced boat failure (rigging, vital electronics, engine, shipping water) 3 18.75%
capsizing, knock down, roll over, accidental gybe while 500nm or more offshore 0 0%
electronic failure 1 6.25%
fire at sea 0 0%
required medical attention beyond and above that onboard vessel 1 6.25%
vessel swamped or sunk or not coming back up ater capsize or roll over 0 0%
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Old 12-07-2014, 01:22   #1
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Poll-Sailing Experience

Who has been...

Please self identify. The rest of you, STFU...unless you have positive anecdote to add. It is all too easy to criticize without substantive experience.

I apologize, apparently one is only to vote for one occurrence. Apparently it is the nature of the poll but not my doing. Feel free to add text relating to multiple conditions as it may apply.
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:39   #2
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Re: Poll-sailing experience

Yes, Yes, Yes, No, Yes, Yes, Yes, No.

But four of those Yes's don't necessarily relate to the other two.

Your point is?


Edit: And who is "the rest of you". Anyone who doesn't answer at least one yes? Anyone who doesn't answer all Yes's? If you don't want to hear from the No's why ask Yes/No questions?
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Old 12-07-2014, 03:18   #3
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Re: Poll-sailing experience

yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, no,no, no

So what?

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Old 12-07-2014, 03:20   #4
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Re: Poll-sailing experience

I'm pretty sure that with a bit of effort, a more polite wording could have been found to introduce this poll.
Second paragraph put me right off.
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Old 12-07-2014, 03:27   #5
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Re: Poll-sailing experience

Makes you think, "why answer"?

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Re: Poll-Sailing Experience

Hmm..... 'having logged over 70 thousand miles among the rocks, shoals and inlets during a span of more than fifty years without mishap, I'm inpolitely asked to "shut up" because I answer "no" to all and I am totally without experience. 'sounds like you get your marriage counseling from those with the most divorces!
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Old 12-07-2014, 04:03   #7
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STFU? Sorry, don't have the code book
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Re: Poll-Sailing Experience

My positive anecdote is that I stay happy by not providing information to pollsters trying to catch bees with vinegar.


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YYYYYYNN, Very thankfully no for the last two...
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Old 12-07-2014, 04:52   #10
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Re: Poll-Sailing Experience

you missed out~ how many days have you gone without sleep on passage?
~have you ever had to deal with a psychotic crewmember on passage?
~times been completly without power and unable to start engine?
~lost all electronic navigation and had to make landfall by conventional
methods.
~times on passage having to deal with a serious illness like dengue or
malaria.etc..............
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Re: Poll-Sailing Experience

I still don't know the rules - If you can answer Y to at least one question do you get to play or do you have to STFU?

And if I've been knocked down at 300 miles is that easier than 500 miles? Or is that like a short baseball season and I put an asterisk next to my knockdown?

Y = 4
Y* = 1
N = 1
N* = 1 (Does running out of booze and being hung over count as untreatable medical condition?)
N* = 1 (I turtled a beach cat once and stuck the pole in the mud. While I didn't hit the EPIRB I did need a rescue)
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Re: Poll-Sailing Experience

yes,yes ,yes,no,no,no,yes,no……..potentially interesting thread but needs to be restructured.
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No to all. I will shut the F up now.
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I like Atoll's poll.
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Found myself up **** creek without a paddle once, well actually twice.
No witnesses, but I say they count as I still have the scars.

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