Originally Posted by tanya2015
She travels everywhere on a boat..I know..it's strange!
everywhere on a boat??? you're asking a bunch of sailboat owners if they might take you and your friends along on a trip from the states to belize. does, "she travels everywhere on a boat" include late nights on watch battling rough seas and howling wind
? and then something breaks?
i recently relocated my lancer
36 from san diego
to oxnard, less than two hundred miles, and a friend who had been day sailing
with me for a couple years asked if he could go along. he had become a capable deck
hand so i said, sure, knowing such an uphill climb would be a lot of work even for a competent single
hander like me. long story short, he completely lost
it after dark as the wind
and seas continued to increase as was forecast
. he literally went below and curled up in a fetal position. i decided for his safety
AND MINE to sail into long beach and get him off my boat. came to find out that he too had a fear of flying.
so now i've added yet another rule
to follow during my sailing adventures. anybody who can't figure out that the most dangerous segment of a trip in an airplane is the drive to the airport
is not welcome on my boat for even moderately long passages.