Originally Posted by Pblais
We have sworn all forum members to secrecy. Ratting out a fellow swabby to the Admiral is not considered good seamanship. Not hitting things is the general standing order. This would include whales, ships, or aids to navigation
. The probability of hitting a navigation
aid is far greater than you think given you are often aiming at them.
Yep I almost married a nun on the edge of ambrose channel In pea soup fog
Glad to have found her but also avoided carnal knowledge. It was a hug but I didn't get screwed. That was before the day of gps
etc.. I think the testing of skills and sailor are gapped by a new age. Big brother will take care of us and I can buy epirbs rafts and a slew of other techno goodies. Meanwhile the skippers are profecient engineers but their true metal avoids testing. I don't like the judgment of sar's from partial reports and inexperienced untryed boaters. I do think we will continue seeing these occurances. As in shore sailors can buy insurance
and gadgetry the plant exeeds the talent.
We do not know how we will handle extreme situations until we face them. The individual is hard to judge unless they have experienced the extreme. To supplement rea; eaxperience we now have gps radar
not available for purchase
are balls. Great read virtue XXXV by Humpher Barton true sailors before the age of Big brother can save me.
Like hiking in high altitudes or splunking adverse conditions can appear quite quickly the waters we sail are available to sudden exposure of extreme conditions.
I sail with a epirb
and raft because I sail with my young kids
I am responsable for their lives as well as mine. The drogue
is onboard because that is good practice. I think there is a difference.