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Old 15-06-2012, 11:48   #31
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Re: Simple rules for starting sailing

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Remember...

there is no 12 step program for sailing.....

and it is ADDICTIVE....
LOL, oh, great. I picked a fine time to get clean and sober. And now I want to learn to sail??? I must be truly insane!!!!!!!

*evil/cackling laugh* BWAH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.....

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Old 15-06-2012, 12:04   #32
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Keep Calm and Carry On :

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Old 16-06-2012, 18:06   #33
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LOL, oh, great. I picked a fine time to get clean and sober. And now I want to learn to sail??? I must be truly insane!!!!!!!

*evil/cackling laugh* BWAH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.....

..."came to believe a power greater than ourselves could restore me to sanity".
I feel restored everytime I set sail with one last look cast back at the insanity left behind.
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Old 16-06-2012, 18:17   #34
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..."came to believe a power greater than ourselves could restore me to sanity".
I feel restored everytime I set sail with one last look cast back at the insanity left behind.
Couldn't have said it any better.

Amen, Brother.
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Old 17-06-2012, 08:31   #35
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LOL, it's nice to know I'm not the only "friend of Bill" in here!!!!
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Old 17-06-2012, 12:41   #36
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Re: Simple rules for starting sailing

Keep more water out of the boat than you let in, or you will develop negative buoyancy.
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Old 17-06-2012, 17:31   #37
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LOL, it's nice to know I'm not the only "friend of Bill" in here!!!!
My next boat will be named "Acceptance".

To keep on topic - Gasoline is in red cans, diesel is in yellow cans.

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Old 17-06-2012, 17:52   #38
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LOL, it's nice to know I'm not the only "friend of Bill" in here!!!!
I think you'll find Bill W has a lotta friends here. He and I are old buddies
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Old 17-06-2012, 19:18   #39
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They did this 3,500 years ago....how hard can it be.

3500 years agoi -- even 300 years ago -- the death rate was considerably higher.

Respect that you are doing something inherently dangerous ... but have fun doing it!
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Re: Simple rules for starting sailing

1. Try to make the boat go forward.
2. Don't hit anything.
3. Don't get too close to shore.
4. Sailboats heel over. It's okay. Supposed to do that.
5. When you raft up, have adult beverages to share. You will be liked.
6. Don't let your halyards slap in the marina.
7. Read The Annapolis Book of Seamanship.
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