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Old 08-03-2015, 11:53   #1
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Better to look or actually own and do?

Ok - here goes. Have been on smallish 28' sailboats on inland lakes and really did not like it...too much healing on that size boat.

Now - as I watch sailing on youtube I am thinking I would like it. I have always liked the water. As I play scenarios through my minds eye reality sets in.

Being 'stuck' on a sailboat during a bad thunderstorm with a lot of lightning, making passages, always being tired, big water, getting beat by the sun, corrosive salt water, things breaking all the time, sinking, rudder issues, sail rips,
Watching 'All is Lost', getting rolled etc.etc.

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Old 08-03-2015, 12:02   #2
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Re: Better to look or actually own and do?

Isn't asking such a q on a site populated by nothing but boat owners kind of predictable?
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Old 08-03-2015, 12:10   #3
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As long as you have a bluewater deep fryer on board you should be allright in any storm.
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"It is better to travel hopefully then to arrive".

Anybody remember who wrote that?
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Being 'stuck' on a sailboat during a bad thunderstorm with a lot of lightning, making passages, always being tired, big water, getting beat by the sun, corrosive salt water, things breaking all the time, sinking, rudder issues, sail rips,
Many of us don't like a lot of those things, yet we still have boats!
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Being 'stuck' on a sailboat during a bad thunderstorm with a lot of lightning, making passages, always being tired, big water, getting beat by the sun, corrosive salt water, things breaking all the time, sinking, rudder issues, sail rips,
Watching 'All is Lost', getting rolled etc.etc.
So what's the bad part here?

(Oh, yeah. I remember. All is Lost sucked...)

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Now - as I watch sailing on youtube I am thinking I would like it. I have always liked the water. As I play scenarios through my minds eye reality sets in.
Just keep watching it on YouTube. It's a lot easier and it's basically the same thing as going outside...
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Old 08-03-2015, 22:20   #7
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Ok - here goes. Have been on smallish 28' sailboats on inland lakes and really did not like it...too much healing on that size boat.

Now - as I watch sailing on youtube I am thinking I would like it. I have always liked the water. As I play scenarios through my minds eye reality sets in.

Being 'stuck' on a sailboat during a bad thunderstorm with a lot of lightning, making passages, always being tired, big water, getting beat by the sun, corrosive salt water, things breaking all the time, sinking, rudder issues, sail rips,
Watching 'All is Lost', getting rolled etc.etc.

So...better to look or actually own?



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2) Doesn't sinking come after rudder issues and sail rips?
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Re: Better to look or actually own and do?

===Ok - here goes. Have been on smallish 28' sailboats on inland lakes and really did not like it...too much healing on that size boat ===

Ok - here goes. I have been sailing on a smallish 28' sailboat on inland lakes for 52 years.

I, too, have been healed, but "too much healing"? How is that possible?

I like the idea of you watching youtube videos of other people sailing, altho you may still need a puke bucket. It's just a lot more safe to remain indoors.
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How do get healed from too much heeling?

That list are the GOOD things, right?
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Just keep watching it on YouTube. It's a lot easier and it's basically the same thing as going outside...
Only if you are watching YouTube while standing under a cold shower tearing up $100 bills
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Buy an RV and carry a canoe to play in the water.
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not owning a boat = A boat in port is safe, but that's not what boats are built for.

if you do not dare to sail the oceans - others will :-)
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Buy a Hobie 16 with trailer,
Feel the joy,
Be in the bar when the thunderstorm comes
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