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Old 14-05-2010, 06:11   #31
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Originally Posted by sailstoo View Post
Ah yes...inner peace. That and taking a good diesel mechanic along will get you far.
And learning to sail your boat well "In spite" of the diesel/outboard will get you a lot farther...
Too much emphasis/reliance on engines to get you out of trouble needs an extremely long range radio to call for help as back up...
Practice picking up moorings under sail... if you've got quiet docks nearby try coming alongside under sail... learning to sail slow can often be more important than sailing fast..
It does wonders for your "Inner Peace"...

Enjoy your boat.. and as the previous poster said.. watch that ballast..

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