Originally Posted by zeehag
it is difficult to sail when the crap is scared out of you. it takes some callousing to stay in a small boat in big seas and winds. sometimes we dont have that sometimes we do.
sometimes when i was sailing with my crazy friend in gom we had crap scared out of us but there were 2 on board so one was able to steer while the other shook in boots for a few minuets, then there was gato--he made it thru also and didnt neeed new pants...was a learning
experience for all of us.
pacific is a larger water
with bigger seas...can get quite rude. i dont want to find myself in a stormy pacific without some assistance/crew
I don't think you would have been out there then. It was a well forecast weather
system; the waters north of Cape Mendocino have a well deserved bad reputation; and your sense of self-preservation would have made you wait, unless you felt certain the wind
strength would not exceed your tolerance level. Am I wrong?
Poor guy got scared and bailed out; and has paid a price
for it. If it was a Hunter
, I wonder if it was those un-tabbed bulkheads coming agley that frightened him. Once you start believing the boat can't handle "it", you're in a very scary situation.