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Old 15-06-2009, 04:46   #16
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On the flip side, we got some great photos out of it.
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Old 15-06-2009, 20:03   #17
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I think it was a reasonable thing to do. He was able to test his boat under all conditions, and only had to go a mile or so from his berth.
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And to think us Aussie have a saying over here. " Only in America"
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Old 16-06-2009, 10:30   #19
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some people need to be protected from theem selves
So that this person can propogate his/her genes?..... I'll go along with the 'Darwin' suggestion
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Old 16-06-2009, 11:17   #20
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And to think us Aussie have a saying over here. " Only in America"
We say it here, too, SMW, but I suspect it carries a different meaning when non-Americans say it behind our backs.

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Old 16-06-2009, 11:19   #21
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I would rather see Darwinism take care of people like this. Its less expensive to the public.

The problem is that natural selection only works if it weeds out the idiots before they breed.

Since sailboat ownership tend to be skewed to an older crowd, I'd bet this guy has already propagated whatever genetics is involved in a dumb decision.

If any. Could all be environmental influences.

And what makes you think it's less expensive? Cost of medical treatment if they live through it, recovering the bodies and the wreckage if they don't.... all that stuff has got to add up.

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Not the same as making poor decisions but here's a link to some heavy sea stuff.

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