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  1. What a drag!
  2. CO detector saved me -- with no CO present
  3. A storm blew me from Sanibel to Boca
  4. Cautionary compass tale
  5. Formalities Dilemma
  6. How I lost my boat!
  7. Stupid move in the dinghy
  8. Embarrassing story, seeking advice
  9. Proud Dad here!
  10. The why of it all.
  11. Forgot my keys
  12. MH370
  13. Old Sailor Wisdom and getting the exact problem I was trying to avoid!
  14. I went for a swim
  15. Berthing issues
  16. Never sea sick but always land sickness
  17. whoops... there goes the chain!
  18. Note to self, always start dinghy engine before casting off.
  19. So Just how bad did I screw up.
  20. why didn't this happen???...
  21. boat history
  22. Who Thinks the Earth is Flat?
  23. How often do yachts require rescue on crossings?
  24. Going to Sea and Scared!
  25. Leaving Dock in a Breeze - How to Attract Attention
  26. Oil Change Stupidity
  27. Not all boat parts are expensive
  28. RV, boat, trailer go into the lake
  29. Bought a....Sunfish
  30. Crushing, literally and figuratively
  31. Break a boat, get a beer
  33. Things I wish I knew about boats.
  34. The day the diesel died ...
  35. Top 10 points of failure?
  36. Nightmare
  37. Discovered this while boat shopping
  38. What's wrong with this picture?
  39. Again (?) about your dressing habits and etiquette as Long-Term sailors
  40. My first "catastrophic failure" (exhaust elbow)
  41. Spectacular Med Mooring Screwup
  42. Fun day sail with seasickness
  43. Some things that can go south in a second when sailing singlehanded
  44. Frankly! Your most sucking work onboard??
  45. Bottom Cleaning
  46. How NOT to fuel up your boat
  47. Boat and pride were hurt this weekend
  48. Starboard red ..... Port green
  49. Mistaken name for the bung
  50. Your Backstory......expectations vs reality
  51. Ethics of protecting your vessel at anchor.
  52. Learning quick like.
  53. Rust...and it's my fault!
  54. Should have lost my mast today, I am so stupid
  55. A compilation of real life mistakes made by sailors
  56. Pride Goeth Before the Fall
  57. How not to "save a buck"
  58. D.I.Y or Hire a Professional?
  59. Doh!
  60. Run Over by a Fishing Boat!
  61. Precautionary Tale
  62. Rudder damaged in grounding
  63. Arrow thru the head
  64. Funny Incident On Anchor In Grenada
  65. Doubting myself
  66. Round the world that didn't happen
  67. I ran aground, here's a pic.
  68. Tips & Lessons Learned 2016
  69. Dating sites for sailors looking for companionship and love
  70. Loggerhead Marina Stuart Matthew?
  71. Operator Error, Diagnostic Procedure, Cascade of Failures.
  72. Chasing Bubbles
  73. Insurance for cruisers
  74. The right boat
  75. How Much Abuse do you Tolerate on Your Boat
  76. Canary sail school experience
  77. My mishaps are often public
  78. How we almost sank our boat in Papua New Guinea: video
  79. Lesson learned
  80. Love boat and Lee Shore
  81. dink leap, bad wx, wayward auto pilot
  82. I forgot it was a "sail" boat
  83. How to be a hood ornament on a Newport 30
  84. runaway dink at Marina Cay...plus
  85. DIY tip of the day thread...
  86. floating bomb...close to extinction
  87. My boat nearly sank
  88. Company's Coming
  89. Down Mexico way
  90. The day I joined the Turtle Club
  91. Last days of a Cal 40
  92. The Hex of the Ex?
  93. Somtimes it's Better not to Rescue a Boat
  94. Airborne, 35 ft drop
  95. Land sailing, water sailing, and taxes
  96. Dont tell anyone, but I think the earth is flat.
  97. Van de Stadt 44
  98. We Have A New Member At SCS
  99. Second Chance Sailing Story So Far
  100. The tale of Sweet Allie
  101. licences for boats in mexico
  102. Boarding Neighbors in a Storm
  103. Sailing From Sydney to Mexico
  104. Ever give up Booze?
  105. Why do you do it?
  106. Dear Santa...
  107. Amazing luck you've observed
  108. Do you DECORATE your boat, and HOW?
  109. Apoligy to ErikFinn
  110. Patience
  111. There's a blow happening.
  112. What Scary Nautical Stories do you have from this Halloween weekend?
  113. How do you answer the question "Where are you from?"
  114. Most embarrassing DIY maintenance moment
  115. Big Dog Snaps
  116. "WTF" moment
  117. Belliure 50
  118. What have you heard?
  119. Bad alternator? NOT!
  120. Holy Proboscis Batman We Have Weevils
  121. Removing Rust Stains on Deck
  122. What is this Diesel Fuel contamination thing?
  123. Should I be ashamed?
  124. WE break all the rules, but some how we survive
  125. Wind Generator, Fishing Pole and Rogue Gust Debacle
  126. We Sailed To Cuba from USA
  127. Why we stopped cruising... for now
  128. A great blog
  129. Poll: What initially brought you cruisers net?
  130. When we shouldn't encourage people to "just go"
  131. Quarrel with a charter company over the boat damages
  132. Docking like a boss :)
  133. Could you pull your own tooth out when sailing?
  134. First Cruise of summer
  135. Cleat failure who is responsible?
  136. What's your worst guest/crew experience?
  137. I confess to violating child labor laws...
  138. Does a canoe make a sailor?
  139. I confess to be in the water...!
  140. What happens after a bad survey?
  141. How do you deal with a bad captain?
  142. Getting the kinks out
  143. Remove equipment prior to selling the boat?
  144. How Do You Let Go?
  145. HELP!!! Can you help us re-float?
  146. Warning 'rant' - Don't you just love looking for crew!!
  147. French Fuel Dock Fandango
  148. Well, Key West is a dump... moving on
  149. Visitors & too much booze!
  150. My misguided faith
  151. Trying to complete my dreams and make memories
  152. This Is Driving Me Crazy!
  153. A Big Blue Burrito in Mexico
  154. Did It Yet Again :Banghead:
  155. Dumbest thing you ever did?
  156. Sailing around Malta
  157. A fool and his money
  158. Black Holes Everywhere!
  159. Poll. Serious Injuries at Sea
  160. Lost My Baltic Virginity
  161. My Worst Anchoring Experience....
  162. What's wrong with me
  163. Cake Walk gone wrong?
  164. Silly Season
  165. I can't stop the leaks!
  166. Fear
  167. I Think I Saw MH370
  168. Abandon Living Aboard
  169. Moitessier Syndrome
  170. My worst sailing injury...so far
  171. Collisions and bumps... how are the settled?
  172. First Ocean Crossing In A Few Days
  173. Refresh Main page
  174. Paravanes Installation
  175. Day of Horrors- Traveling Overseas
  176. I give up!
  177. Photo story of my Atlantic crossing
  178. Polishing the stainless steel and chrome
  179. Anyone Else Tired of Winter?
  180. Oddball Loner Behavior
  181. Mayday
  182. Shy Cruising or don't invite me to the Potluck :)
  183. My new blogs
  184. Getting Our Feet Wet.
  185. Tremendously tempted to blow kitty on The (?) boat. Help.
  186. Trying my luck at a better knot
  187. Trial By Fire
  188. Crossing the Strait of Gibraltar
  189. Sailing or Cheating/Motorsailing?
  190. Where the wind comes sweeping down the plain…
  191. Sailing Instead of Working On the Boat
  192. What do you enjoy most about cruising?
  193. The school of hard knocks - anti siphon edition
  194. It was messy but we finally did it! Almost anyway.
  195. Still A Newbie?
  196. A counterpoint.
  197. "the first twenty-four hours..."
  198. Does a first sail ever go as planned?
  199. The Adventure Excitement vs Fear
  200. Docking In The Current At Newburyport
  201. Am I The Only Guy Mad When I See A Mooring?
  202. analog meters vs compass
  203. I Never Sleep Well Before A Storm
  204. It Started as a Great Day
  205. slipper power
  206. Not Exactly what I had in Mind
  207. Nothing is ever easy
  208. Wisdom of the Seas
  209. Caught Some Lobster
  210. I'm an Idiot and Lair
  211. OK, come clean! :-)
  212. Let the celebration begin and anchor techique
  213. Bilge alarms
  214. Why Did I Ever....
  215. Leaving Your Boat at Anchor on a Windy Day
  216. Things I have learned while and about fiberglassing
  217. Sweating the Small Stuff
  218. Wana be a sailor!!
  219. What Is Your Most Memorable Mishap On A Boat?
  220. things you've tossed off the boat that others think are necessary
  221. Any New Developments In The Bounty Saga?
  222. Electrical issues
  223. I bought a stolen dinghy
  224. Master and Commander Gets Lost in Harbor
  225. We bought the boat - NOW WHAT
  226. Brain failure
  227. Finding a Phantom Load
  228. Stupid Newbie F**k Up #1: Jib/Halyard
  229. SSB RAdio in a Marina Environment
  230. How Did Your Plan Compare To Eventual Reality?
  231. Shakedown of the trimaran Zephyr
  232. Why Would Someone Collect Hull Numbers?
  233. Four Walls
  234. How Many Of You Want To Be Buried At Sea?
  235. I Can't Sleep -- Reaching Rebel Heart Status
  236. One Mans Ceiling
  237. Don't quit yet, but here some advice...
  238. Lessons learned in Self-suffiency. Sandy and Katrina
  239. Wife Floated Away
  240. Attempted Trip to Bermuda
  241. Middle of the Atlantic- Emergency Breakaway
  242. check out this bolt
  243. I have heard of people going back and forth from USA to MX and back and no a Passport
  244. Cruiser's Forum - thank you!
  245. Does anyone know the model of trimaran
  246. The Fear of Fiberglassing
  247. My First Sailing Experience
  248. sailboats can injure and kill
  249. Beached Az!
  250. i'm spending so much money it hurts