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