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Old 01-02-2020, 00:13   #106
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Have you experienced this one?
Traveling with a guy Iíve known for years who starts acting really weird on the second day. He was being difficult to the point that he was endangering the safety of the boat. When asked to do something, he would be intentionally be counter productive or find some other task to perform that wasnít related to the present needs. When finally reaching the destination, he was asked to toss a line to the person on the dock. There was a strong cross wind. Several times, he intentionally threw the line short which required another approach. Next, after being told that a significant risk of striking the docked downwind boat existed, he took almost all of the dock lines in a bundle and threw them onto the guy on the dock without having one attached to the boat. the guy on the dock remained calm and professional. Finally, I had to leave the helm and get a line to the dock guy. Finally, I got him off the boat and headed for home. Fortunately, no weapons were aboard.
a really bad situation to be in,emotional stress is hard to gauge but the boat,the crew and the safety depend on the skipper,ive had this when I chastised my son,previously and he shut down,things work out mostly in the end.safe sailing.
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Old 01-02-2020, 00:22   #107
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Your the skipper,your safety,crew and boat in reverse order count on it.Be prudent in your purchase,or before you sail have her ship shape,lives and investments are involved.no preaching from me.
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Fire, no matter where the boat is located. And its not fear so much but concern that even with 5 fire extinquishers on board, it might still be difficult to handle the problem.
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Old 01-02-2020, 04:08   #109
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I guess we all kind of look at the challenges of sailing , not as fear, but having a great deal of respect for mother ocean, and the weather gods. We are all going to be dinged up on occasion.

Our attitude is a well found vessel, true seaman ship, situational awareness, experience, and even then things are going to happen in life, on land, in the air and in or on the water.

The other side of that, is being controlled by electronic devices, siting on the couch,
mowing the lawn, cleaning out the garage, working in a cubicle, and living a dull and negative existence .

I also like the saying..... ATTITUDE, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ORDEAL AND AN ADVENTURE..

During this romp thru different life experiences, sports , fun, the military, flying, sailing, and just life, i have a list of lumps and bumps as well...

Skull fracture, concussoins, smashed face, last rites, broken legs, ankles wrists, ribs, tripple by pass, close to drowning body surfing in storm conditions, and much more. But, none of that stopped my quest for living life . Thar aint much fear, but there is a lot of respect for what lies out there.

At near max geezerdom, we are still sailing, hiking, kayaking, working out 4 to 5 days a week, and staying fit, and positive. Headed down to live in the jungles of costa rica in a few days for a couple of weeks. The Osa Peninsula....but that will be comfortable lodgings, and grand fun and plenty of activity .

Next will be extended road trips thru our west and south west to explore our own beautiful and amazing country. and yep, I am on life's final glide slope, but still living a fun, active and positive and friendly lifestyle.

And when I die, it may be from over use, but certainly won;t be from rust.

You all have had a life of sailing, and cruising and have amassed amazing adventures and gleaned many wonderful friendships . Beats the coon dog whompas out of
okole sitting nothingness of doldrums and texting and swiping .

Good on ya.............LIFE IS AN ADVENTURE
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Old 01-02-2020, 05:04   #110
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Donít forget experiencing a man overboard (MOB) which may have very serious consequences. I am surprised that you did not mentioned it.

Once, with a 24 boats we saw two MOB during a short regatta. It does happen!
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Old 01-02-2020, 18:13   #111
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Re: What are your worst fear sailing events

When if I have worried while sailing, it has most often been about sinking, and then only if the water is cold, or I am many miles from shore. The boat I'm building now has sufficient flotation located and secured such that it can sail on its lines (almost) when holed. I don't think I'd head off on a trip across an ocean in a boat that can sink if it takes on water, given that alternatives are available.

However, I've been on ships that would sink if seriously holed, without having any real concern about it. I'm not all that rational, I suppose... but then again, a 50 foot breaking wave can do more damage to a small boat than to a large ship.

I have done things like racing motorcycles and flying aerobatics without a parachute, either of which is more dangerous than sailing a boat that can sink. But fears are often not rational. I am also pretty comfortable driving cars, a comparatively dangerous activity.

I've occasionally had passing worries about fire on board, and so I cook with alcohol, which is easily extinguished. I'd consider CNG on board, but not propane. (But then my upcoming boat will have a gasoline engine -- so go figure.)

I have not often felt the need to clip on to jacklines, but think that I will make that a routine when single handing when away from land in a good breeze.

There is a slight fear of embarrassment that can creep in, occasionally -- such as when things go absolutely haywire when docking.

Interesting thread. We are all different, while all being fundamentally the same.
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Old 02-02-2020, 06:57   #112
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Completely running out of options.

Or maybe falling overboard while single handed and not able to climb up the tether. Getting bashed/drown to death.
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Old 02-02-2020, 08:43   #113
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For some reason I have this recurring nightmare where I look up and notice that our boat is almost completely surrounded by rocks sticking up from the water.

We never hit them... my heart is beating like crazy when I'm trying to turn around and navigate back through some obscure opening we had entered this rock constellation.. then I usually wake up.
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Re: What are your worst fear sailing events

Those are all good things to worry about which is why we do maintenance, have scads of safety gear, and mitigation plans, thus they are not things I "fear" while sailing because I've already dealt with them.
Things I do fear (that haven't already been mentioned)
-Kids on jet skis.
-"Is my wife bored/seasick?"
-looking like a fool when I mess up single handed docking (I know it's silly, no one cares how I dock, but it still bothers me)

Regarding tethers, I have always suspected that for every horror story there are millions of non-stories where an unexpected wave hits, you grab your tether, and absolutely nothing happens. It never gets reported or even remembered. I know it's happened to me lots of times. None the less that tether may have just saved your life without your even knowing.
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Pirates.
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Old 03-02-2020, 13:18   #116
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The fear all skippers should have is a man / woman overboard at night. You are morally and legally responsible
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If you are afraid of sailing, why are you doing it?
Im not at all afraid of sailing. And, my "fear" for the events listed are really things I am concerned enough to postulate potential actions I might take should the event occur.

I apologize if you received that message that I fear sailiing from my post.

Thanks for your interest.

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Re: What are your worst fear sailing events

Fear can come (or go) in strange ways.

The father of a new boating family was afraid of transiting port to port along the shoreline, particularly afraid of rocks. I told him ďitís a $30,000 boat, the same value as your Honda Accord which you donít worry about. And itís insured. Beyond that you draw 5 feet so if you hit a rock and sink you can just about wade ashore.Ē And that was it- fear gone once put in perspective.

Another fairly experienced couple upgraded to a larger boat worth $250,000. The stress of the larger and much more expensive boat (responsibility and risk) was too much for the skipper. They sold the boat and quit sailing within two years.
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Dead calm in a shipping lane with blocked diesel filters and no motor,

Blocked diesel filters, In a violent storm, What will happen if I cant get the motor going again,
Grrrrrr

Not too hard to rig a diesel fuel polisher into your system...
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Not too hard to rig a diesel fuel polisher into your system...
Even just laying a Drogue.
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