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