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  1. #61
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    Default Re: What scares you most when sailing?

    The prospect of being interviewed by the MAIB.

  2. #62
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    Default Re: What scares you most when sailing?

    Quote Originally Posted by mm42 View Post
    The prospect of being interviewed by the MAIB.
    Surely the prospect of NOT being available for interview?
    Brexit: ‘taking back’ what we had never lost, in order to lose everything we had...

  3. #63
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    Default Re: What scares you most when sailing?

    Lightning, big waves, orcas,... and the dark... and especially lightning, big waves and orcas in the dark.....

  4. #64
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    Default Re: What scares you most when sailing?

    Quote Originally Posted by wotayottie View Post
    Honest answer is the decision to set off.....
    You work it out. I cant.
    Same here...

  5. #65
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    Default Re: What scares you most when sailing?

    I've definitely had the vertigo thing in deep water, very unnerving when it happens. The thought of how our kids used to enjoy standing at the bows (catamaran) while the boat ploughed it's way upwind. It sends shivers through my spine now. Neither of them ever fell off the boat though.

  6. #66
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    Default Re: What scares you most when sailing?

    Sea seasickness, can go from normal to retching in 20 mins in calm conditions, not good when sailing single handed. Now pretty much restricted to Chichester Harbour as it is dangerous being like that single handed. Sailing from Weymouth to Lulworth cove soon, praying it is mill pond flat otherwise have to feel really rough on Stugeron which is no fun on a social weekend.

  7. #67
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    Default Re: What scares you most when sailing?

    Being home late for dinner when my wife has made it!

  8. #68
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    Default Re: What scares you most when sailing?

    Have you a rather large dog?

  9. #69
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    Default Re: What scares you most when sailing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zagato View Post
    Sea seasickness ...
    Oh yes. I'm with you there. Twenty seven years ago I was so seasick - my first time ever - on a trip from Plymouth to Falmouth that I got seriously hypothermic. Ever since then I have been terrified of getting it again, and for some years I gave up sailing because I could not get Scopaderm patches.

    Recently it occurred to me that, having been seasick precisely once in my life and not for a quarter of a century, I may not be as prone to it as I think ... but that's logic, and it hasn't convinced my gut instinct yet. I am scared of being seasick.
    "Seamen are always wanting to do things the proper way; and I like to do them my way."

  10. #70
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    Default Re: What scares you most when sailing?

    Am presently ashore after hurting my arm. I spent an afternoon hand steering and I have strained something in my shoulder.
    No longer being able to sail scares me.
    Life is too short to drink bad wine.

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