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sometimes i would captain for people when they wanted to fish at the edge of the shelf. their boat became my rules as my ass was on the line. the USCG would agree with me strongly that those engines were never to be shutdown as well as their and my individual insurance carriers. we sailboaters fudge on this. owners would bitch about the fuel; if you can afford to buy it, you can afford to fuel it. rogue wave, saw the horizon getting higher and higher, maybe three minutes to prepare and tell everyone to drop gear and get below and into jackets, powered right into it as there is nothing else that you can do as stern and beam on you are dead. lost the entire superstructure, miraculous no one was hurt or killed.

the reason that storms seem to appear out of nowhere is that people on a boat go into a relaxed mode on the water whether lake or ocean. they forget to captain at all times which means a 360 monitoring of conditions constantly. one person always has to be captain and know what to look for and do. whenever i hear that a storm or burst just appeared, it is due to human perception being fooled into thinking that the time elapsed was short when they missed the visual and other cues that were minutes or even longer prior to the event. this is why after a day on the water i could never party or hangout with the crowd as a captain never shuts down, was beat mentally and physically. this is why i refuse to work with, hire or sail with captains who drink all night. they are ****ed the next day even at the most modest drinking. same goes for mates as if they are needed to help you run the boat, they must be on their game. on my own adventures since i would not command through the night. would plan accordingly, heave to, run not under command lights, illuminate the deck and go below. you take your chances with this hobby.

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Yup! This is perhaps the best example of Darwin's "Survival of the Fittest" hypothesis that I have ever seen. And I agree that they'll be shark food in 2 weeks or less. I hope they like seafood because that's what they'll be soon.
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