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Old 02-28-2017, 06:28 PM   #50
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City: Adelaide
Vessel Name: Kokanee
Vessel Model: Cuddles 30 Pilot House Motor Sailer
Join Date: Jul 2012
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The number one way to destroy an interest in boating. I've seen it both with wives and children, and I just cringe. So often the For Sale sign goes up on the boat soon after.

Besides giving instructions/requests in a calm voice, give them during a calm, stress-free time when both of you are relaxed. Go through all procedures well before there is an immediate need to apply them. Also explain the backup procedure. It removes a lot of pressure when all parties know there is a plan B if plan A fails for whatever reason.
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