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My First Sail Ends in Disaster!

The video speaks for itself… This was one of my closest calls yet. My first sailing trip offshore ended in disaster. Storms, a fire in the engine room, and an expensive rescue at sea. My poor little Albin Vega, the Black Rose, took a beating. The Mediterranean in October was not kind.

One Response to My First Sail Ends in Disaster!

  1. Peter April 2, 2021 at 1:20 pm #

    As you amply demonstrate, you don’t need to go to a war-zone to get excitement. The tragedy is that you weren’t doing much wrong.
    Was the engine serviced, hoses checked, etc. before you started? Cleats are a very common source of weakness.
    Unfortunately a significant number of boats are not very well made. Almost every boat I or my friends have bought has quickly run into problems.

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