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Beware Garmin’s ActiveCaptain!

Are you a member of Garmin’s ActiveCaptain? Or are you considering becoming one? If so, have you¬†actually¬†read the new Terms of Use you must to agree to?

The bottom line is that you should be extremely careful what information (“User Submissions”) you share on that platform. Why?

Because you are taking on a virtually unprecedented amount of liability in doing so.

For example, if you were the one that placed one of these anchorage markers on the north side of Vieques several years ago…

That picture above of the exploding boat above could very well happen.

And YOU’LL be legally liable for it…not Garmin.

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Out-of-Control Multihulls

After a bunch of typical chuckleheaded hullabaloo over on SN, we FINALLY got a multihull thread started that has some promise. You can find it here:

Multihull Popularity and Interesting Designs

Now, along with what appears to be a strong (and irrational) general bias against multihulls on SN (which we intend to change) – there is also a metric crap-ton of ignorance. Fortunately, there are a small handful of dudes over there who actually know what they are talking about…long-time cruisers who previously sailed monos and now sail multis.

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How We Got To Hunter

So let’s face it, across virtually all the sailing forums, Hunter is probably one of the most maligned brands of yacht there is…apart from McGregor, of course. “Cheap”, “Flimsy”, “Ugly”, etc. – you’ve heard it.

So why in the hell did I decide to fly in the face of all that “collective wisdom” and buy one? Simple, that sailing forum collective is just a bunch of yappin’ chuckleheads for the most part. They don’t know squat.

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