Sunday, July 11, 2010
At the risk of over generalizing I think most people can be shoe-horned into one of two categories..."Powerboat People" and "Sailboat People". That's not to say you can't have a little bit of both in you, but everybody leans one way or the other.
Me, I'm a sailboat kind of guy...it's just how I was raised. I like the pace of sailing, I like the skill involved in navigating a vessel through the water with just the power of mother nature, and I like the sound it makes (which is to say none at all).
But I understand why people are powerboat people. You can't water ski behind a Catalina 30, you can't go anywhere if there's no wind, and there aren't little sailboats the jump waves in the ocean...you need power for all of that. So while I am firmly entrenched as a "Sailboat kind of guy", I have to admit power boats and/or personal watercraft can be a hell of a lot of fun.
That's me, technically catching "mad air" in the open ocean this weekend. Is it overly impressive...no not really, even if it was my first time ever on a Seado. Was it overly fun...absolutely.
Don't worry sailing I still like you best, I was just experimenting...like college.