Welcome maxiswede and bottleinamessage
Max I like you footnote / saying:
"To be happy for a night - get drunk
To be happy for a month - get married
To be happy for a lifetime - get a sailboat?
as it is most clever;
and bottleinamessage, I like your name choice, as you must have been happy for at least one night!
...Well for me, I've been drunk and married, and sailed a boat (on separate and individual occasions), and have great plans to get drunk, get married, and get a sailboat. Granted, I do not have any of those in my 2007-2008 appointment book, and I have no good reason for the former issue, but good reason for the middle, and her and I have a strong desire for that later. I suspect, in sequence, I will get married on purpose,
get drunk by accident,
and only than wish I had bought a sailboat instead.
Now Back on topic...
Clever. But he is betting the whole boat or at least the mast and parts of the boat on something that should not be bet on.
Yes he pulled it off, on his way in, where he should not have gone. He still needs to come back or go through the ICW system.
What is the cost of loosing the bet?
Is this not irresponsible?
What if he crashed, de-masted, and required USG assistance?
What would his insurance company say or do?
What would they say or do, if they saw this evidence?
This is not smart; sailing or otherwise.