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For the Birds

was clicking through the various sailing pages on Facebook one evening, just before resorting to my favorite bedtime book—the Defender catalog, if you must know—when a post that was unusual even by Facebook standards caught my eye. A young fellow about to embark on the liveaboard life wanted to know how others dealt with

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