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Robert Quall

Two inexperienced skippers encounter the high seas

When I was 12, I was in the Cub Scouts.  Wasn't able to advance to Boy Scouts, but I remember one of their mottos was "Always be prepared.” This advice would have come in handy when I set sail on the high seas the year of 1967.  I like to think I was  prepared when I  was working in my career, and when I still direct trips to Kenya.  Not so…