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  1. I agree with those who saw this happening when they stopped selling hardware and rigging. Yes, I bought sailing clothes from them, but usually after going to their site for some blocks, cleats, line or rigging. They had also were informative about which lines to use where, recommendations, and I ordered my halyards and spin sheets there. All that disappeared so they could focus on selling clothes. My recollection is that Lands End started as a real chandlery and got out to become Sears' clothing line. Hard to blame the temp shutdown of in-person retail clothing shopping for what was for most of the national market a mail-order business.
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    no no, I get that launch drivers shouldn't have to, from a practical standpoint. What I don't get is that there are a lot of them, employed by a lot of clubs that are pretty risk-averse who wouldn't do that unless there is a legit way around it. I just don't see what the way around it is, and wondering if anyone knows what the legit way around it is.
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    Captain Licence Course

    Always wondered this: how does a club launch driver not require a 6-pack or <100 license? I mean, I get that it seems overkill for running people around a small harbor to their mooring, and judging by the ages of some of these launch drivers, there's no way they have a 6 pack license, but they're hauling more than 6 people who are paying passengers...