Many times over the years people have said things to me like:
He lost his boat because the weather router screwed up.
We got a real dusting and did a lot of damage because the weather forecast was wrong.
This might sound perfectly logical, but it's not.
Let's look at a recent incident in which a weather router sent a boat into a piece of ocean with a substantial current in an attempt to avoid bad weather. As I understand it, the weather deteriorated more than expected and the resulting wind-against-current generated breaking waves that rolled the boat and eventually led to her abandonment. Many people blamed the router. That's simply wrong. The skipper was at fault.
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