We write a lot about gear and boat maintenance issues here at AAC. And then we debate the subject of these technical posts in the comments as we collectively try to zero in on the right way to equip our boats—a valuable process that I always learn from, and one of the best parts of AAC.
But it just struck me that trying to determine the right way, or the right piece of gear, is not a complete exercise until each of us has answered a fundamental question:
What's your screwup tolerance?
(I wanted to use another word in place of "screw", but the-editor-who-must-be-obeyed wouldn't let me.)