In the end, of course, I am not going to recommend that anyone substitute any mystical system for a good surveying job. After all, few people turn toward religion, traditional or otherwise, to prepare their taxes. Whatever the cause of a boat's ills, a good surveyor applies basic principles to identify and help resolve them. Still, I'd like to think that most religions and spiritual practices, traditional or otherwise, come back to simple understandings about treating people with respect and living in harmony. Can they really help with yachts? Who knows? Maybe sacrificing a chicken is the answer to that persistent squawk on the radio. If it is, and if that makes me a New Age guru, hey, I'll take it. The beads are kinda groovy.