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Old 08-02-2015, 17:58   #556
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Re: Attempted Trip to Bermuda

OMG!!! I absolutely love this post! Thank you so much for writing it! I'm basically a newbie too and am hoping to buy a boat and set sail in the next 1-2 yrs with my family. Reading this doesn't scare me off at all, I think it makes me want to get out there even more. I'll definitely do my homework and start learning as much as possible before the big trip. Thanks again!

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Old 08-02-2015, 23:29   #557
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Re: Attempted Trip to Bermuda

You can learn a lot from BO's adventure/misadventures. I think the biggest lesson is that perseverance can get you through a lot of stuff, and panic complicates things that generally have a simple solution.

Oh, and taking things in baby steps at first, flattening out the learning curve, makes things easier. It's pretty tough to just buy a boat, jug of water, pack of baloney and loaf of wonder bread and just sail away cold.

If u start out with a little daysailer that u can pull around on a trailer, and make your mistakes within an hour or two sail from the dock, you will probably save a lot of grief and expense. Try not to be a poster boy for Sea Tow!

One final word regarding getting home when everything else fails...

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OMG!!! I absolutely love this post! Thank you so much for writing it! I'm basically a newbie too and am hoping to buy a boat and set sail in the next 1-2 yrs with my family. Reading this doesn't scare me off at all, I think it makes me want to get out there even more. I'll definitely do my homework and start learning as much as possible before the big trip. Thanks again!

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Old 09-02-2015, 10:14   #558
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Re: Attempted Trip to Bermuda

Great Read bought my new to me boat late last fall First sailboat 35' planning to sail this summer on lake huron for some pratice and then coastal cruising after I retire Some gret lessons to be learned.
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