Originally Posted by IrishLass
Exactly! Sometimes, the question is not can you afford it; the question is can you afford not to?
In all fairness...I think often there's 2 schools of thought in these forums
...long distance cruiser far, far away from any help..and 95% of all cruisers that are maybe a day or two away from land based help.
Ultimately...you never know. I've seen people almost die within 100 feet of dock
in uber-rich communities and then there's the story of the south pacific
sailor that got blood poisoning from a fish
hook. He was going to die till a USCG C-130 flew a Navy
SEAL team on scene where they parachuted in, administered IV antibiotics and sailed the guy a 1000 miles to the closest hospital (exact times and distances I'm not sure of but close...you get the point)...if you have all the answers to every at sea emergency
....I'd like to teach a survival school
with you...shoot me an e-mail