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Old 08-07-2017, 17:14   #1
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Very Low Budget Atlantic Crossing

I said this once before on this site, and got some replies ridiculing me. I couldn't find the original thread, but what I said was "boat 8500 dollars, re fit 3000 dollars, food 200 dollars, crossing the Atlantic from west to east on my own, priceless. I felt I was being accused of lying, so I have now published my log book on line, its on Amazon, I bought the boat In carolina beach from an old gentleman, it was in the water, hadn't been sailed or been out of the water in ten years, I bought it in July 2013, left the usa in october 2013, (after a bit of a re fit, and a lot of partying) and arrived Scotland UK july 2014, after visting Bermuda antigua monteseratt, gauda loup, so and I had never solo sailed before that crossing, I left the usa with no engine, and dodgy electrics, so if you want to know how I did it, read my log, if i make enough out of it, I might get a cooker for my boat, I havent had a cooker in it since 2013, and I still live on the boat, I do have a log burner though.

The name of the book is Troubles with Tribulation, the boat being named Tribulation II which was its name since new
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Re: Very Low Budget Atlantic Crossing

I've tried searching your book, with no luck. Can you post a link?
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I've tried searching your book, with no luck. Can you post a link?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B073T13V...th+Tribulation
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Old 09-07-2017, 03:28   #4
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I've tried searching your book, with no luck. Can you post a link?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb...th+tribulation

I just spoke to the guy who published it online, he says, it takes longer to come through in the rest of the world, it goes on the UK first, then a few days later it starts to spread to the rest of the world. He didn't tell me that, he even spelled my name wrong (which he has now corrected, but it takes a while to change)

Hope if you buy it, you get something from it.
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Re: Very Low Budget Atlantic Crossing

It would appear it is available on the US Amazon site now.
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Old 09-07-2017, 06:59   #6
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Also the entire amount of money I had to my name, when I left the USA, was fifty Euros, and the trip lasted from october 2013, to july 2014
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I said this once before on this site, and got some replies ridiculing me. I couldn't find the original thread, but what I said was "boat 8500 dollars, re fit 3000 dollars, food 200 dollars, crossing the Atlantic from west to east on my own, priceless. I felt I was being accused of lying, so I have now published my log book on line, its on Amazon
Sorry you felt ridiculed or that people thought you were lying.

That said, just because someone writes a book about something doesn't make it true so don't expect people to automatically embrace your story this time around just because your are promoting your book.

The history of literature is littered with sensationalism and exaggerated claims. Likewise plenty of fake logbooks....

Good luck selling your book, hope you can buy a new cooker.
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Re: Very Low Budget Atlantic Crossing

Sounds cool, Atlantical, and glad you made it. Could you post a few highlights or good anecdotes here, or maybe a teaser excerpt from your book? Or lessons learned, what you'd do differently, etc.

I don't want to dent your sales, but also, not everyone is going to order it, and we'd all love to hear a bit about your voyage.
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Re: Very Low Budget Atlantic Crossing

Agreed. Also the Amazon page for the book looks a little sparse. Might sell more if you offer up a synopsis explaining what made your voyage special or unique. Right now just says solo crossing on a Southern Cross 31. Not very captivating.
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That said, just because someone writes a book about something doesn't make it true so don't expect people to automatically embrace your story this time around just because your are promoting your book.
You must in general be kidding. On internet forums people use books as examples from everything boating related like they true.
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I said this once before on this site, and got some replies ridiculing me.
glad you had a good experience
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I read about crowhurst, the reason he killed himself, was he knew he would get caught. You could fake a log book, but it would take an awful lot of work, for it to stand up to scrutiny, besides, Tom Broadfoot, in willmington north carolina, who owns broadfoot publishing (nothing to do with my log book) towed me out of the willmington entrance to the inland waterway, waved goodbye, said "if i dont hear from you I will know you are in a better place, he was in the UK the following year,and came to look for the boat, but he got the wrong marina, so didn't see me, my ex wife gave him the address of the previous marina I had been in.
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Also the captain of the gas tanker cueball, or Qball, had to re supply me half way across the atlantic, as I was out of water, and food, so we did a RAS replenishment at sea, gave me about forty eight two litre bottles of water, eighteen loaves of bread, and 78 tins of sardines.
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Personally, I wouldn't be proud of running out of food and water and having to live off handouts. Anyone can make a very low budget Atlantic crossing if they rely on the kindness of strangers....
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Also the captain of the gas tanker cueball, or Qball, had to re supply me half way across the atlantic, as I was out of water, and food....
I'm curious -- did the sailing take much longer than anticipated, or did you eat/drink at a rate higher than you'd planned? Or were you counting on catching fish + rainwater along the way, which didn't happen?
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