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Old 11-04-2014, 05:32   #181
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Re: How Many Have Sailed Offshore

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I think I might need to learn at the feet of a master.
Downloaded SeaClear and cpn....
Dont have a gps attached but figured I could look it over.

So far totally lost.......... do I have to purchase maps of the UK and the western med or am I missing something. Am I wasting my time or is it a viable product?
Very close to opening a beer and sticking on the BBq.......sigh.
you should be able to find at least all the noaa charts online for free.
though perhaps the opn cpn thread might be better for such pearls of wisdom,as alas i am but a simple seafarer,relying on paper ,pencil , protractor......and cm93....
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Old 11-04-2014, 05:39   #182
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you should be able to find at least all the noaa charts online for free.
though perhaps the opn cpn thread might be better for such pearls of wisdom,as alas i am but a simple seafarer,relying on paper ,pencil , protractor......and cm93....
frap it...... beers open, rotisserie BBQ will be on in an hour. Anyone close to Newport Wales.. come on over.. bring more beer... Ill supply the food and er.. well the food... ok.. some wine as well.

noaa charts not quite what I had in mind....... I will perhaps have to take your advice and solicit advice from the cpn thread at some stage. Always embarrassing to broach the subject..

"dear cpn, sometimes Im a brainless tw*t and dont understand things.... please help."

But Ive been married..... Ive had the practice.
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I think you meant "pretentious", right?
Nope, definitely precious.
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Yup if you haven't sailed distances you should not criticize those who do.. Get on track or get off the thread.No troll here just an observation looking for confirmation or not.
I'm guessing the OP wishes he'd been much clearer from the get-go. Few would disagree with the underlying theme here. His principal supporter is long gone, and correctly so. I think the OP has been "hoisted by his own petard."

Per contra, ya don't have to be an old broken down and broken up buckin' Brahma bull-riding cowboy to have a sense of the pain and danger. So perhaps lubbers have the same right to be critical of sailing as all the rest of us whether we like it or not.

This sentence also troubles me: Get on track or get off the thread.
Where do these pretentious attitudes come from? I've been asked to read the rules a time or two, and I have. This ain't one of the rules. There have been several posters, really more like two in my pretty decent memory, who have banged out this tune. They've started threads and seemingly taken ownership of them which isn't how this works.

Out of courtesy, I think CFers avoid real drifts until after the original notion gets hashed out. After that, who cares?
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I only learned what that boy once on shore knew

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The sea is not a teacher just a large expanse of blue.

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Back in the early 70s, I was aboard a bigass Alden ketch in Ala Wai harbor. The place was lousy with RTW sailors. We all waited in the same long early morning line for the showers.

One gentleman, a solo circ-er told me over many beers and medicinal herbs that he figured, "ya have to sail around the world to realize ya don't need to", or something like that.

He'd done it without all the modern conveniences, and nav aids, so I'd say among the many real sailors I know or have met, he knew what he was talking about.

Peace bros.
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I'm guessing the OP wishes he'd been much clearer from the get-go. Few would disagree with the underlying theme here. His principal supporter is long gone, and correctly so.
This sentence also troubles me: Get on track or get off the thread.

Usually the answer to the question is found in the first two pages. After that it becomes a three ring circus. Yes, I have sailed offshore - actually most of my life. I've circumnavigated on small ships, large mono hulls and container ships. Most recently on the tug I operate just went thru the Magellan.

I'll leave it at that.
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Usually the answer to the question is found in the first two pages. After that it becomes a three ring circus. Yes, I have sailed offshore - actually most of my life. I've circumnavigated on small ships, large mono hulls and container ships. Most recently on the tug I operate just went thru the Magellan.

I'll leave it at that.
Are you cruising or working?? Professionals have a somewhat unfair advantage here on CruisersForum. It is like you and I comparing the number of heat transfer problems we have each solved.
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Usually the answer to the question is found in the first two pages. After that it becomes a three ring circus. Yes, I have sailed offshore - actually most of my life. I've circumnavigated on small ships, large mono hulls and container ships. Most recently on the tug I operate just went thru the Magellan.

I'll leave it at that.
Do tacks on deck really repel the natives?
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Do tacks on deck really repel the natives?
In my experience it usually pisses them off and they shoot you......
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In my experience it usually pisses them off and they shoot you......
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Sure, off Somalia. But thru the Straits of Magellan?

It supposedly worked for Slocum but I guess it's all strip malls and McDs, and Walmarts now. This world is goin' to hell.

Never mind short-cutting thru the straits, one could sail from here in the Outer Banks down and around CAPE F'ING HORN, and never be 200 miles offshore.

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Sure, off Somalia. But thru the Straits of Magellan?

It supposedly worked for Slocum but I guess it's all strip malls and McDs, and Walmarts now. This world is goin' to hell.

Never mind short-cutting thru the straits, one could sail from here in the Outer Banks down and around CAPE F'ING HORN, and never be 200 miles offshore.

Jes sayin'.
dem Magellanites are mean buggers....... watch yer back I say.!
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Re: How Many Have Sailed Offshore

Circumnavigation is a worthy goal if that is what floats your boat. I once got asked to come down to the bilge so the Captain could show me the "golden rivet", I declined. Having worked in many different countries aboard commercial vessels, has pretty much cured me of the RTW bug, I also learned where I wanted to cruise and where I did not, so no longer have the desire to circumnavigate, but I don't have any problem with sailing from AK to Australia, it does not seem as daunting a task as some might find it. For me the longer offshore, the more peace I find, and you cannot beat the night skies or the sunrises/sunsets. What seems to hold up some is the problem solving. Once you have encountered and over come enough problems either offshore or near shore, sailing then you gain the confidence in yourself and vessel to go anywhere your heart takes you. Offshore distances do not a sailor make. I once watched a guy sailing a dinghy in the Lahaina harbor in and out between the moored vessels and I thought "wow that guy has it licked" no prep, just sitting in the bottom of the dinghy enjoying the day, supplies consisted of a six pack of beer. I expect one day that will be me.
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Re: How Many Have Sailed Offshore

As to the original request.

36,000 miles - 4 passages (3 from HI to the PNW, one from Newport, RI to St. Barths via Bermuda)

I have circumnavigated (Vancouver Island 12 times) Is that precious or pretentious?
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As to the original request.

36,000 miles - 4 passages (3 from HI to the PNW, one from Newport, RI to St. Barths via Bermuda)

I have circumnavigated (Vancouver Island 12 times) Is that precious or pretentious?

Good one Jack! You keep sailing, praising God, and caring not whether it's pretentious or precious.
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Re: How Many Have Sailed Offshore

I was 1 of 4 crew on a Island Packet 38 from Bermuda to Annapolis. About 700 + miles. Excellent experience, was returning a boat that was in the 2012 Bermuda Ocean Race (BOR). We had 3 hr watches, around the clock, as the auto pilot quit on the race out. Variable winds at times, so did some motor-sailing. Saw nothing but water for a number of days after lving Bermuda. Ran down the face of some 8-10 ft waves occassionally pegging the GPS at 9-10kts. Crossing Gulf Stream we dodged lightening and ran into some dramatic wind shifts & velocities, but overall nothing crazy. Would recommend the experience to all. Hoping to make it again this yr as the BOR runs every other, opposite the Marion-Bermuda.
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