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Old 10-05-2013, 02:08   #16
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Re: You have to at least admire this guys tenacity!

maybe he should call his book "how not to sail alone across the Atlantic"
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:28   #17
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Re: You have to at least admire this guys tenacity!

Without knowing this man personally, it would be impossible to ascertain whether he is the victim of bad luck, or simply incompetent. In life, there is luck, good and bad, but most reasonable and intelligent people do not factor it into their life's equation. However, there are many incompetent people on the water today whose only ticket to boating was a sufficient pocketbook to purchase a boat. I am continually amazed how many sailors/cruisers I have met that truly do not know how to sail their boats in all conditions, plot a fix or LOP on a nautical chart, take a bearing, factor set and drift, establish a running fix, or operate their vessels without a GPS along a coast. Many do not have even the slightest idea how to operate or maintain the mechanics of a boat where a single breakdown becomes critical as we witnessed in a recent discussion about a boat in Nassau. Competence and being well prepared for any contingency is the key factor and as Weyalan mentioned earlier, how many times should the taxpayer be responsible when a rescue is effected multiple times endangering not only the life of the rescued but those of the rescuers as well?
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:54   #18
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Well...look at it this way...if bad luck is about odds and this guy has been rescued 4 times, then it increases the likelihood for the rest of us having a successful crossing...

If he wrote a book about the mistakes he made and how he ended up in all those predicaments, that would be a book worth reading.
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:34   #19
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If he wrote a book about the mistakes he made and how he ended up in all those predicaments, that would be a book worth reading.
My experience is, most people do not like to admit their mistakes.
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Re: You have to at least admire this guys tenacity!

I met trevor in antigua a few months back, he shared a dinner table with us a couple of times, a really nice bloke, but not the brightest of sparks!!!!
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My experience is, most people do not like to admit their mistakes.

Unfortunately I think it might be the only useful thing to learn from him. Plenty of people have done it right. I just can't imagine that this man has written four books about something he's really failed at. Of course, we don't know who published them. Maybe they're all e-books and didn't have to pass any scrutiny by anyone.
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Just out of curiosity, how many of you have singlehanded across the Atlantic? Sounds like he's pretty much done it twice. I find his bungling across oceans to be way more endearing than the shrill cackle of the peanut gallery

And, yes, you do have to admire his tenacity

Maybe he'll call it good now....
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Re: You have to at least admire this guys tenacity!

He sounds like he stood more of a chance than this guy does.
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Just out of curiosity, how many of you have singlehanded across the Atlantic? Sounds like he's pretty much done it twice. I find his bungling across oceans to be way more endearing than the shrill cackle of the peanut gallery

And, yes, you do have to admire his tenacity

Maybe he'll call it good now....

I wouldn't try it. I have neither the skills nor the boat for the job. But I do think I could avoid a hurricane.
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sail across the atlantic - why? Go from somewhere you wouldnt want to be to somewhere you cant wait to get away from...
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by the way - David Lewis - a kiwi - did it in the first transatlantic solo race in a bloody trailer sailer...
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