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Old 20-02-2015, 16:23   #31
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Re: A great read for newbies like myself Bluewater trouble!

Originally Posted by Wannabe-007 View Post
The armchair critiques seldom really bother me, but on this occasion, I feel comments should be tempered with real experience. I'd be much more interest in hearing "This is what I have done in the past...", as opposed to "He shoulda... cause I woulda...".
So, I guess God spoke, so I can't toss in my two cents......

Like heck I won't.

It sounded to me like anything that can go wrong did. It was a what...tropical storm/hurricane within what 800 nautical miles? How the heck did that happen in what, 3 days, four days?
One person is throwing up blood and they didn't turn back immediately?

Just how many failures do you need in less than a week before you turn back?

Did I read it right? they had food for four for only 21 days? to go from California to Hawaii?

On what day did they say their potable water tasted salty?

The ball was dropped so many times, they must have been playing with butter.

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Old 21-02-2015, 04:37   #32
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Re: A great read for newbies like myself Bluewater trouble!

, they had lookouts on deck to prevent someone really seasick from jumping overboard............

One of the 1st things I learned (courtesy Outward Bound, Aberdovey 1960ish) was when throwing up either lie on stomach or put head between top and lower lifeline, this is to stop one from going overboard as a result of the violence of the vomit. This is an absolute rule on our boat.

Also my bible for the ocean is

Blue Water: A Guide to Self-Reliant Sailboat Cruising

by Bob and Nancy Griffith.

IMHO the best advice collection available, some of the info on "tecky" stuff will be dated but a highly intelligent well written book


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