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Old 20-11-2011, 10:00   #31
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Re: Is 'this' Possible, or Is it Suicide ?

Not a good idea. It's like deciding to start jogging and doing a marathon your first time you step out the door. Actually.... it's worse than that. Trailer it up!
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Old 20-11-2011, 10:10   #32
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Re: Is 'this' Possible, or Is it Suicide ?

Actually anything is possible. However other things come to mind. Well thought out....no, chance of success.......30% to 70% against, Entertaining..... definately for some. If you go ahead with this give us the details as I am sure it will make a good sporting event to do some betting on. Odds anyone. Have you ever seen a 30 foot wave off the Oregon coast from a 27 ft. boat? It is scary as hell in a boat twice that size with a lot of power.
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Old 20-11-2011, 10:34   #33
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Re: Is 'this' Possible, or Is it Suicide ?

From the recent past:

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Another horse beaten into submission waiting to ascend to the top ten list:

"Hi! I'm new to sailing, boats, and water in general. In fact, I've never even seen a boat. BUT, I have a dream to (fill in): [circumnavigate in a year/liveaboard/sail solo nonstop around the world]. I've had this dream since before birth. Can anyone tell me briefly what I need to leave? Like what boat should I get, how to make money, and how sails work, and what laws and rules there are and stuff? I plan on leaving in 2 weeks. Oh, by the way I'm a fill in: [middle-aged divorced man/soldier in a war zone/23-year old single girl/as cluseless as they come]."

Could this possibly be a troll? Anyone heard from the original poster lately?

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Old 23-11-2011, 08:44   #34
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Re: Is 'this' Possible, or Is it Suicide ?

Probably a troll, there have been a few of these threads here and on other boards the last week or so.

But if not...OP...buy the boat and go for it. Just prepare properly, plan adequately, and head out on an adventure! Post up your progress and take pictures too.
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Old 23-11-2011, 10:01   #35
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Re: Is 'this' Possible, or Is it Suicide ?

This is possible, you just need to tweak your plan a little. If your mindset is that you need to just GO, and you HAVE to get to Vancouver Island, then skip the coastal leg and buy a boat in the south Puget Sound, where there's ample protection, lots of state parks with good moorings, lots of good anchorages, lots of facilities and stops along the way, and lots of easy short legs you can sail.

You can take baby steps all the way to Nanaimo BC without a significant crossing. Just from Olympia (the southern tip of the Puget Sound) to Nanaimo, there is easily a full season of exploring to be done. The Puget Sound and San Juan Islands and Gulf Islands are beautiful, great cruising ground and all quite accessible.

If you're feeling confident at that point and your boat is holding up, you can then tackle Johnstone Strait, and squeeze through to the Broughtons and beyond.
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Old 23-11-2011, 10:37   #36
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Re: Is 'this' Possible, or Is it Suicide ?

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Not a good idea. It's like deciding to start jogging and doing a marathon your first time you step out the door. Actually.... it's worse than that. Trailer it up!
I agree.

I'd actually liken it to him going to a mountain climbing forum and posting "I've never been mountain climbing before and neither has my buddy, but we're both going to buy the gear we need, do some local climbing and then after a week or two go climb Mt. Everest. Is this a good idea or suicide?"

I'm sure it can be done. The real question is whether or not it is wise to do so. And I think nearly everyone here can agree that its not.
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Old 23-11-2011, 10:57   #37
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Re: Is 'this' Possible, or Is it Suicide ?

PIX OR IT DIDNT HAPPEN.
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Old 23-11-2011, 19:34   #38
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Seems the OP has got a few pages and some concerned. As if any newbies will continue north into that pacific mess. Sure it is possible. As for suicide just jump off the san francisco bridge as the people who migrate there do. You will survive the sail.And if worse comes to worse you can call the coast guard and abandon your investment{boat} and call it a day. cheers
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This is possible, you just need to tweak your plan a little.
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Is this possible? - Yes!
Is it suicide? - for OP, probably Yes!
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Re: Is 'this' Possible, or Is it Suicide ?

One OP, 40 responses, no reply from OP. Classic troll. Wake up CF...
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One OP, 40 responses, no reply from OP. Classic troll. Wake up CF...
Well, 41 with yours, and 42 with this one.

On the other hand, the vehemence of many responses and the vitriol of some may have scared him away.
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One OP, 40 responses, no reply from OP. Classic troll. Wake up CF...
Too embarrassed to reply, maybe????
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many 25 footers harbor hop northward nicely. some do not. most ar wet rides. you want to pick out places that are about 40-60 miles apart for your duck-in places for day's work resting. go from sd bay to oceanside. then go to dana point. then go to newort beach. keep going like that all the way and you wont die too dead.
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