Originally Posted by MarkJ
If you go to Erics profile and select previous posts and find his first post in 2006 you will see he bought Rebel Heart in 2005.
Thats not 'go now'.
I bought mine in 2008 and have whacked 35,000 miles on it.
So Eric has had 9 years to clock up miles in prep of his circumnav.
I'm not critisizing his choices, but one can't possibly say he was in the go small go now group.
I see that too, but the blog would suggest that , while Eric may have had experience (what, I don't know of he had or not , or what type ) Charlotte certainly didn't have much, or it certainly seemed like it.
Personally, and this bears inspection
, I've never supported the " go now" brigade. Especially when " go now" means crossing large oceans with just your wife ( never mind the kids) . When people are ready , is for them to decide, however , now and then, people get it wrong, they have to live with that decision.
There way too many " dreamers" , almost exclusively men
, that feel they can accomplish this sort of task, and that the wife " will just cope", cruising crossroads are full of boats for sale
as a result.
This is not an argument about Any one persons ability, this is an argument about looking at the whole situation holistically and evaluating what's right for the whole crew.
Mere time is of course irrelevant , I've seen people be ready in 6 months a d I've seen people who could take a lifetime and not be ready, very little of it has to do with boat prep by the way
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