Originally Posted by David M
If you are a cruiser that is dependent on the wind
, you had better have all the time in the world to reach your destination. So what's it matter if you cannot reach hull speed
? Isn't it as much about the journey as it is about the destination?
I don't think that is a accurate statement for everyone.
Even though a cruiser may spend three months in one spot, that doesn't necessarily dictate a destination for their journey. It is the immediate destination, but not the overall destination.
My wife and I have discussed this to some degree, and do understand that waiting on the wind will be a prudent action. But also feel there is a point to take alternate action to prevent a death to one of the occupants.
Sometimes depending on the wind is a means to an end, not a choice in the matter. I know for fact that power cruising is not really within our means financially.
I love sailing, but that isn't to say, I want to stay becalmed for a week.
Every person has their limitation on patience.