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Old 08-10-2007, 21:59   #16
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That they chose to rely exclusively on their electronic aids may not be seamanlike, but that hardly makes them any different than 99.9% of other sailors who have come to the sport since those aids became ubiquitous.
The same thing happened in aviation. In case no one has noticed overhead blisters for star shots went out with the constellation. And then the A/N ranging system went away and now gps and those whippersnappers can't plot an ADF course. Big deal. New airplanes don't even come with ADF anymore.


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They strike me as people who figure out what they want to do, determine what is required to do it, then do it. I find that admirable.

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I just watched a show last night. The extreme skier who has tumbled down a mountain on film not once, but twice. Completely destroying his legs and hips.

Back on the slope in 6 months.

"We do these things not because they are easy but because they are hard."

If we don't take our adventure in our own hands the corporations in cahoots with our government will have us all wearing blue jump suits, living in rat warrens producing hard labor for the corporament.

Also - many like to second guess or riducule those who get rescued by the USCG or whatever as irresponsible wasters of taxpayer money.

Hey the USCG budget is a sunk cost. Someone may as well get the use of it.
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The Pat and Ali saga does strike a chord with many on this forum. Personally, I was rooting for them and was thrilled when they completed the circumnavigation. I would like to point out the change in Pat's writing, from the beginning compared with his writings at the end of the log. He started as a know nothing sailor and finished with observations indistinguishable from seasoned sailors on this forum. In other words he had a steep learning curve and succeeded in learning everything he had to know.

I'm of the opinion that only sailors who have circumnavigated are qualified to critique them at this point simply because the Shultzes now have more experience at doing it than anyone who hasn't.
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I'm of the opinion that only sailors who have circumnavigated are qualified to critique them at this point simply because the Shultzes now have more experience at doing it than anyone who hasn't.
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My input,

A French family of 7 ( 5 children) sailed on a 30 year old 44 feet steel boat "ATAO" around the world, including Patagonia and cape horn, they where the first to do so with all their children under 5 Y old !!!!!
They made a movie and a book about it.
The spend 800 euros a month all included !!!! Foot, trips, marinas, diesel,ext....
it is just how one see his priority's...
And this was not in the 70's ..... But in 2006 ..... I know all about it, I bought their boat when they returned .....
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