Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-08-2013, 14:35   #46
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 3
Originally Posted by sailorchic34 View Post
While many folks have gone around the world in smaller boats, the horn of Africa, is not really the place for an Oday no matter the size. Can it be done yes, if the weather is nice.

Here's a blog of two people very much like yourselfs on a similar vessel, going upwind. Its sad to see, but they survived and I'm sure they will cruise again.

Staring into oblivion | 3knots

With that said, keep to your guns, go and go soon. Perhaps a better boat will turn up in your travels.

BTW the problem with the Oday is the hull and deck are not strong enough to survive a storm, plus a few other niggly little things. Good for coastal cruising though.
Jebus :-0 reminded me of that Simpsons episode of perfect storm :-/

Amazing achievement and outcome but arse opening never the less.

Mono Matt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 20:07   #47
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: West Palm Beach
Boat: 1995 Catalina 400
Posts: 62
Re: Come with Me if You Want to Live

Sounds like a great task...I assume the scare tactics on here don't scare should. But I can offer you stories of people who made trips like this and lived to tell about it. And they are great stories....Robwilk37 has good advice -go back and read it again and again. And remember there's two of you....don't for a second leave her out of any decision or task that's will need her in more ways than you believe. Make sure you both know how to do each others task what ever they are. I'm sure as you get educated to this adventure your ideas on how to make this work may change.......and keep a journal as of today if you haven't already started one....... Good luck

dw5055 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-09-2013, 15:20   #48
Senior Cruiser
SkiprJohn's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Kea'au, Big Island, Hawaii
Boat: Cascade, Sloop, 42 - "Casual"
Posts: 14,169
Re: Come with Me if You Want to Live

Aloha and welcome aboard!
Keep up the dreams and keep working for the end goal. Enjoy your lives and sail as much as you can.

SkiprJohn is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why Did You Decide to Live Aboard ? kcmarcet Our Community 62 03-04-2016 09:53
" Honey, Let's Sell the House 'n Live on a Boat !" Three Weeks Later, Here We Are Punx Liveaboard's Forum 41 23-05-2012 05:51
Aqua Dutch Inflatable Oars FSmith Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 2 27-02-2012 09:05
How Do You Live Aboard ? A Game We Can All Learn from . . . Tori Liveaboard's Forum 83 14-01-2012 19:06
Does Anyone Live on a 24' Boat ? wannabesailing Liveaboard's Forum 19 13-08-2011 06:50

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:53.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.