Sounds like his only mistake was not checking in with Cruisers Forum to check out his plan.
30% would say, "Go now. Go small!"
20% would say, "Practice in a Dinghy"
15% would say, "Join a Sailing Club and take all the ASA classes
20% would say, "My boat is the best boat for crossing the Atlantic"
5% would ask, "What Anchor
do you have?"
5% would ask, "How many amp hours do you have on board?" And then recommend an 1800 a/h LiFePO bank
3% would talk about the Bulgarian illegal immigration crisis and then blame Obama for it.
1% would be trying to figure out how to make it a gun thread.
1% would be talking about the environmental impact and be indignant that he didn't have a Marpol plan posted.