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Old 12-01-2011, 08:09   #16
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Irrespective of sea experience , if you have no sailing experience I would strongly suggest you get a competent crew or failing that pay a delivery skipper to accompany you. That way there's less chance you'll die

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Dave been in an accident that coast me 7 years of my life...then cancer tried its hand on me...if I go to sea its not to die...its to live.

crossing an ocean is nothing to brag about 5000 or more do it every year...to me its not even an acomplishment, its just a few wasted weeks in the flood...a torture!! why would I want to torture myself with added passengers I may not get along with...farthermore I may or may not come back this year...the point of being on a sailboat is to travel the world...I am not one to stay at the marinas (that would kill a guy like me) iv been 7 times to africa and 4 times to PNG and south america always along in the jungles doing my thing...pleas stop worying about me, thats nonsence as you dont know anything about me or what I can do...but one thing for sure I follow my own road.
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if I go to sea its not to die...its to live.

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Dave been in an accident that coast me 7 years of my life...then cancer tried its hand on me...if I go to sea its not to die...its to live.

crossing an ocean is nothing to brag about 5000 or more do it every year...to me its not even an acomplishment, its just a few wasted weeks in the flood...a torture!! why would I want to torture myself with added passengers I may not get along with...farthermore I may or may not come back this year...the point of being on a sailboat is to travel the world...I am not one to stay at the marinas (that would kill a guy like me) iv been 7 times to africa and 4 times to PNG and south america always along in the jungles doing my thing...pleas stop worying about me, thats nonsence as you dont know anything about me or what I can do...but one thing for sure I follow my own road.
I understand your motives and determination. But you might consider heading to the Canaries and crossing to Barbados with the trades, and then heading North to the Canadian Maritimes. This is a much longer route, but it has it's own attractions.

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I understand your motives and determination. But you might consider heading to the Canaries and crossing to Barbados with the trades, and then heading North to the Canadian Maritimes. This is a much longer route, but it has it's own attractions.

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Thats very true.... and you could pop into the Med on the way past... why rush..
If you don't have too...
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Thats very true.... and you could pop into the Med on the way past... why rush..
If you don't have too...
The Med is very tempting...why not
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The Med is very tempting...why not
If you sail around the Med for a while you can sail with the ARC rally in the Fall to St Lucia.

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Think this is your actual boat, seems to go well in the conditions with smiles on the faces, but an Atlantic crossing with no experience,, oh dear, but good luck.



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Lmao cool vid. Probably won't spent to much cash on the boat, so spend it on a life suit and gps,strobe,and a bible. Lmao
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If you sail around the Med for a while you can sail with the ARC rally in the Fall to St Lucia.

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I cauld but why rush?
I am the kind of guy who will be easy on riggins...id rather lose speed and keep my sails well balanced...more of a cruiser then a racer
probably the only sailor here who can keep the same tiller pilot a full decade I maight even do without???
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looks like the owner is procrastinating about sending me the surveyors report...I smell a fish??
I think this boat has a foam cored hull and its wet!!
I want no part of a cored hull...a cored deck maybe but a hull no way.
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Go for it but would suggest doing a bit of local sailing getting to know your boat and setting up as to how you want it,,I will be doing the trip from UK to Canada next year in an 18 ft Caprice so if they think you crazee imajine what they will think of me lol
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Man..............................
This is a blast from the past....
Jobi...... aint you sailed yet.... wonder why I bother posting sometimes....
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Sorry Jobi....
I'm Pissed Again......
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Sorry Jobi....
I'm Pissed Again......
your pissed? imagin me whatching sailboats passing on the st laurence every day all summer,,,and not only have I not sailed mine but I havent even set foot on a boat this summer...pissed you say? an understatment if you ask me,,,I am miserable and bored to death...my head, I mean my hard drive holds nothing but sailboat related...life has stoped for me yet the bills keeps pouring in and winter is growing on me again...pissed? I wish I was pissed, that seems so nice in comparaison to this landlumbers deldrums.

I promis to never stop sailing once I am launched, that is if I dont get mad this winter.


as if this wasent enough, my 26year old girlfriend has broked her arm this weeek...I use to feel like I was babysitting her sometimes, but now she turned into a monster requesting one thing after an other and iminently has turned me into a house wife, endlesly cleaning, washing and folding sheets clothings to pleas little princess...iv the water wasent so cold id start swiming south.
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Lol Steve Look at it this way, you have a girlie, roof over your head and a the H28. Christmas is coming soon, then the days start getting longer and Spring time which means fitting out the boat ready for the summer

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