as each is individual, and as each defines words in slightly different manner and context, i say , it is up to YOU. if you need ask, you can neither afford it or be ready for it. kinda like wnhen i went to the displayor at lost
angels international car show.. posh thing then..of the astin martin la gonda, my dream car, fully equipped and asked what it would be in the stripped version. he looked as if i had just let a dog fart, kinda brit down the nose look with screwed up nose n mouth... just like in the comics, and said to me "if you MUST ask, you can NOT afford it" hell i made 90k anually then.. dunno what HIS problem was... ohh dee-ahhhh
and so. definition of great
definition of world cruiser
definition of sailor
definition of self confidence and wisdom.....
recognition perfection so you can see and smell and FEEL changes in situation as they advance at you, as well as how to endure and survive em.. how to recognise impending changes in your life more than 6 hours in advance, merely by using eyes to see your surroundings.
how well do you respond to emergencies.. real ones involving life and death....
how rapidly are you able to recognise that your impending doom could be converted to a freeekin-A good save and life goes on, or die....
number of hours is merely bragging rights. you may brag after this number of miles/hours/whatever. but only according to the one true leader you choose to emulate.
\a great cruiser is one who survives to go onward yet some more, and despite the occurrences and events
which choose to test the soul and mind and attitude.
flexibility and ability to make lemonade of lemons and win each and every time, even if having to use up plans a-z twice.
shyt happens. deal with it and go onward.
there is no sea tow or boat screw us out here.. nothing but ingenuity and hard work. yes it is worth it, and yes , the more hard work, it seems, the more ye learn to avoid for next time..and the more fun it is.
is it merely a rogue wave
, or is it a warning of impending change in weather
you may have 4 hours to avoid......
no one can teach you what you need to know.
no book can ready you for impending doom out in open ocean.
only you, your eyes, brain, body and interpretation of change.
our only constant out here.
deal with it and win.
sorry, it is NOT in any book.
it is within SELF.