Originally Posted by thirds
Please donít bring religion into this thread. Iím a carnivore, which means I eat nearly exclusively meat. The science supports this, but I donít go into your threads and claim you need to justify murdering plants.
I donít justify myself to anyone, least of all anyone who demands I do.
Your grasp of what is science and what is religion being what it is, you'd be wise to get professional input to help you understand what you're taking on. Even if you don't care about the harm you'll be doing at all, you will regret not understanding what it means to run a large complex boat
. Technical demands, running costs and depreciation build up fast. Factor in the risk that you'll be stuck with an ugly turkey
that is basically impossible to sell, and frighteningly expensive to dock
Fwiw, people who have tried long term cruising
on such big (tacky?) Boats tell me it can get stale being judged and disliked by locals and more modest cruisers. Maybe that's why the superyachts stay in ports
so much. Also, we all live in bubbles of our own, but out there the Fox news bubble fades. Cruising people see the oceans, and you don't have to cruise
for long to see that there is an unfolding crisis. The plastic and lack of fish
in key oceans aside, emission-caused warming is bleaching some of the world's best coral
in front of your eyes out there. It's only really in America and the internet
that hard vivid science is written off as religion.
But fill your boots, champ.