Just because you think it... doesn’t mean it can be done... or even more importantly... should be done. I am married guy also. I can’t imagine to torture my wife in such an ill advised way. There would be mutiny.
You’ve heard many people talk about wind and current
. Let me tell you a quick story. About three years ago I took the missus to Florida
. We took an a 100 foot catamaran
high speed feeey over to Freeport
. We took scopolamine and attached it behind the ear. In Fort Lauderdale
it was beautiful. Wind was about 15 knots from the north west. The Sargasso current
runs north. So you had prevailing wind running against prevailing current. There was so much vomiting going on around us that I started to feel seasick. My wife was ashen, eyes closed, and mute. It was three hours of pure torture. This is about as simple of crossing as can be made.
When you sail against wind or current sailors call it a beat. There is a reason they call it a beat. Because you r being beaten to death. If you get caught out in a storm on a small boat
you will understand the axiom... any port in a storm. Think of the most scary thing you have ever experienced and multiply that several times and you will be close to realization what it is like to be in a small boat
caught out. You are putting lives at risk.
We had a story a couple of years ago with a well found (properly prepared) boat trying to sail from Seattle
with 4 experienced men
. They got caught in a blow for 4-5 days. They activated their emergency
beacon for rescue
. Was their boat sinking? No! Mother Nature has reduced these men
to nothing but wretchedly sick weaklings to the point of almost complete incapacitation.
Their is s reason you don’t sail against current or wind. There is s reason you don’t sail in dangerous waters where severe weather
occurs. Even large military ships and commercial
freight avoid seasonal cyclones. Can u image even a large pleasure yacht in 50+ Foot seas and 125mph winds. Even if you were lucky enough to miss the central destruction area your life would be in peril from the fetch a hundred miles Away.
As you prepare yourself by education over the next couple of years... keep peeling the onion and learning
. We all start somewhere. Sailing and adventuring are incredibly rewarding and beauty is off the charts
. As a married man talking to another married man...always think of her safety
and her comfort level. There are countless stories of the wife leaving her husband because it wasn’t her dream. Read blogs, watch videos on YouTube, and read books
. You’ll understand more and more why people responded with the way they do. Experience trumps dreams every time.