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Old 18-08-2014, 07:25   #1
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America is calling..

Hapless sailor was trying to reach America

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Old 18-08-2014, 07:45   #2
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Re: America is calling..

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.
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Old 18-08-2014, 14:27   #3
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Re: America is calling..

he only navigational aid in his possession was a street map of Southampton.
But he had Paper Charts, thats all you need!

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Old 18-08-2014, 14:46   #4
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Re: America is calling..

gee, didn't even give the guy a chance
It is OK if others want to do it different on THEIR boat
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Old 18-08-2014, 15:05   #5
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They are just cleaning up the paper "not yet litter" charts.
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Re: America is calling..

If he had asked us most would have had him trade in his dinghy for a Potter.

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