around in pocket, I I think so

Discussion in 'Projects & Proposals' started by WindRaf, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. pdwiley
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    pdwiley Senior Member

    Yes, I've drunk Italian wine, too. You have my sympathy, now that you realise what high quality wine we have, and how cheap it is too.

    PDW
     
  2. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    WindRaf this is for you :)
    I have blocked all the negative people so I cant see what they write and I really dont care
    anyway enjoy ! :D
     

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  3. WindRaf
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    WindRaf Senior Member

    Manie B,
    I'm too a Mark Twain fan, he was a genius :)
     
  4. bpw
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    How much ocean passage experience do you have? Most very small boat voyages have been completed by those with a very broad range of experience at sea.
     
  5. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    ??? Most very small boat voyages have been completed by those with a very broad range of experience at sea ????
     

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    LOL, yeah. Most very small voyages have been by sailors with absolutely no experience. Shortest boat voyage is not securing boat to trailer and dropping boat on road :D
     
  7. Manie B
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    :) what I should have added to my post is that it's time to start reading :)
    "Most very small boat voyages" - you cant say that.
    From my blog :

    History of small boats and sailors.

    http://www.microcruising.com/famoussmallboats.htm

    John Guzzwell in Trekka 1952

    Robin Lee Graham 1965 in Dove, at 16 years the youngest person to go around.

    Serge Testa in Acrohc Australis and his book 500 Days

    http://www.acrohc.com/

    Robert Manry’s voyage in the 13′ Tinkerbell

    http://www.clevelandmemory.org/ebooks/tinkerbelle/tinkchap5.html

    Keniche Horie in Mermaid 1989 Pacific crossing from San Francisco to Nishinomiya, Japan.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenichi_Horie

    In 1979, Gerry Spiess sailed Yankee Girl solo across the North Atlantic Ocean

    http://www.sailingbreezes.com/sailing_breezes_current/articles/Nov05/yankeegirl1.htm

    http://www.sailingbreezes.com/sailing_breezes_current/articles/feb06/yankeegirl.htm

    http://www.marlinbree.com/alone_against_the_atlantic_33621.htm
     
  8. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    When the only tool in your box is a hammer,
    every problem looks like a nail.

    Winners look for solutions,
    Losers look for problems.
     
  9. rwatson
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    Mainie has lots of experience motoring around a big lake - thats got to count for something
     

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  10. Grey Ghost
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    My dad taught me
    You can do anything.

    My mom saw I enjoyed the water when I was 5.
    She planned a long vacation at a hotel with a big big pool and was darn sure I could swim really well for a 5 year old before she let me get over my knees from shore even on a pier :)
     
  11. WindRaf
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    BPW,
    I'm a professional skipper from 40 years.
     
  12. Manie B
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    Like I said before :)

    Winners look for solutions,
    Losers look for problems.

    Children, please TRY to play nicely, and if you cant say something positive, best is to say nothing at all. And by the way, don't generalise, that is like putting your foot in it.
     

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  13. Manie B
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    Anyway this thread has reached the end of it's useful life. Now it's sinking.
     
  14. whitepointer23

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    I would need a boat of at least 11 ft 6 so I can fit the tv and coffee machine. The satellite dish can double as spinnaker.:)
     

  15. bpw
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    No need to get defensive, just asking the OP what his background is. Someone with 40 years at sea (like the OP) is a lot more likely to pull off an attempt at pushing the boundaries of the sport than someone with little or no boat experience.

    I actually think with good planning and realistic expectations the OP has a decent shot at success.

    I don't think personal attacks on my intelligence are really needed. I actually have high latitude experience in small (though not micro) boats that could be relevant to Windrafs trip.
     
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