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Re: Amuse me, sailing small boat offshore.
I should also point out as Omatako stated, whether or not I can withstand it. I can. I don't know if I can easily, I don't know if I will like it, but I know that I would rather die trying, that not try.
I'm not stupid though. Don't think that you are giving someone advice that is going to just up and take some POS old boat out and hope I make it. I won't go from impatience or excitement, I'll go when I feel confident in my boat and my skills.
I'm going sailing around the Salish Sea tomorrow, and that's going to be plenty of challenge for me, for now, but while I said daydream, that's true, but I'm also going to be learning and practicing skills I will need offshore. I'm working to get my boat as seaworthy as possible. Myself. I think I am 2-5 years from an ocean crossing realistically, but let's just say I'm a bluewater sailor in training.