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post #13 of Old 07-14-2013
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Re: Interesting tale of a captain who abandoned vessel

He had no previous sailing experience when he bought the vessel in December 2012, but he had dreamed of life at sea. He spent the next five months outfitting Running Free for a trans-Atlantic voyage and learning how to handle the boat on his own. He quickly discovered how different the open ocean is compared with the protected waters of the St. John's River in Jacksonville.
So five months just isn't enough sailing experience to try and cross the Atlantic. Who would have thunk it?

On the northern Gulf of Mexico.

"Best thing to do is get her out on the ocean. If anything's gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there." Captain Ron Rico
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