Originally Posted by smackdaddy
Originally Posted by JonEisberg
Particularly ironic, that this story comes from one who - through the various 'Bluewater vs. Production Boats' threads that routinely occur here - has maintained that the choice of boat matters little for offshore passagemaking, instead it's all about the CREW... (grin, bigtime)
I'm not sure I follow the logic on this post. Sounds like RockD and this Jake guy (i.e. - the crew) were the only reason that boat made it anywhere near HI.
Well, it was in response to the good points first made by Oceangirl...
The logic simply being, for a sailor ostensibly aware of the primacy of the human element to successful passagemaking, it might have been more apparent pre-departure that - with a skipper with no prior offshore experience
, another crew with no previous sailing experience
, and an 86 year old mother in law along for the ride - there was more than just a hint that this voyage was not likely to end well :-)
This was more than "his luck finally running out", sounds more like a wishful disregard of some pretty blatant red flags...
I know, I've been there, done that, myself... :-)