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Re: 76-year-old begins solo circumnavigation
I must say, given the millions spent on that boat, and the quality of a build by Lyman-Morse, I'm surprised at the number of problems he's had to deal with, and the appearance that many things were not better sorted out... Seems yet another powerful argument in favor of simplicity over complexity, to me, even when money is no object...
Yes, that boat is clearly overcontraptionalized. And most of the time that spells disaster. Especially when you sail alone.
I think he was rushing to start his voyage ASAP to beat the competition and had no time to properly shake down this boat.
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