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post #4 of Old 01-04-2005
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Cruising Catamarans Offshore

Mike, I''ve read a fair bit of BUMFUZZLE''s logs and even corresponded with them to praise their diligence in posting "unedited" monthly expenses for others to see, since this is always something other new cruising sailors wonder about.

However, I sure wouldn''t recommend BUMFUZZLE as a role model for how to approach cruising. My conclusions about their experiences to date are:
1. Youth really is wasted on the young.
2. To cruise with little apparent knowledge of or interest in geography, history and culture is a waste of good money and boat.
3. They have yet to learn much about sailing.

Best example of clueless introspection I can remember: They went from island to island in the SoPac, complaining that no islanders knew how to splice double-braid line. There was just no comprehension that THEY needed to bring some skills along with them, or that they looked like the dumbest of the folks on any island they visited since they had the line, they had the need, and they lacked the skills.

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