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Old 10-30-2009
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What you are missing is the little bit about becoming a competent sailor and seaman...many manage to do what you plan but most of them scare the hell out of themselves and the wife along the way... There are lots of single men sailing the world after the lady got off the boat...we had one on our boat for dinner last night.

As to size; we have a 55 with a 700 sq ft main, 1100 sq ft genoa and a 2000 sq ft spinnaker and when things go wrong she is a serious handful and that is with over 50,000 sea miles of experience aboard.

The problem is that it all looks easy in good conditions but when things go wrong in bad weather!!!

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