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I would highly recommend getting a fair bit more experience before trying that particular trip. Those waters aren't very forgiving and crossing the Bay of Biscay is one of the more challenging things you can do.
You don't need a 40' boat to do it either.
As for fuel costs, it really is very dependent on conditions, the type of boat, etc.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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