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post #19 of Old 03-04-2010
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fenix, dude, you really need to read about the Reid Stowe guy. A lot of the attitude you're seeing to this kind of venture springs from everyone following Void Ho!'s seriously whacked exploits over the past few years.

Here's a taste...

The best place I've seen for the discussion about this kind of thing (and all it's good and bad sides) is on Sailing Anarchy here...

Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

Now compared to SA, the skepticism you've seen here on SN is EXTREMELY mellow as you'll see. So take it all with a grain of salt once you know the whole story. You should also see a film called "Deep Water". A year on a boat with no outside contact can make people do some whacky things.

BTW - I think JRP's advice above is great. Sailing around the world alone for a year would be far more fun than hanging out at a mooring.
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