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post #4 of Old 12-21-2010
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Chad, I did not like your comment that I "had more guts then sense" You have the story all wrong. My boom broke in a storm off the coast of South Africa, near Richards Bay and I made a temporary fix there and sailed to Durban, for repairs. That's only an overnight sail. The trip you are talking about,is the one I made from Costa Rica to Honolulu (not with a broken boom) It did not take 45 days, it took 52 days. that's 4800 nautical miles in 52 days which is not too bad considering a small cruising boat should average about 100 nautical miles a day. that's only 4 days over the average.

The next time you feel compelled to make a comment about me, please contact me at, And I will help you get the story straight.
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