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post #33 of Old 02-08-2011
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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post

Exiles, I'll tell you straight up...I've kept my distance from this and the "How many tools" (or whatever) thread. I've seen them here and on SA - and I've taken a quick look at the blog that you're pimping (it's okay but not that great).

I obviously have no problem with a big freakin' sail. And there's no doubt that the NWP is big. HUGE. But this whole thing feels like a "stunt" in search of an audience/sponsors. It's a tad ridiculous.

The problem is that with questions and aspirations like the ones you're setting forth in these forums, it's all far more deserving of a facepalm than a sponsor.

Like JonE says, commit to the thing. Go old school. Keep it quiet, leave the EPIRB at home, get it done, then write your book. I'll buy it. I swear.

Otherwise, take your Chinese diesel outboard down south, go cheap and write a blog about how to patch dinghy holes in St. Thomas. Your chances of survival and reality are much, much higher.
At last, someone with a bit of cop-on.

The great appear great because you are on your knees. James Larkin, Irish Labour Movement.
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