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post #4 of Old 09-16-2011
TQA
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I have been a liveaboard for 10 years crossed oceans and one of the scariest thing I have done was crossing the English Channel.

Tie your ankles together with about a foot of slack, now imagine crossing a motorway.

It is BUSY out there and the big boys can't slow down in a hurry or change course in a hurry.

What sort of boat were you thinking of using for the crossing? If it is a 12 to 14 foot dinghy a support boat might be a sensible safety option.

It is clearly possible to do it even in something like a Oppie but the rope between your ankles gets shorter.
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