Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Guanaja, Bay Islands, Honduras
Thanked 21 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 5
Re: Frameless steel construction
Most sailors have done that - it sort of comes with the territory BUT, leaving a string of crying girls and 9 months later, crying babies behind is quite a different thing.
It's called irresponsibility and it's supposed to be outgrown at a fairly early point in ones life.
There are oodles of great sailors out there who are also MEN who live up to their responsibilities, not overgrown boys passing themselves off as quasi-mystics.
TRUE..no respect for dead beat absenty dad's. I've only ever focussed on his sailing... he did run his girl home non stop from Tahiit to france because she missed the kids. I don't know if he supported them financially, I alway's assumed he did at least that...As for the self proclaimed mystic..I don't know, I read that vagabond book...what ever, the dude knew the sea..and I've alway's been a fan of Joshua's construction, the barrel hoop frame style and spinning the hull in boiler craddles as to never weld upside down. My wife and I both like his famous decsision to keep on going in the mad men race etc.
" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"
Last edited by Capt.aaron; 09-23-2012 at 08:41 AM.