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post #147 of Old 10-25-2012
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Re: Can I sail to the Bahamas with NO experience?

It ain't rocket science ... look at all the idiots who do it.

I've told this story before but I think its worth repeating. I surveyed a Catalina 47 in 2004 for a fella who had never sailed before. He bought the boat, spent two weeks loading it up then left the dock (singlehanded).

18 months later I got a email from him in having a great time in Trinidad. A couple of years later he came back to Toronto, bought a trawler and headed off for the loop.

He were'nt no rocket scientist but his momma didn't raise no dummies either.

A little knowledge, a little common sense and a spirit of adventure will take you a long way.

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