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Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat
Yeah, when I read that comment, my first thought was "Sounds like Mexico, to me..." Or, any number of other places - the Rio Dulce, Phuket, Marathon, to name a few - where singlehanded "cruisers" have washed up, found the living and booze cheap, and aren't going anywhere else anytime soon...
Get off the beaten track a bit, and encounter singlehanders who are really going places, I don't think the incidence of alcoholism is particularly prevalent... Pretty unlikely to see a fellow cruiser walking down the docks at 1000 hrs with a beer in his hand in a place like this, in my experience... In a paradise like the Florida Keys, however, it can be depressingly commonplace...
Tell whoever owns that sailboat at the end of the dock that they need to do a better job securing their halyards in a blow. Shameful.
Probably a newb. Heh-heh.
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Last edited by smackdaddy; 01-31-2013 at 01:26 PM.