SailNet Community - View Single Post - Newbe with no experience buys big boat
View Single Post
Old 02-28-2013
davidpm's Avatar
davidpm davidpm is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Madison
Posts: 3,881
Thanks: 218
Thanked 56 Times in 48 Posts
Rep Power: 8
davidpm is on a distinguished road
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

It is hard to come up with an idea for a cruising book that is original but I think I have one.
How about a cruising snuff book.
The premise is that some old dude like me fits out a marginal but rock solid boat maybe a Person Triton.
Sets very difficult goals that get progressively harder and more dangerous.
Blogs about it daily.
Keeps going until it is fatal.

1. Good way to go.
2. Great story.
3. Follow the Pardee rules. Under no circumstance risk any fresh young coasties to save my wrinkled butt. The last few seconds would be blogging not calling for help.
4. Educational as you would see exactly what you can get away with and not.

That would be something different.
The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook