Re: This is hope! (3 young adults fix P30 and head out to sea)
As a young sailor i found the movie interesting, yes he may be independently wealthy now or even at the time but movies are theatrical works the main assertion of the movie was clearly advocating a seafaring lifestyle that was little more than subsistence. That idea has value, there is an importance in re establishing sailing as a pure sport for people who love the sea, as opposed to what it is turning into. Sailing predominantly today is dominated by rich white men who buy these massive beneteaus and hunters and catalinas which rarely ever leave the dock, they sail only on fair weather days and fill there yachts with every luxury and electronic and convenience. There is nothing wrong with that, however i am 20, I have owned 3 keelboats in my lifetime, i currently have had my contest 30 since i was 17, and there is some sort of animosity many sailors have towards younger sailors and towards cruisers, especially cruisers who do not have all sorts of luxury equipment and whose boats are not badly maintained but don't have furriers, or wind speed indicators or massive chart plotters, sub, sat phones, big screen tv's 6 burner ovens, pressure water, hot water, showers etc. While there may have been deceit and yes breaking and entering is never ok, This film at the very least established the legitimacy of subsistence cruising as opposed to luxury sailing. Is cruising while you are young and poor responsible, well not really, but doing it in a responsible way is key. In the way i do it it does not harm anyone, one could say I harm my own chances of attaining success by taking so many semesters off college but that in no way harms other people. I do not steal or break and enter and so while someone said it isn't responsible to cruise when you are young, they are right. but there is a way to do it such that you cause no harm to others. My boat is my only possession, i haven't bought new clothes in three years, all my money goes towards my boat that is clearly not in line with what society deems responsible but it in no way disadvantages other individuals.