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Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

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Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

My dream is to sail around the world. I bought a used bathtub on Craigslist and I think the steel sides will provide excellent protection against pirate bullets. I already have an umbrella which I plan to use as a sail. Do you think this will be enough, or should I get a bigger umbrella?

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too much ballast for my liking

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Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

You're starting out with broken rigging. Rather unsafe and irresponsible.
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Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

jajaja yeah a spoke is gone awol there...

also the load has been improperly stowed therefore creating an unbalanced design...I see being pooped in the very near future a given
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Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

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My dream is to sail around the world. I bought a used bathtub on Craigslist and I think the steel sides will provide excellent protection against pirate bullets. I already have an umbrella which I plan to use as a sail. Do you think this will be enough, or should I get a bigger umbrella?

You get an idea in your mind about what various posters look like. This is not the image of you I had in my mind - just goes to show Ö

Anyway, back on topic. I think you need a new, bigger umbrella to use most of the time and a smaller, 'storm' umbrella - after all you need to be properly prepared. The umbrella in the pic I would keep for a bimini. In a pinch it could do as a backup for the other sails, err, umbrellas.
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Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

For me, the highest level is that sailing is the ticket to freedom.

At the next level, it is about finding empty waves to surf. This puts me in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. First explore the coasts of Central and South America. Then explore the South Pacific. I plan to see Teahupoo and Cloud Breaks when they are at their finest. Then pass through New Zealand and Australia on the way to the Indian Ocean...Bali, Maldives, Mentawiis, Maritius. If my health, boat, finances hold, then 15 years will have gone by when I show up in either South Africa or the Med....depending on Samali pirates.

For now, the dream became reality when I became the owner of Cheers. Every weekend since January my week is planned around projects to make her a proud vessel. I spend too much time reading SailNet (where else would I find that the 1/2" thru-hulls are not up to today's standards) and have become a sponge for information. Each day the dream transforms into reality. Any day with my boat is a good day. It doesn't matter if I ride home cussing because some project didn't go as planned or if I ride home really excited because the bottom coat looks so good on her. Any day with my boat is a good day. I am really happy that there is no police force to keep me from this....ASA 101 and docking next weekend.
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Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

storm umbrellas are the black ones right?
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Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

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What accounts for all the absurd circumnavigation threads?

I would guess some percentage less than 1% of all keelboat sailors ever circumnavigate. ...
You are really bad with statistics

Try 0.01% instead of 1% and it would be much closer to reality
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