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I would have to say that it is not the relationship that will do in the trip, but the sea. She has never been out of the Hudson. Is she kidding.(thats rhetorical) 32 days before her first breakdown due to the torment of the ocean. When they get across the Atlantic, she is done. 10 bucks.
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Interesting stuff this thread. Your old Wombat is more of the opinion that no matter what the adventure planned , the age difference is the problem and that only because I just know that the chattering of a 23 year old, the general immaturity and probably her taste in music would result in me jumping overboard. On the otherhand the mumbling of a 55 year old, my general curmudgeonly behaviour and my taste in music would probably cause the poor women to contemplate suicide herself.

To repeat myself, however, you have to worry about someone embarking on a three year voyage with no previous offshore experience.
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I would have to say that it is not the relationship that will do in the trip, but the sea. She has never been out of the Hudson. Is she kidding.(thats rhetorical) 32 days before her first breakdown due to the torment of the ocean. When they get across the Atlantic, she is done. 10 bucks.

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I don't recall any blonde-ish statements, and, given the photographic evidence I wouldn't touch a thing, certainly not with the aid of a Portagee engineer.(g) Be advised that all of my Gulf Coast debt collections are handled by the ILA out of Galveston. That would be the Int. Longshoreman's Assosciation, not the Int. Leg-breakers Assosciation, although the confusion between the two is understandable.(G)
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I don't recall any blonde-ish statements, and, given the photographic evidence I wouldn't touch a thing, certainly not with the aid of a Portagee engineer.(g) Be advised that all of my Gulf Coast debt collections are handled by the ILA out of Galveston. That would be the Int. Longshoreman's Assosciation, not the Int. Leg-breakers Assosciation, although the confusion between the two is understandable.(G)

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I'm very pleased to see that now attention has shifted towards the moods and strength of the girl. Conventional wisdom has it that a gradual build-up of offshore experience would be preferable and the abrupt change could knock her down. The odds are against her, nevertheless betting on her endurance sounds just cruel!
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I just know that the chattering of a 23 year old, the general immaturity and probably her taste in music would result in me jumping overboard. On the otherhand the mumbling of a 55 year old, my general curmudgeonly behaviour and my taste in music would probably cause the poor women to contemplate suicide herself.

Hell shes probably more mature than he is

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I'm very pleased to see that now attention has shifted towards the moods and strength of the girl. Conventional wisdom has it that a gradual build-up of offshore experience would be preferable and the abrupt change could knock her down. The odds are against her, nevertheless betting on her endurance sounds just cruel!
However, conventional wisdom would have predicted that some sailors, like Tania Aebi, who were thrown into sailing with little previous experience and went essentially bluewater from the start, would have run screaming from the sport or quit it altogether... that doesn't necessarily happen.

If their relationship is strong enough and solid enough, and they both love to sail and love the cruising lifestyle, and the challenges it brings with it—then they will probably do fine.

However, I don't think it is all that realistic to think that they will make it 1000 days without a single landfall. A lot can happen in almost three years to cause need to make landfall. Gear breaks, supplies get contaminated or go bad, people slip and fall...

I do wish the two of them luck... but if I were a betting man, I would say by end of six months, either they'll be doing well and will make it, or they will have had to make landfall for some reason. If she makes it past six months, I think she'll go the distance.
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If she makes it past six months, I think she'll go the distance.
This reminds me the statistical truth: The more you live growing older the longer you are expected to live!
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Well...she is sea-sick but making the bst of it with a good attitude. That bodes well for the trip as I don't think their relationship will have much to do with it. It will ultimately be about what the sea throws at them and whether they can stand it IMHO. Odds are against them as they are for any record breaker...but I will be roooting for them.
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