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Selling a berth on a passage for $10000+ is clearly a commercial venture. I don't see that you could eat $10,000 worth of food and drink in any reasonable amount of time.

Also, apparently, Grey Goose is a motor vessel, so there's no sailing involved.
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Chill out dog, he's not selling anything. It's common practice and ethical to share the expense of a sailing adventure. I for one, like to see posts like that. I wish them luck.

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Spam vs Scam

This thread is reeks of a canned meat product...but I can't quite put my finger on it. Smells something like, maybe, SPAM!

But wait, there's something more... possibly a SCAM as well!

That's it, SCAM flavored SPAM!

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Wasn't there another post recently about the northern route? The "how do I stop my boat from sinking" thread?

Are these connected in some way?
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Chateau, in addition to Grey Goose, here's another voyage being planned for the NW Passage in 2011: Northwest Passage on a Shoestring or directly: Northwest passage on a shoestring

Dog, Grey Goose is a motor vessel -- they'll be burning through a lot of fuel. Maybe $3/gallon here, but up there probably double that or more. Add in provisions, safety equipment, sat phone time, etc, etc..., and it's not hard to imagine the costs rising to $10,000 per person. (Detailed expsense estimates here: DRAFT - GREY GOOSE NW PASSAGE 2011 SCHEDULE PLANNING)

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Dog, Grey Goose is a motor vessel -- they'll be burning through a lot of fuel. Maybe $3/gallon here, but up there probably double that or more. Add in provisions, safety equipment, sat phone time, etc, etc..., and it's not hard to imagine the costs rising to $10,000 per person. (Detailed expsense estimates here: DRAFT - GREY GOOSE NW PASSAGE 2011 SCHEDULE PLANNING)
Be that as it may, it is still an ADVERTISEMENT. And if they're a motor vessel, WTF are they doing posting on SAILNET?

Also, considering that of their five posts on sailnet, all are either advertising their website, their voyages or bitching about the fact that they can't pm yet, I'd have to call them a SPAMMER.

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They will be need to preposistion a lot of fuel along their route, due to the minor detail of the GG not being able to carry enough fuel for the whole trip and need enough for emergencies such as when they are ice bound from time to time. The whole trip will not be entirely ICE free.

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Attitude different in these waters

Its more important than anything - its something you have total control over... being on the SailNet forum is intended to benefit the community, make contacts and help people with open minds... if you do not have something positive to contribute then keep it to yourself...

Anyone interested in long range cruising - even in a motor vessel - so much is transferable between vessels - I welcome your comments and contributions.

I belong to other forums - without the obvious attitudes, GREY GOOSE has its own website etc... catch me on one of the mentioned venues or send me a private message if you have your five prerequisite of postings.... lol

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Wasn't there another post recently about the northern route? The "how do I stop my boat from sinking" thread?

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'Tis the season to start your NW passage planning. I'll watch the docu-drama on TV from the comfort and safety of my couch, thank you.

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I'll be impressed when a 14 year old girl makes the NW passage solo..
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I'll be impressed when a 14 year old girl makes the NW passage solo..
Don't get me started you bastard!


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