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Old 05-23-2011
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As now I am thin on this area. But I am confident that I will be well read, physical and mentally prepared before I venture out. After 22 years of formal education including skipping Grades 10 to 12 in HS, doing research is what I do best with unpromising critical thinking skills.
Sorry Rock I wasn't suggesting you're unqualified or that you need to learn anything about heavy weather sailing, your signature says you enjoy it.

Southern Ocean is an unrelenting rough ride from one side of the world to the other with nix between. It isn't a place where people dally. If that is what one wants from sailing well so be it. But it takes a stout heart and a strong desire to do a trip down there.

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Omatako, no sweat at all.

In fact I appreciate you took time to point out the obvious. Your knowledge and wisdom have always been well respected since I joined sailnet five years ago.

Actually doing research and reading sailing story are the easy part, gaining sea time and experience in hell at sea take time. I do afraid I don't have enough time to learn before i venture out on my own. I am no longer a young man. Although my brain and endurance are better than most, my physical strength is weaker than when I was young. I need to resort the mechanical advantage to complete the task rather then use brute force.

Well... that is the fact of life, and life will go on.

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West to East is the solo racers route, its also the route the old tea clippers used. Not for the faint hearted. My great great grandfather captained a ship on that route, his great great grandson has absolutely no intention whatsoever of following in his footsteps.

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