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I know, Exactly my point. Throw a big bag of lentils and wheat berry's and you can eat fresh sprouts the whole way. If you do it right you may end up with more food on board than you left with, Fill your cockpit with soil and plant some corn, Dry half the kernals for replanting later. Ground up the fresh kernal's into flour and make tortillas. This is the only way to get all the nutrients you will need from the corn. Another great source of protien, take along a pregnant pig. You can surgically remove legs and parts with out sluaghter, untill the off spring are of size and continue this from generation to generation. It's a bit morbid I know, but it's how sailors of day's gone by did it. Worked for them and should work for you. I never tire of fresh pulled pork tacos, add some pickled habanoro peppers and you should never have to pull in to resupply.

sheer genius. i can't believe all those dumbasses who think stuff is so hard to do. Maybe if they covered coastal circumnavigation in ASA 563 more people would know. Look here, Chris Columbus discovered the best country on earth with only a home made compass and enough nuts to follow it.

I blame West Marine. Who do you think is behind all this "oooh, sailing around the world is scary!" mumbo jumbo? Could it possibly be the people SELLING you the stuff you need if you do it the hard way??!!!! It's all about money and control, bro. If you can make people have fear, you can control them. Once you control them they will give you their money.

It's so clear, man, when you shake the chains that enslave your brain.
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Let us not forget, navigation by contrail!

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In general it doesnt work if you are crossing oceans.

When i came accross the Atkantic last time I didnt see a contrail for three weeks.
I got to thinking about it and worked out the first contrail would be London to Barbados. I dropped a waypoint on my course and amazingly a week later i looked up and saw a contrail! I rushed down and it was EXACTLY on the Waypoint!!!


(Ok, it wasnt ON the waypoint, but it was crazy close )
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Dude, you're following contrails because that's what they WANT you to do. Can't you see it, man? The contrails lead you directly into open water and away from the coast. Who's leaving the contrails, man? West Marine, bro. It all adds up.
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those contrails are CHEM trails, bro. why do you think you want to follow them so badly? because they are using brain control on you, man.

I've been using Capt Aaron's advice for like two days now. He said to pound the corn into tortillas, but I don't like mexican food so i pounded the corn into Doritos. Bro, I'm golden for this coastal circnav.
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Should not admit this, but they were a big help finding Bermuda on my first trip there in the early 80s before all the electronic stuff happened. Figured that they provided a decent LOP to go with whatever I could do with the sextant.
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those contrails are CHEM trails, bro. why do you think you want to follow them so badly? because they are using brain control on you, man.

I've been using Capt Aaron's advice for like two days now. He said to pound the corn into tortillas, but I don't like mexican food so i pounded the corn into Doritos. Bro, I'm golden for this coastal circnav.
I thought Doritos were Mexican food...
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I thought Doritos were Mexican food...
Whoa. So, you're telling me that I have been duped by the Mexicans? I did not even see that coming, dude.
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Re: What to do?

Here are some more advanced "wise" tips:
-- Your government-issued "TWIT" card allows you to work in any country and can be shown to pirates to chase them off; it's also good for discounts of up to 50% at West Marine.
-- Remember that Atomic 4 gas engines are only compatible with inexpensive alternators and blowers from auto parts stores or junkyards.
-- If you have an Atomic 4, you can improve fuel mileage by removing the backfire flame arrestor so the engine gets more air.
-- If you go over the side for a mid-ocean swim in calm weather, leave the sails rigged in case you need to make a quick getaway.
-- The best place to watch a sailboat race is with your boat tied up to the "leeward" or "gybe" marks. To be more festive and in the spirit of sailboat racing, fly some random signal flags while you're tied up to the race mark.
-- Keep a couple of screwdrivers and a vise grip or pipe wrench next to your boat's compass (the numbered card thingy in a glass) so you can make quick adjustments to it.
-- Sails with a big belly in them are the best, because they can hold more air.
-- The best material for amateur boat building is aluminum; it's not only strong and light, and dead simple to weld and shape, but is also compatible with all other metals, unlike mild steel. Those who really lack basic skills, though, could try making an aluminum boat with a reinforced-concrete deck house.
-- When entering a foreign port, the black flag with the skull and crossbones must be flown, above and along with the country's flag turned upside down, until you have checked in with the authorities. Only after checking in are you allowed to turn the country flag right side up.
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Thanks to everyone for this education. Jack, can I get a certificate for reading all this vital stuff?

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Re: What to do?

Contrails can help you find Hawaii, too. Don't ask!

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