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Re: virgin

GMFL, as I mentioned, I thought the boat I saw was in pretty decent shape, and possibly a good buy. May or may not be the same one (everything matches but the year.) I was curious.

It's been a while since I lived in SoCal...do they still say "Dude, chill out" out there?
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Gaining experience is an important part of preparation.

When someone tells me he plans to sail a 26 foot sailboat 100 miles in 10 hours, I am going to draw the conclusion that he has neither experience nor preparation backing him up.
He said 10-12 BTW.

Here, a math test for you. How off was he? What would be a more realistic number? 14hours? 16 hours? Would you (and others who have posted the same Q) have been happy with that number? What are the tides doing? What is the wind direction? See where I'm going? Many variables, it was a throw away comment he made I'm guessing, he never clarified it.

Call it exaggeration maybe? IDK, this is a petty argument for his overall situation though.
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To make the assumption that they are derelict is unfounded.
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It's been a while since I lived in SoCal...do they still say "Dude, chill out" out there?
Don't know, I'm not 12.
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Huh?
You alluded to the fact that he was buying a "charity" boat and that it would most likely be a POS, a derelict. Was my spelling off?

Anyway, good debate, but I've gotta actually work a bit more tonight.

Good wind and fair seas, right?

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You alluded to the fact that he was buying a "charity" boat and that it would most likely be a POS, a derelict. Was my spelling off?

Anyway, good debate, but I've gotta actually work a bit more tonight.

Good wind and fair seas, right?

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I'm afraid you misread. I identified it as a charity auction (based on what the OP said) as a way to search for a possible match on ebay.

I'll say it again: the listing I saw seemed to be a pretty decent deal. When I was shopping for a boat I'd certainly have considered it for $1600, if it was in my area. I assure you that my own vessel is no museum piece.
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Re: virgin

My Daughter called me

She said while traveling a round Alaska she found this 30 year old 16 dog team dog sled
She decided to buy it and bought some books about dog sledding
She had a little experience as she lived in Alaska and her friends and she rode dog sleds
pulled by 6 dogs
She also used to have a job working as a driver of a sled coach pulled by horses over
snow in Vt in the winter
She said the dogs were being given by her friends and then
She let me know that she was setting out on a 100 mile/ 25 hour journey in 2 weeks
during winter on the trail the Idditerod Race is held with no intermedite stops
She told me she got on the internet and asked a bunch of mushers about doing it and
they told her what was she waiting for..you only live once

What did I do? I congradulated her on her purchase. I praised her on her sense of adventure and adreneline. I encouraged her to take the huge risk because Almondsen and Scott had done something similar once. I told her not to worry about the weather ,dogs, sled condition any other emergencies or her lack of experience because if she got in trouble her PLB/ EPIRB would allow the CG or the State Troppers to rescue
her. I sent her on her way............

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My Daughter called me

She said while traveling a round Alaska she found this 30 year old 16 dog team dog sled
She decided to buy it and bought some books about dog sledding
She had a little experience as she lived in Alaska and her friends and she rode dog sleds
pulled by 6 dogs
She also used to have a job working as a driver of a sled coach pulled by horses over
snow in Vt in the winter
She said the dogs were being given by her friends and then
She let me know that she was setting out on a 100 mile/ 25 hour journey in 2 weeks
during winter on the trail the Idditerod Race is held with no intermedite stops
She told me she got on the internet and asked a bunch of mushers about doing it and
they told her what was she waiting for..you only live once

What did I do? I congradulated her on her purchase. I praised her on her sense of adventure and adreneline. I encouraged her to take the huge risk because Almondsen and Scott had done something similar once. I told her not to worry about the weather ,dogs, sled condition any other emergencies or her lack of experience because if she got in trouble her PLB/ EPIRB would allow the CG or the State Troppers to rescue
her. I sent her on her way............

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GREAT post, totally relevant and on point!

NOT!

Get over your, I don't know, irrelevancy?

OR, respond with another 80 word diatribe about the dangers of a coastal sail without a few ocean passages under your belt. Your call.
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GREAT post, totally relevant and on point!

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OR, respond with another 80 word diatribe about the dangers of a coastal sail without a few ocean passages under your belt. Your call.
About as relevant as your Joshua Slocum comment.

Been there my friend...done that. As far a relevancy, I have been across the Atlantic twice, have crewed numerous deliveries along the US Eastern coast sailed and chartered in the Caribbean and to Catalina Island, participated in the Carribean 1500 a couple of times. Working slowly on my OUPV-six pack.

I addition my wife and I usually put about 3000 NM on our small 35 foot C&C MKIII including a coastal trip in the Atlantic from New Jersey up to Massachuettes every summer

I feel as qualfied as anyone to comment about some of the dangers of coastal cruising, but am smart enough to know I lack the experience of professional sailors, delivery captains, or even full time cruisers.

I am not afraid of the oceans, just respectful. Safety always comes first.

Why are you so defensive to posters who may disagree with your point of view and taking it personally? Scissorboy may have in actuallity been a troll.
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He said 10-12 BTW.

Here, a math test for you. How off was he? What would be a more realistic number? 14hours? 16 hours? Would you (and others who have posted the same Q) have been happy with that number? What are the tides doing? What is the wind direction? See where I'm going? Many variables, it was a throw away comment he made I'm guessing, he never clarified it.

Call it exaggeration maybe? IDK, this is a petty argument for his overall situation though.
Ventura/ Oxnard is about 100 NM north of you right? Surely youve sailed there or motored on calm seas as you said. How many hours did it take you?

Where could he pull in along the way for rest or to get out of a large swell?

Weather right now calls for variable very light winds the next few days with small 3-5 swell at 13 secs, but dense coastal fog/ with visability less than 1 mi
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