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Good lessons. Learn and move on.

Don't reject good advice.
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just one thing to add

Stick with it!

Try out the suggestions. Measure your speed and establish you can master the currents while motoring. Take it one stage at a time.

Heck, find a SNer to come with you if you need backup.

But whatever you do don't give up!
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Re: My Horror Story

Your ordeal proves that you have a lot to learn about sailing. I wish you well, but until you learn a lot more (and buy some liability insurance), please stay far away from others' nice boats.

On a previous thread you went on and on about how you would not pay for insurance because it would delay your departure for your offshore dream. Given your proven lack of experience, I think it would be wise to slow down, learn a little more about sailing, buy insurance, and become a responsible boater.

You've got plenty of time to pursue your dream, but only if you don't kill yourself (and possibly others) first.

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...this made me laugh.
Sorry, no insurance here. Im willing to bet you have uninsured boaters insurance for folks like me who refuse to throw money away.
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...I live by the mantra of the Buddah anyway regarding material posession:
It was lost before you ever found it. I.E. it was broken before it was made, ie.e. all things come and go...
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...Here is my reason for not paying 170you per year, which is totally reasonable mind you. If i paid for the haul out and survey then policy right now i would have to put off leaving for yet another year...
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Check your crank case vent, temporarily disconnect it if necessary. That might solve the runaway problem.
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Re: My Horror Story

Good show on your new plans and good. Luck.

Get a book or an app to familiar yourself with currents and tides , they are related but not identical. Running aground is a luxury in our sailing area as is yours. Different when you travel o NE or north. Most of us know the difference in the consequences so not an issue.

Sail with others to learn, by yourself to improve skills

I too am concerned like Takefive on your attitude about insurance .

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Re: My Horror Story

Im not getting back into the insurance discussion. We disagree on it. End of that discussion.
i have heeded the advice here. I am postponing the tripp, hiring a diesel mechanic, getting a membership to seatow and then using the icw to make my solo motor sail. Have i not heeded?
so far as scraping my own bottom believe me when i reach new smmyrna i will do it myself. In the st johns? No way. Waters filled with parasites and fecaal matter. No visibility. Im scared of murky muddy water it freaks me out so thats a def no go. In clear water where i can see i have 0 issue.
tommrw morning im meeting the seatow guy and getting towed to arlington marina to fix the diesel and have the bottom done. Hopefully in a few weeks time i will be ready to head out again.
i will hhave so little concern knowing i have a reliable iron genny. Seriously it will. Make all the difference.
thanks for your continued responses. Advice is being heeded.
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I reject the premise that i am deemed irresponsible for not bowing to the insurance. That irks me a bit but your entitled to your opinions and i appreciate your considerations.
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................... In the st johns? No way. Waters filled with parasites and fecaal matter. No visibility. Im scared of murky muddy water it freaks me out so thats a def no go. In clear water where i can see i have 0 issue................
In truth, the fecal coliform level of the St. Johns River is not above average in the US and the parasites you refer to are not present to any degree different from absolutely clear waters. The turbidity of the St. Johns (low visibility) is due to the tannic acid from plant material and identical to the chemicals that are found in a glass of tea that forms a healthy beverage. You may not be comfortable in the river with a low amount of visibility, but that is your own pyschological issue and not a fault of the river. 'best of luck with your voyage and the development of your skills!
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I reject the premise that i am deemed irresponsible for not bowing to the insurance. That irks me a bit but your entitled to your opinions and i appreciate your considerations.
I certainly did call you irresponsible and quite frankly don't care if you have insurance on yourself or people who you may take on your boat or insure the value of your boat as you don't keep it where I ke mine.

I do believe though that insurance should be required to pay for any environmental impact you would cause from an accident in your boat. For it acne hitting a bridge, sinking and fouling the water with deisel fuel. I or the taxpayers shouldn't have to pay for your accident.
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Re: My Horror Story

Its definently pychological. Of course its not the rivers fault haha. Its humans, especially nitrogen from fertilizers. Normal is a sad state bc the st johns is disgusting im sorry.
ive always been scared of murky muddy water, not sure i want to try to get over that one.
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