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Svone100 Laurie

Now now be nice
It's nice to see everybody is passionate about this topic I am still prity green when it comes to long distance sailing especially over oceans.
The coxswaine course has given me a few tips but as I said I'm here to pick everybodys brains.
It looks like the boat I purchase could be anywhere from the Canary's to Florida or Thailand (Thailand would be easy'er I think).
The reason for this voyage is I can save around $150k if I purchase over seas, very good incentive.

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I'd have to side with WanderingStar on this...too many of these dreamers have not a clue as to what they're getting themselves into. Without out at least a bit of restraint, many of them would likely end up statistics....not exactly a good thing. While I think dreaming is a good idea, if you want to accomplish a dream, you really should learn what making the dream come true requires rather than blundering ahead blindly as you suggest.

No one, especially not WanderingStar, is dismantling your dreams, and if you took his post as such, that's pretty much your own damn fault.

Since the OP didn't state their experience, caution is probably a better approach than what you seem to be suggesting.

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People, unlike mules, have the ability to learn new things that they have no natural talent for. Many "dreamers", as you put it, do fail in their initial goal of "going around the world" thanks in no small part to your enthusiastic reinforcement. As a leader, one has to enable those in his charge, provide positive feedback and as best they can see their goals as they do. As a member here you should be considerate to everyone, even those people who dare to dream. Your comments were not directed at anyone in particular but they do strike me as asinine.

I hope I never meet you on the water after I spend thousands of hours learning what I need to know to attain my goal only to have you dismantle my dreams because I dared to dream.


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Thanks Dog. That guy was sensitive, he also got cranky when he introduced himself and wasn't adequately welcomed. Maybe he has other issues.
This poster seems level-headed.
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