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$10 K 30' sailboat probably will need some experience to become less experienced. Great learning one step at the time.
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What type of firearm do you plan on carrying for self defense?
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Re: Absolutely no experience, solo crossing an ocean?

For $10k, they ought to be looking at a motor boat.
Lets just push them off on someone else's website OK?

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In today's age of connectivity, my thinking is that if you drop a question into a forum and you don't return for two days to see the replies, you aren't that into it. Or you got run over by a bus.
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In today's age of connectivity, my thinking is that if you drop a question into a forum and you don't return for two days to see the replies, you aren't that into it. Or you got run over by a bus.
Yea, that bus was sailnet. they likley looked at the responses and was like WTF bouncy houses? Blue-water? These folks are whacked out!

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Re: Absolutely no experience, solo crossing an ocean?

In fairness to the OP... we are ONLY this way if you ask if you can spend $10k and cross oceans (never having sailed before - caveat if you are already a helluva sailor, you might be able to pull it off).

We'd likely treat you the same way if you said you wanted to race your Ford Fusion at NASCAR.
Or take your donkey to the race track.
Or climb Mt. Everest with a bottle of water, and a pair of Nike hiking boots, and a North Face Fleece.

I'm sure any of the above could be done, but probably with about the same amount of success.

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Yea, that bus was sailnet. they likley looked at the responses and was like WTF bouncy houses? Blue-water? These folks are whacked out!
I'm pretty sure I'd rather have a couple of drinks with those whacky folks than with someone who goes to sea with no clue, putting himself and potential rescuers in jeopardy.
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I'm pretty sure I'd rather have a couple of drinks with those whacky folks than with someone who goes to sea with no clue putting himself and potential rescuers in jeopardy.
Oh I agree but this thing took some strange tangents (I am guilty) for a newbie to understand. I would have a drink with you, your husband and dragon any day!(or night, or heck morning I am not opposed to a nice bloody Mary or mimosa) Sometimes the board can scare folks off before they get a chance to understand the gravity of there dream.
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What type of firearm do you plan on carrying for self defense?
A Super Soaker seems like the only appropriate firearm for a sailing bouncy house.
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Re: Absolutely no experience, solo crossing an ocean?

If the OP wants to do this, I say go for it, with a few caveats.

1. Pay for this on your own dime. A Rimas repeat, or a GoFundMe means you don't have nearly enough skin in the game.
2. No self aggrandizement, with Rimas being the prime example. This will not be a record setting journey. You will not end up in Guinness Book.
3. Carry a Delorme unit. The Delorme isn't to call for rescue. You opted for this, so do so without expecting a rescue that endangers the lives of others. Make your bed and sleep in it. The true purpose of the Delorme is more to feed sailing forums. We will feast upon your every transmission, and critique your every action to no end. The amount of entertainment your adventure will provide to many is worth it. Yes, you can touch many lives.
4. Work in the word Ohey every third transmission.
5. Be prepared, should your boat become disabled, to be used as a rounding mark for an impromptu race.

Is this tongue in cheek? You decide.
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