Like that! Peanut butter in the dinghy kit box and in the cabin. Good stuff. I carry a knife and leatherman tool on the belt.They had thought about this for a year... A life jacket and a jar of peanut butter is a good start. I carry more safety gear on my belt
Because they did something stupid and dumb and endangered others.Putting aside leaving Avalon being ill-equip'ed, they did pretty good for a couple of rookie kids. They hoped a train for a 8hr trip to So. Ca., picked up a boat for 2 grand on the Island, sailed the ill-equiped boat 200 plus nm through some nasty water, including a heavily traveled shipping lane, past Pt Conception to Pt San Luis.
Lets hope the adventure continues on as a safe one
And why the hell does anyone that starts off on the wrong foot gets labeled a moron or is nominated for the Darwins golden fickle of fate award
poopdeckpappy; And why the hell does anyone that starts off on the wrong foot gets labeled a moron or is nominated for the Darwins golden fickle of fate award[/QUOTE said:Well sorry but I reckon they were stupid, no thought about the possible re-percussion's of their actions. No preparation and yet they claim to have researched a bit, they need more practice in their study skills.
They worried their families, cost organizations time and money searching for them and at the end say they will do it again..
No mention of learning a lesson or being more prepared.
Spare me the line of "they are only young" ppl younger then they are have sailed around the world, 17 yo olds can hold a pilots licence, that's preparation.
It's all about attitude, you simply need to start with the premise that you "don't know nuthin" and then study till you do.