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God bless him for trying. He made some interesting points in  the interview.

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God bless him for trying indeed. Obviously at the bottom end of a steep learning curve, but the fact that he's honest about that, and mentions plans to learn how to sail *before leaving, seems promising. Looks like the boat came potentially a little bit better set-up than your average 3k4ksb, too.

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Finally, someone to take up the slack now that Reamus is on the hard.

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Um,

okay, a dreamer who’s going to sharpen his heretofore zero sailing knowledge And skills by singlehandling it on the Outer Banks during Hurricane season?  With his standing rigging having how many years/decades on it?

I hope he succeeds.  Mostly because I feel for the Coasties who would otherwise have to risk it to save him.

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Well... What else is there to say?

We have discussed everything about these types of catastroph... Voyages in the past. 

Let's just patiently wait for the grand finale.

I hope the grand finale includes footage. 

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What could possibly go wrong all you doubters.  Look how may oceans Rimus drifted across.

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OK, most of these attempts are pathetic at best, but in this case I am slightly sympathetic: the guy first of all acknowledges that this is not going to be a walk in the park. He knows he needs to learn a lot, that he is financially in a poor situation, and that the sea is a dangerous place.  Secondly, he wants to live a life that is worth living. That means taking some risks and he is fine with that. Thirdly I don't see any attempt at GoFundMe. 

I don't know the guy. If I did I might have a very different opinion, but for now, I hope he will succeed somehow. 

 

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1 hour ago, Captain Bastard said:

He'll need some bean sprout.

And a few tons of cheese

FB- Doug

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And a Woman (if that is his flavor) ..

Someone has to stand the mid to 4..

Bless him and I hope he does not have to divert a ship to get him.

 

Sail safe!

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Yes! A tracker.

Should someone alert him that the Inca’s Machu Pichu is not a sailing destination. Nor is it an Aztec thing...odd that he thinks of those things rather than, say, Easter Island or Patagonia or coral reefs...

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Sounds like an episode from one of these survival shows. Everyone starts out happy and optimistic and then when the sh***t hits the fan they realize they are in something big. Hard to say oops and tap out when you are in the middle of the ocean.

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He sounds more thoughtful than FF was.  He didn't put the sails up because he doesn't know how to sail.  Points for that. 

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