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    A “famous” day in cruising boat history

    There is an interesting observation here. But it is a delicate one. If you overstate it you end up in 'tree falling in the forest' territory while if you underplay it you don't capture the complexity of human motivation. Solitary confinement (with minimal 'audience') is possibly an...
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    A “famous” day in cruising boat history

    We do (at least many of us) evolve, develop and change as we age. I know I am a quite different person than I was at 25 - beth says I was a streight razor blade at 25 and am now a teddy bear :) I think perhaps you may have developed and changed. My impression is that you enjoy (and are good...
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    A “famous” day in cruising boat history

    I so loved the cruising life, but so hated boat ownership - obviously, that made it all hmmmm complicated :) Something I like about the bicycles is that with effort and money you can make one 'near perfect' and the gear just works so well. On the boat I was always frustrated at the make-do and...
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    A “famous” day in cruising boat history

    Nice. Thanks. Good to learn something every day, and that made me good for today. Beth's motivation for writing was probably complicated. The actual money was not unimportant when we were on a cruising budget, kept us in beans and diesel, not have to touch the capital, but most probably not...
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    A “famous” day in cruising boat history

    She is an impressive woman. If I remember she did an impressive solo bicycle trip when she was young (Portugal to S Africa?). She is articulate and socialized, but I suspect you would find a very distinctive personality profile sitting out on the far distribution tails for quite a number of...
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    A “famous” day in cruising boat history

    Ajax, I have good news and bad news . . . . the good news is that you are objectively a super nice, intelligent, relatively normal guy with relatively low ego issues. The bad news is that probably makes you an unlikely candidate for actually doing a super crazy super masochistic long solo...
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    A “famous” day in cruising boat history

    small boat bluewater single-handers are often odd ducks, with 'unusual' personalities. Many choose to spend a lot of time away from society for a reason. And those that do integrate into society (like RKJ) are interesting in their own right - understanding why and how they choose to do it when...

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