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Old 08-02-2007, 06:57 PM   #29
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My ex just came up with another reason for having a younger crew member and I am not sure you will like it. She claims that when the food runs out a younger crew member will be more "tender" than an older!

Yeh, well, she was never in favour of sailing anyway.

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Old 08-02-2007, 08:08 PM   #30
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I sense a slight drift away from the topic.

It must be difficult enough to be isolated from interaction with other people for so long so, whoever you are "stuck" with, must be REALLY compatible with you - to keep you (both) stimulated. There is nowhere to hide.

Good luck to them - they still have a VERY long way to go.
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:06 PM   #31
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"The general consensus elsewhere is these 2 people are fools, and dangerous fools at that. In the girl that foolishness can almost be excused because she has zero proevious experience and, quite obviously, no clue about what she is letting herself in for. In the man such foolishness is les forgiveable. The vessel is of questionable seaworthiness..."

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What do you reckon they all said when Christopher Columbus sailed over the horizon?

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Old 08-03-2007, 12:08 AM   #32
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Actually having spent a lot of time in isolated situations with individuals while in the military on ship and in Iraq I have found that, as long as no one is a complete a** hole, being forced into close quarters with someone forces a certain level of intimacy and friendship that cannot be parralled anywhere else. Many of my very closest friends/brothers are guys that I would have never socialized with in the normal world. But forced into close quarters and forced to cooperate you learn to get along... I guess it sort of goes back to the old saying "small homes make for warm families"... I think it applies here. Even if they never would have worked in the real world I think the isolation will make them super close... the problem may be when they return to the normal world and see behavioral changes due to socialization changes.
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Old 08-03-2007, 01:17 AM   #33
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What do you reckon they all said when Christopher Columbus sailed over the horizon?

I hope they accomplish their goals.

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Kirk,

Christopher Columbus sailed over the horizon because he was being paid to do so by the Spanish "government". He was commissioned, by the Spanish monarchy, to try to find a sea-route to India. His vessels were provided / paid for and equipped by the State and were state of the art - the very best available in the world at that time. I think that your analogy is inappropriate.

For what it is worth, I too hope that they accomplish their goals. I will be pleased to "eat my words" and will offer hearty congratulations if they succeed. I merely worry what will happen if they don't.

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Old 08-03-2007, 06:38 PM   #34
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ok... bad phrasing... not that type of intimacy.
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Well, 143 days and still going.
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Old 09-17-2007, 04:06 AM   #36
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I hadn’t heard about Reid Stowe until reading this thread. Some may question his tactics, but I applaud him for living his dream.

A quick look at Reid’s personal blurb shows that a key influence was Bernard Moitessier, a great sailor, showman, writer and friend to those who would listen. He has been my sailing hero all my life and a mentor when I first began.

If you were to read Moitessier’s books, Sailing to the Reefs, The Logical Route and the Long Way, I think you would better understand Reid’s journey and realise he is just using the marketing tools available, to escape once again back to his beloved Sea.
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Old 09-18-2007, 12:24 AM   #37
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I don't know about you, but I've gotta get me one of them t-shirts!
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Old 09-18-2007, 03:18 PM   #38
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.....My first mate is 4 months younger than I to the day, and I would not trade her for two 25 1/2 year olds.

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I gues that your first mate reads the forums!

This isn't a kind of trip wouldn't be my cup of tea but I certainly take of my hat for them. Its a serious challenge and I hope that they succeed! I actually ran into their website a while ago and I have been reading some of their postings, quite interesting.

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Old 11-06-2007, 06:38 PM   #39
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Well, since he's NOT in the entertainment industry, his choice of such a young and inexperienced first mate might raise some eyebrows heheh in fact,

maybe he's doing this because he's tired of explaining to everyone he meets that "No, she is NOT my daughter OR my niece" heheh

On the other hand, in looking over the photos and descriptions of the ship, and trying to catch a glimpse of the measure of the man thru his choices and what he writes...it seems like a foolhardy venture to me. I hope the both of them survive the trials to come. I doubt that the ship will.

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I resemble some of these remarks. I am 22 years older than my wife, and all that chasing was tough on me. Hell, I ran out of breath in the first block before she caught me. Then I surrendered to her dominating, and having her way with me! I just want you to know I am willing to go on with the suffering too!

To each his own, and I applaud them for trying. Pelagic may be quite right. Some find the beauty of being on the sea. While others will wish to add destinations to their journey. You can look at it this way, for 1000 days that is one less boat to share your anchorage.

It is said that God looks over fools, and drunks. I really do think they will curse the bottom though!
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One last thought. Why is age was not brought up in reference to Adele?
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Day 197 and it looks like they are sailing in circles in the South Atlantic. I wonder if this will be the primary means of killing time...circling between Africa and South America.
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