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Subject:  Re: Sailing the Pacific Date:  4/17/2022  5:03 PM
Author:  wecoguy Number:  26334 of 26396

Interesting, but not for everyone...

Workmate of my DW, an optical engineer, sold everything, attempted to do a similar live at sea adventure, similar boat, but less tech of the 80s, they did make it out for NorCal, to SoCal and eventually to Hawaii when they decided it was not what they could handle.. No kids, just man & wife, in the end they really could not deal with the total isolation.. They paid someone to sail their boat back to Northern California, they flew home, settled into a normal suburban life, last we heard...

A HS classmate of mine, built his own guppy like cement & steel mesh boat here in the '70s, no or low tech. I saw it upside down, and helped him flip it over, in a big old warehouse here... He made it to Hawaii, by himself, never slept it seems. Set a sea anchor, fell asleep, but the sea anchor drifted, onto the rocks somewhere out there, he save a bag of his stuff, walked away, end of that adventure... He passed. yers later, living in FL I think,, lost track, actually, but the tale came from an older brother, also gone...

Me, I'll do cruises, want that guide, etc...
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