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Bingo !!, I think I will draw me up some plans to do mine like this, I wonder if my wife will approve ??SeaGypsy wrote:I had one built from an old caravan built onto an old Isuzu truck; was a real beauty. For a while I thought of putting together a simple barrel and frame raft and ramp to float the motorhome; never got around to it. Easy enough to drop the tailshaft and bolt it onto a prop shaft to save on duplication of engine requirements.
pedalling_faster wrote:it sounds like fun, except for the fact that the last time i went sailing for 4 hours i spent 4 hours being seasick & vomiting.
i'm sure i'm not the only person who's experienced this. i wonder how long it takes to get used to it, without using chemicals like dramamine etc.
Newfie wrote:Sleep it the nemesis of the single hander.
Which means having someone else in charge or figuring out a way to get through.
My boat has an Autopilot (1+2 spare) and wind vane and radar and two kitchen timers.
SeaGypsy wrote:One condition of my marriage was that my wife will "Go anywhere, on any kind of boat I ask." I have yet to really test this aspect of our relationship in a big way. The attitude of utter landlubbers I just never got really. Like I always thought the Jews who decided to stay in Germany after 1938 were crazy. I see a capability for an out as abosolutley essential. I could not stand thinking I am stuck here (anywhere). Dmitry is living and working in Boston. He has kept an ordinariness about the day to day while shifting his life onto a pretty serious little yacht. He practices sailing as often as he gets time off.
That strikes me as clever.
SeaGypsy wrote:If you can have a contingency plan, enjoy what you are doing in that, as well as keeping some foot in the mainstream; surely this is wiser than being gung ho on one side or the other? Those who are 'hunkering (bunkering) down now may be wasting the best years of their lives for an unknowable timeline risk, even if the risk is a certainty. Those calling these crazy are less than half right IMHO. Anyone who has done any solid research at all knows we are in for a very rough ride this century if we are to even survive. The fact that the techno fix brigade dominates the cloud cuckoo land sheeple is in a way a mixed blessing. On the one hand these are buying the rest of us time to sort out our contingency plans, on the other they will not be out in the wilderness (at sea or land) to compete with those who did decide to try to survive. They will be destitute and lined up at the government breadline.
SeaGypsy wrote:Anyhow, I'm still not afloat but have made a lot of preparations to build something special here at my home in the Philippines.
I am still committed to the whole idea of sail based transport being extremely important to personal freedom in coming years.
I wonder is this idea progressing aka Dmitry Orlov's ideas or mine or any other peakers who have decided there is wisdom in sail?
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