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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:09 am 
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Joined: Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:14 pm
Posts: 1886
Location: South Florida
Wow! That is a great post, Bob. Great info.

Regarding your surprise that "expedition people" don't jump on this stuff: part of it is that the Everglades Challenge does not permit gas powered engines, for one. Second, people doing the EC are macho types when it comes to traveling on the water--they like to do it by paddle power. Now, some people, who are not big paddlers, can use a sail boat to accomplish the feat. But, there are "filters" that discourage large sail boats. It is, simply put, an adventure race for small human/sail powered boats. Don't take it personally; it does not reflect negatively on all the great innovations you have done on your TI. It is just for different boats and different folks.

Good luck on your adventures.


I sail: Biscayne Bay, Everglades to Cape Romano, Ft Desoto, Cedar Key

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex ... It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction." A. Einstein

PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:43 pm 
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Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:33 pm
Posts: 175
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
I am motivated from within by a natural curiosity and love for knowledge. :roll:
Well I was until I started reading some of those articles.
Now I am motivated to just go sail my TI.
Well at least while I absorb some of that engaging information.
My motivation is also to become a better sailor or more in command.
The information in the articles will help me along that road, so thank you Bob.
Once I have time to read more and absorb, I will post again.

Can't complain really. Went out yesterday - winds 0-9 mph temp temp 35-57 F.
So the motor helped and we kept warm with a bottle of green ginger wine.
One of the delights of sailing to feel the wine warm as it goes all the way down.
Although it is the middle of our winter, the sun was shining and navigating the
Port Adelaide river to the Birkenhead Hotel for lunch was a delight.

Now I feel refreshed, I'll get back to those articles. :)

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