|Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 5):|
Yes, very careful navigation, alertness, 3 global positioning systems, 1 radar unit, food, water, a mini shelter on deck, a auto pilot to allow me to sleep, and a very reliable engine.
Oh if only it were that simple, my point is have you had much single handed offshore experience? You could have 7,000 GPS units and you could still die within 2 miles of shore. Take it from me, I have done 13 passages to Bermuda on yachts ranging from a modified J/27 to an Alloy 108, it's not all rum, fun and old men in ascots. To put it bluntly, a lot of shit can go down very easily out there and if all you've got is food, water and electronics, you're f'ed. Before you can even do that though the question is, how are you going to afford it, I remember you saying you worked in a convenience store. Outfitting a boat with the correct sails, rigging, electronics, food and survival gear will cost you upwards of $50k and that's assuming you have the boat, which I'm guessing you don't. I know you may want to do this, but be real, it's not easy.