Movie Score: four / 5
Great video Curtis and congratulations that you covered a very tough journey.
The boat name is familiar to me sounds like a Turkish name. How did you get that ?
I really found this video inspiring – it made me want to start sailing ASAP! Plus you are funny as ****!!! Can’t wait to see more of your vids – you tell it how it is! Cheers!
Great great vid thanks I always search around youtube for ‘heavy weather sailing’ and ‘ship in storm’ and I came across it. I think you really captured the experience for us.
One of the things I will put on my list is a windscreen for a camera’s mike. 🙂
I actually watched the entire vid and enjoyed it more as it continued. You’re a hilarious guy. Got the sarcasm cause at sea you gotta go somewhere with it just to keep with the ordeal as it comes and goes. Thanks for taking the time and effort to do the handhelds, and make the segments, it was informative. Cheers!
Just to let you know I watched your video Curtis. Good to see you today! Make more of these videos. I enjoyed it! Hello, from Secure Storage! Robert
My long voyage was sailing a Catalina 22 from Marina Del Ray to Santa Catalina and back the next day. My! how much energy it takes to ride a boat all day. I fear my fitness my not be good enough to do any more single handed journey like this one. It was fun to see this video.
One last comment. There’s a booming boomer populous now heading out long-distance sailing. Much has changed and not for the better. Mariners have been saying this since the native women stopped swimming out naked to greet the ships. The best destinations have to be earned. The easy destinations are over-crowded, rife with culture clashes and thievery. Be smart, be careful and have fun.
I find I sleep way more when I am single-handing and not watch keeping or worrying about the welfare of crew. I had many happy moments on this voyage, I just didn’t seem to get those on video. I have been run down by a 600′ tanker in the night, that boat was totaled. I am very conscious of the possibility of a recurrence. I extend a giant thank you to the dedicated folks manning 14.300 mhz, a ham radio net for extended voyagers. You folks are the greatest. I love voyaging.
I split my adult life between long-distance ocean sailing and the mountains. I have only chalked up a little over 200,000 ocean sailing miles. Peanuts compared to many. My first extended voyage as captain was at age 19 in 1973, a 4-year voyage through the south Pacific followed by a circumnavigation with my then wife Lettie our 3-month old daughter Lee. I delivered Daughter #2 Shelly, on the starboard bunk along the way. The sail training ship Unicorn, was our home and occupation for years.
I highly recommend that everyone who loves to sail take off for an extended voyage alone at least once. Your boat doesn’t have to be perfect as long as you have the ability to repair and improve things along the way. On this voyage I lost fifty-pounds, some bad habits and regained a better version of myself.
About me being less than ecstatic in much of these scenes, go to Goes satellite images of the eastern Pacific for just about any season. The route I sail in this video is nearly always overcast with nasty imbedded cells. Weather is what distinguished one day from another on the ocean. When it is continuously cloudy, my mood tends to be the same. Solar charging is useless in cloudy conditions which (for me) meant running the gen set and I had too little fuel due to mismanagement.
The boat is a Ted Brewer designed Pacific 43 in fiberglass. I didn’t stop along
the Central American coast because I’ve gunk-holed that coast twice and I don’t
care for banana republics and stinking-hot places much. I was just getting over a bad bout
of Dengue fever and I wanted to get to Hawaii ASAP.There will a sequel in the near future.
The boat and I are back in Oregon. seasick at Hotmail dot com
I bought the boat on Tortola BVI. It could be for sale. PM me at Seasick at hotmail dot com
Good points. And I wasn’t trying to be overly critical with the guy’s video. If you haven’t seen Cruising Lealea I think you would really enjoy them. The Rose’s have several complete voyages chronicled including SF-Hawaii and Hawaii to Siska. Their carefree style of cruising is what I’d like to do.
Being in a hurry or following a schedule is the best way to have a bad attitude and a miserable trip in my experience. Not having someone along so you can sleep is another.
Great video man. What kind of boat is that. Did you sail through the canal?
great reality check! thanx man Aloha!
He just doesn’t seem like he’s loving it. BTW, did you compare his attitude to that of the Rose’s?
Oh please. People like to bitch, even while loving what they are doing !
Chill out man…
You’re a salty old sea dog. How come you put up only the mainsail in headwinds and only the foresails in tailwinds? How long is that boat?
What strikes me as odd as just how miserable this guy seems with the actual sailing. Most cruisers are not in a hurry to get anywhere and fully expect to be becalmed for several days at a time.
I’d advise anyone to compare this man’s voyage with Chuck and Laura Rose’s journeys. The difference in attitude is incredible. You can find them at Cruising Lealea, they have their own site and a youtube channel with all their voyages.
I’d like to meet this turd in your pocket. Sounds like good company
Great Stuff thanx for sharing
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