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Old 05-11-2016, 10:49 PM   #29
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Being ABYC certified, Lewster knows that equipment and electronics for boats are much more expensive than most RV equipment. A full suite of electronics can easily set you back 20 grand. Maybe 50 grand for a large boat with "glass" helm.

I have no doubt that the Wynns are smart and cleaver, but it will take awhile to earn credibility in the marine world. Like I said earlier, the learning curve will be very steep.

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Old 05-11-2016, 11:57 PM   #30
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On The Water With The Wynns...

And, as Maxwell Smart pointed out, "Everyone is entitled to at least one fatal mistake."

Heading out onto the water without a thorough training session or six is not a good idea. The ocean is a big, dangerous place.

I'm reminded of the plaque placed neatly in easy sight of the captain of the USS Ranger. 1073 feet of aircraft carrier, embarked air wing, and about 6,000 souls on board. The plaque reads, "Oh lord, thy sea is so vast, and my ship is so small. "

Everyone that goes out to sea needs to keep the Sailor's Prayer clearly in mind. And to not depend upon luck alone....

We won't talk about the aircraft crashes and losses, the few who were lost or killed at sea, the fires, and the "days of total boredom punctuated with moments of sheer, total terror..." When things went terribly wrong upon occasion, all you could do is depend upon your training and skills. No place for untrained people.

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Boating is dangerous, but I wouldn't say any more or less so than towing an Airstream. Each has different dangers and your need different capabilities.

No, I wouldn't go out in a cross Atlantic trip. Nor would I go boondocking into Yellowstone. When I started boating I always kept the shore in sight. Just in case. I had my VHF radio. And there was Tow Boat US, which I used a couple of times, that came out to help. And I had life jackets, which (knock on wood) I never used.

I could have done stupid things that threatened my life. But so can I do them while Airstreaming.

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