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Sailboat

Postby Treehugger » Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:05 pm

How many have thought about retreating to the high seas ? I think a sailboat is a pretty darn good idea, especially with a freshwater condenser and a wind turbine, and plenty of fishing gear !
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Re: Sailboat

Postby fastback65 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:40 pm

How hard would it be to defend, and after you got tired of fish, how much food could you store?
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Re: Sailboat

Postby medicmike » Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:31 pm

I love boating and would love to have a sailboat. Could be a very difficult way to bugout though. Have entertained the idea of heading out to the open sea if things got too bad on land. Not sure how practical it would be though. One would be at the mercy of a sometimes very unforgiving mother nature! I think it would be a viable way to move to a BOL along the coastline though.
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Re: Sailboat

Postby fastback65 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:38 am

Tree Hugger, talk to WB4PCR. He and his wife lived on a 35 footer for about 5 years. I am sure he can provide some info on the pros and cons. BTW, I say KE5HJC, at Home depot. He is looking real good. I think that old man will make it to 100.
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Re: Sailboat

Postby Gambrinus » Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:22 pm

Some preppers have land to farm, I don’t. But I live close enough to the ocean that I figure I can tap for food if I had to.

I don’t have a boat any more but used to sail. I figure that during an event, gas will not be an option so it’s either going to be wind power or man power if I want to get off shore. There are a lot of boats around here that will probably be abandon but if all else fails, I can still fish from shore.

Then it’s just a matter of not getting mugged before I can get it home to eat. If gas is not an option, I’ll be walking a few miles.
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Re: Sailboat

Postby HC5CA » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:35 pm

The salty sea water makes a GREAT ground plane for a vertical HF antenna! :-) So, you shouldn't have any trouble keeping up with "events" should you decide to go that route.
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