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Old 06-10-2016, 12:24 AM   #5
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Re: Catalina crossing on 8 hp 2 stroke dinghy?

Just because you leave at 4am, does not mean it will be flat. That's a big crossing for a little boat. If you are adamant about doing it, I would ABSOLUTELY ensure that you have Radio(s), compass, GPS, and life jackets on board. Flares and other safety gear would be wise. A container ship would plow over a broken-down dinghy without even knowing it. Things can get hairy fast, and It's not always as simple as calling a friend for help. Making the crossing is no joke.

Now whatever happened to that kid who was asking about going paddy hopping on his kayak....?
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