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There is a huge debate going on the United States because the Federal government has withdrawn financial support for Covid 19 testing.

Some people say there is no need for testing, and others believe the only way we can track the pandemic and develop a rational plan for dealing with it is to aggressively test large segments of the population.

I will let the incompetent politicians debate the merits of testing with epidemiologists who believe in science and who have a plan to stop the pandemic in its tracks.

On Exit Only, we have quarantined ourselves for over 100 days, and we believe in universal testing. That’s why we run Covid 19 tests on Exit Only several times a day.

We don’t use the barbaric form of testing that is done in the United States where they shove a q-tip up your nose until it almost touches your brain. Such testing is expensive, and the risk of brain damage is simply too great.

I worked with audiologists for years, and they told me to never put q-tips in my ears as the risk of doing damage to the ear canal and tympanic membrane was very high.

If audiology doesn’t recommend q-tips in the ear, it seems like jamming a q-tip up the nose close to the brain is even more dangerous.

I am a highly trained doctor, and Sarah is a physician assistant, and we have been conducting extensive research on the detection and diagnosis of Covid 19 on yachts.

Our research confirms the fact that when you get Covid 19, the first thing to go is your sense of smell and sense of taste.

That is why we developed Covid 19 test units and have adopted universal testing of crew members for Covid 19.

We take the Covid 19 test units and place them under a person’s nose. If they can smell the test unit, we have presumptive evidence that Covid 19 is not present. But we don’t stop there. We put the Covid 19 test unit in their mouth, and if they can taste the test unit, we have 100% confirmation that the individual is free from Covid 19.

No barbaric testing with q-tips up the nose on Exit Only.

Gaga made nearly one hundred test units today, and we have tested every member of the crew with two test units.

We are happy to report that everyone tests negative for Covid 19.

Joss and Zoe are begging for one more test unit, and I applaud them for their commitment to testing in battle against Covid 19.

Excuse me, because I have to run another test on myself to make sure I have not contracted Covid 19 in the last five minutes.

Team Exit Only is doing our part to stop Covid 19 in its tracks.

Dr. Dave

Captain Dave - David J. Abbott M.D.





Exit Only

See what it's like for a family to sail around the world on a small catamaran

Captain Save Our Souls

Awesome music video that captures the essence of what it's like to sail offshore in a catamaran around the world when conditions are less than perfect. David Abbott from Too Many Drummers sings the vocals, and he also edited the footage from our Red Sea adventures. This is the theme song from the Red Sea Chronicles.

Red Sea Blues

Sailing up the Red Sea is not for the faint of heart. From the Bab al Mandeb to the Suez Canal, adventures and adversity are in abundance. If you take things too seriously, you just might get the Red Sea Blues.

Red Sea Chronicles Trailer

If you like drum beats, and you like adventure, then have a listen to the Red Sea Chronicles Trailer.

Red Sea Chronicles Episode 1 - When Flying Fish Attack

Flying fish assault Exit Only in the middle of the night as we sail through the Arabian Gulf from the Maldives to Oman. And so begins our Red Sea adventures.

Red Sea Chronicles Episode 2 - Pirate Alley

Sailing through Pirate Alley between Yemen and Somalia involves calculated risk. It may not be Russian Roulette, but it is a bit of a worry. Follow Team Maxing Out as they navigate through Pirate Alley.

Red Sea Chronicles Episode 3 - Aden, Yemen

Stopping in Yemen was just what the doctor ordered. We refueled, repaired our alternator, and we made friends with our gracious Yemeni hosts. We also went to Baskins Robbins as a reward for surviving Pirate Alley.

Red Sea Chronicles Episode 4- Gate of Sorrows and Sandstorms

After you survive Pirate Alley, you must sail through the Gate of Sorrows (Bab Al Mandab) at the southern entrance to the Red Sea. The Gate of Sorrows lived up to its name with fifty knots of wind and a sandstorm that pummeled Exit Only for two days. Life is good.

Patreon - Maxing Out

Captain Dave and his family spent eleven years sailing around the world on their Privilege 39 catamaran, Exit Only. During the trip, the crew shot 200 hours of video with professional cameras to show people what it's like to sail on a small boat around the world.

The Red Sea Chronicles is a one hour and twenty-two minute feature film showing their adventures as Exit Only sails through Pirate Alley in the Gulf of Aden and up the Red Sea. The professional footage documents their experiences in Oman, Yemen, Eritrea, Sudan, Egypt, and the Suez Canal. It chronicles the rigors of traveling in a remote section of the world rarely visited by cruisers. Exit Only dodges Yemeni pirates, fights a gale and sand storms in the Bab al Mandeb at the southern entrance to the Red Sea. The crew explores deserted islands on the western shores of the Red Sea, and learns to check the cruising guides for land mines before venturing ashore.

The Red Sea Chronicles also has outstanding Special Features including an Instructional Video on Storm Management that tells sailors how to deal with storms at sea.

And don't forget the two Music Videos: "The Red Sea Blues", and "Captain - Save Our Souls".

The Red Sea Chronicles is a first class adventure that stokes the sailing dreams of both experienced and wannabe sailors alike.


    Team Maxing Out Sails Around The World On Their 39 Foot Catamaran

    Join Team Maxingout as they sail through Pirate Alley and up the Red Sea


    Give your dream machine a shot in the arm

    See what it's like to cruise on a catamaran before you spend a bazillion dollars purchasing one


    View the storm management video to learn how Captain Dave dealt with storms at sea

    After watching the Red Sea Chronicles you will be able to see yourself sailing on the ocean of your dreams

Red Sea Chronicles

Save A Tree Bookstore

Although I like the feel of a paper book in my hand, I love trees even more. When people purchase an eBook, they actually save trees and save money as well. Ebooks are less expensive and have no negative impact on the environment. All of Dr. Dave's books are available at Save A Tree Bookstore. Visit the bookstore today and start putting good things into your mind. It's easy to fill your mind with positive things using eBooks. No matter where you are or what you are doing, you can pull out your smart phone or tablet and start reading. You can even use electronic highlighters and make annotations in your eBooks just like paper books.