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Old 20-01-2013, 20:40   #361
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Re: Attempted Trip to Bermuda

Another update:
Blackoak called me and he is in Bootkey harbor in Marathon, anchored up. I am sure anyone that would like to meet him and chat; he would welcome. I believe he posted his phone number in an earlier post. He goes to sleep early. His boat's name is Anna. If you are in Marathon look him up.
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Old 20-01-2013, 21:19   #362
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I don't know what to say on this thread. I spent much of the day reading all 24 posts. I need to go back still to look over the pictures i lost track of the events and some of the comments I wanted to reply to in the end it doesnt matter i greatly enjoyed your tales and learned from not only your experiences but many of the posts as well

First Captain Blackoak /salute. It's my belief that while there is much to learn to be a competent sailor, nothing teaches us as well as experience. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading of your adventures. We bought our boats close to the same time and yet here I am months from launch while you are out there doing it. Had I not wound up with a boat requiring assembly I would have been out here on the west coast experiencing the exact same things. At least now when I'm out there kneeling on the sole of the cockpit praying to survive I will be able to recall your experiences.

I look forward to hearing more from you
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Old 23-01-2013, 08:54   #363
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Re: Attempted Trip to Bermuda

Greetings ALL from not so sunny and warm Key West, Fl. EndOfTheRoad took the bus up from Key West, yesterday morning, and we met at Burdines in Boot Key, I picked him up on the big boat and we headed out to Key West. We had a great run and made the 50 mile run in 8 hours and change.

Thanks Carl..aka..Endoftheroad, for the time you spent taking the bus up to Boot Key, and your company for the downhill run. I appreciate your time and the use of the mooring ball.

Would post more, but Im in the library in KW, and I am taking up space. Its been a good run from Marco, to Boot Key, to Key West. A special Thank You to the TowBoatUS dude who pulled me off the sandbar about a mile from the 7 Mile Bridge. I cut the corner a little too close, but it actually was a beautiful day to be sitting half on a sandbar enjoying the view!!!!! Very pretty clear water to watch the little fishies swim by and snicker at me on their way to being someones lunch

PS. The Bacon Cheese Burger at Burdines is AWESOME and CHEAP!!!!!!
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Old 23-01-2013, 14:48   #364
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Re: Attempted Trip to Bermuda

Yep.....
It sure was a nice sail on your Seafarer 34, and great company to boot, lots of laughs.

I even got to see the exact spot on your cabin sole where you "got religion".
I didn't notice a Bible anywhere in your boat, you better keep your promise or there will be Hell to pay.
I'm sure glad you weren't preaching to me all day.

Your welcome to use my mooring here in Key West for as long as you want.
Make yourself at home,

btw, great job sailing your boat yesterday, your more natural at this sail/liveaboard thing than you think.

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Old 24-01-2013, 13:49   #365
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Having a great time in Key West...wish YALL.....even Mayo was HERE! This place needs a little more weirdness...
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Old 24-01-2013, 13:52   #366
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BlackOak Rocks!

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Old 24-01-2013, 15:27   #367
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Having a great time in Key West...wish YALL.....even Mayo was HERE! This place needs a little more weirdness...
Where are you going after that. Do you know yet?
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Having a great time in Key West...wish YALL.....even Mayo was HERE! This place needs a little more weirdness...
Having a great time is the key to enjoying boats .
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Old 25-01-2013, 21:12   #369
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Ps...Guys? When I sit on the john (in this boat) to do my business, I cant seem to get all the necessary parts to fit into the bowl. Captain Fred told me to piss first, and then the other if possible. Any other suggestions?
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Old 26-01-2013, 17:09   #370
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Where are you going after that. Do you know yet?
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Dont know yet, but I'll be here a spell I guess. Captain Shelly said she will/may be down in March, Captain Rocketman said he may be coming down sooner. This is a great place to be, though I have a fondness for Crystal River and Marco Island, because of the awesome people I have been blessed to meet and share some time together, and even here in KW, I have met a great couple, Endoftheroad & his awesome lady, moored about a mile away.

While in my little bit of traveling on a sailboat, its not the sailing thats great, its the PEOPLE ya meet! I even met some RedHats here in KW during Sail Week, that were not only very friendly, but also very drunk and funny!

I am here, til I am not here anymore....and now that I have internet on da boat, I'll give a shout out. I am looking at Dry Tortugas, but Endoftheroad says there is a nice little spot not far from here I should sail to. Gonna check it out.
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Old 26-01-2013, 18:03   #371
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Re: Attempted Trip to Bermuda

G'Day BO,

Mate, at last you are beginning to sound like a real cruiser! When we are asked how long we'll be somewhere, we answer "until we leave". If the question is when will we go, the answer is "just after we get the anchor up and stowed".

And your comment about the people being the important bit... right on! After a while tropical (and sub tropical) paradises start looking a lot alike, but people have nearly infinite variability, and are always of interest, often amusement, and sometimes worthy of love.

You're getting the hang of it and the enjoyment factor will be increasing apace.

So, good sailing, good cruising and good peopling!

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BO where have you dropped your anchor in key west?
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Dont know yet, but I'll be here a spell I guess.
Don't be in a rush to rush on just for the sake of it and you have earned some R & R time . But nonetheless just because you are based in one place for a while does not mean you have to stay at Anchor / Moored in the one spot all the time. Now and again you can sail off for the afternoon, a few days or even a week. Or simply wander off ashore beyond foot power.........or sit, chill and chat .
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Re: Attempted Trip to Bermuda

Yup, lots to explore around here...and a great place to bicycle around too. I am on a mooring ball roughly here
Latitude:N 24 34' 52
Longitude:W 81 47'
or just between Fleming Key and Sigbee Island about a mile or two north of Garrison Bight. Its a good spot, and a nice dinghy ride to the city marina dinghy dock.
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Yup, lots to explore around here...and a great place to bicycle around too. I am on a mooring ball roughly here
Latitude:N 24 34' 52
Longitude:W 81 47'
or just between Fleming Key and Sigbee Island about a mile or two north of Garrison Bight. Its a good spot, and a nice dinghy ride to the city marina dinghy dock.


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