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Old 01-02-2013, 14:59   #391
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Re: Attempted Trip to Bermuda

It is high time to put this thread out of its misery. Ashes to ashes... Mauritz
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Old 01-02-2013, 15:12   #392
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It is high time to put this thread out of its misery. Ashes to ashes... Mauritz
No way. The story is still unfinished. Keep it up, BO.
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No way. The story is still unfinished. Keep it up, BO.
I second that!
We want more of it!
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Dont listen to nonsense i have yet to begin sailing and this thread has truly inspired me. I hope it never ends and your trip never stops. Sail on.
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Re: Attempted Trip to Bermuda

I am kind of glad you were not successful in pushing the boat off ...

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I climbed back on board, and put the boat in reverse at idle, climbed back over board and tried to push it off.
... or you could be watching it going in circles (if lucky) from the sandbar. Got a PFD and a line with the bitter end fast to the boat? It's kind of hard to chase a boat in the water, even harder to climb on it while in motion ...

Anyhow ... keep the story going!
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Old 01-02-2013, 15:35   #396
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It is high time to put this thread out of its misery. Ashes to ashes... Mauritz
What is this based on? This is one of the best threads going right now!
I and others look forward to BO's posting. Sorry you don't feel the same.
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Old 01-02-2013, 15:44   #397
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Re: Attempted Trip to Bermuda

Well, cant go to Bermuda till early May, anyway. I am enjoying wacKey West, and holding here till I get my GPS/ChartPlotter delivered. Dont wanna be going into a coral head, and prefer real time info in waters like here, instead of just using my paper charts. Lots and Lots of reef, and similiar to what I can expect when attempting Bermuda. So it will be a good training scenerio for me. There is still the Bahamas, and Turk Caicos, I can sail off to for more practice, in the coming weeks.

I plan to do Boca Grande Key, then hop to Marquases Key, then hop to Dry Tortugas in the next couple of weeks, with the new nav equipment. Gonna try it out and see if it will be want I need.

Been sitting out here on the boat doing some cleaning...deep cleaning...and noticed, the longer I sit inside the boat, the more the little things pop out at me. Like, the left over screwhole, or screws/nail in the walls that at one time used to hold up something like a photo. A couple spots peeling paint, how dull the teak is looking, spots where the PO used duct tape, scotch tape, black tape, and left the residue on the walls, and wtf did he need to attach with tape. Scraping off little spots of splattered paint off the wood, when the PO painted and didnt clean up or have a drop cloth.

Pulled the floor up yesterday, and tried to figure out where all those hoses, wires, and cables went to and what is their function. Today I clean the floor, and underneath it. Sprayed some pledge funiture polish on the wood floor, and found I could sorta skate around with my socks on. I was amazed how fast that runner can slide right out from under your feet and leave ya grabbing air for something to hold onto. Decided I needed some more stratigically placed grab rails inside the boat. I went a little crazy with the funiture polish, but everything smells so lemoney, and everything is shiny, and slickery.

Its been a little crapy weather here, 20kt winds out of the north, and 3 to 4 footers under the boat. Been rockin and rollin for 2 days now. Last night I had something clanking the mast, check all my halyards, sheets and rigging, and couldnt find the culprit. Grabbed a handful of zip-ties, and ran around on deck zip-tieing anything that moved. Tried to find it today while the sun was out, but its not clanking anymore. I tried sleeping in the v-berth, during the blow, and i was told that sleeping in the middle of the boat is less bumpy, and less noisey. Gonna try that tonight, maybe I can get some sleep tonight.

PS. I havent even put the boat up for sale on Craigslist, which I usually do at every port I make...wonder what that means?
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"PS. I havent even put the boat up for sale on Craigslist, which I usually do at every port I make...wonder what that means?"

Awesome.... Glad to hear, you sound like a sailor!
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Its been a little crapy weather here, 20kt winds out of the north, and 3 to 4 footers under the boat. Been rockin and rollin for 2 days
That's why I stay in Marathon (Boot Key Harbor), rather than Key West. No protection from North winds at Key West. Boot Key Harbor just gets a small chop from the same winds...
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That's why I stay in Marathon (Boot Key Harbor), rather than Key West. No protection from North winds at Key West. Boot Key Harbor just gets a small chop from the same winds...
True, but at least the sound of the wind muffles out hearing your neighbors.
Boot Key Harbor is much too crowded, you can set one alarm clock for the whole anchorage it's so quiet.
I was just blasting Shakira and dancing around on my deck in my underwear and no one saw and you couldn't hear it 20 feet away from my boat.
It's a little more like living in the country, a bit more of a rural feeling here in KW.
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Oh how I'd love to have a beer with Black Oak! Glad you're doing better now - I think you just needed the experience and knowledge to gain the confidence needed. Cheers!
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No way!
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No way. This thread is the best reason to log into CF these days.
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Re: Attempted Trip to Bermuda

I have to agree, I like reading BO's replays, after spending some time with him, it will be fun to catch up when I make it down to key west again. All I got to say until then is keep all of us posted. If nothing else we can learn how not to do it. But seriously most of us have made some or all of BO's mistakes, we just didn't publisize them as we'll as BO has.
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Imagine how long you would have to wait to do something if you waited until you were an expert.....i started a business. had i waited to become an expert, I would have never started...

bo has years of exp gotten in a short time...some take years to get just a little experience...to each their own....

jumping in is how i have done many a ventures and it seems to work for me....bo seems safe and is out there.

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He's been towed, how many times?

He thought he was going to die in a little rough weather

He cussed sailing and sailboats.

He said he was going to sell his boat.

Doing fine????????? He's doing and that's great. Hopefully he'll continue as he said he didn't even post his boat for sale in the last anchorage.

Keep on jumping if that works for you. I prefer to do my homework BEFORE jumping and enjoy what I'm doing.
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