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Old 23-10-2013, 19:55   #526
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Re: Attempted Trip to Bermuda

I second that (BO movie)

As far as Captain Philips goes, crew of Maersk Alabama call this flick "one big lie".
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What they were not as stupid as pertraied
in the move?
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i note that it is exactly one year ago today that black oak first posted this thread.
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Old 23-10-2013, 22:40   #529
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Just spent the last couple of hours reading all 528 posts of this thread. Hope to see Black Oak at it again soon. Every single time he called for a tow I was laughing out loud, nearly in tears. My son came to check on me because he thought I was crying.

Not only funny, its was a good eye-opener to a newbie like myself. Definitely will be taking lessons before buying a boat. Lots of lessons.

Also thinking Key West sounds like a pretty cool place to hang.
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Also thinking Key West sounds like a pretty cool place to hang.
Well you're in Texas now, don't discount the Tropic of Texas too fast. Pretty cool places here, and a lot cheaper!!!
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Re: Attempted Trip to Bermuda

Hi BO,
just read this thread....at once, couldn't stop reading. It felt like my own experience in fast forward.

A few years ago bought my first "big" boat, a Catalina 27 off Ebay and sailed her from New York City to Charleston....
first night out 15-20 ft seas: check
Shaft coupling shatters into 4 pieces, took a wave sideways crew wet, water 12" above sole (we are talking about April: 39 deg seawater)
towboat: check
towboat captain inexperienced: check
after $700 repairs...
second night out sandbar: check
boat laying on side, bouncing on the bottom, waves cresting over the top: check (note: water still 39 deg)
orange helicopter: check
stopped panicking first mate from shooting flares AT the orange helicopter check!
towboat: check
$2500 haul out and trailer ride to Charleston: check
$3300 repairs in Charleston: check

You bet boating is great fun! Good thing god loves sailors, drunks and children!
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:15   #533
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Hi BO,
just read this thread....at once, couldn't stop reading. It felt like my own experience in fast forward.

A few years ago bought my first "big" boat, a Catalina 27 off Ebay and sailed her from New York City to Charleston....
first night out 15-20 ft seas: check
Shaft coupling shatters into 4 pieces, took a wave sideways crew wet, water 12" above sole (we are talking about April: 39 deg seawater)
towboat: check
towboat captain inexperienced: check
after $700 repairs...
second night out sandbar: check
boat laying on side, bouncing on the bottom, waves cresting over the top: check (note: water still 39 deg)
orange helicopter: check
stopped panicking first mate from shooting flares AT the orange helicopter check!
towboat: check
$2500 haul out and trailer ride to Charleston: check
$3300 repairs in Charleston: check

You bet boating is great fun! Good thing god loves sailors, drunks and children!
Hey you got a good sea story out of it! Isn't Pleasure Boating fun? You didn't mention how much your ebay C27 set you back originally. I bet it was about half what you ended up paying to sail it home! Boat prices sure are funny!
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Well you're in Texas now, don't discount the Tropic of Texas too fast. Pretty cool places here, and a lot cheaper!!!
Don't worry, that's where I'll be calling home base.
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Okay I just had to wake this thread from the grave. BO, u still out there? Any more adventures in the works?
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Re: Attempted Trip to Bermuda

Ill catch brimstone for this post, but so be it.

How many folks on this thread egged this guy on, with zero experience, poor equipment, no set of direction or internal compass. No nest egg, no insurance, no lots of things. However, you let it all slide, and chuckled him on.

My opinion, and I am entitled to it, but I do not think this guy was well served, nor was the boats he could have damaged, well served, by so many well wishers, wishing him the best.

The guy had family, and he was sailing away to some great adventure. My advice to this guy is reach down and grab all the responsibility you have made promises to, and put your back into the best job you can get, and support the family.

Soap box put away.
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Re: Attempted Trip to Bermuda

t ayo;1 625 054]I ll c atch . brimstone for w this post, but so be it.

How many folks on this thread egged this guy on, with zero experience, poor equipment, no set of direction or internal compass. No nest egg, no insurance, no lots of things. However, you let it all slide, and chuckled him on.

My opinion, and I am entitled to it, but I do not think this guy was well served, nor was the boats he could have damaged, well served, by so many well wishers, wishing him the best.

The guy had family, and he was sailing away to some great adventure. My advice to this guy is reach down and grab all the responsibility you have made promises to, and put your back into the best job you can get, and support the family.

Soap box put away.[/QUOTE]

I spent some time with black oak in key west, met his family when the came to visit. I was There when he sold his boat. Although he was an inexperienced sailer he was far from a irresponsible man. He was retired, had investment properties and a good father and husband. And a dam funny guy. Things are not always as they appear online
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Of course your opinion has some merit, Gary, but it can no longer be said that he has zero experience. He crowded about 3 years of experiences into 3 months of sailing and boat ownership, and is as capable as half the members here, now. He has more sea miles than many, too. Maybe he is not ready to tackle Bermuda yet, but I have no problems with the idea of sharing our near coastal waters with him.
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Ah the amusement and education that BO has provided through this thread.
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