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Old 29-08-2010, 08:11   #166
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That said, 18 people on watch can't protect you from the submerged container but a second set of hands can effect repairs more quickly. Fair winds.
Don't ya know Hannah, Mark has one of those disposable boats.

Count me among those hoping it works out for you guys Mark. Sounds to me like you've got your head on straight -- with the possible exception of all that "maturity" you've been showing. Relationships occassionally call for more "damn the torepedos" a bit less "prudent seamanship" . . .. And anyway, Beneteaus are a dime a dozen.

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Old 29-08-2010, 09:36   #167
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Chin up Mark!!! The toughest part of a breakup besides financial, is the first day. The next few weeks are usually spent screening the many who will be at your doorstep.

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Old 29-08-2010, 20:32   #168
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Well someone didn't see the 1988 documentary "Young Einstein"! He was an Aussie!
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I am soooooo excited....

I was just wondering, a few days before this thread started, whether there were any famous people hiding behind pseudonyms on this site.

And I just found out there is one..... NOEL EDMUNDS is a member of CF!!!!! Look, look......!!!! Cruisers & Sailing Forums - View Profile: moonrsn

Ooh, I wonder if he'll be my friend!!!

Oh bugger, what a shame - on closer investigation this is a guy called Noel Edwards, who looks just like Noel Edmunds - and it would have been well cool to know Noel Edmunds. Anyone got his phone number anyway???
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:34   #170
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Are you suggesting that Mark should be looking for 16 YO solo female sailors?


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I think no one, be she 16 or he 60, can safely sail alone.
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By no means. I think 16 YO solos should find each other and leave the old men for the rest of us.
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By no means. I think 16 YO solos should find each other and leave the old men for the rest of us.
That paints several interesting pictures in my twisted imagination...
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:44   #173
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Mark and Nic so sorry to hear about this. I just can't imagine not wanting to cruise though.
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... NOEL EDMUNDS is a member of CF!!!!! Look, look ...
... it would have been well cool to know Noel Edmunds. Anyone got his phone number anyway???
Sounds like an interesting fellow.
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Sucks to hear this. But its good to hear you didn't get p****whipped into giving up your dream and decided to continue on alone. You have your heath, a nice boat and the capability to continue cruising which is more than what a lot of people have. So life is still good depending on how you choose to look at it.
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So, what do you do all alone on a 50ft Ketch on the "fringes" of civilisation? I looked up Hecate Sound and it looks very bleak and empty - which I am sure gives it a beauty all of its own, but I imagine you would need to be very self-reliant in that part of the world. Help does not look too close...
Since you brought it up I had to "Google Earth" it too - you are right, it looks like a great place to be !

So what's the story, there has to be one ? Probably should be answered in a separate thread to keep from hijacking Mark's any more.



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Sucks to hear this. But its good to hear you didn't get p****whipped into giving up your dream and decided to continue on alone.
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Since you brought it up I had to "Google Earth" it too - you are right, it looks like a great place to be !

So what's the story, there has to be one ? Probably should be answered in a separate thread to keep from hijacking Mark's any more.
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Forget blindness, I was thinking that he will have an unbearable cramp in his hand(s), and not able to work the winches..

As for the avatar, I likes, as I was involved in several colonial groups myself.. Great look and fun!!
So if you work the wenches you can still work the winches?
No wenches, no winches. Which wench? Which winch?
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As you head to Gibraltar, you will see weird currents in the water. In that area of the Med, I saw currents welling up that reminded me of the strange currents in the shallow water around Fiji. In the distance of 100 meters I could see water flowing first in one direction, and then in another. I wondered what was going on in the deep water. It must have been disturbed currents coming through the Straits of Gibraltar. There's lots going on in that area, and if you are singlehanding you might consider making a series of shorter hops if that is possible. I think singlehanding out in the Atlantic is easier and safer. Less current, less shipping, and weather is more stable.
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