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Old 24-09-2012, 08:34   #136
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Broken PTO in the Bahamas (on my birthday)
That shirt is not nearly nice enough to lay boat parts on...

I thought Atoll woulda trained ya better on boat maintenance.
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Old 24-09-2012, 08:57   #137
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as a post script i should hace captioned the photos........which are as follows

me teaching tony how to pull the local women

teaching tony how to herd cats

how to build an oven and bake bread

his first fish

what to eat when the cornflakes run out..

we did a bit of sailing as well,about 4500 miles,so i guess a bit of that rubbed off as well
If you don't mind me asking, where were those photos taken?
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Old 24-09-2012, 09:17   #138
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youth - read many books about sea going adventures. Discovered the likes of Hornblower and Aubrey. Decided one day I would sail. Status: Dreamer

young adulthood - Career minded. Date many women. Mention dreams of sailing and watch relationships collapse. Decide I'll never get married. Make money while looking at boat classified and reading Moitessier. Status: Angry dreamer

Last 5 years - Meet gal that I believe shares an adventurous heart. Get married. Make first posts on CF (Total Novice seeks experience in exchange for hard work in Louisiana). Buy a boat. Replace a diesel engine. Gut all wiring and rewire a boat. Start racing at the local yacht clubs. About to start rigging project. Status: Wannabee

In about 3 years - Hope to cut the lines and go. We have a budget, we have numbers, we have a plan. Isn't that the difference between a dream and a goal??? -> A plan. But if we don't make it, I'll come back here on the this thread and let you all know. :P
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Old 24-09-2012, 13:28   #139
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If you don't mind me asking, where were those photos taken?
hi just got back from my little boat that i so wannabe sailing!

the photos were taken on kanton atoll,in the phoenix group of islands,kiribati,whilst enroute on a delivery of a 33 ft cape dory from hawaii to australia a couple of years ago
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Old 24-09-2012, 13:36   #140
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Ah, the Lewmar 40 rig. That video always make me laugh. No I haven't had to use that rig since, thankfully.

Wahoo or Spanish Mackerel?
looks like a spanish mackerel,wahoo has no stripes,either way good eating,
i trained you well!"

though i did learn something from you as well! that was your eco friendly "fillet and release program!"still not sure if the fillet's grow back like the legs do on crabs
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Great thread Alex, except I haven't had time to read most of it. But any thread that runs to 9 pages in a couple of days has got to have something going for it.
Of course, if Ex-Calif adds a couple of posts you're almost there already!

Wannabees get the idea from CF that they could do this thing.
Aftre a couple of years making pointless, half-witted comments, they ignore the good advice and go out and buy a boat that has tons of bells and whistles, most of which are on the point of useless so need work, is way too big, far from home so they have no choice but to fix the damn thing up and sail it back if they ever want to see their kids again!

They now have little time to spend with all their old buddies on CF because they're working their butts off.
But they're still around because they learned in their wannabe years that there is no better place to get really helpful, willing advice from supportive folk who have a wealth of experience.

So that's where the wannabes end up!

Vic.

PS. Ex-Calif, your posts are treasures...
yeah! 2 more pages since this avo,whilst i've been off rebuilding the mackwester,that i so wannabee sailing before it freezes over here!

vic think of it this way....it is only the kids inheritance you are spending!
and im sure they would rather you be happy,and swanning around the carib and pacific islands,whilst they sit at home eating pot noodles and play on the xbox,i know mine would only notice that we had gone after a few days when the fridge is empty.......

having refitted a few boats in the tropic's,the benefits are enourmous, last one i did i sweated off 15kilos in 3months!

you will be running around like a spring chicken in no time,lean, mean and fit from you new llife of fixing boat in exotic locations!
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hi just got back from my little boat that i so wannabe sailing!

the photos were taken on kanton atoll,in the phoenix group of islands,kiribati,whilst enroute on a delivery of a 33 ft cape dory from hawaii to australia a couple of years ago
Just Googled Earth'd it. What a cool place and remote. I found this Youtube on it.
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Re: What happens to all the wannabees?

i learned the answer to where do the wannabes go--they become desk jocks and badmouth the cruisers out there doing it and call their pix fotochopped..LOL...they can be be nasty lil children....many are decent folks, but i think jellusy gets many of the smaller heads and makes em say bad things.
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Just Googled Earth'd it. What a cool place and remote. I found this Youtube on it.

I should also add that I find it disgusting that the US Military did not clean up their mess after they vacated in 1979...
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Just Googled Earth'd it. What a cool place and remote. I found this Youtube on it.
thanks for posting i hadn't seen that one,things were a bit desperate when we were there as they had run out of food.
i might have posted this before,but it is worth a lookif you are interested.

Alex Bond, British Sailor, Helps Starving Villagers On Kanton Island
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(Jumps up and down) I'm still here.
I really hope you're not too upset by my hanging out here and picking you folks brains.
And yes, I really want to be, so I guess that makes me a wannabee.
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thanks for posting i hadn't seen that one,things were a bit desperate when we were there as they had run out of food.
i might have posted this before,but it is worth a lookif you are interested.

Alex Bond, British Sailor, Helps Starving Villagers On Kanton Island
That's pretty cool of you. I take it they do not have the means to radio off the Island (SSB or Ham). Although I hate disclosing my future plans (I would sound like a wannabee). It's not far off the beaten path where I would like to visit.
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(Jumps up and down) I'm still here.
I really hope you're not too upset by my hanging out here and picking you folks brains.
And yes, I really want to be, so I guess that makes me a wannabee.
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why would we be upset we need fresh meat
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That's pretty cool of you. I take it they do not have the means to radio off the Island (SSB or Ham). Although I hate disclosing my future plans (I would sound like a wannabee). It's not far off the beaten path where I would like to visit.
their government was well aware of the problem,as they have ssb,but national pride got in the way of asking another nations help
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