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Old 10-12-2013, 12:30   #586
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Re: What happens to all the wannabees?

boatman, you sir are a top geezer.
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Old 10-12-2013, 14:33   #587
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I kinda suspect that the people that actually cruise spend more time sailing than sitting in front of their laptop.

I do use the forum occasionally because there are some very experienced sailors on here that can pass on some very valuable knowledge.

Unfortunately there are also a lot of the opposite on here as well, and I know I lose interest pretty quick the way forums tend to go WAY off topic to the point of being ridiculous.

I suspect it's more a case of people losing interest in the forum than actually giving up sailing.
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Old 10-12-2013, 14:42   #588
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I have been wanting to scribe for a while now, it's been a couple of years since I set off from Ft Lauderdale, single handed on my 72ft Frers Steel Hulled Ketch down the Thorny Path, through Mona Pass and direct to Trinidad....with no bloody Auto Pilot, leaky Fuel Tanks, leaky Water tanks, no A/C, Faulty Water Maker, Almost Dead Batteries (wouldn't hold a charge for more than a couple of hrs with just basic nav equipment on), Cable / Chain Steering Box came apart mid Caribbean sea, Generator intermittent Starting etc.etc. Basically, everything that could go wrong, went wrong.
The previous owner swore to me that all was ready to go, and the inspections carried out at the dock in a canal in the middle of Ft Lauderdale hardly revealed the problems to come.
Anyway, I made it to Chagauramas, intact...barely.
After she was hauled out and Sand Blasted is when I realized just how lucky I was, there was more rust than plate, it was the fairing and paint that kept her water tight, three 4ft x 8ft 3/8" plate steel was used to repair the hull rust spots, the deck require another two sheets....all was very cleverly concealed by this con man that sold me the Boat, paint can hide a multitude of sins...and a falsified Survey doesn't help either.
Anyway, 2 years on the hard, completely rebuilt the beautiful boat, new wiring, plumbing, Bow Thruster, Batteries, all LED Lighting and everything else that was suspect has been changed out and finally the light at the end of the tunnel is near....Feb 2014 she'll be wet again and after a shake down cruise to St Lucia, if all is 100% then we'll be back on track to head to Panama, Galapagos to the Marquesas at long last.....
It's been an expensive lesson to learn, but, now that the major pain is over I am looking forward to enjoying retirement, lost a couple of years, lots of frustration.....but, it's over now and I will be posting updates.....oodles of them as soon as we cut loose......you'll all get fed up hearing from me I'm sure ;-)

Fair winds to all....

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I would have a tough time not getting back to the PO..............With a hammer. Or hemmer, depending on how you spell it.
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Old 10-12-2013, 14:50   #589
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Re: What happens to all the wannabees?

Believe me Therapy, I consider that option a few times, although I was thinking about visiting him with a Baseball Bat....but, it would only delay my trip a little longer, life in jail just wouldn't be worth it!!
The Sheisters will eventually get whats coming to them!!
Thanks for the back up....
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boatman, you sir are a top geezer.
Your only saying that coz I'm a Tiki lover....
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I kinda suspect that the people that actually cruise spend more time sailing than sitting in front of their laptop.
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Lol.

Must admit, plumbing is one of my weaknesses. I get the concepts, just don't have the practical experience.

Although, my ex-girlfriend was training to be a plumber at one time. May have to take her along. Hehe.


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I guess I wasn't paying enough attention but I thought MG was a g with m. But nooooooooooooo!

I have to get out more.
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I guess I wasn't paying enough attention but I thought MG was a g with m. But nooooooooooooo!

I have to get out more.
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Old 10-12-2013, 17:09   #594
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Lol. Must admit, plumbing is one of my weaknesses. I get the concepts, just don't have the practical experience. Although, my ex-girlfriend was training to be a plumber at one time. May have to take her along. Hehe. MG
PEX is the new Velcro for plumbing.
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PEX is the new Velcro for plumbing.
Plus one! Just finished my house with it. Clean, easy and quick.
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PEX is the new Velcro for plumbing.
Plus two, just keep it out of the sun, It's not very UV resistant I've been told
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Your only saying that coz I'm a Tiki lover....
nah mate it's yer fine lines...
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I guess I wasn't paying enough attention but I thought MG was a g with m. But nooooooooooooo!

I have to get out more.
If I read you right.... I am a girl, you got that right. What!? Don't they let Lesbians sail? LOL

To be fair, I haven't yet come across a post, blog or other reference about 2 lady sailors on the same boat, if you catch my drift. However, I know the previous Mayor of Cambridge (UK), she and her partner sail, so I know it happens.

Come on people, it's nearly 2014, catch up. ROFL.

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If I read you right.... I am a girl, you got that right. What!? Don't they let Lesbians sail? LOL

To be fair, I haven't yet come across a post, blog or other reference about 2 lady sailors on the same boat, if you catch my drift. However, I know the previous Mayor of Cambridge (UK), she and her partner sail, so I know it happens.

Come on people, it's nearly 2014, catch up. ROFL.

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Now you are asking a lot.

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If I read you right.... I am a girl, you got that right. What!? Don't they let Lesbians sail? LOL

To be fair, I haven't yet come across a post, blog or other reference about 2 lady sailors on the same boat, if you catch my drift. However, I know the previous Mayor of Cambridge (UK), she and her partner sail, so I know it happens.

Come on people, it's nearly 2014, catch up. ROFL.

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There was a thread a while ago about a couple of lesbian sailors who sometimes felt awkward when entering an anchorage. I looked but can't find it - someone else, with better search skills than moi will certainly come up with it.
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