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Old 23-07-2010, 07:43   #16
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No problem. DOJ could just trade it in for this Nordhavn - Power That Is Oceans Apart
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Course he may have to sell his goat
Actually part of this Challenge would be to find the bl##dy goat - he went AWOL during his own RTW attempt (hence the talk of visiting a few pole dancing bars - it's a family thing I guess, errrr...I didn't really say family did I ??? )
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Old 23-07-2010, 08:16   #17
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David, I happen to know that Nordhavn will take trade-ins They have a part built MS56 that they'd very much like to do a deal on Mind you, If you had one of those, you probably wouldn't be short handed.
B.T.W., we are passing your way in about a months time and stopping to get some cheap fuel. If you fancy showing us around the night life, we'd be happy to buy you a beer.

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Old 23-07-2010, 08:23   #18
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You could do it in about 10 months but you'd miss 99% of the experience.
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Old 23-07-2010, 13:20   #19
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I just hate the panama canal

IDEA: What if we had a single sailors rally? We could all meet in say Cape Town or in any stop along the way - drop in and drop out of the group as needed?
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Old 23-07-2010, 13:29   #20
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IDEA: What if we had a single sailors rally? We could all meet in say Cape Town or in any stop along the way - drop in and drop out of the group as needed?
Wouldn't that kinda miss the point of the single handed thing?

In any event am thinking shorthanded, not neccessarily solo.

Figure that I have the perfect tool to find a deluded f#ckwit to sign up. The Internet You interested?
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Old 23-07-2010, 13:51   #21
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goin' solo. hard enough going solo with my own company...why ruin other people's experiences?

Don't mind idea of a flotilla of solo's out there meeting up from time to time - or a good race to the goats
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Old 23-07-2010, 15:35   #22
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Stunning circumnavigation

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Old 23-07-2010, 15:47   #23
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Slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww downnnnnnnnnnnn and enjoy!
Right, David. Get real. Stop hurrying. Once you get out on the ocean everything, and I mean everything in the time-space continuum wlll take on a completely different meaning. Once you do a hugely long passage and arrive somewhere, you will want to hang out for a while, as in months or years, and so life will take on a different pace.

Really the only question is whether not you can cut the dock lines. That's the crucial event and the crucial moment. Once you do that then the logic of everything will become evident to you.

Your sailing skills? Give me a break. 13 year old girls (or thereabouts) do it.
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Go quick go now, then do it again slow with a goat of your choosing.
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The best places in the world to see have nothing to do with sex. When you get older your old friend Dick leads you around less.
What in the world are you talking about?! God help me, that He (my friend, Richard) would ever let me down like that. If I ever get THAT old, to think that there is something good in life not in some way connected with sex -- PLEASE just shoot me, cremate me, and scatter my ashes from my swim platform. Good God, man, you must have one foot in the grave, to talk that kind of harmful nonsense. The older you get, the more important it is, to keep up the libidinous side of life. To quote that great bard Yeats:

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Ok Dockhead, first you quote Sterling, now you quote Keats? I think man, you need some Russian literature or something really balsy to wake us up. Dostoyevsky?
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Ok Dockhead, first you quote Sterling, now you quote Keats? I think man, you need some Russian literature or something really balsy to wake us up. Dostoyevsky?
Yeats, not Keats, which are two different things, but you were just winding me up methinks.

Forget the literature; imagine the man thinks that we should no longer be guided by our lower heads. God help us! The older we get, the younger the women need to be, and the more scrupulous we need to be, in attending to Richard's needs. IMHO.

Dostoevsky is not really the thing here, 'ballsy' or not. I was in St. Petersburg following in his footsteps just a few weeks ago; white nights are going on there. But he is all about the moral side of life, not the present topic.
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Ok my turn you limey:

"Not so young, sir, to love a woman for singing, nor too old to dote on her for anything" KENT (King Lear)
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Ok my turn you limey:

"Not so young, sir, to love a woman for singing, nor too old to dote on her for anything" KENT (King Lear)
That's good! Very much apropos the topic!

I'm not a "limey". I'm a native of Nashville, Tennessee, even if my ancestors came to these shores from London a few centuries ago.
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Well...thats a baffling situation. Why are you in Solent on a Moody - just picking up a few stray cousins that were left behind? Fascinating.
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