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Old 11-01-2013, 16:48   #31
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Anyone know if he made it to Panama?
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Old 11-01-2013, 16:56   #32
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Welcome aboard Capt Grandpa! I'll fire off an email to him!
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:32   #33
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Here's an update from Jeff. I received these emails from Jeff late last night. He is in Golfito, Costa Rica apparently in need of repairs. Maybe someone out there can help. Ive reprinted these emails with permission.

email 1 (I asked him how it was going).
Well I dont know how much you have kept up on whats been going on so I will try to give the catch up version. I am now In Gulfito heading to Panama on the 13th on a bus to meet my wife at the airport and bring her back here to the boat then we will continue. On the way to here I got into a big storm and went three days withought sleep to get back to the coast and my auto pilot broke so Now we are trying to figure out how we can get a new auto pilot and still have enough money to pass through the Panama Canel.

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Jeff S Gomes

email 2 (I asked him how I keep track of his progress)
Yes I am anchored Out in front of Land Sea Services owned by Tim And Kathy they are great people and any passing by the area I would sugest them to stop in They offer a good laundry service a book exchange water and a great clubhouse with shower and honor system drinks. you can go to the more expensive docks but here I feel like I am with friends. As for keeping up with me the best I have been able to do is post updates when I can On my face book you have to look up Jeff Gomes From Pico Azores and request to be added as a friend and when I can I post where I am at and I try to put some pictures.

Thanks!

Jeff S Gomes

Keep it going Jeff. Life is short. I just received a call as I was typing this that a good friend and neighbor of mine just died this morning. He was an athlete and healthy. Devastating.
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Old 13-01-2013, 12:23   #34
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Such a remarkable story. Thanks for the update
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Old 20-04-2013, 14:22   #35
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Regrettably, Jeff lost his boat near Barranquilla, Colombia. Caught fishing line in the prop, and while trying to unfoul it, drifted aground and got pounded until his ship's keel broke.
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Old 20-04-2013, 14:39   #36
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Regrettably, Jeff lost his boat near Barranquilla, Colombia. Caught fishing line in the prop, and while trying to unfoul it, drifted aground and got pounded until his ship's keel broke.
Yes, but at least he cut the dock lines and took his adventure of a lifetime. And of course...there are plenty of other boats out there...if he is in good enough health to continue.
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Old 21-04-2013, 09:51   #37
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Major credit to him for getting up and going, obviously. If its important to him, I hope he finds another boat, or perhaps one in need of crew going his way.
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Re: First AND last voyage

So I realized I hadn't heard anything from Jeff in over a year so I reached out to him and this is the latest. In a nutshell he lost his sailboat as Svan stated but replaced it with a 42' nova Heritage motor trawler. His health has apparently worsened and he is in David Panama. The boat is in Bocas Del Toro apparently and he needs to sell it. MODERATOR I apologize if this request does not fall into Forum compliance if it doesn't but I don't know where else to request this on Jeffs behalf. I do have his permission though to do this. Here's what he sent me:

"It,s a 42' nova Heritage motor trawler Daul Perkins engines! 500 gallons fuel,500 gallons water storage , water maker, wen aft cabin with private head and shower forward cabin with bunks and private head! I paid over 130,000 almost a year ago it needs attention on some things but it's a good solid boat! I would like to get cash or trade or both as close to 80,000 as possible but open to offers! " I have pictures of this boat and jeffs email if anyone is interested.
So you all know I'm just trying help a guy out-I got no other motives on this other than that. I hope he beats the cancer!!
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Have as much fun as you can... you're gonna be dead for a long time.. this ain't no dress rehearsal.
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Re: First AND last voyage

CategoryforJay,

You might get better response if you started a new threat, or got him to list it in the Boats for Sale thread. This is all somewhat disjointed and to helpful to him.

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Have as much fun as you can... you're gonna be dead for a long time.. this ain't no dress rehearsal.
I like this thought as well:

Death always arrives early. But we all get a lifetime. We do what we can. And that simply has to be enough. "Mainsheetsister"

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... Old men ought to be explorers; here or there does not matter, we must be still and still moving ... through the dark cold and the empty desolation ...The wave cry, the wind cry, the vast waters of the petrel and the porpoise. In my end is my beginning. TS Eliot
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UPDATE: It seems Jeff has somewhat disappeared. I can't seem to locate him through search engines and his Facebook Page has been shut down. I hope you're alright Jeff. Maybe someone else has news of Jeff. Thanks.
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I hope I have your balls when the time comes.
Doubt his family will agree to that mate..
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You're a bad man boatie :beer:

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