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Old 11-02-2011, 17:27   #991
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brent there is a new breed out there,with disposable income,people like you and i are now seen as dinosaurs,cluttering up the place,with fewer and fewer free anchourages left the era of the "check book" sailor has arrived.
a lot doing a planned for 21-36-48 month circumnavigation as one more box to tick off.

though the indian ocean is still wide open,the last frontier,where angels fear to tread
Atoll: What you describe saddens me as I am one of those who is looking to voyage like you guys and like Annie Hill does.

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unfortunately it is a case of supply and demand,crossing the med in 1989 we were able to tie up for free on town quays,commercial ports etc.
these days you will have the police there telling you to go to the marina or go to sea,which would be your only choice,as popular anchorages either,full of private moorings,or protected swimming areas.

it's not all doom and gloom ,there are still areas where you are not seen as a cash cow,but they are getting fewer and farrer between.
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Fernao, don't let costs bother you. While the cost of sailing, or unnnecessaries, or entry fees and whatever may have gone up terribly since the 1950's....

The good news is that it is much simpler to pay all those costs, just do what Bernie Madoff did. Him and some 40+ others got busted for running Ponzi schemes in the past year or two in the US, but far far more got away with it. And they've all got plenty of money to go cruising on.

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Speaking just of Beaufort, NC: This is a cruiser-friendly town with two large free anchorages, dinghy docks, the works. It's easy to stop here for a very long time. The downside as Hannah pointed out is the thin water. On the inside, one must stay in the ICW. And the winters are far too cold.
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Speaking just of Beaufort, NC: This is a cruiser-friendly town with two large free anchorages, dinghy docks, the works. It's easy to stop here for a very long time. The downside as Hannah pointed out is the thin water. On the inside, one must stay in the ICW. And the winters are far too cold.
Ahhhhh.... but you must admit... Liz and the hospitality and big log fire in the Back St Pub with a pint of Guiness sure do make those winter evenings that bit more bearable...
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Ahhhhh.... but you must admit... Liz and the hospitality and big log fire in the Back St Pub with a pint of Guiness sure do make those winter evenings that bit more bearable...
I'm only in the Back Street Pub on days that end in "Y".

Ya gotta love the place. On any given night you're surrounded by serious sailors. It's a real good place to shut up and listen to the conversations. Most of the real traveling sailors thru here have come into Beaufort Inlet from the open ocean and leave the same way heading offshore.

The big, fancy, and showy ICW cruisers go to the Dockhouse for the most part. Truly, a different crowd.

BTW Boatman, Liz says she'll never forget you and misses you madly. What's up with that?

Talk about a guy with a babe in every port!
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tgzzz.... LOL.. she's got a good memory... thats 4yrs or so ago now... spent every night till closing time near enough in there one winter when I was on a Hunter on the hook in Taylors Creek with no heating... a bite to eat in the Dockhouse then the Backstreet.... Happy Daze.....
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I'm only in the Back Street Pub on days that end in "Y".

Ya gotta love the place. On any given night you're surrounded by serious sailors. It's a real good place to shut up and listen to the conversations. Most of the real traveling sailors thru here have come into Beaufort Inlet from the open ocean and leave the same way heading offshore.

The big, fancy, and showy ICW cruisers go to the Dockhouse for the most part. Truly, a different crowd.

BTW Boatman, Liz says she'll never forget you and misses you madly. What's up with that?

Talk about a guy with a babe in every port!
Sitting at a Bar in a sailing town,with the old salts talking yarns, and ports of call. Not to mention all the Complexities of sailing a boat over a salted sea with just the wind and a star to steer ya by. I bet the locals and kids are all starry eyed.
There goes that 500.00 a month thing. I'd never want to leave.
But a girl in every harbor Boatman? You are the Mannnnnnnnn !!! Zeehag is gonna get a little jealous.
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Rolf.... in my wildest dreams Vagabond... sadly its mostly the 'Platonic Girl in every port'.... I'm to shy and they've better taste....
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Play it all down with a nod and a smile never giving away secrets.
Schivalry isn't dead in Portugal. Those ladies better watch out the Boatman is in town.
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Play it all down with a nod and a smile never giving away secrets.
Schivalry isn't dead in Portugal. Those ladies better watch out the Boatman is in town.
And thats just blown any chances I may have had...
and I honestly doubt the owner of the 'Back Street' remembers me...
but its a good razz guys....
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