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Old 01-08-2016, 07:39   #61
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Northerly rising gale that came 150nm's West of Cabo San Vincente.. winds were 50km gusting 60 and building sea's with the odd growler washing the decks..
Well reefed and doing between 6-7kts for comfort.. and she's riding nicely..
Got up to 70-80km during the night..


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Old 01-08-2016, 07:58   #62
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Boatie,

How many days on the water was it for you?

I am asking as my clients are approaching Gibraltar I think it will be about 31 days for them from Puerto Rico (non-stop). Had to send them all the way up to 43N for wind. Boat a modern 40'.

I want to sail non-stop one day from there to here (home in the West Indie Martinique, home away from home Canary Islands). The problem is each time by now the wx took us right to Sao Miguel / Ponta Delgada. (A great spot anyways and well recommended to anyone sailing by).

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It was 20days to Horta.. 7 to Portimao.. and nearly 4 days to Almerimar including anchoring over night at Cadiz.
Only non-stop I reckon is keep sailing when you reach Delgado..
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Yes... the problem is always the many temptations of the Azores. Great people, great food, decent weather, mildly expensive marinas and availability of white malvasia port ...


I will try to be stronger on our way back 2017 !!!

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And don't forget the aguadente - coffee isn't the same without this necessary "kick-start"!

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And don't forget the aguadente - coffee isn't the same without this necessary "kick-start"!

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Aguardente possibly unless you mean tooth schnapps ;-)

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Ahhhh spelling - never my strong point. Was in Angra Do Heroismo a couple of weeks ago delivering a boat to Rhode Island - lovely to catch up with the Azores once again!
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Dear Cruisersforum,

I am the owner of the boat Phil delivered and want to give him a big thanks for a perfect delivery. My brother’s comment when he picked up the boat in Spain was: she never looked so good. Not really a good comment on my qualities as a captain I’m afraid.

Last Januari I realized there was not enough time to sail the boat back myself so a delivery captain would be the best solution. The perfect one would do it with care and without pushing the boat to hard. Phil came up first in my mind and it has worked out wonderfully. Apart from the delivery which was not easy he was also the best man to have around for the preparations. For example when motoring through the Simpson Bay Lagoon and the hydraulics overheated and a hose burst. It took three days, a really big Aussie guy named Jim and three snap on 1/2" ratchets to unscrew 2 bolts on the PTO coupling. Phil stayed really relaxed and not once did I felt pushed as a fixed date of departure was not there. During the nights we went for a couple of beers with his lovely lady Lena and we had fun off the beaten track.

The boat is a lovely motorsailer but can be a handful sometimes with old electronics, bypasses of some systems and other stuff. Phil has handled this very well with text communication via yellowbrick. I will not hesitate to call him if I ever need a delivery captain again.

Entonce!!
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Nice response heintje23. Thanks for posting that.
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Heintje,

Wow, great attaboy letter. Thank you for posting it.

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Thank you heintje23! That was a really nice thing to do. Glad you got your boat over to Spain AOK and we are really curious about this one as it seemed a beaut from what we've heard! Hope you have a wonderful time with it the remainder of summer.

Boaty is indeed the best to have around!

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Wow..!!!
What can I say...??

Thanks mate.. nice one..
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Well done, Heintje - great letter! And a big BZ to you, Phil!! Tony
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