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Old 30-07-2014, 15:35   #16
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Re: The True Stories Of Cruising

The Good
Great Friends and Pot Luck dinners at the Santa Rosalia Yacht Club in the Central Sea of Cortez

The Bad
Great Friends in nasty clothes and strange head gear at the Santa Rosalia Yacht Club
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Old 30-07-2014, 15:43   #17
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The Good
You can fix your boat anywhere you want - Puerto Don Juan after Hurricane Marty

The Bad
You can wreck your boat in the most unexpected places - Puerto Refugio - Hurricane Marty
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Old 30-07-2014, 15:52   #18
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The Good
You can play volleyball on the beach every afternoon - Tenacatita on the Mexican Gold Coast

The Bad
Some of the volleyball players are very strange - Tenacatita
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Old 30-07-2014, 15:56   #19
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Re: The True Stories Of Cruising

Good: Rounding Cape Scott at daybreak (Northern tip of Vancouver Isle) in flat calm conditions watching about 200 bald eagles feeding on a herring school.
Bad: 5 hours later 35 knot winds, 10 ft seas, water filling the cockpit every couple minutes and surfing directly toward the shore looking for the blind entrance to Sea Otter Cove.
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Old 30-07-2014, 16:10   #20
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Re: The True Stories Of Cruising

The Bad
There are so many ways to get in trouble!

The Good
When you have a problem - you will meet hundreds of friends you never knew you had

Cat's Meow was all alone in a small and isolated cove south of Puerto Escondido in the Central Sea of Cortez. Sudden and unexpected storm and they tried to leave the cove at OhDark30. They found a rock that ripped out a stabilizer fin, flooded, and sunk the boat.

Cat's Meow was the owners only home and everything they owned was aboard the boat when it sunk.

Within 48 hours there were 40 boats anchored in the cove and 100 cruisers working 18 hours a day to refloat the boat. 48 hours later Cat's Meow was afloat and towed back to Puerto Escondido. She was eventually fully rehabilitated and the owners returned to full time cruising.

The greatest thing about cruising are the wonderful, helpful, and friendly people you meet.
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Old 30-07-2014, 16:24   #21
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Good...seeing a moon bow
Bad....the squall line that created it
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Good: sailing all day with your family in ideal conditions and loving life.

The bad: Not realizing the holding tank was full, then when one said family member flushed the head it came pouring out the vent tube in a stancion all over the deck. Definitely ruined the rest of the sail and our appetites
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Good...seeing a moon bow
Bad....the squall line that created it

Great moon bows, bad squalls!!!
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Old 30-07-2014, 19:51   #24
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The Good:
Love on deck many afternoons in quiet coves of the PNW

The Bad:
Commercial fishing, towing logs and cruising in dense fog and snowstorms in the PNW
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The good:
The spit of the waves on your face in the warm sun

The bad:
The spit of the waves on your face in the cold darkness
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The sun-rises and sun-sets, with 20-25 mph wind on a good reach, always good for me ! The day's at anchor in 30 knot or better wind from broad side, never get any sleep then lol But anything at sea, with no due dates is where we like to be ! Going somewhere but not really worrying if we have to make it some where else cus the winds just wrong! To us that's sailing.
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Bad: Engine is idling in new anchorage. Oil pressure alarm comes on. All engine oil is working its way to bilge. SE 20-25. Reef to stbd; mudbank astern; reef off a little way to port. This is a lee shore situation, but with many reefs involved that must be avoided before one can sail out.

Good. Main up okay. Staysail up okay. Jim pulls up anchor with us on stbd, which was preferred, and we short tacked out of Baie Boise, in New Caledonia, then, headed for Noumea under sail for oil and parts. Got in okay, too.

See, this good and bad stuff comes as it comes, and which comes first is not up to us.

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Good: Wow, so much: those perfect sailing days, great sunsets at anchor, good fishing, snorkeling, meeting new people and experiencing new places.

Bad: Pointless squabbles with your partner, boat maintenance, hitting a fishing net late at night in bad weather on approach to harbor which wrapped up in both props and stalled both engines (catamarans and fishing nets are a bad combination).
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Good: approaching Townsville after 5 years away.
Bad: fixing a generator every week from FL to Townsville


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