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Old 10-06-2014, 10:55   #31
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Re: Webb Chiles' 6th Circumnavigation Launching Today

His boat was next to ours for about a week last Summer on Lake Michigan. It was clean, well-found and very small. Chiles is a unique person with many accomplishments and skills. He is definitely a person who dances to the beat of his own drum. He, like most people who achieve much in life, practices a simple dictum: actions speak louder than words. Good luck and good sailing.
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Sounds like he got a good isometric workout on the passage. Another reason to get out sailing often. Bracing your weight against a cockpit seat is exercise with a water view. Gyms are so boring in comparison!
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Old 10-06-2014, 12:03   #33
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Re: Webb Chiles' 6th Circumnavigation Launching Today

Great writer!
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Old 26-06-2014, 15:21   #34
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Re: Webb Chiles' 6th Circumnavigation Launching Today

Webb Chiles writes from his blog:

self-portrait in the present sea journal

One man wrote, Ill bet he bails in Hawaii."
Im not going to, but I must confess to having considered responding, You lose. Send me all your money.
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Old 26-06-2014, 17:47   #35
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Re: Webb Chiles' 6th Circumnavigation Launching Today

Friend, Dave Skaife, showed him around Hilo and took him shopping while he was here. Dave is really impressed with him. Dave's a smallboat sailor too.
I wasn't in town when Captain Chiles was here but would have liked to at least meet him.
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I bet he bails in Hawaii. But good luck and all that otherwise.
I thought I remembered it from this thread when I read Webb's blog earlier this afternoon.
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Re: Webb Chiles' 6th Circumnavigation Launching Today

Just to be sporting about this; has he left Hawaii yet?

I happen to know several life long sailors his age and based my evaluation based on that. He is perhaps much tougher than any of them although one of them is a marathon runner.
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Just to be sporting about this; has he left Hawaii yet?
He is aiming for July 1 (Canada Day). Indeed he is tough.
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Re: Webb Chiles' 6th Circumnavigation Launching Today

I'm pretty certain he'll continue. I'd be surprised if he didn't. Anyway, we'll soon see.
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Re: Webb Chiles' 6th Circumnavigation Launching Today

To Boatguy30

You lose. I sail from Honolulu for Apia, Samoa, in two days on July 1. Send me all your money.

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Re: Webb Chiles' 6th Circumnavigation Launching Today

Anyone know why he uses yellowbrick and not SPOT?
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You lose. I sail from Honolulu for Apia, Samoa, in two days on July 1. Send me all your money.
He has a boat. He probably doesn't have any money...

Webb, have you done anything to help keep your boat drier?
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He has a boat. He probably doesn't have any money...

Webb, have you done anything to help keep your boat drier?
I think on his blog he said he had a local sail guy make up some curtains to direct water that comes in the companionway down to the bilges directly instead of slowly seeping it's way there through the cushions and gear...
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He has gotten underway and is South of Oahu.
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