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Old 26-04-2012, 16:58   #76
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Yahoo..... arrived Las Brisas anchorage Monday afternoon in a F5... and its stayed that way till now... lotsa boats dragging... a real ***** dinghy dock and absolutely no facilities in the 2 marina's either... so I'm dancing on my laundry in a tub.
Moving to La Plaita anchorage 2moro as its well sheltered from the winds and I'll feel happier about leaving the boat while I nip into town for supplies... also its got a 'safer' dinghy dock even if it is a flat $37/week... even if we only use it once..lol.
Hoping to head of this w/end barring unexpected disasters... new batteries are in but now the guy reckons the invertor may be dodgey.. also the 24v charger... whats a dumb seaman to do... sail... or waste another 15 days waiting for bits....
I'm sick of this dump called Panama....
I wanna Sail........
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dang--so much fun, so little time.....i do hope he checked his battery condition before deciding to spend all that dough---ye needs to be sailing, me friend-- have fun and smooth sailing!!
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dang--so much fun, so little time.....i do hope he checked his battery condition before deciding to spend all that dough---ye needs to be sailing, me friend-- have fun and smooth sailing!!
Well they were cooking and whistling as I took 2 off so reckon they were pretty bad... but did get to meet a few CF'ers like Jedi, Flysci etc... so was not all bad... and Swelter Bay is good fun after Happy Hour.... but then so are most places...
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Well, if your charger is dodgey, your new batts may not last long, eh? Get 'er done and get going or you'll spend all your profits before delivery. Dull around the CF clubhouse without your wit. be well.
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Good to hear from you, sad to hear about potential electrical probs, happy to know that you might soon be off across the Pacific (fingers crossed). Smooth trouble free sailing Mr Boatman!
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smooth sailing---keep letting us know how all is going as ye get wifi.... miss ye.
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Cheers folks... nice to be missed...
Doubt if I'll even break even on this one... made the mistake of settling on a fixed price for the job... being a 2004 'Well Found Boat' and taking the Cape Town route... just one stop... I waived my waiting time rate.... bad idea..
So far I've spent 23 days in St Martin, 17 days in Colon and unlikely to be away from Panama City before May 12th...
Good for the owners though... they're getting their boat fixed on my dime...
Its so tempting to just put the boat in a Marina and fly home to Portugal...
I so hate being a man of my word sometimes....
Wotsname... the way things are going I should be there in your Spring...
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You're gonna need a new nametag: Bargain of the Year. Well, stay in the now and at least have a blast crossing the Pacific.
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you could trade rum for pearls in the tuomotus,and still make a profit!!!
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Wotsname... the way things are going I should be there in your Spring...
If it drags on to summer, you might have a back to back delivery
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There's some point where a deal is no longer a deal. I just read of a babe in need of a crew member. An experienced, older gentleman might be just the ticket. Wonder where she could find one?
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I'm all ears.... tell me more... I can buy rum at $12.80/2 litre jug... and its so nice even I'll drink it....
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There's some point where a deal is no longer a deal. I just read of a babe in need of a crew member. An experienced, older gentleman might be just the ticket. Wonder where she could find one?
And her number/name tag is....????
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Now I don't know. There was a post here this morning that's long gone now. Mod works in mysterious ways. Nevermind.
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