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Old 29-04-2012, 18:18   #91
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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....
the only problem may arise frrom sampling the trading goods enroute and having nothing left to trade,might be better to take nubile virgins instead i hear there is a big shortage in australia..............
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the only problem may arise frrom sampling the trading goods enroute and having nothing left to trade,might be better to take nubile virgins instead i hear there is a big shortage in australia..............
There again, they'll only be nubile when he gets to Oz.
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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...
Have you considered a conversation, gentleman to gentleman, with the owner? It sounds like the boat may not have been as well founded as advertised and some consideration for your forbearance may not be unreasonable.

Still you sound well and seem to enjoying yourself ; of course I probably couldn't hear the cursing from here anyway.
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Old 30-04-2012, 15:58   #94
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Hummingway.... gentlemen never discuss crude topics such as 'm*^e+
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I always hated it when we had to rebild the damn boat to get it where it was spose to go !! But once in a while it happens! Sorry it happend to you ! Being a Man of your word is as hard as it gets sometimes but ya can sleep nights (if ya have enough crew to sleep LOL) I know how ya are feeling, ya want to get going somewhere!! but if the Charge- Batts system is gunnybag, your sorta stuck tween a rock and a hard spot if your going to sea for 3000 + - miles ya gotta have a little power !I know ya can navigate without power, but ya mite want a cool beer or something so ya gotta have a little power !! wish I was sailing with ya ! mite be fun to do a HARD one again LOL go careful !
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Sweet sailing and fair winds, though I am a bit worried about the strange weather we've been having in the Eastern Atlantic. Lows sat firm over UK/North Sea and Portugal. Our week in Albuferia was two sunny days and a lot of intense showers. Since you are as far away as you can get (you'll soon be heading home again) but keep in tough with the guru's. Are you solo on this one? It has benefits on a long run so long as things stay fairly benign. Be worrying about you 'till you log in again.
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Sweet sailing and fair winds, though I am a bit worried about the strange weather we've been having in the Eastern Atlantic. Lows sat firm over UK/North Sea and Portugal. Our week in Albuferia was two sunny days and a lot of intense showers. Since you are as far away as you can get (you'll soon be heading home again) but keep in tough with the guru's. Are you solo on this one? It has benefits on a long run so long as things stay fairly benign. Be worrying about you 'till you log in again.
Still stuck in Panama.. now the genset has decided to go loopy... arrrggghhhh
Likely I'll be taking on two crew here if they can pay their own way... yet to discuss details...
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Still stuck in Panama.. now the genset has decided to go loopy... arrrggghhhh
Likely I'll be taking on two crew here if they can pay their own way... yet to discuss details...
Don't Worry... Be Happy....
Time for a checklist ... did you leave on a Friday? Any women on board? Did you kill a gull? Look back when leaving port?

There has to be some reason for all this! Oh wait a minute ... it's a boat!
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donot leave on a friday.... smooth sailing and good fortune come to ye...will be glad to hear when your adventure from hell ends--but the stuff in between is entertaining....good thing yer smart, mon....
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Hey Phil..........somehow I thought being a Delivery Skipper involved a bit more going places and a bit less being on the internet.....maybe I should investigate that game a bit more .
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Hey Phil..........somehow I thought being a Delivery Skipper involved a bit more going places and a bit less being on the internet.....maybe I should investigate that game a bit more .
yas gonna hav to stop smoking that wacky baccy if yas wanna go non virtual.........................
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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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Fixed on your dime??? I hope the owners are at least are picking up or will be picking up the costs for the parts and maintenance work. If not you got a real raw deal.
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Get all your maintenance done, upgrade your electrical system and have your boat delivered for free anywhere, anytime - just see Boatman61,
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