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Old 02-05-2013, 08:03   #1
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French Riviera to Tunisia with Deep Water Deliveries

French Riviera to Tunisia with Deep Water Deliveries

If I had not known how to speak English I would have chosen to give “a pain in the ass” or “ass hole” as a nickname to Boatman 61. Not that I mean that Boatman 61 is any of those, not at all, but only because this genuine British gentleman, sort of a cheerful and unexpected relic of the former British Empire would swear in more than frequent occasions colouring his speech of those sweet swearwords which make life easier. This really eased the relationship with this joyful and experienced sailor. Indeed, this is not easy for anyone to just jump aboard your vessel where there is only little room to share and to make life easy and comfortable for all. But this accomplished to do just in a minute Boatman 61. I wish to thank him here. “Hey *******, thanks!”

I would not too much recommend starting your sailing experience with Boatman 61. Many among those who dream of sailing around the world do not quite realize what it does mean. We fancy of turquoise warm waters, smooth as silk seas and coconut trees alongside sunny beaches and forget what real sailing is all about. Sailing is not a dream story and should be regarded as a serious adventure with great rewards when properly achieved. Just do not dream of buying your sailing boat to go around the world without having experienced what sailing life is like. Once you have been seasick for a few days and that it has gone, you will have to face the nature of the sea which depends on weather conditions. There can be sunny days and calm waters, bad weather with strong winds hissing through your mast, swell and waves rolling your boat to sides, up and down and you there not being able to stand on your two legs and being jostled around. You then believe that your powerful engine is going to be helpful to reach the port where you want to call and wait for better weather. No, no do not rely too much on your engine. It might fail right when you need it. Battery too low, short of fuel, clogged filters, etc. Then what, weather is bad, sea is rough, no engine, you can only sail to destination and this is going to be a hard work which requires you to be fit and well trained. I tell you a pain in the ass! If you are not too sure about your sailing skills and your engine you would better rely on Boatman 61. He will be your spare engine just when you need it!
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Old 02-05-2013, 14:00   #2
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Re: French Riviera to Tunisia with Deep Water Deliveries

having met phil the boatman in the flesh i wouldnt worry too much about the language,he is actually quite erudite,but years in the navy and the rough and tumble of expat life in some circles has its own slang were adjectives are replaced by expletives!

one thing is for sure you wont find him cowering in his bunk in a blow,though he may be at the helm turning the air blue swearing at the gods!!!!!

glad to hear you made it safe and sound,bar the minor engine problems
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ROFLMAO.... Thanks Patrice...
The Pain in the ASS....
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My liquor stores are still hurting from this pain in the ass

Now I hear rumors that Atoll might be heading this way, I'll better buy some extra or get the heck outa here
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Ahhh... Limoncello...
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My liquor stores are still hurting from this pain in the ass

Now I hear rumors that Atoll might be heading this way, I'll better buy some extra or get the heck outa here
sadly not that delivery fell through so wont be in panama soon,though i have moved over to the "Dark side" and bought a 37ft catamaran as a refit project,to add to my Fleet of yachts and dinghys..............
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sadly not that delivery fell through so wont be in panama soon,though i have moved over to the "Dark side" and bought a 37ft catamaran as a refit project,to add to my Fleet of yachts and dinghys..............

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Man... your a glutton for punishment..
the alternative is a life of womanizing and drunken dedauchery......building boats is so much easier........on the liver anyway
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haha, very nice recommendation!
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the alternative is a life of womanizing and drunken dedauchery......building boats is so much easier........on the liver anyway
Ahhhhh... those resin fumes.... so Trans-indental...
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