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Old 11-03-2013, 12:15   #1
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offshore sailing

Hello, I am new to this sailing world, I did buy a O'DAY 30 1979 2 years ago did realy good for fhirst time the only phobia I had was docking the boat cause I was alone on the boat. Was easyer than I thought.
Been sailing on Lac Champlain and running after storms and hi wind to have fun with the boat. Now me and my wife we want to go living on the boat with All the information we did find out that the O'day was not really the type for ofshore sailing so did look around and found a VAN DE STADT steel cutter 30' that fitted in the budget and it have a Brain new motor that have not run yet. So we are gonna sail it down from kingston Ont. to Montreal and then pull it out to bring it Home to prepare it for 2014.
Leave from montreal down st lawrence to the maritimes(Nova Scotia).
And leave to bermuda and to turks and caicos and the carabeian seas.
We want to leave for at lease 2 years and we are gonna bring our pet, an afircan grey parrot that talks like a 4year old kid.
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Old 11-03-2013, 15:39   #2
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Re: offshore sailing

Make sure the parrot will not get captured and destroyed by some overzealous quarantine officer.

Sailing in the far North and in the tropics is the best thing there is. The things in between you can skip.

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Old 13-03-2013, 21:32   #3
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Re: offshore sailing

Take lots of food & water. The trip may take longer than you think.
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Old 14-03-2013, 03:35   #4
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Re: offshore sailing

Lots of canadians go to the Erie canal and down the Hudson rather than out the St. Lawrence. Its a very long way around by the maritimes. People I know who have done it really loved it, but it isnt the quick way, or the way most canadians who are trying to head for the tropics do it.
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Re: offshore sailing

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, rigalio.
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Yeah, I would be real tempted to leave the parrot behind with someone that you trust. There are enough paperwork issues in some countries with just dogs and cats, never mind anything more exotic.
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Old 14-03-2013, 14:31   #7
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We did figure it out, for going down the st- Lawrence it is not mutch longer than going true the channel from lac Champlain and there is a lot more chalenge.
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Old 17-03-2013, 14:00   #8
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How could you take off on a sailing adventure but leave the parrot behind? Surely this would anger the gods and bring misfortune? i wouldn't go out and buy a parrot just for the occasion, but if i already had one, it would have to go. The gods of sea stereotypes and avian creatures demand it.
How guilty would you feel with hair blowing in the tropical breezes of South America at the helm of your modern pirate ship; thinking of your beloved parrot stuck in a cage in frosty Canada?

Then again, wouldn't want any harm to come to the little guy.... But...
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Maybe the parrot is so charming it warms the custom agents hearts and makes their day? Parrot might just save the day when they otherwise might be hostile.
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Old 17-03-2013, 14:39   #10
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We are taking the parrot with us we not gonna leave him behind he is like our kid and we are not going true the usa that's wy we are going down the st-Lawrence
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