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Old 18-02-2014, 18:46   #46
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Well a couple of ya got me marked right.. I'm in the Downtowner supping a Yuengling as I type...
As for my destination.. its Almerimar on the E coast of Spain..
Weathers looking grand for next week.. bita motoring tho' methinks.. run up and over the Banks then hang a right..
Good to know the Spots doing its job..
They told me the $149 included the basic setup.. activated and they hit me for another 135euro's
B*$t#RD$...
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Old 18-02-2014, 18:57   #47
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They told me the $149 included the basic setup.. activated and they hit me for another 135euro's B*$t#RD$...
That's the US Boaty Value Subtracted Tax (USBVST)
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Have a great trip Boatie, try not to look down on us from that fly bridge!!! Look forward to your unbiased opinion on the L440
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Well a couple of ya got me marked right.. I'm in the Downtowner supping a Yuengling as I type...
As for my destination.. its Almerimar on the E coast of Spain..
Weathers looking grand for next week.. bita motoring tho' methinks.. run up and over the Banks then hang a right..
Good to know the Spots doing its job..
They told me the $149 included the basic setup.. activated and they hit me for another 135euro's
B*$t#RD$...

Yea.... Our point exactly to your first Spot inquiry thread.... They work... They do the job as advertised .... But the cost... I think we could even be happy with the "real cost" stated up front.... But Nooooooo.... They exact their pound of flesh by surprise assault to the wallet....

Will enjoy checking the tracking page... Thanks for sharing!

Good luck Bud....

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Weathers looking grand for next week.. bita motoring tho' methinks.. run up and over the Banks then hang a right..
Does this mean you haven't left yet? Previously you said you were leaving today (Wed). Not trying to push, just wondering.

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the weather. Is it bad form to do so? Like always I watch the wx well before a big trip. Only now it's taking a trip vicariously. Looks like you'll be taking it on the nose until well away from the coast. Point too high and you might get squeezed by that cold front. Look for squally wx to be following you offshore. And behind that (to the west) is yet another strong front, organizing and winding up for the pitch. IOW, you shoulda left Sunday. Once clear of the banks you should have great flow pushing you all the way.
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I never get over the irony of the days of frenetic activity leading up to starting a trip then when you actually shove off it's so casual as you step off the dock and decide, might as well go now. It's anticlimactic.

So many times are you on and off the boat going to and fro for this or that to prepare for the trip. Then, one of those times of stepping onto the boat you...just go.
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Either he's left the spot in the back of a taxi or he's on a pub crawl

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Either he's left the spot in the back of a taxi or he's on a pub crawl

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Or, in the midst of said pub crawl he only thinks he left said SPOT in back of said taxi and he's trying to track it down. He sees he's close but it hasn't yet occurred to him that he check his pockets.

Or, I thought press gangs went out of style. Have ye ever woken from a drunken stupor only to find you're out of sight of land?
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Looks like he's out of the harbor and on his way to Spain!!!!.....or just going for a joy ride.
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Hmm we are just passing Haulover and I don't see any other sails up. An awful lot of big motor yachts out making some nice mega wakes
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Quiet day. Not sure which is more entertaining watching Boatie's spot trail or Olympic curling. Oh well, hockey will be on soon.
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he's off me guess. did a bit of a retrograde in the channel getting out, but me guess he's doing something amazing

he did say he was gonna motor around the bank
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Boats name is Bonne Etoille...
My Spotgen3 device name is Boatman and have created a sgared page.. gusee you just click on the link to see where I am..
What do I know... I'm a Luddite...
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So should we play this like the super bowl and start betting on different aspects of his trip? Each bet placed is $5 and the winnings are split against ties.

At what latitude does he change direction and head east?

Does he stop in Bermuda and if so for how long?

How long does the overall trip take?

Does he stop in the Azores, and if so for how long?

Does he run out of beer?

What will his average S.O.G. be?

What will be his most amount of miles covered in one day be?

C'mon if we're going to be watching a blip on a screen we may as well put some action on it
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Re: Atlantic delivery

1) Does he stop in Bermuda and if so for how long? No, to far out of his way

2) Does he stop in the Azores, and if so for how long? No, to far out of his way

3) Does he run out of beer? Yes, long before the next landfall

4) What will his average S.O.G. be? 6.5 knots

5) What will be his most amount of miles covered in one day be? 170 NM

6) the average NM covered per day? 140 NM

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