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Old 16-03-2014, 15:07   #991
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Re: Atlantic Delivery

So now the real speculation has to start-Who gets the roles when Boaty sells the movie rights? For the female crew I might go with Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock. We need a British actor for Boaty though, one with that tough Brit exterior but with a caring heart. Any suggestions?
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Far out, guys.

I remember suggesting bringing another competent crew on a cruising trip where I served as sailing master.

The "older" owner was all in favour. The person I was suggesting came from a famous sailing family in Australia; the father was a highly regarded cruising yacht designer, and one of the boys subsequently sailed for Australia in several America's Cups.

Everything was looking peachy until the owner suddenly joined some dots and realised the proposed crew was a woman. Worse, she was one of that notorious and dangerous species: Young women!

His attitude changed completely. Firstly, he said, his wife would NEVER permit it. He wouldn't even put it to her.

(Pressed for a reason, he said it was because the woman in question and I were not romantically entangled; therefore she was "available". Sheeesh !)

Secondly, he refused to believe we had not at any point romantically entangled.
We had met through skiing. I had a professional involvement in a sector of the ski industry which he considered (evidently with a degree of prurient interest, verging on envy) to be licentious. Case dismissed.

Much "Benny Hill" innuendo and speculation was attached to this fantasy.

A bit like this thread.
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Old 16-03-2014, 15:15   #993
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Atoll, are you saying that Boaty had other ideas for passing the time tonight...
probably not what you are thinking

but i'm sure their imminent arrival has started a chain of events.........

the 30 mile shower,the 25 mile leg shave, 20mile ,doing hair,plucking eybrows 15 mile, picking an out fit,10 mile painting nails,5mile putting on make up.....
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Two crew? I thought the Securite message indicated 2 SOBs. Without reading all the way back on this thread--am I wrong on that?
Must have been 2 SOB's and 2 mermaids they happened across along the way.
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Now that the dust is settling, I'd like to say thank you to ka4wja for posting the weather information. I found it particularly useful in understanding Boatie's routing.

It will be good to hear from Boatie when he has the time.

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Woo hoo. Nice execution Atoll. All in all I would think to get the delivery done safely and quicker is better then drifting in.

I would not mind it if it was my own home and I'm just drifting in but when on someone else's time I'd appreciate a hand to get in.

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Must have been 2 SOB's and 2 mermaids they happened across along the way.
maybe phil just didn't want the wife and kids to know
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probably not what you are thinking

but i'm sure their imminent arrival has started a chain of events.........

the 30 mile shower,the 25 mile leg shave, 20mile ,doing hair,plucking eybrows 15 mile, picking an out fit,10 mile painting nails,5mile putting on make up.....
Boatie should look good in the photos then.

By the way, job well done, a true mate.

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Now that the dust is settling, I'd like to say thank you to ka4wja for posting the weather information. I found it particularly useful in understanding Boatie's routing.

It will be good to hear from Boatie when he has the time.

Ann
i will second that,thanks k4wja

.........though i'm thinking phil might go into hiding after reading the 1000 or so posts

and thank you ann for giving some very wise perspectives expressed on the thread

in fact thanks every one who participated
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atoll,
As I wrote earlier...Good Show!
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JP found him at 48 miles from horta,currently towing him in,the bugger has 2 female crew on board!

eta in horta about 11pm utc.

has a problem with the main and unable to raise it,or torn not sure.
only using half the genoa so probably torn as well

had a problem with the alternators on the engines,
batteries are shot,
generator stopped working about a week ago

was surprised to see JP(untill he mentioned me) but sounds like he is a happy man to be finally making port, he might even make it to cafe sport before closing time.

will phone phil later once they get in
We'll all be interested in the details....(just hoping to get them straight, before the "story-telling" starts..






Ann, you and all the others are very welcome...
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Now that the dust is settling, I'd like to say thank you to ka4wja for posting the weather information. I found it particularly useful in understanding Boatie's routing.
When at sea, it takes a while....waiting for the wefax'es to print out, etc. and then going over them takes a few minutes as well....but when here on-shore, it doesn't take too long....

FYI, all the charts that I used are all updated and transmitted multiple times each day, on multiple freqs, from powerful 4000 watt transmitters, all for FREE (paid for by US tax dollars...)
And, they are all also available for FREE on-line at the NWS Marine Weather Home Page (which has just about every link to every weather product you could ever need..)

National Weather Service Marine Forecasts


Now, the knowledge/expertise to know what charts, how-to-interpret them, etc.....well, yeah that is mine!!!




Fair winds to 'ya Phil!!


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Ka4wja, only fair you are the 1000th contributor to this
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Wow such structural failures! How to know. 10 points to the butterfly effect.

@atoll - your call and instincts were fantastic. 36 more hours? Why add more misery for no reason or gain? Monkey learned something.

Please ask Boaty if one of his crew played the fiddle

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Heart of oak, you old leathery sod.
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@all

Think we'll see em come in?

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Think we'll see em come in?
You know... It's all Atoll...
I feel he arranged a tow with perfect timing...
To give Boaty a chance to hide the girls in the dark...
To have us blinded by these lights...
Just blame all on Atoll...



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