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Old 01-09-2014, 08:04   #16
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If you have difficulty finding a first mate, I recommend sailing around the world. Everyone I know who has done that has come back married.
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:21   #17
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... Perhaps we should start a new forum here... "Single Sailors... Looking for LOVE"
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:07   #18
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I am so glad that everyone is having fun with this .
I just made the statement off hand . I am quite content sailing solo and have many friends that will be sailing with me on and off . I am really not looking if it happens it happens.
This site is really great and I have gotten tons of useful info.
Oh and after being robbed by customs and the military in the DR I have no intention of sailing out of country other than maybe the Bahamas
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Oh and after being robbed by customs and the military in the DR I have no intention of sailing out of country other than maybe the Bahamas
Facts please.

Sorry for starting the SO thing.
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In the DR they demanded money to inspect the boat and demanded money to leave the country plus any time any official came on board they expected a tip . the Military demanded it . They came on the boat with civilian thugs and did not id who they were or what there purpose was . A lot of intimidation and I don't deal well with that . I kept my mouth shut and paid . They ended up with my last bit of cash. Really pissed me off but as I said I showed no emotion and was glad to get the hell out of that country Don't worry about the Pirates watch out for the military and thugs
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In the DR they demanded money to inspect the boat and demanded money to leave the country plus any time any official came on board they expected a tip . the Military demanded it . They came on the boat with civilian thugs and did not id who they were or what there purpose was . A lot of intimidation and I don't deal well with that . I kept my mouth shut and paid . They ended up with my last bit of cash. Really pissed me off but as I said I showed no emotion and was glad to get the hell out of that country Don't worry about the Pirates watch out for the military and thugs

It's hard to know what you should be paying when faced with such intimidation. They wanted over a $1000 to let us leave the country but with the help of those who live there telling us it was bull we managed to negotiate it down to $110. No desire to return.


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Rancher, thanks so much for sharing your experience. I am in contact with Wiley Sharp at Denison and have narrowed my search down to the 2011 Mahe or Leapord 38 2010. As yours is an ex charter, how did you factor in your decision on model year and coming out of charter deals?

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RKsailsolo,

You may not have noticed there has been no action on this thread for 3 months. Maybe a PM would work to get you in touch with rancher44.

Incidentally, he might not have had to leave those crew ashore had he carried suppositories to stop vomiting as part of his medicine kit. They are via prescription, so you have to see a doc, but they can save someone's life if they're becoming dehydrated from throwing up.

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The reason we had to fly the people out was not sea sickness .
Kidney stones and an inter ear infection. I actually thought he had a stroke.
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Thanks Ann. I did see the date and took a shot that Rancher would be close by and a willing resource given his profile is an active one. That's the great thing about this forum, it synthesizes a broad set of experience from yours to Rancher plus that of others who have topical interest.
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The reason we had to fly the people out was not sea sickness .
Kidney stones and an inter ear infection. I actually thought he had a stroke.
I apologize if my post offended, rancher44. Obviously those people needed to go to shore.

FWIW, carrying the suppositories would have made our lives easier when we both came down with the flu, they work against the throwing up.

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No offense Ann just wanted to let you know the real reason

I sent a PM to RK sailor call me . I am working cattle today but will be on the road tomorrow and able to talk
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Thanks rancher, you really are one! (A rancher)
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