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Old 24-01-2016, 01:44   #106
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I would just say.. I've been getting my things together to go to Miami and due to the venue alterations I was checking pier numbers.... St Francis isn't listed as even being at the show! ??
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I've been trying not to reply to all these comments out of respect for a fellow cruisers privacy, but the speculation just continues to the point where I'm compelled to respond in order to protect the reputation of a fine boat yard....I'm confident the boat will be in Miami. Wayfinder seems to be on a parallel course to ours and so we've bumped into them(yes, more than one onboard, in fact a very nice looking female) a number of times as they've moved north through the Bahamas. Three days ago they left Eleuthera for points west. There you are. The mystery is solved. Let's put this thread to rest until Hugh decides to post himself.
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That's great to hear!

Best wishes to Hugh and his guest aboard Wayfinder!
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I've been trying not to reply to all these comments out of respect for a fellow cruisers privacy, but the speculation just continues to the point where I'm compelled to respond in order to protect the reputation of a fine boat yard....I'm confident the boat will be in Miami. Wayfinder seems to be on a parallel course to ours and so we've bumped into them(yes, more than one onboard, in fact a very nice looking female) a number of times as they've moved north through the Bahamas. Three days ago they left Eleuthera for points west. There you are. The mystery is solved. Let's put this thread to rest until Hugh decides to post himself.
No Wayfinder at show, I guess that settles that.
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He is in Marsh Harbor.....nothing on his Facebook about going to Miami
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I've been trying not to reply to all these comments out of respect for a fellow cruisers privacy, but the speculation just continues to the point where I'm compelled to respond in order to protect the reputation of a fine boat yard....I'm confident the boat will be in Miami. Wayfinder seems to be on a parallel course to ours and so we've bumped into them(yes, more than one onboard, in fact a very nice looking female) a number of times as they've moved north through the Bahamas. Three days ago they left Eleuthera for points west. There you are. The mystery is solved. Let's put this thread to rest until Hugh decides to post himself.
I've just spent the last 4 days at Miami... no show. I asked both him and St Francis about seeing the boat as i am in the market.. no response from either.

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I've just spent the last 4 days at Miami... no show. I asked both him and St Francis about seeing the boat as i am in the market.. no response from either.

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I've just spent the last 4 days at Miami... no show. I asked both him and St Francis about seeing the boat as i am in the market.. no response from either.

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I don't know what to think about the lack of response from St Francis.

As far as Hugh goes, he's a celebrity and gets a lot of attention via email, FB and his blog, possibly Twitter, who knows what else. I corresponded with him a few times just before his boat was completed, and he was very nice, albeit very busy with everything he has going on in his life plus the boat build. I got the impression that the young lady was not in his life at that time either. If that is the case and he was very busy then, well, he has even more demands on his time now, as anyone with a girlfriend will probably confirm.

All this is a long winded version of saying he has always been nice and generous with his time to me, but I think he's even busier now than during the build. I haven't sent an email in months and I probably wouldn't expect a reply due to the reasons above.

I hope things change and he does reply, I think that's an amazing boat and if you're in the market for one, you're very lucky. Even if it wasn't perfect, I'd still be very happy with one!
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He's still blogging about the boat, the shark bite, the frayed line, etc and his demeanor looks like he's still happy with the boat, even if normal wear and tear and crazy shark attacks happen!

He's a pretty open and outspoken guy, he's not shy in front of the camera or a hermit type of person. I would think if he had any issues with the boat or the builder, he'd have just come right out and stated facts. Based on his videos, he doesn't strike me as the type to hide anything or hold grudges. When he discussed getting mugged (for the 3rd time) he mentioned he felt sorry for the person who needed to steal to get by and wished he had more cash on him when he got mugged! That's a far cry from the type who would be disgruntled and unwilling to share his feelings. JMHO.
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He's still blogging about the boat, the shark bite, the frayed line, etc and his demeanor looks like he's still happy with the boat, even if normal wear and tear and crazy shark attacks happen!



He's a pretty open and outspoken guy, he's not shy in front of the camera or a hermit type of person. I would think if he had any issues with the boat or the builder, he'd have just come right out and stated facts. Based on his videos, he doesn't strike me as the type to hide anything or hold grudges. When he discussed getting mugged (for the 3rd time) he mentioned he felt sorry for the person who needed to steal to get by and wished he had more cash on him when he got mugged! That's a far cry from the type who would be disgruntled and unwilling to share his feelings. JMHO.

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Hugh looks pretty happy to me from his face book site , mega movie deal in the pipeline, new catamaran that he has successfully sailed all the way from SA to the Bahamas , a new Girlfriend , and he is also now writing erotic books..... Life doesn't get much better than that.
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Why is this thread still going?
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Because people are still replying to it. Like post #118.
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I bet if the bloke was not ''famous'' nobody would give a rats...
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