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Old 17-12-2011, 14:21   #1
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Once upon a time, there was this Beneteau 393 whose owner wanted to go around the world.
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He'd no sooner dropped the anchor when he got back home when he felt the urge to go to sea once again.

Oops. I shouldn't have peeked at the last page.

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Realising the Beneteau wasnt quite seawrothy enough, he thought of selling it and buying an Endeavourcat ....
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His dock and forum neighbor, would smile and remind him how crazy he was. A Beneteau in the blue sea are you crazy why not a catamaran.

Against all odd he keep persevering and was
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Convinced by all those he consulted that a traditional monohull was way better suited for the trip. They fell in love with this 1984 classic Camper & Nicolson that had been around the big stone once already. They enjoyed fabulous sunsets along the way.
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I have a feeling our heroes will be changing boats often ...
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All was good with their B until they met a salty dog with an eye patch on an Endeavor.......sailing 2 parts unknown 2 most men.......
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not to be discouraged they sailed on, chasing a dream of a land with warm beachs and $0.10 cold beers, no check in fees, good anchor holding for all anchors, and guns for all, until one day .......
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a wannabe posted that a Bennie was not a bluewater boat. Oh, the angst, after sailing thousands of miles, it was not a bluewater boat.
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It was a dark & stormy night.....
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it was a dark and stormy night. The kind of night where mains are double reefed. The kind of night that rouses sleeping sailors from fitful sleeps below decks to take a turn at watch. The kind of night where the rain, beating on the deck, seems to say, over and over again:
"Monohulls don't capsize, monohulls dont capsize..."
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Oh man, you beat me to it by 2 minutes...
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Yes, it was a dark & stormy night. Even my parrots - Parch - who was normally perched upon me shoulder was hunkered down below. The auto-pilot couldn't keep up, do manning the helm was the only option. All of a sudden, off the lee shore of a nearby island........
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That Was adorned with chilly bins overflowing with icy cold beer........& attended by Capt Jack Sparrow in a Santa suit................
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