Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 15-04-2011, 09:59   #1
Registered User
 
Target9000's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: New Orleans LA
Boat: 74 Westsail 32
Posts: 1,379
Behold the Power of the Internet

We bought our W32 over a year ago and started a blog about it. In the "About The Boat" section I documented all I had been told about the boat when I bought it and also all I could find online about it. I scoured the Internet for scraps of information about the previous owners.

I was told by the brokers that the PO had circumnavigated 3 times and the boat has the equipment to look like it. I also found a letter on Scanmar's website written as a review to a Monitor windvane from the PO and posted that on our site as well. I searched and found a few things online about him but never found a way to contact them.

Today, a year after our blog was started I got an email about a comment on the "About the Boat" section. It was the PO that had found us.

I just kinda sat there staring at the screen and wondered at the power of technology.

I can't wait to find out firsthand what our boat has been through and about the POs.
__________________

__________________
Let your heart tell you where to go, but let your brain tell you how to get there.

Sundowner Sails Again
Target9000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-04-2011, 10:54   #2
Eternal Member
 
imagine2frolic's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Las Brisas Panama AGAIN!
Boat: Simpson, Catamaran, 46ft. IMAGINE
Posts: 4,508
Images: 123
Re: Behold the power of the Internet

The internet can be a wonderful tool........i2f
__________________

__________________
SAILING is not always a slick magazine cover!
BORROWED..No single one of is as smart as all of us!
http://sailingwithcancer.blogspot.com/
imagine2frolic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-04-2011, 10:55   #3
Moderator... short for Cat Wrangler
 
sarafina's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: San Francisco
Boat: Cal 28 Flush Deck
Posts: 5,559
Images: 56
Re: Behold the power of the Internet

how very cool is that!

keep us posted on what you learn!
__________________
Sara

ain't what ya do, it's the way that ya do it...
sarafina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-04-2011, 13:10   #4
Registered User
 
Target9000's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: New Orleans LA
Boat: 74 Westsail 32
Posts: 1,379
Re: Behold the power of the Internet

Well the PO and I have started a good dialog via email and we're going to chat on the phone soon. I've confirmed what the brokers told me about the boat with him and he has graciously sent me over an outline of the places they stopped on their 3 circumnavigations along with details of the time the boat rolled. Amazing story so far. I'm really looking forward to speaking to them on the phone.
__________________
Let your heart tell you where to go, but let your brain tell you how to get there.

Sundowner Sails Again
Target9000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
internet

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Internet Available? David Mozingo Atlantic & the Caribbean 16 13-07-2009 08:57
How much electric power is needed to power a 40 - 45' cat at 5 knots? KHK007 Multihull Sailboats 40 18-03-2008 07:16
Internet Terry Fallis Pacific & South China Sea 21 24-10-2007 14:09



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:00.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.