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Old 30-05-2011, 19:43   #121
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Re: Bumfuzzles Are On The Move and Sailing

Bash, we mustn't forget foot ropes along the yards, man ropes along the decks, and the inevitable ropes' end applied to the backsides of slackers. And I know that I'll never get roped into such a discussion again.

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Old 30-05-2011, 20:17   #122
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Re: Bumfuzzles Are On The Move and Sailing

And don't forget that some people need enough rope to hang themselves

Rope lockers were originally called cable lockers until synthetics made cables smaller.
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Old 30-05-2011, 20:24   #123
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Best of luck and hopefully you can let us know how it went.
That's the way I did it. The first storm was a Force 12 on a new to me boat. No damage, no real problems. Just a very fast passage...
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Old 30-05-2011, 20:31   #124
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Other than this coastal cruise from San Francisco down to Puerto Vallarta (where their obstetrician resides), I'm not sure Pat and Ali will have much more to say about the differences between their Wildcat and the Spindrift than they've already put in their blog. Once they reach PV, they won't be doing much sailing for awhile. When Ali delivers the new baby, I imagine they'll be dock-bound for at least several months . . . maybe a year or more.

They love Mexico (and by the way, Pat has a cast iron stomach and eats local fare wherever they travel - the hotter, the better), so other than cruising the Mexican west coast and possibly Central America, I don't believe there will be any long boring passages any time soon. I could be wrong, though . . . if the fancy strikes, they could be off on another circumnavigation before the newest little Bum is even walking.

They are adventurers, after all.


I could never figure out why people bashed their eating habits so much. The would eat anything from a roadside stand in the middle of nowhere... seems pretty adventurous to me.
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Old 30-05-2011, 20:41   #125
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Re: Bumfuzzles Are On The Move and Sailing

When they would talk about Pizza, Taco Bell, eic. some of the peopke on forums would get on there a$$ about it, so they would talk about it more. But like you said, they would eat anything
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Old 30-05-2011, 20:46   #126
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They're young and I think their families weren't poor. They grew up on Taco Bell and computers and cell phones. It's different. I drive everywhere but my grandfather thought it was silly, he grew up without a car. He walked everywhere he could. He lived to be over 200.
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Old 31-05-2011, 11:17   #127
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A poster at SN claims to have talked with the Ali, and warned her against bad fuel, old, in the tanks. Apparently they are in port, Santa Cruz 60 miles away, to repair the problem. I like them, but this remark worries me with children involved " we don't do trial runs, we just go. It's part of the adventure" Hopefully this will be an eye opener for them........i2f

If you do follow their log, Ali replies to this:

"Some people had suggested the problem was bad fuel, or clogged fuel lines, from our decades old fuel tanks. But in fact our port tank, the only tank this engine has run off of since we moved aboard, is a brand spanking new plastic tank and never had a drop of fuel in it or run through its brand new fuel lines. So that most definitely wasn't the answer."


Isn't it interesting all the diagnoses from a far that occurs. It's great if you have most of the facts, not so great when it is only speculation or the dreaded "it could be's".

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Re: Bumfuzzles Are On The Move and Sailing

It could be they don't dread a lot of things. They just deal with it. They also are very smart and able to figure things out. Keep following them or go back and read between the lines.

They made their own money and their own decisions. Very courageous indeed.
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Ii always gets to m e when people that either never read their blog or just glanced at it saying how they were cruising on Daddy's money. Always jumping to conclusions..
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For the people who complained about the lack of nautical terminology... Like Pat & Ali, when my husband and I circumnavigated, we wrote a blog for our family and friends to follow. Since we had no boating background, neither did our friends and family. We were careful to use as little terminology as possible since "boat speak" is a foreign language to non-boaters. Hubby and I were also criticized for the lack of nautical terms and on focusing more on travel than boating, per se.

Just remember everything in the Bum's blog was written for their target audience, which WAS NOT YOU GUYS! Yes, they did address criticisms from you guys from time to time, but for the most part, it wasn't about you.
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Re: Bumfuzzles Are On The Move and Sailing

Keep watch, they will be in the neighborhood, maybe they'll stop by and you can say HI
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Re: Bumfuzzles Are On The Move and Sailing

avb3,

As I posted it was hearsay about the fuel problem, but that wasn't my point. My point was the comment about we don't do trial runs. That's fine, and well for a grown couple. Now if the comment is true, then that worries me. You got an unborn, and a child with no say so, and you go to sea in a questionable situation?

I must type too that your last sentence is rather condensending to my concern over children. If you think that is a bad concern then that shows a lot about yourself..........i2f
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Re: Bumfuzzles Are On The Move and Sailing

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As I posted it was hearsay about the fuel problem, but that wasn't my point. My point was the comment about we don't do trial runs. That's fine, and well for a grown couple. Now if the comment is true, then that worries me. You got an unborn, and a child with no say so, and you go to sea in a questionable situation?
I choose your quote as it started the discussion about the probability of the problem being with an old tank etc. etc. Perhaps I should have included some of the other quotes also which were doing the analysis from a far.

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Without being part of the conversation, I am only speculating by making this following comment.

The Bumfuzzles have been roasted on many a spit over the past years. May I suggest Ali made the comment knowing fully well that the tank had been changed already?

Having raised two children, and having 3 grandchildren, I can tell you that I do have concerns about safety. I am also not anal about it, and love the fact that my 4.5 year old grandson thoroughly enjoyed his 2 week canoe trip with his pregnant mom through the wilderness of northern B.C.
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I am not sure if the Bumfuzzles journey is much different.

I did not intend my comments to be construed as a personal attack, so would appreciate the same consideration. Having different points of view can be expressed respectfully.
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I would really love to know what they do for a living that allows them to travel for the last 5 or 6 years? especially if they have made there own money. sign me up.
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Pat stated that some wise investment choices allowed this to take place. There was also mention of Apple stock unless I'm mistaken. If you bought those a long time ago they alone would pay for such an adventure!
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