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Old 16-05-2010, 21:17   #31
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I think sailboats are like children. Other peoples kids are sometimes ugly but never your own. Other peoples children can be just plain bad but not yours. Sure they might misbehave sometimes but if you love them enough it all works out in the end. However having a wooden boat won't make you famous like having a wooden child (Geppetto and Pinnochio). Still I think boats are like children :-)
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Don't forget Argentina's history of incredible sailors as well..Vito Dumas is my favorite single hander of all time. I am still on the search for his book in English. Argentina is on my list of places to visit, very interesting place but I have not been able to like mate, I think that is an acquired taste.
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Hi Erika: after Vito Dumas nobody else (from here) could do the same until now. However a couple of brave sailors made really amazing trips on small boats (a 20' and a 18.5'), one of them made to Iceland on a 20 foot boat, all alone, and back home. It took him some 10 years to complete that trip as he (his name is Gerónimo Saint Martin) modified the boat in Brasil and then he went to the Caribbean where he worked a little to make some money (he's a MD doctor so he worked for some hospital and also as a skipper). The other one (Jorge Correa who is also a doctor -surgeon-) crossed the Atlantic alone, from Brazil to Spain and back home on a 18.5 footer.
And Enrique Celesia circumnavigated South America alone on a 27 foot, from Buenos Aires, he stopped in Brazil, then he headed to Guyanas, Panamá, crossed the Panamá Canal, then the Pacific to Galápagos, Isla de Pascua, Chile, and then through the Magellanes Canal to Tierra del Fuego, then back to Buenos Aires. He also wrote a book "Orza Vito" as his boat was called Vito after Vito Dumas of course.
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I think sailboats are like children. Other peoples kids are sometimes ugly but never your own. Other peoples children can be just plain bad but not yours. Sure they might misbehave sometimes but if you love them enough it all works out in the end. However having a wooden boat won't make you famous like having a wooden child (Geppetto and Pinnochio). Still I think boats are like children :-)
I don't know mate... "Suhali' did a pretty good job for RKJ back in the 60's.
He's lived of her tough ablilities ever since...lol
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I had to google Suhali . At first I was confused how this thread turned to handbags but when I put sailboat in the search box too I became enlightened ... On the same lines the Gypsymoth IV another great boat built from mahogany . What a boat .
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Well, it's time to see her sailing:



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Thanks Ike. I used to row a lot when I was young. Actually it was my first contact with boats.
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