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Old 08-05-2011, 18:06   #1
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Hello from S/V 'Kuva'

Hi All,

The Kuva is a 56' Sampson built ferro-cement sailboat now dry-docked in Seward, Alaska for refit.
She is now cutter rigged, but at one time was a ketch rig before reportedly doing a 360 in a typhoon off the coast of Hawaii sometime in the '80's.
I am currently fitting her out for what I hope to be a global circumnavigation in 5 years or so from now with my wife. I grew up as a day sailor in various parts of the world, mostly in Alaska and California and have no experience crossing the ocean yet.
I am on this forum in the hopes that many questions I have about Kuva and this refit will be answered, and that I will be able to answer some questions for others in matters of sailing I may have more experience in: Like what is it like sailing in AK? or Why is the rum always gone? The answer to the latter some may find amusing. I do like rum, especially yours...lol
Looking forward to meeting people here!
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Old 08-05-2011, 18:57   #2
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Re: Hello from S/V Kuva

Hi Poggle,
Welcome from a neighbor to the south! Alaska daysailing sounds tougher than most passages. I'll look forward to your stories...
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Old 08-05-2011, 19:21   #3
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Re: Hello from S/V Kuva

Oh Thanks,

I am looking forward to hearing from many concerning their experiences sailing around the world. I will be happy to share my stories sailing in the Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska!
Nice to meet you John.
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Old 08-05-2011, 21:12   #4
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Re: Hello from S/V Kuva

Welcome aboard. I am familiar with the name Kuva in another language which I only know a few words in. What is the name mean to you?
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Old 08-05-2011, 21:46   #5
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Re: Hello from S/V Kuva

I too am curious about the name, "Kuva". Glad to have you here Poggle.
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Old 08-05-2011, 22:45   #6
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:00   #7
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Re: Hello from S/V Kuva

welcome to CF
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:35   #8
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Re: Hello from S/V 'Kuva'

Thanks for asking about the name: It is an Aleut Alaskan word for Spirit. Roughly translated.
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Old 24-05-2011, 12:31   #9
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Re: Hello from S/V 'Kuva'

Aloha and welcome aboard!
The major hurricane we had here in the 80s was November '82 and named Ewa. Thankfully I was tucked into Pearl Harbor where winds only reached 50 some. Kauai took the brunt of it with winds to 120. I can't imagine a rollover. It would have been a terrible experience.
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Old 24-05-2011, 13:49   #10
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Thanx for the info regarding Ewa the time fits the Kuva story .
Also I'm curious about those who asked about tje name Kuva, what does it mean elsewhere?
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Poggle, welcome to CF, enjoy all we have to offer, some humorous, some entertaining, some just darn fun.
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