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Old 25-07-2008, 20:33   #1
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Hi from Thalia in Pago Pago

Hey Everybody

My name is George Elliott aboard my Hughes 38, Thalia. She's been home in '90 and we left Toronto in'92. Spent 15 yrs working and cruising my way around the Caribbean before transiting the Canal spring '07. In hindsight that was about 7-1/2 yrs too long in the Caribe, but i was insecure about finding work. However there appears to be heaps, maybe too much. I arrived in Am Samoa kast Sept and spent 8 mths fixing broken equipment in a commercial shipyard, then another cruiser recruited me for one of the tuna canneries, now I'm in charge of structural steel replacement, reinforcing and refurbishing. Basically the dump was going to fall down and we're trying to prevent that by replacing and sandblasting. Not the most fascinating job, but good for the cruising kitty. It's funny after 15 yrs working on and off for yacht service companies in the Caribe (electrical, refrigeration, watermakers, generators, etc) I'm only working on Thalia. Well that's my saga, if you got this far reading it you're to be commended for having a lot of patience, or perhaps nothing better to do. Fair winds to one and all. george and Thalia
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Old 26-07-2008, 02:30   #2
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Old 26-07-2008, 07:04   #3
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Hi George, glad to see the internet has made it to Pago Pago.
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Old 26-07-2008, 11:00   #4
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G day George,
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A warm welcome to you, George.

Your story is going to be of great interest to some of our members, I'm sure. There have been several recent discussions on how to earn a living while cruising fulltime. We look forward to your input.
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George,

Welcome aboard and thanks for all the fish. Hope you make it through to Auss one day.
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