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Old 12-11-2007, 15:52   #1
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Howdy the boats!

We sail a Coronado 23 fixed keel on the Columbia River between
Oregon and Washington when the river bottom allows!

*Lately.. water has been low!

Next boat will be a Retirement boat 6' headroom.. diesel and
able to go outside and on up to Canada and beyond. A older
classic glass cheoy lee- Alberg- no bigger than tarten34c in mind..

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Old 12-11-2007, 16:02   #2
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Welcome aboard Doc!

I spent my teen years just above the dike level up by Troutdale on a horse ranch. And spent a lot of time watching the boats going up and down the river.

A lot has changed since then but still brings back good memories. I even have a shot of St. Helen's before she blew her top.

I'm sure you'll enjoy the forum............................_/)
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Old 12-11-2007, 16:22   #3
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*I like your "Crackerjack" avitar.. *I wore that outfit to asia and back
in 1971-73.. The open space blew my mind.. and I wanted to pick
up a sanpan and explore "a beautiful coastline"<G>

We pulled into Hong Kong for a week and today I kick myself
for not visiting the Cheoy Lee shipyards! I'm a sucker for a
vintage "china girl"..
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*I like your "Crackerjack" avitar.. *I wore that outfit to asia and back
in 1971-73.. The open space blew my mind.. and I wanted to pick
up a sanpan and explore "a beautiful coastline"<G>

We pulled into Hong Kong for a week and today I kick myself
for not visiting the Cheoy Lee shipyards! I'm a sucker for a
vintage "china girl"..
It sounds like we walked the same path for a while. I hit the S. Pac back in 69 and was back and forth for the next 4 years (73).

I didn't get to see the Choey Lee yards but did see plenty of the Junk yards.

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Old 12-11-2007, 16:45   #5
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shhhhhh! Don't mention Olongapo!
No young sailor should walk those streets!

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Old 12-11-2007, 21:53   #6
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Aloha Doc,
Welcome aboard!! Good to have you here. Salem, OR is where I was born and raised. Left in '63 for the Navy.
I won't mention Subic City, Yokosuka, Taipei, Hong Kong of the 60s either.
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I'm surprised Bangkok did not get mention with you salts...he he he
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I'm surprised Bangkok did not get mention with you salts...he he he
Yep! Been there and Sattahip too! Not to mention Da Nang, Vung Tau, Nha Be and An Thooi in Viet Nam. It's probaly OK to memtion now but been up the Cambodia River as well.
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Pattaya Beach is the only place in Taiwan I got to go. Of course, Saigon, when it was Saigon and the river. Good old days? No, not really.
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We'll all walk those beaches again.. *It's Karma..
'once ah asia sailor- allways... for life!

I should have been a machinist mate snipe!
instead, fully qualifyed with paint scraper..

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