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Old 16-06-2007, 07:43   #1
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Just thought I would stick my head in and say Hello

Good morning from Texas,

Thought I would stop by and say hello. Been a boater/sailor for 30 yrs or so. I lived in St Croix in the early 80's working as a carpenter/handyman. I fell in love with sailing while there and it left a permanent mark on my soul. I know someday, in the not to distant future, sailing full time for a year or two will happen........... Lord willing.
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Old 16-06-2007, 11:47   #2
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Old 16-06-2007, 17:50   #3
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Aloha Rouge,
Welcome aboard!! I was in St. Croix in the 80s too. On a Navy Cruiser.
Great place to get bit by the sailing bug. I liked the rum punch.
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Old 17-06-2007, 06:01   #4
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St Croix was a fun time in my life.
I have loved taking the family to Road Town over the last few years and Bareboating a Cat for a couple of weeks............it's the best.

Been looking at the Amel Super Maramu 2000 (used), but that darn 7ft draft is a bugger when scooting into those shallow harbors, at the same time I am sure it's a blessing in a blue water blow.
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Old 17-06-2007, 17:16   #5
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Welcome, rougewave . . .

Welcome to the Forum, rougewave - lots to read and discuss here. Enjoy.

I could be wrong - if so, please tell me - but it's funny what a little transposition of just a couple of letters can create, and I'm guessing that you meant for your "handle" to be something other than what it is. Chances are, you were making reference to a rogue wave, where the definition of rogue is ". . . having an abnormally savage or unpredictable disposition, as a rogue elephant . . ." and not rouge wave, where the definition of rouge is ". . . any of various red cosmetics for coloring the cheeks or lips . . ."

Still, if the handle you created is exactly what you intended, then I salute you for your originality. I can even picture a breaking wave during a red tide - that would indeed be a rouge wave!

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Old 17-06-2007, 20:25   #6
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This is kinda what I had in mind,

rogue wave
n. An unpredictable, abnormally large wave that occurs on a seemingly random basis in the oceans.

...they captured my attention many years ago.
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Old 18-06-2007, 12:11   #7
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This is kinda what I had in mind,

rogue wave
n. An unpredictable, abnormally large wave that occurs on a seemingly random basis in the oceans.

...they captured my attention many years ago.
I thought that was probably what you had in mind, rw. If you want your handle's spelling corrected, you can PM GordMay and ask to have it changed. He's a busy guy, but very helpful.

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St. Croix? 80's?? Do any building?? You happen to know a Monahan?

Just curious. Anyways, welcome abord?

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Old 18-06-2007, 16:33   #9
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I thought that was probably what you had in mind, rw. If you want your handle's spelling corrected, you can PM GordMay and ask to have it changed. He's a busy guy, but very helpful.

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Thanks for the heads up. I'll prolly just leave it alone.
I've used it for some time now on other boards, the proper spelling was never available.
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St. Croix? 80's?? Do any building?? You happen to know a Monahan?

Just curious. Anyways, welcome abord?

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Thanks,

Not a familiar name, I moved there in Jan 1980 and left in late 82. I got to live for free, house sitting in Judths Fancy
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Old 18-06-2007, 23:21   #11
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welcome rouge... spent some time in Rust Up Twist area, miss it alot. Thinking of going back, though a shame what the economic condition has become on island. Guess all those cruise ships do make a difference other than big wake.
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