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Old 20-04-2008, 12:19   #1
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Having been a (nowdon't everybody jump me on this) a powerboat Capt. for the pas 27 years or so, I have been many many places by water and always on a power boat, Sportfish etc. Mostly The Bahamas-Carribbean tournaments etc.
I now havebeen hired to take a Ketch rig Roberts Offshore 44 from Manitowoc Wi. down to Fla. and am very excited about it, as it is a whole new deal all arond for me. I had a Coronado that I lived on and sailed around San Diego Bay years ago, so have some sailing under my belt. Will be going up in about two and a half weeks to re-commision the boat, then down to Chicago etc. Anyway howdy everybody.
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Best of luck Captain!
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Old 20-04-2008, 21:21   #3
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Aloha Captain,
Welcome aboard!! Sounds like an interesting project. Are you coming down the Mississippi or out the St. Lawrence seaway?
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skprjohn, I'll be comin' down the Mississippi probably around the end of May or so.
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Aloha Captain,
You'll be mostly in the powerboat mode then with your masts laid on deck? Your experience as a powerboat skipper is going to be most helpful. She won't respond like a powerboat so if you practice a bit while in a safe environment then you should do well.
I have never been down that route and don't know how much you can sail with that size boat but I do know there are lots of bridges.
Sounds like a great project.
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