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Old 06-01-2008, 15:07   #1
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Seeking USRV "Upyurs"

I am looking to contact Rev.Dr. Paul Stokes and Nurse Gwen aboard USRV 'Upyurs' believed to be returning to the states from South Africa.
We still need to arrange him to conduct our marriage ceremony as after 27 years we still have'nt done it. Capt. Rod & 'Mate' Lorna.
Anybody in contact with them - please pass this along. Thanks.
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Old 06-01-2008, 16:24   #2
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Aloha Rod and Lorna,
Welcome aboard!! I haven't seen "Upyurs" but it seems like an odd name for a vessel skippered by a Reverend.
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Old 06-01-2008, 21:21   #3
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He's reverend And revered! And you have'nt met this Skipper yet either John!
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Old 06-01-2008, 22:53   #4
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"Upyurs" but it seems like an odd name for a vessel skippered by a Reverend.
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Yes, John.
I'm sure it would enjoy a trip to Australia... I can just hear the radio conversation now in a nice American accent.... "Australian Customs, Upyurs, Upyurs, Upyurs..."
How we could show our hospitality and warmth

I do note, John, that the pronunciation is U-Pu-Rus which would be much better received... unless an Aussie actor.


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I am looking to contact Rev.Dr. Paul Stokes and Nurse Gwen aboard USRV 'Upyurs'
Rod,
The ship appears to be for sale. And you might hail the broker

Columbia Boats Columbia 50 - Sailboats for sale
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Here is another interesting name I found whilst motoring in my dink around a harbor in California...YIKES!
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:36   #6
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I notice she sits a bit lower to starboard. The girl on that side a bit more stacked?
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I'm sorry, this topic sounded like a prank phone call... trying to get one or more of us to shout out over the radio "Upyurs, Upyurs, Upyurs, this is <whoever>."

Still, hope you find them.
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Old 23-01-2008, 02:04   #8
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Thanks for that. I tried to open that webaddress but could not. If you have another address for the broker I'd be glad of it otherwise I'll keep trying. Rod.
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yacht upyurs

i met paul and gwen many years ago in ponape microniesia and became fast friends . this was back in the 80's . we stayed in touch for some years but have not heard from them in many years as i was moving around a bit . if there has been any new info on them would love to get back in touch .
the columbia boat registry last show them in south africa

thanks robert oram
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Hi Robert. Traced them as far as Mobile Alabama but not got 'em yet.
I'll let you know if I do. Rod.
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Never understood why people put crass names on boats. The name of a boat is pretty much a reflection of its owner.
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Date: Friday, May 23, 2008 12:21 PM From: up yurs <upyurs4u@yahoo.com> To: traveler11@charter.net Subject: HI ROBERT Size: 2 KB MAY 23 MOBILE BAY
HI ROBERT:
YES WE REMEBER YOU. HELL THAT WAS A LONG TIME
AGO. SINCE THEM WE COMPLETED 3 CIRCUMNAVIGATIONS AND
JUST RETURNED TO AMERICA AFTER 20 YEARS OF CRUISING
ABROAD. DO YOU STILL HAVE THE 'TOAD' CHANGE PURSE?
BEST REGARDS
PAUL AND GWEN
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