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Old 10-01-2008, 09:48   #1
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If you love something, set it free!

if it returns, it's yours forever!

Article in the BVI paper BVI Beacon!!
http://bvibeacon.com/main/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1215&Ite mid=26

Look what arrived via Fed Ex today:
S/V Nicole’s Kitty!


Some may remember our “New Spin on Message in a bottle” project. The boats were all released between June 25 and June 27, 2007
Nicole's Kitty was first found by Sir Richard Branson on Necker Island, his Assistant called me about 3 weeks after returned from our BVI charter. They released the boat and it was found again on Necker and brought home by a worker frm the big Google wedding at Necker.

We built and released model sailboats with information plaques attached so the finder could contact us.
The boats started out with 8 coats of varish and colors and names chosen by the kids.

http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y238/saildoggie/modelboats/

The first boat was released from Jeannius by Steffi of the Parrothead family.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y238/saildoggie/BVI07/bvimccoy13.jpg

The remaining boats were realeased off Anegada in this video:
http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y238/saildoggie/modelboats/

Video of of racing at the pool at Leverick Bay: (give it 20+ seconds)
Oak wall mount brackets will be made this weekend so she can be displayed.
A new S/V Nicole's Kitty II may be under construction soon for June '08
charter.

We also hope to hear from finders of the 5 other boats, we hope the sailed far and may still be sailing!!

The boats were donated by: (I have no financial inrest in)
http://modelsailboat.com/
The models are T-15 racers, I upgraded the masts to Carbon Fiber and used West System epoxy to bond the keels and masts.
Happy Sailing!
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:44   #2
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thats awsome..
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:58   #3
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That's really cool!
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Old 10-01-2008, 14:34   #4
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Love the video! Thats a laugh!
The whole idea is terrific and I hope another one comes back to you.

We might pop one overboard sometime


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Thanks guys!
Here's a link to the complete article.
posted with written permission for Author Tod VanSickle and the Publication BVI Beacon:
http://www.cdssystems.com/ttol/saildoggie.pdf
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I am making a special trip to the Exumas this year. I am doing this for my 7 yr old nephew. I think this is a great idea for stimulating the kids. I will have to come up with a plan..........THANKS FOR POSTING THIS!
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