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    Even if they had been the greatest Sailors in the world, and discovered a cure for cancer there would be some here who would still celebrate their misfortune. Cheers to you for taking a different tack. Fairwinds!

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  • About Bestathook
    Vessel Make/ model
    1969 Morgan 28, Stiletto 27
    Vessel Name
    Jaybird
    Location
    Apalachicola, North Florida
    Occupation
    Retired, working on a bigger smile.
    Interests
    Sailing and Wrenching, all types
    Biography
    I'm a retired merchant mariner, a lifetime sailor, and enjoy the technical end of boats almost as much as the sailing.

    I have worked fishing boats, oil field boats, and blue water ships for over 30 years. At one time, I captained the schooner Governor Stone, the oldest working schooner on the Gulf of Mexico.

    I have maintained boats and motors for a fisheries research institute.

    I have made the jump from Alalachicola to Tarpon Springs several times, and am a fair hand at local weather, and am often available should someone be in a bind for a crewman on that crossing, up or down.

    I am big, incredibly active, and often available on short notice.

    I started with a lightning, my first and last wooden boat.When I was younger, I enjoyed coastal cruising in a sailing canoe. Now my trusty Morgan 28 classic takes me on shorter trips and occasionally longer ones. The 28 attracts a bit more company when I'm not inclined to solo. But I still have a bit of a minimalist outlook.

    I love short, sunny, sails, and exploring the island beaches, and ending a cruising day with good food and a bit of rum, lying on the hook. The next day I do it again.
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    Your WORKING IQ is your regular IQ, divided by the number of boats you own.

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  • Join Date: 29-09-2013
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