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  1. Bluewaters2812
    Emailed back and forth a few times but then I didn't hear from him again. Doubt he will come back again by the look of it. Appreciate the referral though. I will keep my ears to the ground if there is work your way too.

    Stuck in Munjack Cay, Bahamas on our "new" Cat with a shredded main sail and a broken inner stay now lol. I had hoped the main sail would have held longer but it didn't. The starboard rigging has started to fray. Life is fun for us sailors lol. If you know where I can source a used main Luff 35ft Leech 38ft Foot 17 foot or anything smaller will do.
  2. chuckr
    Boatman are you in Kusadasi?? where?? we are on dock t off the left on the left hand side across from German boats.
  3. Bluewaters2812
    Hey Boaty, where are you at the moment?
  4. SailoratHeart

    I am new here. I saw a post of yours that indicated that you were not utterly terrified of little experience. I wanted to let you know that I am a willing deckhand. I am desperate for any and all sailing experience. I can cook, clean, and whistle all the while! I sailed once and I loved it, I just need that crucial experience in order to be wanted on boats.

    Well thanks for reading,

  5. baabs
    Could you please tell me how to edit or delete a post
  7. Ditte
    things are great! I did find a ride. A dutch guy - Hein. His 62" alu monohull was in a boat yard in portugal where I joined. after 10 days preparing we were launched and went to the Canaries. we were 3 people on board at first, but were joined by one more on Grand Canaria. after a small cruise there we did the crossing in one stretch. we had to go all the way to 14°N before we found some real winds so the total crossing took 20 days. But we had calm seas all the way and when the wind picked up we sailed around 6-9 knots the last 10 days. We arrived in Martinique on jan 6th and I was there for just a week before it was time to go home and back to school. So thats where I am right now. But the ride was awesome. I caught a meter long yellowfin tuna, we saw dolphins by the bunch, got surrounded by pilot whales and the starry skies and fluorescence at night was breathtaking. it was amazing!
    how about you? how are things? what has the end story about the Americas cup racer?
  8. pillum
    Hello again Phil

    We never got going last year with the delivery of my Westerly W35 from Marathon FL to Spain, I had family issues and ended up separating (with the usual hit to finances). Are you still willing to do the delivery, and if so could you review your price and schedule, but to Gibraltar, not Almerimar.

    Earliest I can be in Marathon is April, but only for a week or so to prep the boat for launch. I’ll retire at the end of April and can spend some time on passage prep then. I need to be back in Aberdeen in June.

    If you are still up for the job I can fly you over at any time after 01st April to meet together and to check the boat out and to prepare for the trip. Boat status is much as it was a year ago, summarized in my last e-mail to you.

    Phil, given my messing you around last year I will fully understand if you tell me to take a hike this year. If you decide to take the work on could you please update me your e-mail.

  9. baabs
    Good moonlight sir, i lost your last message, my phone is working Alone, i just saw the two first words!!!
  10. baabs
    How are you Sir at the end of summer?

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  • About boatman61
    Vessel Make/ model
    Steel Van de Stadt CC Custom 40 (1981) For Sale
    Vessel Name
    L' Enjoleuse
    Portugal... W. Coast
    Yacht Delivery
    Living... LOL
    I am an ex Royal Navy seaman (TAS) and have been sailing since 1965 when I learnt to sail in the navy’s 27ft Montague Whalers and 32ft Cutters. Over 80000 miles of cruising etc since then
    I’ve completed 3 solo West-East trans-Atlantic's since 2001 on boats from 30ft to 37ft. I am a freelance delivery Skipper and can supply crew if needed.
    Boat-master grade 2
    RYA International Helmsman/Coastal Skipper.(Sail up to 24m/80GT, Power up to 24m/80GT)
    Spanish Marine(Patron de Barco)blue book
    VHF Licence
    First aid at sea certificate.STCW95VI/4
    Survival at Sea.STCW95VI/1

    Current Project; Azzurra.. an International 12 metre ex AC boat...

    Oct-Nov 2014 International 12 Metre Azzurra II from Aeroskobing, Denmark to Eeindhaven, Holland for shipment with Sevenstar to the USA.
    July-Aug 2014
    'Trim' A Garcia 45 on an Owner assist delivery from Marseilles, France to Chatham, Kent. UK.
    Feb 19th-April12th, 2014
    Lagoon 440, Ft Lauderdale to Almerimar, Spain.
    Oct 23rd-Nov 15th, 2013.
    Sephina, A 2012 Lagoon 380 from Bari, Italy to Grand Canaria...
    Sept,2013-Oct, 2013
    'Levanter', A 2013 Lagoon 380. Les Sables de Ollones to Gran Canaria.
    April 23rd-May4th 2013,
    E'njoulaise, 37ft Van de Stadt.
    Owner assist from Frejus, S France to Bezerte, Tunisia
    Oct 2012-Nov 2012.
    Delivery Skipper. 'Blue Moon' a Van de Stadt Dogger 31 from Perth WA to Port Huon Tasmania
    Feb 2012-Oct2012
    Delivery Skipper. Bruce Roberts 53 ketch ELLE BO from West Palm Beach, Florida to Perth, Australia.
    Sept, 2011-Oct, 2011 -
    Delivery Skipper, Colin Hannah, a 35ft ply/glass cutter. Crosshaven, Ireland to Duquesa, Spain.
    Aug, 2011- Aug, 2011 - Delivery Skipper, Windsong of Beaulieu a Vancouver 34 Pilothouse cutter. Poole UK to Cascais, Portugal.
    July, 2011- July 2011 - Delivery skipper Catalac 900 'Rubessa'. West Mersea, UK to Duquesa, Spain.
    June 2011 - June 2011 - Delivery Skipper, Contest 29 'Ondine'
    La Roche Bernard, Fr. to Figuiera da Foz, Pt
    April 2011 – April 2011 — Delivery Skipper, Waquiez Chance 37 'Hawk'
    Assist owners to prepare and launch vessel and deliver from Seville, Spain to Figuiera da Foz, Portugal. Lift out for refit.


    June 2010 – Aug. 2010 — Delivery Skipper, Catonga, 9metre Catalac
    Collect and prepare vessel in Ipswich, UK... and deliver by sea to Pendik, Turkey.... via Biscay, Gibraltar, Majorca, Sardinia, Sicily and Greek Islands.


    July 2009 – Aug. 2009 — Skipper, Naiad, Corribee 21
    Solo delivery from Harwich, UK. to Figuerra da Foz, Portugal


    Dec. 2008 – Dec. 2008 — Skipper, Turnstone, Hurley 22
    Solo Delivery from Brixham, UK. to Figuera da Foz, Portugal.


    Nov. 2006 – Oct. 2008 — Skipper
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    "You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on." Dean Martin
    "Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about..." Oscar Wilde.. Boats.? click on the link in the picture below..


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