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  1. meury110
    yes thank you...
  2. Marathon1150
    hi again: The name of the boat was not Hakea. Not sure exactly what it was, but in a video that I made, I can see that the name is not Hakea. Hope this is helpful.
  3. Marathon1150
    hi: unfortunately I don't remember the name of the boat. It belonged to a French physician who was practicing medicine in French Polynesia. We met him a few times but derived much of what we knew about him and the boat from his son. We don't have contact info for either father or son, but I could ask our boat watcher in Papeete to check on the name of the Garcia if it is still there. It was a very serious sailboat and just before we left to return to Canada, it was being re-rigged for the Northwest Passage expedition. The pandemic may have delayed that voyage.
  4. meury110
    hello. you made a comment back in 2019 regarding a Garcia 50. Was the name of this vessel Hakea.

    Our dock neighbour in Papeete has circumnavigated Antarctica in his Garcia 50. This is one of the most serious sailboats that I have ever seen, other than the French research vessel (also a sailboat) that called into Lyttleton on its way back from Antarctica. Both show signs of being seriously beaten up. Our neighbour has also climbed Mt. Everest and is now preparing the boat for the Northwest Passage. His boat seems to be built for this kind of thing but I know that I am not. I'll stick to a paid berth on something bigger if and when I go to Antarctica - something that I would very much like to do. My employer in NZ had "ice privileges" in Antarctica, meaning that we could land a certain number of people per year for research purposes. Those of my colleagues who went there loved going back.


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