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  1. jcaprani
    Hi Alex,

    Hope your mum is making a good recovery. I am still making preparations and will be off on the 19th, if you are back in Fal by the 17th I will be going out for a few beers that night. Otherwise take care of yourself and I'll see you on the return leg!

    All the best,

    John
  2. ciclon1942
    hi Alex, how are you doing, just landed in Cyprus for new year! Sat having a beer in the yacht club, brought back a few memories. Have a good night mate and all the best for 2012 cheers Ross
  3. MYHorwood
    Hi Alex - thanks very much for your comments re: sailing south from The Canaries. We have not completely decided what do to do exactly however I am currently scanning the World Cruising Routes and Handbook of guru Jimmy Cornell for a more stategic way.

    You are correct about both not being able to clear in to Brazil at FDN, however yes - they won't chuck you off the island for a few days which may work okay for us. I think that we will be going as far south down the Brazilian coast as poss and then across to Capetown. I had visions of sailing to St Helena and then Namibia however prevailing wind wise it does not make sense and also to go as far south as Rio and then come back up north to reach St Helena does not make sense either...

    Happy New Year and thank you so much for sharing your insights and experience with us...

    Michelle and Nick
  4. julianna
    Thanks for the old fart crack,, I'm not that flippin old lol... sheesh, just messin with ya! thanks for being my first friend! smiles J
  5. juju70
    Hello Atoll. Do you remember me...I was on the Cat with Hans Klaar and Maryanne when we met you in the Commores?You have posted a picture on this site. Look forward to hearing from you. Am in shock about Hans!
  6. biltong
    Hi Alex. Missed you last ime. Did you chat again with the Senegalese boat builder?
  7. doocruiser
    hi atoll,
    remember me? you gave me some great advice on restoring my tinnie in phuket a while back and it came up great in the end so thanks a lot for that.
    now from your posts i have read in many threads on this forum you probably will be able to give me some really good advice again as by the sounds of it you have sailed all over the globe !
    i am looking at buying a boat in the bahamas and sailing it back to thailand next month,being mid august 2011.have you sailed this route before ? if so can you advise me on the best route for that time of year please and any other advice you may have will be greatly appreciated.
    reguards
    scottie
  8. Astro
    Astro here. I was a jerk to you a couple months ago on that wood/grp thing. Thought you were taking a poke at me for being a rookie. Turns out it was the best advice I got. Sorry, and thanx for the tip.
  9. four winds
    I'm glad I saw your post about leaving Thailand just in time before the thread disappeared. At least I think it's gone. In my stats I can't find any post I made there.

    Oh well, it would be a mistake to let that get to me.

    You're experience during the tsunami is proof enough to me that we make our own destiny by our actions.

    Many years ago I knew a young high school football player that said his goal was to knock someone down so they couldn't get up. He said he wanted to hurt someone and that's the only reason he played.

    Less than a month later he crashed his truck into the end of a bridge guard rail. It penetrated the cab and cleanly removed his right leg.
  10. doocruiser
    thats a mighty fine ali dinghy you have there pal ! you have a little bit more aluminum than i do to take care of !
    firstly thanks for the advice !
    i live in thailand and finding a stainless wire brush may be very difficult.if i can not find one what problems will steel or brass create ?
    also which one of those solutions is most common and most likely to be available here ?
    thanks again.

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  • About atoll
    Vessel Make/ model
    63 custom alloy sloop,macwester26,prout snowgoose 37 elite catamaran!
    Vessel Name
    sy salamandra
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    gettin naughty on the beach in cornwall
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    delivery skipper/marine engineer
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    Biography
    been on the road since 82
    working on my 3rd circumnavigation
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