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  1. wolfgal
    turned out great, thank you (even though the crossing didn't happen in the end. mega bummer!). and your recipe is definitely worth it. excellent! once i re-learn to enjoy cooking, i will..., thing is, am just not there yet, liking cooking. STILL feels like a chore. the other day, i burned chickpeas.... now, who does that? seriously, i MUST find a way to enjoy cooking again... would rather change the oil filters! miss your cheese-n-onion on toast good sailor, that's for sure!
  2. wolfgal
    hey, I made it (without the tomatoes) and it was great!
    still haven't got my recipes in one place, written down. I SO put off anything cooking. geez, I must FACE MY FEARS! funny for a woman who cooked for a family of four for a couple of decades, huh?
    I'll never forget how those onion/cheese toasts tasted though: heavenly! such good memories. I loved crewing for you!!!!
  3. wolfgal
    thank you for everything, all these years!
    will keep you posted as to The Crossing!
    and how I wish i had a photo of us singing, Oh Black Betty, bam-ba-dam!!!!
  4. wolfgal
    holy cow... grief to think that "ready to go" used to mean something.
    ok, only have a minute of internet left but want you to know that i'm headed south, leaving the day after tomorrow, found a solution. like a BRAVE soul girl (like i used to be so long ago), i'm getting back out there! fingers crossed all will work out well. i think i'll be good. feel more confident now. sending you a big hug and a kiss, good man! you are such a good friend.
  5. wolfgal
    hey good man! just saw this!!!

    not much sailing in the end, just boat works, still not done and the captain is not happy, saying he's decided to sell the boat! he might haul tail it back to the states any day now. i scouted for crewing but am feeling like mush... might fly back over. do you have a delivery on the near horizon? if so, send me a pm, so i get an email. i'm free until end june

    oh and for mal de mer, i found something that works!!!!
  6. wolfgal
    YO DUDE! i had a blast! such a blast. inspire of everything that went wrong. but you know me, i just smile away! got along well with the folk too! and hey, i didn't get seasick at all, just queasy ONCE! i got my sealegs and been walking the drunk ever since - don't want to lose them! yes, really am happy. may go back next month, meet up farther south with the group. might blow more on tickets... (grief, expensive!). but i know i should! life starts with every new day!

    hope all is going well for your delivery. you should be out there by now. will be doing carpentry work/teak work in port napoleon for a couple weeks (on the vagabond) if ever you swing by. sending you onion toast and a big tall hug!
  7. Rver
    I thought I knew how to send a PM but it looks like I've lost it.....and perhaps the plot...
    Do you have the room and any thought on a paying crew member for your transit to Greece?


    Best wishes
  8. Douglby
    Thank you Boatman.
    I actually have sent an email to her. I have followed closely what she has said prior to buying my boat. She was a positive influence in the decision. That was when there was 2 of us going to be sailing her. Now I need to be able to do everything solo... At the moment I have no autopilot and I hoped she could tell me if its doable on this boat without one in a pinch, and what tips can she give me. Also for tacking her. She has a tendency to go into irons on the tack and doesn't easily go through. I have been thinking I can use the mizzen to assist with this, and furl the genoa fully before the tack. Self tailers would help too. Just need more time sailing her. 1600 km separation at the moment doesn't help.
  9. Maple Leaf
    Good day Boatman61. I was referred to you via this site from Pete7 who suggested I contact you.

    Summary:
    -I have been chartering Catamarans over the last 10 years in the Eastern Caribbean. I am now ready to purchase and have decided on a Fountaine Pajot Lucia 40. I have made offers on 2 separate yachts but have been unsuccessful at this time. I found a 2017 Lucia in France that ticks off all the boxes.
    In your opinion, how feasible would it be to purchase in France , hire a Captain to join myself and another crew to bring it across to the Caribbean?
    I don’t have the knowledge or experience to cross on my own, I also doubt I would be able to obtain insurance either.
    Thanks for your time.
    Robert
  10. wolfgal
    bet you do miss your bike. i never did learn to drive a motorcycle (left/right gears/gas thing! oh dear) but they sure are fun! the bolthole... yes looking for an old lady place in case i wind up old (never know) and, in the meantime, be let while away. have considered the southern opportunities but have also seen what projects they are. looking for something small, not too far from my squirrels. as for the boat... geez, for the moment it seems that all the good-condition/fairly-priced boats are in the UK. still a fortnight quarantine for me. hoping this curtain will drop and i can pop over. still looking

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  • About boatman61
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    Occupation
    Yacht Delivery
    Interests
    Motorbikes, Cooking, Sailing..
    Biography
    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

    https://towndock.net/shippingnews/phils-voyage-to-england

    Contact: www.deepwaterdeliveries.com

    YakiTori.
    A DuFour 425 GL
    Delivered the sailboat as an owner assist/instruct from Port Gruissan, SW France to Sant Valo de Capo, Sicily via Bonifaccio, Corsica. Apart from a close encounter with some waterspouts, a smooth and efficient delivery leaving a happy new owner.

    Elsie
    62ft bilge keel Motor Sailor designed by Laurent Giles.
    Delivered successfully from St Martin, FWI to Almerimar, E Spain June-July 2016

    Ocean Diamond 2
    October 2015. An Australian owned Elan 434 delivered from Samos, Greece to Gozo, Malta via Kusadasi, Turkey to reset her clock..

    Surprise
    September 2015. A Heavenly Twins 26 delivered from Santander, N Spain to Shoreham-by-Sea, on the S Coast of England..

    Meira
    August 2015.
    A Wharram Tiki 26 delivered from Taviera on the Algarve to Esposende on the NW Coast of Portugal…

    Azzurra.. an International 12 metre ex AC boat...

    Experience;
    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
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    It was a dark and stormy night and the captain of the ship said.. "Hey Jim, spin us a yarn." and the yarn began like this.. "It was a dark and stormy night.."

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