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  1. wolfgal

    am curious to know how the DELIVERY business is "happening" or "able to happen" these days (given the whole c-19 thing).
    for instance, if you were asked to sail a boat situated in french poly (or some-far-away-place like that) back to europe, would it be possible at all?
    hope you are doing well. am ok, just feeling locked-up-again now that i'm no longer on a boat. otherwise, am fine.
    all ok with you?
  2. wolfgal
    hey Phil! did you say boat shopping... am STILL at it too. grief, how many years are gonna pass without finding my gal? anyhow just gave 20 euros to the marina here in normandie to get back on their waiting list (spent 5 years on it last time... before my number popped up). put in for a 10m boat - and it must be between 10m and 10m99 or the frenchie-folk won't let one park. anyhow, am trying to stay sane, back again into hermit-state. having spent an enormous amount of time reading/learning about economics and where the world is headed..., now i think i just need to move to a marina, find my people, and make life as simple and straight-forward as possible. good things to you, good man
  3. wolfgal
    hey Phil, hope you are well. all good for this sailboat-junkie! had a fantastic sail july, valencia to port nap! old friend, a gent. we had so many breakdowns, got to learn so much about the diesel engine!!!! fuel filters and deskill bugs and fan belts and bleeding the engine is no longer a mystery. wonderful month, july. august was landlocked, house-sitting: ouch! been watching and waiting to see how the covid-cards fall (well, no, am watching the economy like a hawk) and will go from there... still hoping, just wishing the world wasn't looking so pale... hope you are well! big hugz
  4. bvimatelot
    Hey Phil! Long time no speak. How's life in Portugal? BVI is disease free and letting locals back in (after a 14 day quarantine); Government here is being sensible in that they aren't going to let the masses return until at least September. Good for health but more than terrible for tourism so lay offs of hotel, marina and bar staff have been pretty horrific. Wife is still employed, working from home and we have a couple of small pensions so on balance we are a **** load better off than most. Hey ho, stay well !! Tony
  5. darren77
    Hi Boatman
    buying roamer 37 in cork in Ireland and looking for an experienced skipper to sail it back to the closest port in uk ,i will be onboard hoping to learn some sailing,Can you give me an estimate and would you be available then ?
  6. wolfgal
    Hey Phil,
    The boat show and the fisher didn't actually happen in dusseldorf this year, so i didn't get to smile in the freezing rain in the cockpit again (bummer). BUT the broker says he will keep me in the loop, that he wants me to do the job in the future. yes! fingers crossed! As for the house, it is coming along slowly but surely. i paint well. not yet sure what to do with it. gotta live somewhere until i find my boat. yes, am squeezing the toothpaste tube pretty tightly still, saving as i do yet might be getting a bit too skinny -- we should be emailing...
  7. wolfgal
    Hey, just checking in with my dear friend and favourite sea captain.
    how are you? winter-damp days these days... need some sunshine!
    well, am officially disentangled but suddenly up to my ears in jumping frenchie hoops (how they make one jump and pay, jump and pay!). freedom at 55, yes, -- just about. more concretely, i am sanding and painting walls and clearing out memories (tears for nevermore, nevermore), not much by way of fun. but yes, am still working on my plan, though...., lately perhaps, i've managed to go from frying pan into the fire (am not proud, please don't ask). a standing question: to be a part of this (or any) society or bag it? ... in any case, i am still out here and striving. big kiss!
  8. MV Wanderlust
    Hi Phil,

    I have an opportunity to deliver a boat for someone. This would be my first since getting my 50 ton Master's ticket. Do you have a written contract you use with your customers? Would you be willing to share a copy of it? Or do you know where there is one online?


    John Easley
    Lakeland, FL
  9. Steven UK
    boatman i think something wet wrong with the PM i got an empty message from you and i can see lots of what looks to me PM 'stuff', you may want to investigate with the moderators. Regards Steven
  10. Skipper63

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  • About boatman61
    Yacht Delivery
    Fighting for Brexit on Twitter.
    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

    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.

    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..

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

    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...

    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
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