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  1. 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!
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Skipper63
  5. Richard5
    I've been thinking of you. I've been thinking of your stint in the Royal Navy. I've been thinking of units which can trace their lineage from the present day back to those days which tried the honor and courage of the same.

    Just have I found on You Tube that a bloke by name of James Bones has uploaded the entire series of Hornblower episodes. I did not know there is a series, I guess it is something made for the telly. While not fond of TV, I can say what I have seen is impressive. And it makes me think of yourself being how you had served and our cousin across the pond.

    Here in the states there are active units which trace their lineage far back. I reckon that you do carry forward in the same manner. I tried to make this a question but in every case realized that to do so was to become too personal. So I take leave of my every question. I reckon my correspondence is much to do about nothing but honor and creed and remembrance.
  6. Lucas1983
    Yea I though I was, had no bad intentions that's for sure. I cant be expected to know what its like in 15 other country's 10000 miles away. Boy people on here just wanna fight or argue try to bash other people. Silly.
  7. Lucas1983
    Thanks for you valuable info and not assuming I am a American and calling me a racist which I am neither.
  8. grantmc
    Hi Boatie,

    Thanks for the message, and wishing you a great 2018.

    I read your comments about the surveyor with interest (post 'Really Bad Boat Surveyor'). Completely agreed. The surveyor's job is the boat's sailing systems and integrity. People seem to expect a pre-purchase check; something else again. And that's fine if made clear and the extra time and effort paid for. And not attending the survey was a poor choice.

    Anyways always appreciate your common sense posts.

  9. balutsky
    I'm interested in joining you for a crew. I have no sailing experience and the reasons why I wanted to volunteer, I can pay for my own expense
  10. Capn Jimbo
    Hi... saw your post on sailing smaller boats across the pond. I'm looking here in S. Florida, saw a very clean Pearson 27 (wing keel, about 1988 I think), well maintained. I know it's fine for S. Florida, Bahamas, maybe some coast hugging Carib. island hopping, but since I saw you listed it as one of the designs you'd cross the Atlantic in, I wondered what you thought of this one.

    My concern: as you may know the P27 is an "open design" - no bulkhead behind the V berth (head is in rear of boat). At the same time I noted some very heavy floor ribs crossing the boat laterally. Also wondered if you knew how the deck is attached to the hull.

    Your thoughts for bluewater? Thanks.

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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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