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  1. Bluewaters2812
    Good to hear back from you. I solo sailed her without an autopilot from Ireland to Eastbourne in February, man did I get cold at the helm! I was pleased with her performance and tracking. She's very sea kindly and with genoa and main my top speed was 9.4knots! Admittedly the seas were quite flat and the wind was on the beam at around 15 knots. I have given myself three years then I want her ready for a solo circumnavigation.
  2. Bluewaters2812
    Hi Boatman, I hope you are well? Long time since I was on here. Whereabouts are you? I am on my "new" boat in Eastbourne UK. It's a Van De Stadt Excalibur 36. Slightly stronger than the modern boats lol.
  3. Blue Crab
    Gotcha ... just sounded like a thing you might do.
  4. wolfgal
    You're the best!
  5. davil
    Have known you over the years through your postings' and like most of us formed an idea about you.

    Will you be interested and have the time.?

    For the last 20 years, every birthday, I decide this is my last season sailing/cruising.

    My breaking “safe” age was 60, and since then kept moving the post, suspect I am running on fumes but still running.

    Used to live in California and my dream was to do the Transpac solo to Hawaii, but family and work always got in the way.

    Now, sailing to the Azores has been my “last sail” before I join a bingo club.

    My boat is small by the “new breed” of sailors as per the forum.

    I tend to disagree.

    The previous owner sailed her to Europe, lived in Belgium, and eventually returned when I purchased her. He was 80 something

    I turn 82 in a couple of weeks.
    Look younger (like 81)

    Physically and medically ok and cleared by my physician to continue sailing my boat.

  6. Blue Crab
    Phil, maybe check out thread on SA about boat stuck in Tunisia
    Hi Phil, thanks for the replay. Enjoy de leisure's of sailing.
    Good morning "boatman61"
    My name is Carlos. I own a 2015 Leopard39 which I am considering doing a Atlantic crossing from Newport RI to Acores / Southern Portugal around May / June 2023. I would like chat/discuss your availability and the possibilities to work together. I plan to be part of the crew. I've done numerous Atlantic crossing but not on a sail boat. Looking forward to hear from you. cell: 1 401 829 2108. Best regards, Carlos
  9. 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!
  10. 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!!!!

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  • About boatman61
    Yacht Delivery
    Motorbikes, Cooking, Sailing..
    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
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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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