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  1. gilgsn
    Thank you Carliane, same for me, though I haven't bought any scuba gear yet here, but owning a boat sort of makes it a must.. No more cave diving for now.. I just can't do it all at the same time, and it is very physically demanding as you know. In 2-3 years I plan on leaving for a long cruise, where, I haven't decided yet, probably around the Mediterranean first then through Gibraltar, then who knows...
    Take care :-)
  2. gilgsn
    What a small world. Do you know Hervé Deschamps? He is another Frenchman I did some diving with who did dive a bit with the WKPP. I don't cave dive anymore, but I started sailing in 2015. Now I live in France. I was mostly diving around the Branford area, Little River, Ginnie Springs, Wayne's World, Hospital Hole, and many other around central Florida. Losing that boat was hard. I couldn't watch sailing videos anymore for three years after that. Now I have a new boat and things are looking better. I miss Florida though! Do you still cave dive? Still in Florida?
    Have a great day,
  3. gilgsn
    Hello. Just curious, did you cave-dive in Florida? Gainsville area or up north, WKPP...? Around what year? I did a lot of cave diving around 2000, Little River, Branford area, Ginnie Springs, etc...

  4. -bliss-
    Thank you gamayun for the kind and sensible words! Didn’t mean to act as a moral police here, just wanted us all to stop for a second, so we could get back to being kind and civilized.

    Well, I feel privileged to go sailing in the middle of office hours. Almost no wind at all, barely enough for my asymmetric not to collapse. Couldn’t care less. Caught a small cod, so in an hour or so it’s movie night and fish soup. Reminds me why my boat is called bliss. Take care!

  5. Rebar_Caruso
    Yep - full trust in the boat is what I don't have yet... because I can't see every square inch of her interior hull... or know the kids names of the welder that did my through hulls... LOL... a little of a control freak in that regard.... but I'm getting there!
    Miss being back in the PNW - wish you well & thanks for the welcome so loooong ago. Just figuring out to use CF as social these days, as well as emergency wtf info.

    Re: Into the Abyss....
    Welcome! I did the same on a 38' boat. Take baby steps, but try to stay one step ahead of maintenance issues. You have to have full trust in your boat!
  6. SailingAsia11
    Hi We are a Canadian and a Filipina living in Manila we bought a yacht its open water cruiser only 29 foot anyways if you or anyone you know is in the Philippines and likes to sail maybe you could contact us we wud loves to learn how to pilot our yacht we are rookies sail on share basis at first doing some island hopping and then doing some open water trips to Bali, Thailand HK or wherever the winds take us can you join our adventure?? Or just some yachtie friends who can help some beginners with the ropes?? Cheers
  7. NorthCoastJoe
    I am interested in the navigation class. You can contact me at joe1000m@gmail
  8. bpratt1152
    Thank you gamayun. I will look into that book. This is my first diesel so I am in the learning phase.

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  • About gamayun
    Vessel Make/ model
    Freedom 38
    Vessel Name
    s/v Kynntana
    Oakland, CA
    Environmental consultant
    Diving, sailing, kayaking, biking, reading, being lazy
    Grew up on the Gulf Coast of Florida, then spent 5 years in DC before moving to the San Francisco area. I'm a single woman and bought a 38-ft sloop in January 2013. Named her Kynntana, which was my mother's stage name in Paris nightclubs and with U.S. circuses (she was an acrobat and trapeze artist). The name means 'star' in Malagasy. For the past couple of years, I've gotten pretty good at single-hand and short-hand (just one crew) racing. I am also enjoying cruising around with friends from San Francisco Bay to Monterey Bay. I am now living on my boat and sail/race usually at least once a week.


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