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  1. cascadepeet
    How is your Cascade Boat project coming along?
  2. slobooger
    Hi John,
    I am trying to figure out HOW to be able to "Cruise" the hawaiian islands.
    We are on maui now, but we REALLY want to live on a sailboat. kihee marina seems to be about the only place without a waiting list, but the prices are almost as much as our apartment rent. (INSANE) waiting list at another marina I talked to is a year (After they open the waiting list back up)
    Ive done a lot of research, and its really something else, never would have thought it would be so difficult to do it legally.
    I work from home, and would use 4G phone for internet connectivity on the boat.
    Do you know of any secrets, before I plan on taking my income tax money back to the mainland? Id much rather stay here, but it is seeming pretty unlikely from what I have read so far... unless (like I said) I want to pay a huge amount to live under the international airport.... :-/
  3. Mercator30
    Hi John..saw a dated posting of yours mentioning you might have spare rvg equipment, still the case? I have an RVG mounted on my sailboat and spares are always desired.
  4. Soling2003
    Hi John. My name is Gary and we just moved here to the Big Island (Hawaiin Beaches to be exact) in April from Seattle. Since you seem to know a lot about the local sailing scene here I was wondering if you would mind getting me up to speed on what sailing there is here. I also besides being a firefighter in Seattle, had a boat repair and diving business there since the mid 70's. Was wondering what the possibilities for part time boat repair work would be here.
    I went down and saw the small boat YC at hilo bay. No one was there, but I did get a chance to sail my RC boat there in the harbor for a few hours. I'm getting withdrawals with now sailing !

    Gary Morgan
  5. Mickky85
    Thank you, I should sign up for crew for folks you trust, how? I dont understand, pls explain for me.
  6. SeaNymph37
    beautiful boat in the picture - sails hoisted..... awesome - noticed you have a senior cruiser under your name .... i was wondering how i might become a senior cruiser vs a register user - any thoughts ? at 53 - i am darn proud to be a senior !!!! thanks
  7. tcul

    Several years ago, you posted about a Westerly Centaur on the Big Isle you looked at. It was a 1969. I think it has made it's way to Waikiki, and on sale at the Ala Wai (Dock 800). Can't be many 69 Centaurs in Hawaii.
    Do you remember much about this boat?
  8. roverhi
    Several photos of boats sunk or aground at the moorings in Hilo Bay during that short period of wild winds last weekend. Assume you didn't have any problems.
  9. sailorman14
    Thanks skipper John but I'm not going to deliver to Hawaii, sorry...
  10. Costa Rica CT49
    John, I began sailing in Hawaii. Had a condo on Maui and met a History Prof in Lahana with a 65 foot formosa. My son and I joined him for a 3 month cruise around the islands while he collected data for his masters degree. My first passage was Maui to Molaki in 35 kt winds. Fell in love with it and went back to Calif and bought the Shannon. I see on Google that they have become very popular and most have been totally restored. I will miss her when she sells.

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    Vessel Make/ model
    15 foot Canoe
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    Nicholasville, Kentucky
    USN Retired
    I went to sea with the Navy in '63 and learned to sail smallboats in '72. Retired from the Navy in '91 and have taught sailing, built boats and lived aboard many years. I've lived in and traveled to many areas of the world and now am landlocked.
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