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    Bio: Sailed a Hobie 16 for over 25 years, did lots of chartering, owned an ODay 222, then decided to cruise after retirement in 2001. Bought an IP 380 and put over 15,000 nm on her cruising in the Chesapeake, Bermuda, and then on to the Caribbean for a couple of years. Liked it so much down there that we moved to Nevis and sold the boat. After six years on Nevis, we've moved back to Virginia.

    Hud3's Boat: Island Packet 380, now sold
    Location: Virginia
    Join Date: 14-09-2007 at 14:26 (Days: 6,004)
    Last Visit: 07-02-2024 at 15:57
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Intentional Drifter

    Intentional Drifter's Boat: Boatless, for now, Cat enthusiast
    Location: Pac NW
    Join Date: 24-04-2006 at 08:47 (Days: 6,512)
    Last Visit: 26-11-2023 at 11:55
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    Bio: As a Scottish teenager we moved to Canada, where I loved our new country but finally understood what below zero really meant. Majoring in psychology, one day my Prof. explained that we subconsciously choose careers that help ourselves. Since I thought him brilliant, but a bit nuts!… I promptly ran away to a career at Sea…. in case it was contagious! Bridging both commercial marine and professional yachting, I skippered water taxis, pilot boats, harbor and offshore tugs while doing large yacht deliveries and charters (both sail and power) till my licenses and reputation allowed me to command small cruise ships and eventually enter the Super Yacht industry. Project managing the “Design and Build” of these modern “masterpieces” was a never ending learning curve of balancing unlimited budgets with design egos while being a practical sailor. I loved it when all that talent created a captain’s dream boat that allowed us to explore the remote corners of the Oceans, in safety and comfort. Retired from operations I enjoy my personal sailing life on board Star Gazer, but now into a new learning curve of finding budget solutions for a cruising sailor. I have been taught a great deal from reading this Forum, which only proves my old Prof correct that I always was a Drifter, but now with the help from CF members and friends… I can calculate my “Set and Rate” …. Fair Winds to All!

    Pelagic's Boat: Van Helleman Schooner 65ft StarGazer
    Join Date: 07-10-2007 at 21:47 (Days: 5,981)
    Last Visit: 25-12-2023 at 12:38
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