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05-17-2005, 01:07 PM
A few months ago someone posted a short piece from a book about a solo sailor in a wooden 18' sailboat ... a link provided pictures of the sailor, the boat and some vey muddy boots. Cannot locate that post w/search thing .. if you posted that piece, please posy again Thank you in advance
05-17-2005, 02:58 PM
Here's what I remember:
The gentleman's name was Fred Rebell (an alias I think).
Boat's name was Elaine
Fred is mentioned in "Escape to the Sea" and "A Speck on the Sea".
Fred was a character. Somebody in Austrailia gave him and old leaky clinker one design. Fred repaired it best he could and set sail for California. He eventually reached California. Without papers or passport. He declared himself a "citizen of the world" and had a passport made up to prove it. I think he was eventually deported from the U.S. and sailed around the Pacific. That's where my memory gets fuzzy.
In the Swamp. :D
05-17-2005, 07:33 PM
Is this the thread you're thinking of? IT has muddy boots ....
Shoal Waters (http://www.woodenboat-ubb.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=6;t=001697)
05-17-2005, 09:47 PM
Oh, that muddy boots thing. Why didn't you say so. :D
DOH! Smacks his head hard! I knew I had read about Fred Rebell on the internet recently. In the files section of the microcruising Yahoo group. Y'all thought I had lost my mind. :eek:
In the Swamp. :D
[ 05-17-2005, 10:28 PM: Message edited by: Venchka ]
05-18-2005, 10:56 AM
Thanks guys .. that's it, muddy boots and all
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