Yup ,Maltese Falcon. She seems to follow us around. The pic was taken as we left Anguilla, she is now tied up 500 feet away in Antigua.
The book 'Mine's bigger" is about the guy who built that abomination of a yacht. Apparently he modeled her after the clipper ships like Cutty Sark. I don't see that anywhere. I wish someone with money AND taste would build a boat. These rich guys all seem to build big fugly high tech things that can't possibly be practical. If you want Cutty Sark, build her. Don't make some app controlled carbon fiber racing hull with fake squares and expect anyone with taste to be able to appreciate it. Rant complete. Enjoying your "cruise" here Bruce.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
-Henry David Thoreau-
I think you will come to love that seat. I often stood watch sitting on the bridge deck or on the top step of the ladder with my head sticking out the hatch. Only thing I wished for were some of those dinghy sailing pants with removable foam padding on the rear so I woudn't have to mind the cushion every time I moved.
Keep the photos coming, I love them. I whish you a great time.
We have this next generation of kids getting on superyacht thing Goin on. Not mine....the other boat kids. They don't sail the damn things on passage. They motor them across the Atlantic to keep the wear and tear on the sails down, and so they can have less crew on watch.
This one dwarfs Maltese falcon.
Walmart family boat,Aquila. $150 million . Falcon tied in the background.How much of our taxes pay their employees food stamps?
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There are about 15 of them here now.
Some random J going out for a sail,
Here is the only classy mega,Nahlin. She is backing in,
Nahlin had a refit here last year or a couple ago. That's all gold leaf you can see. Dyson iirc.
Aw geese, we got our butts beat today. Been in Guadeloupe for 10 days, then out to the "saints" . Total bust for us , 70 feet deep, squalls, other yachts trying to anchor all day long.
We had to out of here today, as the breeze is forecast to get worse. We strapped down on he vessel and went bang. The in the first hour my main peak hour sweat hook parted . Squared that away in 25 knots . 2 hours later , the stay'sl let's go of its head.( this is where one gets salty , in clothing and words).
6 hours later, engine started bit not pumping water, still in 8x50 seas, fi cryin out loud you got the idea! We are not 55 anymore!
One of those days......Hope you are not too bruised
You could come back to Puget Sound and enjoy the cold rain. We've had frost on the deck the past three mornings.
At least the trade winds won't break, here is to the rest of the passage improving.
We sailed back into Deshaies (Guadeloupe) today to see the first woodie in a month. A french trawler with a dozen fit youths aboard. Sadly, they got underway within an hour of us anchoring
That yellow stripe is very visible !
'' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
Death in Paradise , agin.