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    This schooner is about 40 years old . Built in Carriacou, died in Anguilla.


    Her old bits decorating local tourist shops...

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    ya mon de starn does be droop

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    Homely little ply skiff, probably works well.

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    Thanks for the pics Bruce....That schooner looks like it needs a good coat of West System epoxy....

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    Great to see you back down there again Bruce! Looking forward to your continued adventures.

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    You like the Eastern Caribbean best? Or is that just the area where you happen to be right now?
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    Thanks....enjoying reading this.
    I once thought I was wrong, but I was wrong, I wasn't wrong.

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    92 foot jet boat of Italians parked next to me yesterday. I had plans to go ashore but stayed aboard all day to play defense.

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    Chuck , The EC is our favorite place, if only because we know it and have friends all over . We got burnt out on voyaging during our difficult passage back here in 2006/2007 from Tacoma.
    I find it a funny place too. Take for instance this poster ...it bears studying .What I get from it is grandpa is banging the balerina....regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willin' View Post
    Unlike the last thread, this one needs some legs.

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    Focscle is all back together, clean and pretty!!

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    ^ That always feels good.

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    Lol. What a strange AIDS awareness poster. EC must be a wild and free place. Lot's more ballerinas and guys in top hats than I imagined. And they are all busy!
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    Chuck it is the stupid funny humour that i dig best . like the way i spelt humour jus now, ahahahahah

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    The Australian spelling, that's why you like it.
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    That poster has me confused. I think mom is doing the ballerina. It says that's a typical day. Wow

    Sad to tell you Bruce but it's 30 degrees and foggy on the Puget Sound tonight. Been that way for a week now. You're missing all the fun.

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    Holy moly the 45 lb CQR fits that old winch well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    Thanks, Bruce! On the morning after Bowie died, I needed that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    Holy moly the 45 lb CQR fits that old winch well!
    That's the kind of luck that would give me a sh**-eating grin all day the first day and then again every time I looked at it.
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    #52: The sea gods are smiling on you. " I love it when a plan comes together " - Hannibal Smith
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    A swell has come in from the north , going to go to 2 meters for 4 or 5 days. So , we have moved anchor into deeper water and will probably have leeboards out tomorrow. My wife is a great sport with theses kinds of days.Our "bad boy" wifi booster is working out here luckily .
    I will take a pic if I see a wood boat ,(or hot babe)come in , so far,not so much. Just fat old Americans on catamarans whipping around in zodes standing in front of 15hp yammies.

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    Tons of woodies here in the bay of islands ( NZ) Bruce . You should pop down here in the off season sometime.

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    Your comment on the weather makes me think of the book Passages South, The Thornless Path . . . I'm reading it now. Have you read it? Wondering what you think of his philosophy on cruising down there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckt View Post
    Your comment on the weather makes me think of the book Passages South, The Thornless Path . . . I'm reading it now. Have you read it? Wondering what you think of his philosophy on cruising down there.
    I think it's a horrible cruising philosophy and the author a racist.
    I understand he's pulled the mast out of his boat completely now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    I think it's a horrible cruising philosophy and the author a racist.
    I understand he's pulled the mast out of his boat completely now.
    LOL. You may be right. He refers to having acquired a power boat. He does seem excessively adverse to windward sailing. To give him some some credit, I thought some of his strategies to avoid tough conditions sounded worth knowing about? I have no idea if they really work or not.
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    eh.. i have not read books about boat building or boat sailing. ..yet anyway.

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    Too busy sailing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    eh.. i have not read books about boat building or boat sailing. ..yet anyway.
    It's an odd book. Basically his idea of how to navigate the Caribbean to windward without doing any rough passages.

    Maybe you've met him. Bruce Van Sant and he sails (sailed?) a Yankee Clipper named Jalan Jalan. (I don't know what a Yankee Clipper is. Looks like about 40-50' and is a ketch).
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckt View Post
    LOL. You may be right. He refers to having acquired a power boat. He does seem excessively adverse to windward sailing. To give him some some credit, I thought some of his strategies to avoid tough conditions sounded worth knowing about? I have no idea if they really work or not.
    The best ways to get to the Caribbean are: Hang out at about St Augustine (30 degrees) and wait for a Westerly, grab that and sail East as long as you can, or until you hit 65 longitude ((I 65), turn right and sail for Sopers Hole.

    Alternatively, mosey through the Bahamas, grabbing favorable wind as you can, choose to go to, or don't bother with the Turks and Caicos. Be prepared for a slog to Windward, take your chances with going into the DR.

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    Trade for beer project of the week, a few wood bar table tops and a 7 foot by 4 foot piece of art to go on the back of the stage.


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    Old repair on this old table base... Cruzian washer.
    gotcher guiness working with coors lite here.
    Last edited by wizbang 13; 01-16-2016 at 04:56 PM.

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    seven foot table top. no table saw, no clamps, no bench

    well , we have ballast stones....

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    What timber is that Bruce? Looks similar to mahogany from here.

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