Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Anacortes PNW
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This wasn't as special a moment as it could have been.. we shared an anchorage in Jervis Inlet with Serrafyn, the Pardey's famous engineless 30 footer - but did not chance to meet them. We did meet and chat briefly with Lin weeks later at a local wooden boat show.
The next morning we watched them patiently drift/sail out of the harbour out into Malaspina Strait.. took quite a while.
Actually I believe that is their second boat, "Taliesin". Might that have been about 7 years ago? I encountered them around that time drifting/sailing in the same area while on my friend's 76ft mega-yacht. At the time I was a 100% Pardey deciple and wanted to yell to them that I have all their books and that they are my heroes. Of course yelling that, to the Pardeys, who are drifting on their engineless cutter, from the deck of a 76ft boat going 17kts burning 3gal/mile of diesel, and nearly swamping them with our wake...... well..... I instead chose not to make myself seen.
I have a sauna on my boat, therefore I win.
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