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Re: The boy behind the gate (new book)

Originally Posted by sfsailor View Post
Dear Harborless,
While we didn't put up the Star of David IN the Red Sea, as soon as we popped out the Med end of the Suez Canal, up it went and we were quite a site sailing into Israeli waters. And what you go through entering Israeli waters is quite the story! Hope you enjoy that and the other stories in the book!
Don't want to give away too much for those who are going to read the book but there was a very funny episode where Larry was interrogated by the Israeli police. After the standard questions they started asking extremely personal questions about his sex life and partners mentioning details of his life in CA. For a few seconds he was amazed and creeped out by the thoroughness of Israeli intelligence until he saw some cruising buddy's on another boat cracking up.

I was impressed that he buddies were able to get Israeli police to go along with a joke, they seemed like a pretty serious bunch.

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It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
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