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Congrats on the boat John...she looks to be in great shape. Suggestions:

Bring extra racor filters as tanks tend to get dirty when a boat sits a while. Know the changing and bleeding procedure before you leave the dock!

Jacklines & Liferaft (you can rent a raft)

Figure our how to add extra fuel capacity for the trip. (on deck or bags)

REALLY test your batteries and charging system by unplugging from the dock.

Spare GPS and LOTS of extra batteries in a sealed box in the oven!.

Keep us posted on your progress...sailing with Capn' Woody should be a blast!

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David,

You're correct, some do not quite get the hint! Oh well, so what is mr wilson doing to his boat? hopefully not trying to sink her! or run aground etc. Would not want my firends to have to do another "Poor Mr Wilson" editorial in 48N!

Off to go install some new clutches and move a cabin top winch inward a bit!

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Congrats John

I know Bananas and the PO. quite well. The boat was maintained, hauled out every year, etc. He raced Bananas in the area and was quite good with her. Usually in the cruiser class. If I remember there are no Dacron sails for her. All the sails I have ever seen were Mylar.
When he was at the marina for her annual haul out I noticed the PO's hand was really messed up. He told me it was a shark bite. LOL Then said it makes a better story than getting hit in the side by a car.

Well I will bid you Fair Winds and good sailing with Bananas

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Wear it in good health!

Remember two generous libations before you cast off:
One to the sea, for Poseidon. And one thrown into the air, for Aeolus. If the one you throw into the air never comes back down, it has been accepted, so heave heartily!
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How was the Saint Bart's staff?
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Looks sweet, good luck, fair winds, following seas, and let us know how it works out.
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Lots of FOOD

Pack all the nonperishable food you can fit. Go offshore with at least triple the food you need for the trip. If anything goes wrong, at least you might get fed and keep up your strength.

Food is pricy in the BVI, so all the leftover nonperishables, will give your pantry a jump start anyhow. Pack in all you can.

DOn't forget CRACKERS and GINGER ALE, these are great if anyone is seasick, it seems to lessen the sesickness (anything with ginger!) and the crackers keep the tummy occupied. I personally never go offshore with alcohol, I just think it's trouble waiting to happen... I want everyone SOBER when the @#$% hits the fan!!! tee hee hee

The MOST USEFUL thing (food wise) I found for offshore sailing was super tall styrofoam cups. On a rough delivery, we were able to fill the cups 1/2- 2/3's with the soup du jour and not worry about hot food spilling. Especially handy if you are eating at the helm as they fit in cup holders. If you want ot go more green, then buy some super tall insulated plastic cups.

Also, when you have owner and hired captain on board, you better decide BEFORE you leave the dock, who has the final say, who IS the captain at sea.

Captain by committee rarely works well. I've seen some bareboaters here arrive in port and have mass confusion over anchoring or doing anything becasue they are all captains and no crew...

GOOD LUCK!

See you in the BVI!

By the way for more info on the BVI and weather, see DearMissMermaid.com
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Well here is the latest..... I am in Dinner key Marina (where they charge you 100 dollars a day to slip a 38 ft yacht) and Capt Woody had to bug out, which is a whole other story. Being in a pecular situation without a Capt. I asked the previous owner whose name is Bob (who is a hell of a nice Guy) if he would be interested in helping me sail the boat to Tortola, and he said he would love to. So he and a good friend of his will be here Sunday to get this show on the road which I am EXTREEMLY HAPPY.
I thing this will be a fun trip and I am looking forward to departure, which should be monday (weather permiting of course) The trip from Jacksonville was extreemely bumpy we had gusts to 35 and fourty miles per hour and had waves(swells) as high as 15 to 20 ft. The boat was amazing because it had very good manners. We had a busted roller furled jib sheeet line break on us and Woody went up to fix it at 2 Oclock at night in some very nasty conditions. Eventually we ran with only the storm try sails, which if it would have been my decision I would have put those on before we even got out of the st. John river, because we knew we were going to get the effects of the tropical depression just north of us. We had east winds and were taking hits on the beam pretty hard by breaking waves and swells.
Well we made it to Miami in about 3 days and Navigated through the channels at 3 in the AM. and that was a trip because are depth finder went out, but I am here and ready for part two.
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Ginger Snap cookies are better than crackers, and seem to work very well for helping combat seasickness. They taste better too.

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Pack all the nonperishable food you can fit. Go offshore with at least triple the food you need for the trip. If anything goes wrong, at least you might get fed and keep up your strength.

Food is pricy in the BVI, so all the leftover nonperishables, will give your pantry a jump start anyhow. Pack in all you can.

DOn't forget CRACKERS and GINGER ALE, these are great if anyone is seasick, it seems to lessen the sesickness (anything with ginger!) and the crackers keep the tummy occupied. I personally never go offshore with alcohol, I just think it's trouble waiting to happen... I want everyone SOBER when the @#$% hits the fan!!! tee hee hee

The MOST USEFUL thing (food wise) I found for offshore sailing was super tall styrofoam cups. On a rough delivery, we were able to fill the cups 1/2- 2/3's with the soup du jour and not worry about hot food spilling. Especially handy if you are eating at the helm as they fit in cup holders. If you want ot go more green, then buy some super tall insulated plastic cups.

Also, when you have owner and hired captain on board, you better decide BEFORE you leave the dock, who has the final say, who IS the captain at sea.

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GOOD LUCK!

See you in the BVI!

By the way for more info on the BVI and weather, see DearMissMermaid.com

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where is dat boat?

WHERE are you? Been over a week now! Looking for you in the BVI!
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