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I wonder what the radio traffic was like:-

"Err, do you big grey guys have any diesel and fresh fruit?"

"Roger that, we came all the way to find you. Got any baseball caps to exchange?"

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Help me out here.

They call for help, and the nice guys in uniform come over in the dinghy give them fresh fruit and how much Fuel ? . "Please sir could we have some more, about 400 gallons more"

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They are coming my way ehehehehehehe

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I will look for them if they come to Cascais, which will be probable...

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Kudos to the USN. This is hardly the first instance I've witnessed, or heard about, where they have lended such assistasnce. No doubt some know-nothing is composing his missive complaining of tax payer purchased diesel and fruit going to a private vessel. Piss on 'em.

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After 15 days, scurvy set in? And who could anticipate wind on the nose heading to northeast to Horta?

They couldn't cope with 20 knots? Hell, my boat won't do hull speed to windward in less than 20 knots. Yesterday it was gusting 30 knots off the land (giving the unusual conditions of a "flat sea" with no fetch and loads of big air). Everyone reefed down a bit and reached back and forth along the entire waterfront.

Those guys are a disgrace. The Hylas 46 is a nice boat, but the makers obviously have no control over the chumbuckets that buy them.
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"if only I'd have brought the extra jar of Tang and a jerry can of fuel I think we could have made it"
This doesn't read at all like a Tristan Jones kind of story does it.
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"if only I'd have brought the extra jar of Tang and a jerry can of fuel I think we could have made it"
This doesn't read at all like a Tristan Jones kind of story does it.
No , but real life and fairy tales rarely do come out the same.

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You guys are showing the little green monster in your personality.
We all know that some people can't really sail and that is why they install the 'IRON MAINSAIL'. It is good for a lot of things. They were probably charging the batteries as well so they could have cold drinkies later.

I say good on your guys in the Forces for doing it. I hope some dropkick doesn't make it look like favored treatment for those fools in the Hylas.

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Hmmm... diesel from the US Navy... probably cost us $348.12 per gallon.

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