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Boarded ELEVEN TIMES in 4000 miles?
I'd be asking myself, why am i attracting unwanted attention and how do i stop doing it?
I know, it seems even with bad luck that's a lot of boardings....
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The important part of this story that no one has picked up on is that 2B&B sailed a freakin' CATALINA 22 2B&B! 4000 miles!

Granted, maybe he shouldn't have named the boat "Cocaine Cowboy" - but that's some pretty impressive work out there.


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**IF** the story is to be believed as fact!?
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Re: rammed:by the customs & border patrol

We've been boarded once while out, and were instructed to maintain course and speed. Another time we were boarded by the US Border Patrol without us being aboard according to our trusty neighbors.

Cocaine Cowboy. Gotta love that one. Maybe I should rename my boat Mary Jane and see if our boardings increase.

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I belive him. The boardings are a lot more frequent in border states, ie: Fla. Texas. It's hard for bay sailors in the middle states to fathom what it's like down here sometimes. It's a different world. And I get boarded frequently at night or at least aproached in the lower Key's, they alway's ask you to maintain course and speed, we were boarded 100 miles south of the Caymans in the middle of night by a coast guard group stationed on a navy destroyer, we still were asked to maintain course and speed. There are people actually out there traveling around in small sail boat's,I think 2bb should stand for 2 big balls, looking forward to part 2.
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The important part of this story that no one has picked up on is that 2B&B sailed a freakin' CATALINA 22 2B&B! 4000 miles!

Granted, maybe he shouldn't have named the boat "Cocaine Cowboy" - but that's some pretty impressive work out there.
Good one smacker! Crazy nut.
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Usually when they board you they tell you to maintain speed and course.
I've never been boarded, so I made an assumption that you'd ease up atleast to level the boat some.

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I belive him. The boardings are a lot more frequent in border states, ie: Fla. Texas. It's hard for bay sailors in the middle states to fathom what it's like down here sometimes. It's a different world. And I get boarded frequently at night or at east aproached in the lower Key's, they alway's ask you to maintain course and speed, we were boarded 100 miles south of the Caymans in the middle of night by a coast guard group stationed on a is navy destroyer, we still were asked to maintain course and speed. There are people actually out there traveling around in small sail boat's,I think 2bb should stand for 2 big balls, looking forward to part 2.
Yeah, we'll, we have a lot more miles than that and hardly anything. It has nothing to do with kids hanging upside down from to boom begging them, "hey... Board us, please! Is that a real gun? Do you have a boating license? Hey, how fast does your boat go? Can I come aboard? Do you burn a lot of gas? Hey, wanna see my Lego project? Hey!!! Where are you going? Board us!!! Please!!!!!"
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Yeah, we'll, we have a lot more miles than that and hardly anything. It has nothing to do with kids hanging upside down from to boom begging them, "hey... Board us, please! Is that a real gun? Do you have a boating license? Hey, how fast does your boat go? Can I come aboard? Do you burn a lot of gas? Hey, wanna see my Lego project? Hey!!! Where are you going? Board us!!! Please!!!!!"
The more I picture this in my mind, the harder I laugh! It gets even funnier when I imagine what the coasties must be thinking!!
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