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as some of you may or may not know, we recently moved (renting as we just sold our house) anyway the guy across the street and i have been hollering back and forth at each other; hey how are ya? wanna beer etc. anyway yesterday ha asked if i wanted a beer and i said hell yeah. as i entered his garage i noticed that he was fabricating a roof mount car rack for his kayak. i told him about my interests of sailing and yada yada. he said have a seat and let me tell you a story as he handed me a cold one. turns out that this guy is a friend of Tristan Jones.
I've never heard of the man before but he had every book this guy has written personally autographed. I just stared in awe as he told me some of his tales. i finished my beer and said thank you for the stories and i was leaving, he said "i wanna sail with you sometime". i said anytime you like and then went home. I just thought it was very interesting this guy lives across the street with all his sailing knowledge. I'll keep you posted after we go for the daily cruise!
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cool... does he have a boat??

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No SD, he's boatless except for his kayak! but i still want to gain some of his knowledge.

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as some of you may or may not know, we recently moved (renting as we just sold our house) anyway the guy across the street and i have been hollering back and forth at each other; hey how are ya? wanna beer etc. anyway yesterday ha asked if i wanted a beer and i said hell yeah. as i entered his garage i noticed that he was fabricating a roof mount car rack for his kayak. i told him about my interests of sailing and yada yada. he said have a seat and let me tell you a story as he handed me a cold one. turns out that this guy is a friend of Tristan Jones.
I've never heard of the man before but he had every book this guy has written personally autographed. I just stared in awe as he told me some of his tales. i finished my beer and said thank you for the stories and i was leaving, he said "i wanna sail with you sometime". i said anytime you like and then went home. I just thought it was very interesting this guy lives across the street with all his sailing knowledge. I'll keep you posted after we go for the daily cruise!
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Tristan was a pretty interesting character and his tales make great reading. There has been some scuttlebutt that a lot of it was fabricated and that a few of his supposed voyages never happened. He died a few years back, in poverty, in the Phillipines I think it was. He lost a leg a few years earlier.

Correction -He died in Thailand and in fact had both legs amputated.

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Umm... one other point I'd make...just because he was friends with Tristan Jones, doesn't necessarily translate into him knowing anything about sailing. He could be a non-sailor.

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Umm... one other point I'd make...just because he was friends with Tristan Jones, doesn't necessarily translate into him knowing anything about sailing. He could be a non-sailor.
quite true but his sailing lingo was right on.
edit: he said things like- to make the boat go faster just pull the red rope through that round thang a lil tighter(JK)

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Hey...wasn't Tristan Jones Knotaloud's Great Uncle.?!?!?
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He was probably dumbing it down so you could understand what he was saying...
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quite true but his sailing lingo was right on.
edit: he said things like- to make the boat go faster just pull the red rope through that round thang a lil tighter(JK)
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He died in Thailand and in fact had both legs amputated.
thats where i'd wanna be be with no legs

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He was probably dumbing it down so you could understand what he was saying...

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