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Impressive dude. Impressive.


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Ocean Alexander 50 delivery

We drove down to Pittsburg, CA on the Sacramento river delta to get the boat.





After spending a day prepping, we rolled out on the tail end of a flood so we could catch the ebb through the Gate. Lot's of heavy traffic in the area and big bridges.



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We got to San Fran after dark and shot the Gate on the ebb. A bit of a rough ride past the Onion Patch.



The trip was pretty uneventful until we got up by Cape Mendecino about sixty miles offshore where we hit 8-12 foot seas on the Port bow all the way to Cape Blanco.

South of Cape Blanco we hit a building Gale with some sets up to 15-20, always a crappy thing when you're going to windward.

This video is as we were running out of the Gale after about twelve hours of it.


This one is later.


Later, off the Oregon coast shortly after dawn.


We stopped for fuel twice, once in Bandon OR and once at Westport, WA.. We lost the Port engine off Cape Flattery when the raw water pump locked up and finished the trip on one engine in the fog surrounded by 20 knots ships blowing by virtually unseen. While radar is useful, it doesn't help when the boat is slewing around in a following, quartering sea leaving smears of tracks all over the screen.

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Back in home waters:


Ah, life aboard a boat five days up the West Coast. I can think of worse ways to spend a week.

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Videos are all broken for me. When I click play, the player gives a "Video Not Found" error.

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Dude, you're a Hall of Fame BFSer - you can post whatever you want in this thread. I'd love to see them!
I agree with the sentiment toward CC, he's a legend. But, a stinkpot getting a BFS? That's brand dilution. Bad idea. CC tried to warn you.

And you owe me a laptop. I vomit all over mine when I saw that enormous downrigged, flybridged, chlorox bottle pop up on my screen. CC has probably been commissioned to install a stripper pole.


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Videos are all broken for me. When I click play, the player gives a "Video Not Found" error.
Hmm, will have to put them on youtube and repost.

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I agree with the sentiment toward CC, he's a legend. But, a stinkpot getting a BFS? That's brand dilution. Bad idea. CC tried to warn you.

And you owe me a laptop. I vomit all over mine when I saw that enormous downrigged, flybridged, chlorox bottle pop up on my screen. CC has probably been commissioned to install a stripper pole.
Who said the mighty BFS brand sanctioned it? There has been no coveted BFS-certified stamp of approval, my friend.

I just love stories of being on a boat at sea - especially if there's a gale involved.

That said, that is one Big Freakin' Stinkpot.
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I feel better.


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Good. Anyway, that's why I prefer sailboats...stripper poles come standard.

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Hmm, will have to put them on youtube and repost.
It's just something screwed up in your links CC. Here's all the photos and vids:

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Good. Anyway, that's why I prefer sailboats...stripper poles come standard.

Have I posted a pic of my new auto-inflate pasties?
You know, you're right. I have one on each side of the salon. Misread as hand holds. It's the Brazilian women's beach volleyball players that are not standard. If stinkpots came with those, I'd be listening.

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