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Old 10-06-2012
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no san mig but they have skol carlsberg any other type of ale you can think of and best of all its all duty free about [45c ]US and naturally everything is relative food etc wishing you luck in your venture wish i had done this years ago take care jomac1
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I just got back into sailing after being away from it for almost 30 years. Used to race 470s and ran a Westerly 23 along the Maine Coast. Then grad school/career/life (and mountaineering and motor racing) got in the way. A few years ago, when I turned 50, the urge to sail needed to be satisfied, and I rented a few boats. This summer, I picked up a used Vanguard 420 and let me tell you, it's been great. I love that little boat. Taught my rather timid wife how to sail as I re-learned the skills. Now I can't get her off of the trapeze. I figure in a couple more years, we'll get a small cruiser and moor it up Downeast ... the only way a commoner can have a place on the coast.
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