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4 Hours Ago 06:43 AM
chall03
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Man it sucked to leave our beloved Dawn Treader at the marina. But we had no choice.
That sucks Smack. I understand your frustration.

After our failed attempt at buying a boat in Europe last year, This year we were set to cruise north to Papua New Guinea on Iolanthe. The boat is ready, we are ready, but alas it isn't going happen this year for us either. (A long story, nothing life changing serious but still cruise ending ).

I however remain more determined that ever as I have no doubt you will be.

All Hunter jokes aside, she is a great looking boat Smack. Perfect for you guys and what you are up to. I look forward seeing the picture of you all back on board ready to go in the future.
8 Hours Ago 02:13 AM
jerryrlitton
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Dude - you have no idea whatsoever.

And that's okay. Enjoy your boat.
That's OK dude. I do have an idea now. I have always said you have aircraft/boat limits and you have personal limits. You stop doing whatever it is you are doing whenever you reach the first limit. Enjoy the Hunter.
8 Hours Ago 02:03 AM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Well you have a capable blue water boat. Not to mention BFS. Take them with you after the storm season. No?
Dude - you have no idea whatsoever.

And that's okay. Enjoy your boat.
9 Hours Ago 01:22 AM
jerryrlitton
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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You actually think I wouldn't? Dude, seriously. Think.

I won't go offshore without my kids. That's all there is to it. They need at least one parent.
Well you have a capable blue water boat. Not to mention BFS. Take them with you after the storm season. No?
9 Hours Ago 01:13 AM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Originally Posted by jerryrlitton View Post
I would think that would be a fun trip. You should consider doing it yourself.
You actually think I wouldn't? Dude, seriously. Think.

I won't go offshore without my kids. That's all there is to it. They need at least one parent.
9 Hours Ago 12:47 AM
jerryrlitton
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

I would think that would be a fun trip. You should consider doing it yourself.
10 Hours Ago 12:04 AM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Man it sucked to leave our beloved Dawn Treader at the marina. But we had no choice.



We'll get the engine problem squared away and continue on with our adventure when we can (more on all that soon).

In the mean time, I guess it's back to my "Million Questions" thread for more silly projects. I'm telling you, it's so much more easy/comfortable/safe to work on your boat in the slip. But it's SO much more rewarding to take her out to sea - even if things go wrong. That's a fact.

Dawn Treader is one hell of a BFS vessel. We love her.

PS - Anyone know a good delivery captain who can take her from Louisiana to Florida for us after the storm season?
1 Day Ago 04:46 PM
RTB
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Yeah but she can't fix engines worth a crap. Time for some additional training.
In that case.....Mangy Mutt! Reminds me of B-52's Quiche Lorraine.

Hey you are not alone out there, losing your engine. Quote from Don1500 at CF - "The engine seized because of complete oil depletion. Don't know at this point how or why. I knew it was depleting when I got to Thunderbolt and had a mechanic "fix" it, and tell me all was fine. Guess what.

Yes it is a costly repair. Big hit to my emergency fund. But I will know the new engine will be taken care of by me alone and I will know the maintenance is complete and up to date. (old engine time >26000 hrs) ".

Ralph
1 Day Ago 04:21 PM
smackdaddy
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She's a good doggie!

Ralph
Yeah but she can't fix engines worth a crap. Time for some additional training.
1 Day Ago 04:16 PM
RTB
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

She's a good doggie!

Ralph
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