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2 Hours Ago 07:40 PM
aeventyr60
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

You'd better switch back to a CQR to be really in fashion too.
3 Hours Ago 06:29 PM
chall03
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
I'll also rent a full enclosure and really tall dingy davits to ensure his comfort.

Seriously, I'd trust Jon with my boat any day. The question is - would HE trust my boat? Heh-heh.
As long as you taught him how to hove to and had the drogue ready to deploy, he might think about risking it at least on the ICW.
3 Hours Ago 06:14 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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As long as the fridge opens on both tacks I'm sure he would have a ball

You have got a kayak strapped on the side for him as well haven't you?
Add another jerry can or two, you don't want him to run out of fuel.
I'll also rent a full enclosure and really tall dingy davits to ensure his comfort.

Seriously, I'd trust Jon with my boat any day. The question is - would HE trust my boat? Heh-heh.
3 Hours Ago 06:11 PM
chall03
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Awesome - thanks Ralph. I do know one very renown delivery skipper that I'm going to ask. I hear he loves production boats - with lots of junk on the rail. Heh-heh.
As long as the fridge opens on both tacks I'm sure he would have a ball

You have got a kayak strapped on the side for him as well haven't you?
Add another jerry can or two, you don't want him to run out of fuel.
4 Hours Ago 05:25 PM
VF84Sluggo
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

^^^^ +1...not a better feeling in the world than when your kid looks at you and says, "Dad, this is the best day of my life!"

Absolutely nothing better IMO. You'll remember that for the rest of your life
7 Hours Ago 01:49 PM
seaner97 Bummer. As much as I disagree with you about the newer is better stuff, I'd never wish engine trouble on anyone. Hope you get her fixed fast (and at a reasonable price). And at least the kids got SOME time on the water with you. They'll remember it their whole lives.
8 Hours Ago 01:00 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Jay Bailey is a bud of mine. He lives aboard his Hunter at Portifino in Kemah. He does a lot of racing (offshore and inshore). He also delivers boats. A good guy. Call the West Marine in Clear Lake, and ask for him, or contact him on FB - https://www.facebook.com/jay.bailey....oxMzc5ODU3OTUw

Of course, you know a couple of experienced guys that know their way to Florida, that would move your boat for you. Just pay expenses.

Best wishes getting Dawn Treader back up and running.

Ralph
Awesome - thanks Ralph. I do know one very renown delivery skipper that I'm going to ask. I hear he loves production boats - with lots of junk on the rail. Heh-heh.
8 Hours Ago 12:59 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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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.
Yep - life can sure throw some curveballs. So, time to get better at hitting curveballs! Hang in there dude.

Thanks for the compliment on Dawn Treader. She is beautiful. We'll be back on track soon.
8 Hours Ago 12:52 PM
RTB
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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PS - Anyone know a good delivery captain who can take her from Louisiana to Florida for us after the storm season?
Jay Bailey is a bud of mine. He lives aboard his Hunter at Portifino in Kemah. He does a lot of racing (offshore and inshore). He also delivers boats. A good guy. Call the West Marine in Clear Lake, and ask for him, or contact him on FB - https://www.facebook.com/jay.bailey....oxMzc5ODU3OTUw

Of course, you know a couple of experienced guys that know their way to Florida, that would move your boat for you. Just pay expenses.

Best wishes getting Dawn Treader back up and running. Another thought....if those jugs have diesel in them, you might want to add a dose of Stabil, if you haven't already. Same with the fuel tank, if it's going to be sitting for 4 or 5 months.

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

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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.
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