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Search: Posts Made By: sfsailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,501
Posted By sfsailor
Re: The boy behind the gate (new book)

Dear ShoalFinder,
Thank you so much for the purchase on Kindle. Do you realize that I now have an extra $4.75 to spend thanks to you! LOL. and please do feel to read between the lines and then ask...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,501
Posted By sfsailor
Re: The boy behind the gate (new book)

That's very impressive that they sail that boat and it's in that condition! However that would drive me crazy...I could never live like that. Everything in its place, yes. But that clean...not for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,501
Posted By sfsailor
Re: The boy behind the gate (new book)

Hello HelloSailor!
Yes, we learned that about Westerbeke and ended up going to Mitsubishi forklift dealers around the world for parts at 1/3 the price of Westerbeke!
And sorry, but yes, another...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,501
Posted By sfsailor
Re: The boy behind the gate (new book)

Hey Caleb,
I wouldn't want to go sailing alone. I LIKE people and I want to share wonderful moments with my friends and loved ones. That Irwin is gorgeous! However, something tells me she hasn't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-19-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,501
Posted By sfsailor
Re: The boy behind the gate (new book)

Dear Broke,
Thank you so much for the kind words. I am SO glad you're enjoying the book. My goal with it was not just tell the story, but to inspire others to live their dreams. Dreams don't have to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,501
Posted By sfsailor
Re: The boy behind the gate (new book)

Aaaah yes, the Komodo Dragons...
The park ranger carried a stick but we never saw him actually defend himself with it and we questioned its potential effectiveness! LOL
When 2 dragons 12 feet long,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-25-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,501
Posted By sfsailor
Re: The boy behind the gate (new book)

Hi Broke,
It was a Stevens 50'. 1986 and needed pretty much a total refit when I bought her. Same hull but stretched as the Stevens 47 and the Hylas 47. Performed magnificently! Haven't bought the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-25-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,501
Posted By sfsailor
Re: The boy behind the gate (new book)

David,
Re: What boat to buy, I only have a few comments.
Re: Keels. Bolt-on=Bolt-off. I would never go cruising with a bolt-on keel. It must be poured and internal. That's just me...who has hit a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-23-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,501
Posted By sfsailor
Re: The boy behind the gate (new book)

Hi David,
The new hydraulic autopilot never failed. But a plate cracked that was now overpowered by the hydraulic ram--was an easy fix. It was a Raymarine electronics and honestly, i can't for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,501
Posted By sfsailor
Re: The boy behind the gate (new book)

Hi Caleb,
it is I who appreciate you, the readers and participants here. I love sharing my stories and am glad to answer questions. And yes, selling a few more books would make my mother very happy....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,501
Posted By sfsailor
Re: The boy behind the gate (new book)

Hi David,
The autopilot was a Raymarine Electric RAM and a) wasn't able to handle the tonnage (25) that its rating showed or was confirmed by Raymarine when purchased. And their design of plastic...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,501
Posted By sfsailor
Re: The boy behind the gate (new book)

HI Donna,
Thank you for the welcome! It's fun so far! :)
Larry
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,501
Posted By sfsailor
Re: The boy behind the gate (new book)

Dear Harborless,
While we didn't put up the Star of David IN the Red Sea, as soon as we popped out the Med end of the Suez Canal, up it went and we were quite a site sailing into Israeli waters. And...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,501
Posted By sfsailor
Re: The boy behind the gate (new book)

Hi Donna,
Thanks so much for listening to the audio version of my book. That was quite a project to record it in the studio. For a twelve hour read, it took about 20 hours and another 10 hours of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,501
Posted By sfsailor
Re: The boy behind the gate (new book)

The Boy Behind the Gate: How His Dream of Sailing Around the World Became a Six-Year Odyssey of Adventure, Fear, Discovery and Love: Larry Jacobson

I just finished this book and it was a great...
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