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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Claus Jan 26, 2010. 3 Replies

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zeehag left a comment for Cliff
"i am everywhere...lol..just still stuck in barra de navidad without engine...it ranaway, then seized, and now  needs complete  rebuild...."
Dec 23, 2013
zeehag and Cliff are now friends
Dec 23, 2013

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Profile Type:
Sailor
Homeport:
USA
About Me:
50y/o, retired firefighter/paramedic. Now a sailing bum !

Delivery sailor, scuba/sky diver, backpacker, motorcycle touring, mountaineering, rock/ice climbing.
KLR 650, Harley FLSTC.

Spending my days motorcycle touring, sailing, and family.
Current location:
Sittin on my butt!
Destinations visited:
Delivery sailing and assisting owners sailing since retirement.
I've been lucky enough to have sailed both full coasts of the US and Mexico, the Great Lakes, entire ICW, Bahamas, PR, VI's, Vancouver Is, Horta, Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, four trans-Ats, one transPac.

A Panama Canal transit and sailing the South Pacific is high on my "hit list" of places I'd like to sail.
Looking to:
Spend the rest of my time between sailing 'n riding the scoot.

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At 10:42am on December 23, 2013, zeehag said…

i am everywhere...lol..just still stuck in barra de navidad without engine...it ranaway, then seized, and now  needs complete  rebuild....

At 10:15pm on January 23, 2010, Al Voisine said…
u didn't tell me about thisone
At 9:17pm on January 6, 2010, Terri said…
Thanks for the friend invite. Sailing & good music, can't beat it!
At 12:19pm on August 1, 2008, ___/)ances With Sails said…
Been outta pocket,,,PARTY? When party?

How goes Cliff? How can one get in with delivery sailing? What are the stips.? Im free to haul ass -just dont have a "big" boat.
At 8:59am on June 7, 2008, svcatharsis said…
HA ha ha!!!
We will see, Time will tell!!
When do we leave for Bermuda??
At 11:10pm on June 6, 2008, svcatharsis said…
Hey ya bum!!! Wheres my Bass Ale???
 
 
 

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