Francis lashway
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Budd Lake
About Me:
Life long sailor of small boats plan on retiring to a crusing boat.
A Musician, guitar and sing, dream daily about sailing adventures.
A fix-it guy refit a number of boats over the years paint fiberglass mechanical.
I see sail boats a works of art that we sail to our dreams
Current location:
Budd Lake, Northern NJ
Destinations visited:
limited off shore around NYC and NJ
Looking to:
go crusing, crew for deliveries, races or just an extra hand when needed

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At 1:19pm on March 31, 2009, Hank Toft said…
I'm hopeing to trade up to a pearson 365, separate shower, bigger v berth.
At 6:11pm on March 30, 2009, Hank Toft said…
Tickle-Me-Quickly is her name. It's the name she came with. I was told it was the original owner grandfathers schooners name. I do have her for sale if you're interested.
At 9:52am on March 30, 2009, Capt Tom said…

Check out Offshore Passage Opportunities (OPO) and tell Hank I referred you. Good site to link up for non-paid crewing opportunities.

Capt Tom Blue
S/V Cayo Mio
At 6:56pm on February 7, 2009, LOLA said…
Thamks for your comment Francis
At 12:50am on February 7, 2009, Novella said…
Thanks for kind words. I take delivery in the Spring and each month gets tougher than the last.
At 5:51am on February 5, 2009, LOLA said…
Hey Francis,
Thanks for the detailed advice..that was really something, and many helpful tips.

Too bad we don't live closer..I'd have you visiting and sailing as my mentor.

Your friend,
At 8:58am on February 4, 2009, LOLA said…
Ha Ha thinking I brought the Freedom 30 to my slip...That was a hired professional delivery captain...I wish i could dock it like that. Backing out is what I need help with the most....I am so beginner....I need help

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