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Marine Surveyors in Turkey?

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Fully afflicted since 1964

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Profile Type:
Sailor
Homeport:
Annapolis
About Me:
Career sailor.
Lots of inshore & offshore racing & passagemaking.
13 times round trips to Bermuda, mostly Newport-Bermuda-Annapolis, Marion-Bermuda-Annapolis but also Annapolis-Bermuda-Antigua & back & Annapolis-Bermuda-Annapolis.
Lots of time in Antigua, Barbados & the Grenadines during the glory days.
A couple years in the Med & 2 summers racing in England 1 summer on the Baltic out of Kiel..Lived in Spain for 2 years. Been racing in France 3 times, visited France two other times, therefore I enjoy learning Spanish, French, Portugues and dabble in Italian & Catalan. Some study in Japanese & Russian as I have friends from those countries. Some of my students are taking Arabic and Chinese, so I try to greet them in those languages (badly...) Basically, the study of language is a concept in understanding people, their culture, their perspective...
Now Coaching & racing full time.
80% of my time is prepping boats in the boatyard & managing a fleet of offshore boats.
Occasionally a nice long delivery.
Married with teenage boys & grown daughter with one 4 year old.
I guess that makes me a grandfather???
For fun we have a Hobie 18, and ski/snowboard in the winter.
Fishing a lot.
Son's also play guitar, I plink...
Current location:
Annapolis
Destinations visited:
Greece, Sardinia, Mallorca, Minorca Spain, France, England, Germany. Portugal, Bahamas, Canaries, Cape Verde, Caribbean, Canada, Bermuda
On the need to visit short list- Costa Rica, Brazil.
On the sched for 2009- Annapolis-Newport, Marion-Bermuda, Marblehead- Halifax, ALIR
Looking to:
sail till I die

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At 12:38pm on December 9, 2011, LOLA said…

HiYa Pete,

Are you doing any sailing up there this time of the year?  We have a cold spell at the moment, but hope to get the boat up this month...Maybe a Christmas sail with friends.

Let me hear from you..Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

PS Still btw practicing my knots, thanks to you.

At 6:28am on July 15, 2011, LOLA said…

Hi Pete,

My boat is all repaired and new bottom paint.

Finally, I'm ready to continue my sailing skills...learning all the time.

Where have you sailed lately?

Have a great summer.

At 9:46pm on January 14, 2010, LOLA said…
Hey thanks..the music takes me back..one of my favs is OH GIRL, and IF I CAN'T HAVE YOU..a remake by Adam Lambert...check it out....its in Chinese ...but safe.
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At 7:02pm on December 10, 2009, Terry Kennedy said…
Hi,

Sorry about not getting back sooner.........no it is a Horstman 46, but it does have a cross designed keel and NO dagger boards. Terry
At 6:35am on November 4, 2009, LOLA said…
Hey Pete, thanks for the contact...now that your season is coming to an end, why don't you and your wife pick me up on my Vacation to Myrtle Beach offer, as seen in the female Sailors Group? I can put you up in my home.. our Season is all year here. Has been raining a lot lately. You can follow my weather on my page.

I need working the sails instruction.
At 9:13am on October 18, 2009, PCarrico said…
Wow, time flies. Sorry I haven't checked in with SeaKnots lately. Been super busy with racing & training. Another big project was the rebuilding of our Farr 30 (Mumm 30) chainplates. Seems Carol Marine, the builder of most of the Farr 30's, read the design drawings wrong and drilled the access hole for the chainplates on the wrong side of the box frame thus weakening the structure. I've modified the chainplate with a 20 hr, $200 material repair that I suspect most Farr 30's will need someday. The new chainplate structure worked perfectly with 25 knots true wind racing this weekend.
At 12:35am on August 21, 2009, PCarrico said…
The verdict is in, Bismark Dinius found not guilty in the absurd false accusation murder case of the fatal boating crash that caused the death of Lynn Thorton due to neglegent operation of a high speed powerboat by Russel Purdock.
See the news coverage videos here
At 9:20pm on July 9, 2009, Leighton OConnor said…
Of course I photographed you in the right spot Peter. :)
At 11:01am on June 20, 2009, PCarrico said…
I'll be offline for about 6 weeks while on cruise with Zaraffa.
Marblehead-Halifax, Nantucket, Martha's Vinyard & NY (ALIR).
Then the Governor's Cup (MD), then a JR Sailing Big Boat Clinic...
Make that 7 weeks...
 
 
 

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