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Who needs water?

Posted on August 1, 2009 at 5:20am 1 Comment

British sailboat surprised by the tide and stranded on a reef. Photo by SNSM.

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At 11:46am on October 6, 2012, Amelia said…

Hello dear,I'm Amelia by name,I have something very important to discuss with you,please kindly email be back( will be waiting to hear from you soon.Thanks

At 5:06am on December 28, 2008, Christoph Heckenbuecker said…
Yes I was very bussy. Sorry for the delay! How are you?
At 6:57pm on October 8, 2008, Doug DuVal said…
It is a Jeanneau!!! I was teaching a class on it in the BVI and my students sent my the photo so I used it when signing up for this website that I just read about in SAIL.

At 7:51am on June 22, 2008, keylimejay said…
Get a small one! Many, many reasons.
At 8:44am on June 15, 2008, Christoph Heckenbuecker said…
Thanks for your message! Yes I was very busy. Beside charter at the Festival du Cannes, I setuo a owners' association for a 85feet wooden made Yacht. Same style like the ORKUN. How are you?
At 3:42pm on June 4, 2008, Let's Go Cruising said…
Please check out our website at
Choose Review our boats and then "view the fleet" - prices are listed under each boat's page


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