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Offline Aldebaran_III

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Winter warmer.
« on: December 17, 2015, 06:42:38 PM »
For all you guys up North, a tiny bit of Christmas warmth from St.Martin
Sailing Aldebaran III off the wind in about 14 knots in the Anguilla channel. Between Anguilla and St.Martin, approaching Marigot harbor.
Air temp about 29C (84F) and water temp 27C (80F)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsJLuUx6GnE



Apologies for the awful sound. (A bit of rig whistle but mostly wind across the microphone)

Cheers,
Derek

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Re: Winter warmer.
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2015, 05:31:07 PM »
That is just plain "evil"   :-)

Beautiful....but "evil" for us northerner's!!   :-)

looks like a great day to be out!!!

Have fun!
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Re: Winter warmer.
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2015, 05:34:52 PM »
Greetings and Merry Christmas from Michigan.

Say, how do you get your boat down there?

Where do you stay in the Bahamas, roughly?

What are the costs?

I am looking for an adventure this winter and may be tempted to tow my HC down to Florida for a trip. I tow with a V-8 Ford Excursion
I am fearful however, becausse I don't have any experience in that part of the world.

Best regards,
mike

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Re: Winter warmer.
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2015, 05:00:06 PM »
Hi Mike,

the Bahamas sounds great, but we're much further down island in St.Maarten/St.Martin, the half French half Dutch island.
Lived here over 20 years.
The HC was new from Compac, delivered on its own trailer to Miami. Then it was put on a 40 foot flatbed and shipped to St.Maarten.
Horribly expensive to ship, I seem to remember north of $5k. But we tend to forget about that because we just love the boat.

Cheers, Derek

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Re: Winter warmer.
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2015, 05:54:31 PM »
I would have sailed it down for you for waaaaaaaaaaay less.

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Re: Winter warmer.
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2015, 06:50:18 PM »
I'd have beaten Nick's price by 10%! 

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Re: Winter warmer.
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2015, 09:35:17 AM »
derek, two words-----adopt me
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Re: Winter warmer.
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2015, 11:18:10 AM »
I would have sailed it down for you for waaaaaaaaaaay less.

Can't sail the trailer down unfortunately!
Rob
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Re: Winter warmer.
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2015, 03:01:19 PM »
Can't sail the trailer down unfortunately!
Rob

Would have lashed it to the deck. No problem.

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Re: Winter warmer.
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2015, 03:45:49 PM »
Kickingbug and I are twins separated at birth. Adopt one and get the second free! Such a deal!!!

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Re: Winter warmer.
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2015, 01:02:37 PM »
Yeah, Like Mutt & Jeff!

Tee Hee, TG
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Re: Winter warmer.
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2015, 01:43:37 PM »
Didja hear that, Kick? He called you Mutt.

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Re: Winter warmer.
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2015, 08:21:24 PM »
No, I called you Mutt!
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Re: Winter warmer.
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2015, 03:04:39 AM »
Awww. Somehow I knew that but I was hoping against hope...no problem Tim. I forgive easily and to prove there are no hard feelings, I'll even buy your first PBR at CBMWG!!! 

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Re: Winter warmer.
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2015, 05:41:17 AM »
I'm one of those scalawag's that happens to like ANY kind of beer.  PBR is okay for me...
TG
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