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Old 07-11-2013, 01:10 AM   #1
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Permission to come aboard

I have been out of touch with civilzation. Things haven't worked exactly as planed

The Admirals health has Brought us back to the mainland.

So with you'd permission I sure would like to come aboard and sit a spell
mug up and tell a few.

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Old 07-11-2013, 01:17 AM   #2
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Sorry about the health trouble.

But welcome back SD. We left the light on for you.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:40 AM   #3
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Thank you kindly skip.

It is all right. We have been dealing with this for nigh on to 20 years now.

It was great. A couple of months to ourselves on a little island in Prince William Sound.

Savor the good times.

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Old 07-11-2013, 01:53 AM   #4
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Welcome back on board, 'dude!!

There's an open chair and table where Marin used to sit. Make yourself comfortable, but you might need to clean the place up a bit and replace the keyboard. There was a lot of sweat in that area as the final few posts were used up.

Alot of new crew since you were here last. Good guys...most of 'em. Some old timers (who shall remain nameless) think one of them is Frenchie masquerading as a newbie.

I hope the Admiral is OK. Our best wishes for her.

Now, when are you going to tell us your story of life as Robinson Crusoe in Alaska? Inquiring minds want to know.
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:37 AM   #5
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:03 AM   #6
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:13 AM   #7
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Welcome back SD.
Sorry to hear about the Bosses health problems.
Well at least you guys got out and gave it a shot.
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Good to see you back! Sorry about the wife's health. Hope the time on the island enjoyable and peaceful.

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Greetings,
Yup, sit and chill....

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Like RT said......welcome back...to both of you.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:18 AM   #11
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Now, when are you going to tell us your story of life as Robinson Crusoe in Alaska? Inquiring minds want to know.
Ditto! I have been wondering about your wilderness saga ever since you left. Welcome back!
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:57 AM   #12
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Dude, it's good to have you back. You have been missed. Sorry the island life didn't work out, but you guys are survivors. Please catch us up on the goings on during your absence. Welcome back.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:49 AM   #13
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Welcome back. In your spare time we'd love to see pics and tales of your time on that small island. That's something many of us dream doing and would live to live vicariously through your posts.
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:05 PM   #14
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Not much to tell.
A cabin in the woods.
An out house, A rain catchment system and a place to anchor the boat.

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Not much to tell.
A cabin in the woods.
An out house, A rain catchment system and a place to anchor the boat.

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Dam sounds perfect to me ! just what I want to do if I ever grow up. Good on you. Gave it a go.

Nice to see you here!
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Old 07-11-2013, 04:27 PM   #16
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How are the engine repairs holding up?
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Old 07-11-2013, 04:30 PM   #17
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What happened while I was out?
Let me think.
I hit the bottom of the ocean last weekend.

I was up fishing for shrimp by Harriman glacier and a strong easterly came on us. we were just off the glacial moraine running the gear the wind was at about 30 knots and a good sea was building. I had to get the pots up or risk loosing them I had her in gear at idle just to try and keep the bow into the waves.
All at once there was a bang and suddenly I was listing so hard to port I started loosing gear over the side.
My mate ran to the bow to see what we hit but because of the silt the water is a uniform gray in color.
You can't see 3 inches deep let alone the 3'6" the boat draws.
The next wave and we were dead still just looking at each other.
Another wave and we went over the hump and into deeper water.
with a sickening grating noise. I put her in gear and soon felt a vibration so I know I dinked the prop.
I know a nice sandy beached cove not far from port. So this weekend I plan on running aground again. This time on purpose so as to check the damage.

I didn't take on any water so I think it will just be the prop.

I'll let you know on Monday.

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Old 07-12-2013, 03:28 AM   #19
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Not much to tell.
A cabin in the woods.
An out house, A rain catchment system and a place to anchor the boat.sd
Sounds good, but not if ill health intervenes. Welcome back.
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:05 PM   #20
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The Admiral has taken the last cruise. She passed on Wednesday evening at 7:15 pm.

For those of you who have known me over the years I wanted to say thanks for you support and advise.

You have been a family of fellow boaters.

You can't have to much family.


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