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Old 05-08-2015, 03:36 AM   #15
Ancientmariner
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City: Windward Islands
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I was captain of this vessel in the Caribbean, in the early 80's for Mr. Gaguin. I loved the boat.
She was a Brooks boat. Sailed quite well before rigged as staysl ketch. Best handling sailing vessel I ever operated under power, but she was 15 turns lock to lock on the helm. Bullet proof boat; I would have taken her to Antarctica. Never had a break down or major problem with her. Full machine shop in engine room, which was fun. Dive compressor. Two 498 pound anchors with stud link chain, so hurricanes weren't much of a problem.
I'd buy her in a heartbeat and run Antarctica charters, but I guess she's gone; how sad.
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