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Old 12-23-2016, 02:32 PM   #321
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Great Lou. After that trip having a marina all booked and ready. I wonder how many days it will take them to stop the moving sensation?
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Old 12-23-2016, 02:34 PM   #322
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Thrilling story...you've ought to write a book!

Great field repair in tough conditions, Richard! Way to keep your cool and address the issues.
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Old 12-23-2016, 02:48 PM   #323
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So the change in destination is about maintaining a more comfortable ride in the boat, not about fuel? Is that right?
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Old 12-23-2016, 02:57 PM   #324
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Yup, and as he is more North than planned he has no need to go South to Barbados.
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Old 12-23-2016, 03:56 PM   #325
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Just heard from Richard, he increased rpm to 1600 for the rest of the trip. He has 300 gallons of fuel remaining. He said about 5 nmg. "that's how I'm getting across the Pacific and Indian oceans."
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Old 12-23-2016, 04:37 PM   #326
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Richard is far less concerned with fuel consumption than some have been on this thread. He has enough far more qualified folks than I to talk shop with, we just share amusing anecdotes. I will say he doesn't seem particularly anxious about anything to me.

Carry on Richard and a special thanks from me to you techies for providing updates to us and intel to him.
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Old 12-23-2016, 04:57 PM   #327
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He further clarified that he expects 4 nmg. The extra one came from strong winds and seas following.
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Old 12-23-2016, 05:41 PM   #328
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I love following Richard on these adventures. The DeLorme really makes you feel involved. For those of you who haven't had the chance to meet him in person, he really is a super nice guy with just enough crazy to be interesting. Even my stuck up cat liked him.

When he was here in Miami, he didn't have a car, so he bought an electric bicycle and rode all over town on the darn thing. He let me play with it once and sooner or later I'm going to have to buy one.

The other thing he did that was a little crazy was he painted his teak. I know, it's against everything we've been taught, but it looked pretty good. Think how much maintenance he avoids this way. I think I see paint in my teaks future.
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Old 12-23-2016, 05:53 PM   #329
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Thrilling story...you've ought to write a book!
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Old 12-23-2016, 08:05 PM   #330
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Great idea !
Yeah, and then a movie!
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Old 12-23-2016, 08:14 PM   #331
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And of course I am his agent so do not forget my dues so I will be able to live on my boat full time
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Old 12-23-2016, 08:20 PM   #332
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And of course I am his agent so do not forget my dues so I will be able to live on my boat full time
Would you like to borrow my comb?
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Old 12-23-2016, 08:31 PM   #333
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Ok but u won't get more than 2.25% lol
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I thought the Agent gets 10%

I thought the Agent gets 10%.

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Old 12-23-2016, 08:48 PM   #335
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Love it.

Rest when we are dead. Sounds like he epitomizes that.
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Old 12-23-2016, 08:51 PM   #336
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Greetings,
Post #334. 10% Canadian funds = 2.5% USD...
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Ok but u won't get more than 2.25% lol
Perhaps a brush then.
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Post #334. 10% Canadian funds = 2.5% USD...
LOL Mr RTF would you like to be my finacial advisor
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I already know how it starts....

"It was a dark and stormy night in the middle of the Atlantic..."

It's the middle and ending that have me captivated!

Leading man suggestions?
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Old 12-24-2016, 03:31 AM   #340
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Those beam seas suck. Tacking makes it much more comfortable, but at a cost.
Hang in there Richard, were all pulling for ya!
I'd buy ya a couple of stiff ones, if we where you end up, you deserve it.
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