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Old 09-09-2021, 07:15 PM   #10721
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Adopo, I wish your wife a speedy recovery.
Please keep us all informed of her progress.
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Old 09-09-2021, 10:41 PM   #10722
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Adopo, I wish your wife a speedy recovery.
Please keep us all informed of her progress.
Thank you, will do. We appreciate the well wishes.
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Old 09-11-2021, 02:29 PM   #10723
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I see the former developer/owner of Active Captain (canít remember his name) has put Red Head up for sale. Click image for larger version

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Old 09-11-2021, 04:30 PM   #10724
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I really like that boat, sure wish the interior was a ship like as the exterior with lots of traditional teak and mahogany. But maybe the white is better. When my dad got old and eyes week, he painted the paneling white.
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Old 09-11-2021, 04:38 PM   #10725
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I see the former developer/owner of Active Captain (canít remember his name) has put Red Head up for sale. Attachment 121012

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Beautiful boat. If I were 10 years younger, that boat would be mine.
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Old 09-11-2021, 04:41 PM   #10726
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I really like that boat, sure wish the interior was a ship like as the exterior with lots of traditional teak and mahogany. But maybe the white is better. When my dad got old and eyes week, he painted the paneling white.
Yup, the saloon looks like a hotel room in Florida. The whiteness is no doubt influenced by his Admiral.
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Old 09-11-2021, 05:06 PM   #10727
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As a slightly more realistic option to the ex naval vessel on another thread:
https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van...364726160.html

I did a charter on a sister ship here in NZ earlier this year and definitely doable as a cruiser.
They roll like a rolly thing however.

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Just spotted the bigger sister in this news article

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...18322.html?amp

For sale here


https://vessel.iyba.pro/yacht-for-sa...chts%20NZ-KAHU


Also of note, one of the members here has one as well

https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/...tml#post965389
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Old 09-11-2021, 05:25 PM   #10728
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I see the former developer/owner of Active Captain (canít remember his name) has put Red Head up for sale. Attachment 121012

https://jmys.com/listings/florida-ba...r-64-red-head/
IIRC, that used to be Billy Joel's vessel.
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Old 09-11-2021, 09:05 PM   #10729
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IIRC, that used to be Billy Joel's vessel.


You are correct Al. It is currently owned by Jeff and Karen Siegel, founders of Active Captain.

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Old 09-12-2021, 09:56 AM   #10730
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"Beautiful boat. If I were 10 years younger, that boat would be mine."

Well, everyone is allowed their own opinion. A boat like this deserves an equally "stylish" shore craft like this beauty... (yes, lots of sarcasm here)
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Old 09-12-2021, 10:09 AM   #10731
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I really like that boat, sure wish the interior was a ship like as the exterior with lots of traditional teak and mahogany.
Wow, you're not kidding. It has absolutely zero traditional nautical style on the interior. It's just bland as a dirt house. One can only hope it's not actually done in drywall.
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Old 09-12-2021, 10:32 AM   #10732
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We were in Grenada. I was septic so we scheduled a flight out the next day. Asked wife to check water tanks before we left. Boat on the hard so ~11’ to the deck. She didn’t have chance to tie top of the ladder. Fell the full 11’ fortunately not striking her head. Fractured ankle in 3 places and gait/balance still off. We medvac’s the next day. I was hospitalized. She finally got decent care as well with interventions for her ankle.
This fall is the reason we are on this site. Sold the boat. She’s still unsafe for blue water sailing. Be coastal/near shore on a stabilized boat with no need for deck work underway. She was almost crippled for life. I almost died. Medivac insurance doesn’t work when commercial flights are closed. We took the second to last flight out. Will continue to carry medivac insurance. Know too much about the variability of US health centers to do otherwise.

Be careful out there. The simple daily coastal/land based activities are possibly more dangerous than what goes on the water. Falling between boat and slip, falling when on the hard. Tripping on cords or dock lines.
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Old 09-12-2021, 12:06 PM   #10733
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We were in Grenada. I was septic so we scheduled a flight out the next day. Asked wife to check water tanks before we left. Boat on the hard so ~11’ to the deck. She didn’t have chance to tie top of the ladder. Fell the full 11’ fortunately not striking her head. Fractured ankle in 3 places and gait/balance still off. We medvac’s the next day. I was hospitalized. She finally got decent care as well with interventions for her ankle.
This fall is the reason we are on this site. Sold the boat. She’s still unsafe for blue water sailing. Be coastal/near shore on a stabilized boat with no need for deck work underway. She was almost crippled for life. I almost died. Medivac insurance doesn’t work when commercial flights are closed. We took the second to last flight out. Will continue to carry medivac insurance. Know too much about the variability of US health centers to do otherwise.

Be careful out there. The simple daily coastal/land based activities are possibly more dangerous than what goes on the water. Falling between boat and slip, falling when on the hard. Tripping on cords or dock lines.
This thread has taken a dark turn! There was a boat fire here yesterday that eventually sunk the boat, no casualties or injuries. Something exploded. I almost set my own boat on fire once (couple boats ago) refilling an alcohol stove that went out when cooking. Learned the hard way that alcohol will ignite fairly easily from a hot stove. Still scares me when I think of how it could have gone. I had a new bottle of alcohol, (1 gallon) and tried filling the stove but the bottle was too big, thank God, so I poured some into a plastic cup to fill it. It immediately ignited and by reflex I tossed the cup. My arm was covered in alcohol and flames as well as a line of fire across the counter and carpet. I somehow remembered in the instant that water will put out an alcohol fire and I had a gallon of drinking water on the counter that put it out quickly. If the whole gallon of alcohol caught fire as I had originally tried, I may have lost the boat.
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Old 09-12-2021, 12:34 PM   #10734
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I belonged to another forum some time ago and they had a thread for "dumb things you did that makes you question why anyone ever left you unsupervised"

Portable gasoline generators are right up there with your alcohol stove story. But I'm guessing most that have made THAT mistake never live to tell the tale.
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Old 09-12-2021, 01:58 PM   #10735
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If this FBC only had this interior. I always enjoy watching the Calibre Yacht sales videos.


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Old 09-12-2021, 03:39 PM   #10736
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If this FBC only had this interior. I always enjoy watching the Calibre Yacht sales videos.


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Great interior.
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Gasoline is not very forgiving.
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Old 09-12-2021, 04:33 PM   #10738
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I see the former developer/owner of Active Captain (canít remember his name) has put Red Head up for sale. Attachment 121012

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It looks really top heavy. I wouldnt trust it.
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Old 09-12-2021, 06:01 PM   #10739
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It looks really top heavy. I wouldnt trust it.
You'd really hate some of the nordavn range then.
But boat design is not just about looks
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Old 09-12-2021, 06:22 PM   #10740
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It's the ER that sold me!!

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