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Old 08-21-2018, 05:04 AM   #1
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City: Las Palmas Gran Canaria canary Islands
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Hello from Balder VIII, currently underway Gibraltar, Europe

Hi,

Thank you so much for your warm welcome and very happy to join the communauty, with apologizes concerning my broken american english...
We are owner of North Sea Trawler 57' OC, a Dutch steel built passagemaker and trying to prepare the dream of our boating life ( more than 30 years in Europe, Atlantic, Med and Caribean): do the Great Loop and discover America.
As french and Normans, we would be very happy to met American people.
We do not know at the moment if the boat will be shipped from Palma to Fort Lauderdale or if we will cross Atlantic on our keel. I know well Caribean and I prefer arrive directly near Bahamas and Florida before starting the Loop.
Our engine is a John Deere 6081 AFM 75 M1 heavy duty with a get home hydraulic system. we have stabs and most of the gear to live aboard.
Now we must prepare our Cruising permit and visas to be have permission to enter in US waters and travel to the north and further Canada, Great Lakes.
So much to see!
I will try to post some pictures of our trawler.
My MMSI number is 227 399 280
call sign FAD4970


Cheers,
Amitiés nautiques
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:13 AM   #2
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Very nice boat!
Hope to see you around one day!

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Old 08-21-2018, 05:49 AM   #3
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What a beautiful vessel to cross in....the Dutch do it correctly..
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Old 08-22-2018, 01:57 PM   #4
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Bonjour Lou, hi Genecop,

Thank you for your reply and compliments!
Wish to meet you on the water one day, I have very tasty Calvados aboard!

Dominique
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Old 08-22-2018, 02:36 PM   #5
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Bonjour Lou, hi Genecop,

Thank you for your reply and compliments!
Wish to meet you on the water one day, I have very tasty Calvados aboard!

Dominique


Calvados! Rendez vous est pris!

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Old 08-22-2018, 03:11 PM   #6
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Welcome aboard. Beautiful boat.
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Welcome to TF . Beautiful boat .
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