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⛵ An Old Sea Dog Solo Crosses the Pacific - 4000NM
« Reply #450 on: June 10, 2019, 02:34:30 PM »
This old guy is just about as entertaining as the Psycho Viking!  :icon_sunny:

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⛵ Solo Sailor Girl VS Hurricane Beryl
« Reply #451 on: June 11, 2019, 08:45:35 AM »
I'm hiring this girl on as my 1st Mate and Chief Engineer in the Diner Matrix.  :icon_sunny:

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⛵ Panama Canal, pt1. Adventures of an Old Seadog
« Reply #452 on: June 12, 2019, 07:20:15 AM »
Great Sailor's eye view of a Panama Canal crossing from the Old Seadog.  I wanna see him round the Horn on his way back to the Atlantic from the Pacific though.

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⛵ Boats Being Boats. Adventures Of An Old Seadog
« Reply #453 on: June 14, 2019, 06:35:10 PM »
Gonna be hard for the Old Sea Dog to do all those repairs on the old boat once he can't get them delivered to the Marquesas by Amazon.

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⛵ Leaving My Love. Adventures of an Old Seadog
« Reply #454 on: June 16, 2019, 05:42:10 PM »
Old Sea Dog finally gets a shower.

Nice to be able to fly home from your Seastead periodically.  Kiss that one goodbye after SHTF Day.

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⛵ The Old Sea Dog Tours the Homeland
« Reply #455 on: June 17, 2019, 05:35:21 AM »
Rough flight back to Jolly Old England for OS!

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⛵Old Sea Dog battles Rust and Parties with cute Ruskie Girls
« Reply #456 on: June 19, 2019, 07:35:32 AM »
Further evidence that Ray Jason's idea of being able to survive long term in a modern sailboat is pretty much a fantasy.  Maybe you could make it last a couple of years cannibalizing other boats for spare parts, but with constant hard use, something major will give way you just can't fix.

Prior to full SHTF day, it's also a demonstration you need a decent source of money rolling in, you can't just fix up an old boat and go live like Robinson Crusoe on a desert island.  He's obviously doing quite well, that was a pretty first class vacation from sailing he took flying home to Jolly Old England for his sister's wedding and his friend's 65th birthday.

In the meantime though if you DO have enough money, its a nice way to spend your days until SHTF Day arrives.  Those are 2 very cute Ruskies!

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Re: Seastead of the Day
« Reply #457 on: June 19, 2019, 09:17:58 AM »
Point taken.  Dimitry O. had to know he was pandering to an escapist fantasy for years.
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Re: Seastead of the Day
« Reply #458 on: June 19, 2019, 09:45:15 AM »
Point taken.  Dimitry O. had to know he was pandering to an escapist fantasy for years.

If you want a boat you can maintain after SHTF Day, it needs to be built like this:




Wood hull, hemp rigging and sails, all renewable materials you can find or grow anywhere.

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Live aboard couple chats up 5 years of the Yachtie life.  How come so many of these yachties are Brits?  ???   :icon_scratch:

A Dentist & a Paramedic.  NHS in Jolly Old England so not filthy rich, but well to do there for sure.

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Live aboard couple chats up 5 years of the Yachtie life.  How come so many of these yachties are Brits?  ???   :icon_scratch:

A Dentist & a Paramedic.  NHS in Jolly Old England so not filthy rich, but well to do there for sure.

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All the utube sailing couples that are popular are so because the women are babiaicious. Never seen so many bodacious women as in these videos. The people who watch a lot of them aren't just showing up to lookout boats....lol.

Okay,this boat is not a post SHTF plan, but in times of plenty its a sweet boat for the Gulf go Mexico and the Caribbean. I even like the name, and I'm sure it'd make a great dive boat with a few tweaks. I even like the name....Sea Turtle. Twin Lehman 50 horse engines, but enough sails to keep fuel consumption fairly reasonable on.a crossing. At anchor it doesn't matter, right?

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In good shape, lying in Corpus Christi, Texas. $40Kasking. Fuel expense is the only issue I see. Nice, unusual sailing trawler. If you could afford diesel you could travel fast and far in comfort in this boat.
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Re: Seastead of the Day
« Reply #461 on: June 22, 2019, 02:56:35 PM »
Here is a real sailboat. Certain boats just give you a sense of safety and seaworthiness when you look at them. This boat can go anywhere, and I could keep it going a long time after TSHTF day.







Lying Ft. Myers, FL. 125K asking. It'd take a crew of 3-6 people do it enjoyably,, but sailing this back to Texas straight across the Gulf would be a fun trip.
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Re: Seastead of the Day
« Reply #462 on: June 22, 2019, 03:36:09 PM »
Here is a real sailboat. Certain boats just give you a sense of safety and seaworthiness when you look at them. This boat can go anywhere, and I could keep it going a long time after TSHTF day.

Lying Ft. Myers, FL. 125K asking. It'd take a crew of 3-6 people do it enjoyably,, but sailing this back to Texas straight across the Gulf would be a fun trip.

How about those 2 Ruskie babes OSD was drinking with in Panama!  Wowza! :o  I wonder if he got laid or just drunk with them?

On the boats, I go with Door #2 here, by far.

You don't have to go FT Myers to Corpus in one shot.  You could sail the coast on long weekends and holidays, have it in TX in a few months.

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⛵ Seasteading: Solo Sailor Girl has some fun in St. Thomas
« Reply #463 on: June 26, 2019, 09:02:41 AM »
Maybe it's not sustainable, but for the time being it sure looks fun.  :icon_sunny:  Wish I still had my legs. Not to mention my right arm.  :(

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Re: ⛵ Seasteading: Solo Sailor Girl has some fun in St. Thomas
« Reply #464 on: June 26, 2019, 09:23:46 AM »
Maybe it's not sustainable, but for the time being it sure looks fun.  :icon_sunny:  Wish I still had my legs. Not to mention my right arm.  :(

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Some of that footage is from Elephant Bay, which is between Charlotte Amalie and Water Island where my homies lived for years,,,I think it is anyway, At work and can't actually watch the video. That boat looks familiar too, and I wonder if she bought in on CL. It might be a boat I posted pics of before. Sure looks like it.

I have cool memories of my kids crossing Elephant Bay in a dinghy full of all our luggage, loaded to the gunwales and nearly shipping water. A hundred feet of water and crystal clear below to the sandy bottom. Lots of wide eyes, that first time.
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