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Bubba the Pirate Blog
« on: February 06, 2016, 01:22:56 PM »
I posted a couple blogs. The NY2Panama trip had never been fully reported and I needed to get caught up to recent news.  The most relevant post is the last one.  I have not been a regular correspondent but now I will have lots to talk about.  Stay tuned for more.

The strange story of buying a Westsail 32 (I think a helluva a deal):
http://bubbathepirate.blogspot.com/2016/01/just-like-that-shes-mine.html
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2016, 08:12:14 AM »
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Re: Bubba the Pirate Blog
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2016, 10:05:32 PM »
Your blog is cool. Thank you.
I now have a cannon, pirates ye be warned! Also a pirate sword!

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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2016, 07:50:53 AM »
Here's a couple more: 

I've named her and I put in a composting toilet; a temporary installation for the move to the boatyard where the real work will happen.

http://www.bubbathepirate.com/2016/03/emma-g.html

http://www.bubbathepirate.com/2016/03/going-to-heck-in-bucket-baby.html
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2016, 01:27:28 PM »
second link is broken, but if you click on the column on the right, it's there
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2016, 05:02:53 PM »
That's funny, if you read the link closely, I think there is autocorrect for cusswords. The link says 'heck' instead of "H E Double Toothpicks."  I pasted the link from "Copy link location."

I love it!
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2016, 05:05:37 PM »
Yep and it won't let me fix it. The correction happens during the posting. 

So, if you have virgin eyes, don't go to my blog, it will display correctly.  :o)
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2016, 06:47:15 PM »
It does take you to your blog. Then if you go to blog archive and click on March 2, it loads correctly

And yes, the site does do auto correct on words like that
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2016, 09:17:47 AM »
« Last Edit: April 04, 2016, 01:46:37 PM by CapnK »
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2016, 01:41:57 PM »
Bad address. Try it again.

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Edit: Fixed by me and Frankeh. :D
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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2016, 02:17:16 PM »
Very good up date on the boat. I really enjoyed reading it.
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« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2016, 10:23:19 AM »
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« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2016, 02:06:51 PM »
Very good write up really enjoyed. looking farward to more pic and another write up.
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« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2016, 06:35:13 PM »
Here's one not-very-dramatic, none-too-clear picture. I was afraid the batteries might have self discharged as it was so long since I bought them. At least a month and a half ago, I thought I would have some time to install them and bought the batteries. The last job, which was a terrible time sponge, kept me from getting them aboard until a couple weeks ago. I switched jobs and finally got them wired together. 4 6-volt golf cart batteries into a 12v bank. The batteries are fine! Tomorrow I'll test the solar panels and try to get them hooked up. Worst case scenario, I have a little trickle charge solar unit from Harbor Freight that I would trust leaving alone for a week or so.

BTW, this is a temporary set up to get me to Fort Pierce. I will construct a proper battery box once I'm there with the rest of the refit.

I'm really thinking about installing an electric motor a la Sailing Uma. So I might end up with another battery bank.

Link to Sailing Uma's Electro Beke page:
http://www.sailinguma.com/electro-beke/#why-electric

Finally some positive progress (pun intended)

« Last Edit: June 04, 2016, 06:38:24 PM by Bubba the Pirate »
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« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2016, 10:54:39 AM »
Not a blog post yet, but tomorrow 10:00a we are getting towed out past Key Biscayne into the Straits of Florida to make the sail to Fort Pierce. I'll be on the hard in Riverside Marina for about a year and a half. 
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« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2016, 09:33:18 AM »
Made the trip! Left Dinner Key at 11:00a Wednesday and got to the Fort Pierce jetty at 8:00a Thursday. Had to get towed out and then towed in as we have no engine. sv Emma will be on the hard in Fort Pierce for a year or so.

It was a glorious trip offshore. Wonderful sailing, beam reach most of the way. I had a buddy from Canada aboard as crew. He was a great help and good company. Approx 120 miles from the last marker out to the first marker in; 21 hours thanks to the Gulf Stream.

Blog post to follow.
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« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2016, 03:20:57 PM »
Great!!

I'm sure it felt good to feel her under sail!!!

That'll keep ya motivated when your sanding n painting :-)
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« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2016, 06:27:23 AM »
Here's a slice of a beautiful evening:

https://youtu.be/dZjBtSTDLzk
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« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2016, 09:13:11 AM »
How did you arrange the tows?

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« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2016, 11:29:14 AM »
I have Towboat/US Unlimited. Money well spent in my opinion, however, TB/US HQ determined that the tow 'out' was not an emergency and therefore not covered. Part of that was I'm too honest but I'm good with that too. They decided since I bought a boat with no engine, I knew ahead of time and their service was for emergencies. I am going to reread what I bought. The tow in was about 2/3 the distance of out and was covered.

The tow out was $400. Nevertheless, I would have had to get out of the deep side of the mooring field, cross Biscayne Bay, and choose one of two channels to get out to open water under sail, mostly upwind  ... under sail. I was happy to pay for the tow and have a good start to a long day/night of sailing.

It was a glorious sail; totally worth the money.

Specifically, 'out' was arranged by phone a week ahead, 'in' was called in to TB/HQ from the water. We made one circle around the first markers, out into deeper water and back, and the tow arrived already.
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