If A Cruiser Wins the Lottery
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Posted: September 20, 2007





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Tom’s Tips On A Sure Fire Way To Win The Lottery
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Posted: September 20, 2007
1. Buy a good boat.
2. Learn how to use it well.
3. Take care of it well.
4. Use it.
5. And if you already have a boat, you’re already a winner. Never mind that you can’t afford to make the daggone payments.
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The Deal Is Done
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Posted: September 15, 2007
January 2007. With the Trinidadian selection thoroughly picked over, I reset my sights on St. Maarten, another island reputed for its healthy used-boat market, and purchased another airplane ticket. Knowing by now how boats tend to match up with listing promises and half stories, I spent a lot of skeptical time on the internet between the Yachtworld brokerage site, and other directions to which web links kept sending me, reading between the lines, tracking down possibilities, gathering names of brokers to contact. At one point, the cyberspace trail led to a ketch in the Dominican Republic, an A...... Read More

Hurricane Vignettes
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Posted: September 06, 2007





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Tom’s Tips About Hurricane Helplessness
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Posted: September 06, 2007
1. BoatUS and, in particular, its SeaWorthy Magazine has accumulated a great deal of empirical data about dealing with hurricanes when they come. BoatUS is unique in its interest, motivation and sources of information because of its insurance concerns and because of its service orientation to the consumer boater. They’ve sent out special mailings and have special postings on this site. See, for example, the banner on the home page. Read this material carefully and learn from any other credible sources available to you.
2. Never take a hurricane for granted as to what it will do, when it...... Read More

The Search For Shangri-La
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Posted: September 01, 2007
I haven’t said the words “my boat” in 19 years, not unless it was in reference to the canoe, or the 14-foot sailing dinghy parked on its trailer out behind my house, or a charter boat. But, now I can. Twice the age I was with my first one, and with a bit more work put into finding it, I have a real boat again, my boat.
The search began in Trinidad, one of those end-of-the-road-and-dream and put-the-boat-up-for-sale locations that, I thought, also would be the ideal starting point for the voyage—we’d already be in the Caribbean and have the trade winds, we’d ...... Read More

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