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Old 02-15-2008, 04:18 AM   #15
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Thanks for the suggestion Piotrek. I have also heard that some of these can be unreliable. What type are you using now? Does anyone else have a suggestion fore a good yet not overpriced autopilot for a 30' sloop

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Old 02-15-2008, 11:50 AM   #16
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Yes, we didn't stop in the middle of the Ocean
Wrong person to make that comment to, though I am sadly aware of how many non-sailors think that you can stop and anchor every night no matter how far from land.

My question was more regarding whether you had stopped in Puerto Rico or the Virgins before heading to St. Martin. For most sailors we know, the Anegada Passage is one of the most challenging of the legs they had to cross to get to the fun sailing part of the Caribbean (excluding the sheltered waters of the Virgin Islands), and I was interested to know what your experience was through it.

This seems to be a pretty bad winter, weather-wise. But it's still a lot warmer down there than it is anywhere here in the States.
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I was just joking Jeanne.

But I still don't see why anyone going from Bermuda to Windwards would stop in Puerto Rico or BVs. I't the same distance as St.Martin, but down wind and one must fight his way back up.

Btw. I saw blue boat, Watermelon in Philisburg, St.Marteen. Were it you?

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Afraid not. We're not the only Watermelon anymore! There are four US documented vessels named Watermelon, though we're the only power catamaran with that name. Of course, our sailboat Watermelon still has that name, but she is in Singapore.

I agree that the straight shot from Bermuda to SXM is better, but the few small boats we've met that have come that way have stopped in the Virgins first, and then abused themselves trying to get the next 80 miles or so to St. Maarten. You were wise.

So, have you made it to Martinique yet? One of my favorites - beautiful island, worth renting a car and driving inland into the mountains. Love the people there, too. Enjoy.
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:31 AM   #19
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Hi everybody

We've just put some new photos from the Caribbean on our webpage www.whisper2.com

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you certainly look like a crazy person in some of those photos! (kidding). i bet you're a fun couple to know. all that resourcefulness and determination. seems like you would have found a way to park in the middle of the ocean at night if you wanted to. thanks for the link. i LOVE reading about other sailors adventures!
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Ahoy there!

I've just updated our website. There is a description of our boat Whisper2 and chapter about Erie Canal on www.Whisper2.com
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Old 02-14-2009, 12:33 PM   #23
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And yet another chapter of the voyage.

http://www.whisper2.com/logHudsonENG.htm

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better late than never:

Congratulations too!

Your fotos are great as your hole website. Nothing is better right now here in the grey and cold northern Europe than looking at these wonderful pictures and start dreaming about sailing into the tropics.

And best of all: you both showed that it is a normal thing to take a 28ft boat and go out there doing blue water cruising!

Keep on sailing and taking fotos .

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We are just amazed by the photos! This one in particular is award winning photo44 "Peoples Choice"...it should be enetered into a competition.

Is it OK to post a copy here?
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Hi and thank you for kind words.

I'm not sure what photo are you talking about? What kind of competition is this? Is it a part of CruiserLog?

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Any competition. The color and contrast is wonderful.
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Your photos are great! And, I like your story about the trip as well. Can't wait to hear more about your travels in the future.

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