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Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 12-14-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,788
Posted By canibul
Thanks, but I can't take credit for getting to...

Thanks, but I can't take credit for getting to the end of the work. We realized that in an old boat like this, and perhaps in any boat, the work is never really completed. There will always be...
Forum: The Multihull Club 12-13-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,097
Posted By canibul
We just drove a 4x4 truck up through Cordoba Pass...

We just drove a 4x4 truck up through Cordoba Pass in SE Colorado Near La Veta, on the side of West Spanish Peak at 11,350 ft. The whole way up through miles of gravel roads and switchbacks I was...
Forum: Other Equipment 12-13-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,377
Posted By canibul
Any new Porta Bote experiences?

I did a search for Porta Bote and did find a few threads from several years ago, but nothing recent. The old boat we bought came with a West Marine 3.5m (11.5 ft) RIB slung off davits. We have a...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 12-13-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,788
Posted By canibul
Well, I'm back. after two years of part time...

Well, I'm back. after two years of part time refitting in a terrible place to refit, the boat is again habitable. We put the house on the market, and moved onto the boat a month ago. We're...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-13-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,306
Posted By canibul
The latest on that one is that thousands of 1 lb....

The latest on that one is that thousands of 1 lb. cans of Cafe Bustelo coffee are washing up on the beaches. That's just 600 miles north of us.
Forum: The Poop Deck 12-13-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,820
Posted By canibul
In a previous life my first ex-wife and I bought...

In a previous life my first ex-wife and I bought a little 16 ft. daysailor, and she kept insisting that it needed a name. I thought painting a name on the transom of a 16 ft. AMF boat was a bit...
Forum: Pets, Children & Guests 10-31-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,667
Posted By canibul
My problem with cats ( and I've had a number of...

My problem with cats ( and I've had a number of them over the years) is that they are basically useless. Might as well have a bird.

Speaking of birds, my biggest problem with cats is that they...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 08-10-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,788
Posted By canibul
I think the lists for boats remains endless. ...

I think the lists for boats remains endless. they are works in progress for as long as they exist, unless abandoned.

I got two new alternators in, fixed one of the bilge pumps, and we started...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 08-07-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,788
Posted By canibul
It will only be a part-time floating lifestyle...

It will only be a part-time floating lifestyle for the next year and a half. We figure we'll be making relatively short trips as we get the boat the way we want it. It's floating four inches...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 08-05-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,788
Posted By canibul
And now we've bought a boat and sailed it from...

And now we've bought a boat and sailed it from Jacksonville to the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Forum: The Multihull Club 04-28-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,612
Posted By canibul
I'm sure glad to read of all the positive things...

I'm sure glad to read of all the positive things you like about your old Catalac.

That's because we just bought a 1986 Catalac 12M, and are flying to Florida tomorrow to load her up and sail back...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 04-27-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,788
Posted By canibul
We haven't started cruising just yet. We...

We haven't started cruising just yet. We accepted the boat last weekend, and I've just arranged insurance today. Older boat, had to have a couple surveys done. But we did that.

We are flying up...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 04-27-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,788
Posted By canibul
Thanks. As I imagine most of you know first...

Thanks. As I imagine most of you know first hand, this first cruising boat is the result of years of dreaming. I wrote a silly story as part of a homework assignment when in grade school about a...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 04-27-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,788
Posted By canibul
after all these years, we finally done it. We...

after all these years, we finally done it. We are flying up to Jax next week to close on our old english catamaran. After a few days of getting ready and provisioning, we are planning to depart the...
Forum: Cruiser's Market 02-14-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,866
Posted By canibul
maybe she found the right guy?

maybe she found the right guy?
Forum: Pets, Children & Guests 02-14-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,667
Posted By canibul
I can't comment on cruising with a dog..yet. We...

I can't comment on cruising with a dog..yet. We are working on that. But I can speak as to the adaptability of one Jack Russel Terrieriest to boats. Our's has lived with us here in these islands...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 02-14-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,788
Posted By canibul
Well well. Now it's a year and a half later........

Well well. Now it's a year and a half later.....
and we are back on track.
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 06-04-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,788
Posted By canibul
We have recently been looking at the Telstar 28...

We have recently been looking at the Telstar 28 trimarans as well. Unfortunately, they are pretty rare to find for sale these days.
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 03-30-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,788
Posted By canibul
After years of research, and much thought, we...

After years of research, and much thought, we have decided that a post 2001 Gemini 105Mc is the boat for us. In fact, we can't find a more suitable boat for us at any price. Which makes the fact that...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 03-24-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,788
Posted By canibul
thank you for thinking of us. We really haven't...

thank you for thinking of us. We really haven't considered any monohulls, other than we did take a quick look at a MacGregor 26, only because there was one here to look at. Wooden boats are not...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 03-22-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,788
Posted By canibul
Well, a few months later, and we are actively...

Well, a few months later, and we are actively investigating every Gemini 105Mc we can find. We did manage to get onboard an F-28, and discovered that while we like the idea of a fast boat, the...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 12-17-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,788
Posted By canibul
Where we live something that does not draw much...

Where we live something that does not draw much water seems to make much more sense. We overlook the Caicos Bank, which is full of totally uncharted shoals and coral heads. We feel like we are...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 12-14-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,788
Posted By canibul
Hello from the Turks and Caicos Islands. Wife...

Hello from the Turks and Caicos Islands. Wife and I moved here five years ago from the USA. We have been running power boats ( a necessity here) and have a Contender center console, but are looking...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-28-2006, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,029
Posted By canibul
Just as a matter of curiousity, do any of you...

Just as a matter of curiousity, do any of you cruisers know what the used boat market is like in Cuba? Fidel must have seized a few boats over the years, or the people who left Cuba must have owned...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-27-2006, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,029
Posted By canibul
thank you for the welcome. I would be interested...

thank you for the welcome. I would be interested if any of the other readers here have much experience with Gemini 105M or MC, and if its considered suitable for the type of island hopping we want...
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