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I decided to make one thread to correspond with you guy's while I'm gone.
It looks like I will join the Yacht somewhere around November 17-21. I will try to post as often as I can, and that looks like it will be fairly easy, because I just confirmed dockage at THIS marina, and it has wireless broadband. I intend to make it our base for the winter.

Hope to see you all soon.

P.S any Rugby fans out there?
 

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QUOTE(John Maniaci @ Nov 7 2003, 11:53 AM)Sweet....I like hearing of your travels....

I am not much of a Rugby fan Merlin, why? Do you need results?

Mini
Rugby world cup is on in Australia. The quarterfinals start tomorrow.

England V Wales
New Zealand V South Africa
Ireland V France
Scotland V Australia

Unfortunately the USA went out in the early rounds, they are the only Rugby team I know that went on Fantasy Island and stlll lost 50 to zip

because, of the time difference they will be shown on "pay per view" at 2am and 5am Saturday and Sunday morning
 

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Merlin ~ talk those chaps into letting me work on their web site.
It needs a MAJOR overhaul


Beautiful little corner of the world you'll be stationed at ya luckout <_<
 

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QUOTE(Shandog @ Nov 7 2003, 12:05 PM)Merlin ~ talk those chaps into letting me work on their web site.
It needs a MAJOR overhaul


Beautiful little corner of the world you'll be stationed at ya luckout

Why not do a sample start page and I'll show it to the boss, whom I know very well.
 

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Hey John, now I'm jealous! Beautiful marina!
 

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what the hell, no Sea Rays...
 

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QUOTE(pauligan @ Nov 7 2003, 12:15 PM)What's this "
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all about???

dude!!!!
Don't like to work knowing I may or may not get paid for it.
Unsure about that, hence the
 

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Hello Shipmates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have been onboard for one week now.

We departed on my first cruise with the owner on Monday (Sint Maarten to Anguilla), the Port exhaust silencer blew out after 45 minutes, but we continued on with one engine and stayed in Anguilla for 2 nights, then departed this morning for St. Barts, within 30 minutes the Starboard silencer blew out and we had to come back to Sint Maarten. I could not use either engine above idle speed (4.5 knots), we were in 8 ft seas, and had to go through the Simpson Bay bridge with a 30 knot headwind and heavy fumes leaking into the engine room. I needed bycycle clips on my pants
, but I managed to get her stern into the slip at the lagoon.

We have aborted our attempt to appear at the Antigua Yacht show next week, because of the obvious shipyard defect in the exhaust system, the boat was only lunched in April. Technicians are arriving from Holland to fix the problem, but they need a special epoxy, which is hazardous, and can only be sent by ship, because it is thanksgiving in USA, the bloody stuff will not get here to the end of next week, so this means we get to stay in Sint maarten for about a month........................OVER

HAPPY BELATED TURKEY DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope all is well

John

Weather

82 F
Wind: 15-20Kt NW'LY
 

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Aye mate !
Really,....wow i feel so bad for you.....
 

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wow that sucks Merlin, I bet you get cudos from the boss for getting her back safely though


Woo! go Merlin!
 

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stuck in 82 degree weather for a month, yeah i really feel for ya. you are missing out al all this great 30 degree weather here.
 

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Good work Merlin! So the boats brand new and it's already having problems. I know how poeple get pissed when there new 20k car has a problem or two I could only imagine having a few million dollar rig go bad right after you got it.
 

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Hey, Merlin~Enjoy that 80 plus degree weather..........it's cold and raining here....no sunshine.

Enjoy reading your adventures
 

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Dont ya hate it when you spend a couple of million and something still goes wrong! lol

Glad things are ok with you Merlin....I will be in the 70 degree weather soon....


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Hey buddy!!

I think you need a group of US to come down & fix things for ya!

Keep the stories & the photos coming!
 

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Happy New Year!

We just finished our first charter, cruised to Anguilla and St. Barts, Now back in Saint Martin. Our charter guests were coach Pat Riley and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. All went well and they left a nice tip.

Hope all is well.

Temp = 90
Wind= 20-30 knots from the Northeast.

Regards,

John
 
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