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Post by Doc » 26 Nov 2017, 15:24

Just a quick flying visit to say Hi to everyone on OGFB and I'm glad to see the site is going from strength to strength.
Carole and I are still travelling the islands here in the Caribbean and we are currently here in Grenada in the southern part.
Last season we made some good friends in Antigua and we're trying to get back there for Xmas but it depends on wether we can get the boat repaired in time after we were rammed/T-Boned by a French sailor who was travelling under full sail and not looking where he was going. We've a big hole in the side of our boat about the size of a dustbin lid. We were anchored at the time so we couldn't move. He was down below looking at his engine when he collided with us. After the collision he tried to do a runner but through social media I found him in a bar one week later, anyway its all sorted now with insurance etc just waiting to get hauled out to get the repairs done ($US 10,000 Estimate)... Bloody French
Anyway we're still having the time of our lives out here and we haven't really made any plans for the future as yet, we will continue doing what we're doing until one of us gets fed up.
We miss our friends and family dearly but not the cold and wet, it's 32°C here today with a pleasant breeze.
Anyway take care everyone and keep up the good work.
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Post by PanBiker » 26 Nov 2017, 15:29

Some of us are keeping tabs on you Doc via FB :extrawink: Nice to hear from you and thanks for the donation.
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Post by Wendyf » 26 Nov 2017, 17:28

Hi Doc, good to see you and Mrs Doc looking so well and happy. Must be awful for you out there with the heat and the flies and the constant sea sickness.... so pleased to be holding the fort here in the cold, wet and wind. :extrawink:

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Post by Marilyn » 27 Nov 2017, 03:59

Hi Doc and Carole...glad you are enjoying yourselves.dont worry about Wendy. She will be fine once she gets some dry socks on and a Hot Toddy inside her.
Have a lovely Christmas wherever you are.

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Post by Stanley » 27 Nov 2017, 04:21

Morning you two..... You're both looking younger! Carole, it looks as though you have settled into the life quite nicely, big hug from Barlick. Jack is going strong, it's ten years since you took me to Nelson.... What a good move. XXX
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Post by chinatyke » 27 Nov 2017, 04:29

Hi Doc and Carole. Nice to 'meet' you.
All those thousands of square miles of sea and he manages to ram you, how unlucky. Seems like there are crazy drivers everywhere. US$10,000 for repairs - it ain't a cheap way of life is it? What's wrong with a dustbin lid and duck tape? I'll do the repairs for £10 and the air tickets to Grenada!
Keep enjoying yourselves and best wishes for Christmas and good luck for the future. Fair winds and a following sea...

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Post by Gloria » 27 Nov 2017, 12:10

Hello you two, glad to hear you are enjoying yourselves, what an adventure you're having. Enjoy.
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Post by Pluggy » 27 Nov 2017, 12:58

Have a good one Doc. Sorry for dragging up your domain names. But it did bring you round again...... :biggrin2:
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Post by Tizer » 27 Nov 2017, 16:51

Doc's life now seems to be as exciting as Pirates of the Caribbean! Give my regards to Cap'n Jack Sparrow.

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Post by Stanley » 28 Nov 2017, 04:36

Trust him to find the miscreant in a bar...... It would have been good to be a fly on the wall! (The video would sell.....)
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Post by Doc » 02 Dec 2017, 00:13

Thanks for all your comments.
Stanley I came across this earler today, a picture of Jack taken in 2012
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Post by Stanley » 02 Dec 2017, 03:50

He is a bit greyer now but feeling no pain Dave. Best to both of you....
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Post by PanBiker » 02 Dec 2017, 09:50

Any news on the dry dock and repair Doc?
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Post by Doc » 02 Dec 2017, 19:44

Yes we get hauled out on Monday to get the repairs done. It should take 7 to 10 days before we get back in the water.
We both want to be in Antigua for xmas which is 300+ miles away so we might have to sail it in one hit 2 to 3 days should do it. It's cutting it fine to say the least but at least we won't be constrained and waiting on others.

The image shows where the other boat rammed us, it looks like a small job but he hit the big chain plate which connects the rigging to the mast and it's all cracked behind it needing new reinforcement and re-glassing.

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Re: Flying Visit

Post by PanBiker » 02 Dec 2017, 21:19

Looks a bit of a mess Doc but glad you are scheduled for getting it sorted.

(I took the liberty of reinserting your image with its URL rather than the image ref which only renders a thumbnail view. This version of the gallery handles images slightly differently than the original version. If you insert with the Insert Image Icon in the top bar and use the URL you get a full size image in the post. As you did it in your first post.)
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Re: Flying Visit

Post by Stanley » 03 Dec 2017, 03:18

What a bloody mess.... He should be made to pay punitive damages to educate him..... Let us know how it goes.
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