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Old 05-28-2010, 07:08 AM
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Thanks everyone for the kind coments. I will touch on later what inspired me to do a trip like this.

The boat still has steering issues and the cause appears to be external. David has arranged for me to meet his mechanic who he speaks very highly of, first thing this morning over on Virgin Gorda. We will be in the lift again today for a while. I will go have some breakfast now and take care of that and check back in later.
Thanks for following along. Weather looks a little better today.
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For a man of few words...We can call it Jay and Silent Bobs new adventure ...smooth trailing seas guys
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Amazing combo Bob and Jay. Thanks for a compelling novel. I'm sure I'm not the only one that has had their minds drifting during this thread and thought, "wouldn't that kind of trip be a great memoir to have". Greatly appreciate you guys sharing it.
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Got our Apache ready, so we're following in Bob's footsteps. @ St. Thomas right now, for lunch... See you soon Bob n' Jay...

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Bob.ran.off.and.left.me.this.morning.to.get.the.bo at.hauled.
Some.hydraulic.issue.with.one.of.the.drives.needs. attention.

So.I.am.here.at.Saba.Rock.
Decided.to.shoot.a.few.pix.of.this.very,very.cool. place.
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Wow. Thanks so much Bob and Jay for sharing!! Be safe!
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Bob- Jay \
This truely is a trip of a life time.
First we are all happy that you made it there safe. and in good health.

Jay some awesome photos from DR, Ponce and now BVI.
you got to see a lot more of Ponce than I thought.
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Just think ,, you still have the trip home to look forward to.
Enjoy the Stay and keep the photos coming .

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Bob- Jay \
This truely is a trip of a life time.
First we are all happy that you made it there safe. and in good health.

Jay some awesome photos from DR, Ponce and now BVI.
you got to see a lot more of Ponce than I thought.
Great

Just think ,, you still have the trip home to look forward to.
Enjoy the Stay and keep the photos coming .

Thank you
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He , he. Not sure I'm coming home ! LOL I have made arrangements to haul the boat out on Monday before flying home and leave it here for a while. It would be a shame to rush off when there is so much to do and see here. I will come back in 2 weeks for more of this before starting the return trip later in June.

Just back from getting repairs in Spanish Town. We lifted the boat and found a cracked fitting on a hose to the steering ram on port side. While the mechanic changed that out I had the hull and hardware all acid washed and gave the engines a good fresh water flush. We are now good mechanically. Now I can start to have some fun.

Just talked to Julian and there are about 15 boats from PR at St Thomas having lunch. More to come but some are scattered. Shortly Jay and I will run west to meet them and get some running shots of the boats on the way back here.
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