Thursday, March 26, 2015

SAILING THE LOOP:  The Right Boat

The Good Life    The Good Life    The Good Life    The Good Life    The Good Life

                             YOUR PERSONAL GPS                                
                    You might reach your life's destination better if you remember              
TODAY!  TODAY YOU ARE THE OLDEST YOU HAVE  EVER BEEN AND TODAY             YOU ARE THE YOUNGEST YOU WILL EVER BE

                     Some people are old at 18 and some people are young at 90               



This is a new model of my Oday Mariner.  It is the same size as my boat, the Christy Anne, but the cabin arrangement is somewhat different.  This boat also has bow and stern railings and show the post in the middle for a life line.  I will add these safety rails and life line to my boat and also add netting from the cockpit forward.  Except for one crossing of the Gulf of Mexico, the entire loop is made within sight of land.  This boat will be smaller than the average but it will be large enough to make the trip safely.

                                       I haven't been everywhere but it is on my list                              


This is the fleet tug, USS YUMA.  She was my home when I was still just a teenager.  As the ship's radioman I sailed throughout the Pacific from 1949 til 1951. This relatively small ship, 207 x 35 feet, safely sailed in four typhoons. We sailed right through one in the East and South China Seas on the way from Japan to the Philippines. I know dangerous seas.

Your life might be better if instead of trying to make your life perfect, you gave yourself the freedom to make it an an adventure


This is a picture of a man by the name of Buzz. Having no boating experience at all, he bought a new 15 foot sailboat, removed the mast, added two small two Horse Power outboards and motored around the loop. My boat is twenty foot long and I plan to buy a new Honda 9.9 outboard. I'll also remove my mast.  It is important to make 8 to 10 miles an hour.  Even if one could sail it would be too slow.


This is an old steam powered stern wheeler near my childhood home. I remember them quite well being daily on the river from earliest spring through the latest fall. We would swim out behind the boat and "ride" the huge waves these boats made.


Although it will be a mostly "camping" experience, my boat is adequate for the loop and so am I.


GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS

GOD BLESS AND KEEP OUR TROOPS AROUND THE WORLD

GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 

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