And on the Sea

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  1. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    When I was a yute in Silicon Valley, our family had a Danish Folkboat:
    http://www.sfbayfolkboats.org/history/
    An absolutely gorgeous yacht. My dad "Captain Bligh" Nichols had us kids working on the thing every weekend, but it didn't hurt us none. :) At any rate....this was long before I had a ham license, and I was just thinking what a blast it would have been.
    Anyhoo....if any of you are sailors (meaning a pilot of an actual SAILboat), please do some hamming for me. I'm 400 miles from the nearest body of water, and unless I want to sail my Viking ship up the Yukon River, I'm sorta landlocked. So, tell me your hamming/sailing adventures so I can live them vicariously. :)
    That is all.
     
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  2. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Bumparoo
     
  3. K8ERV

    K8ERV QRZ Member QRZ Page

    You could move.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
     
  4. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm frozen in place here.
     
  5. NK8I

    NK8I Ham Member QRZ Page

    No replies? I'm a land animal but I think it would be awesome to set up on a sailboat, like my Dad's 33' Irwin (that I've sailed in once)...and hit the Atlantic, or the Caribbean. I can picture which rigs and antennas to use and how everything would be set up.
     
  6. PU2OZT

    PU2OZT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Being a seafarer time ago, I used to think could be a dream life, forever. But, admiting the truth, living at sea is just the opposite, seedy ports, mainly, extremely perilous waters, for most of them, thanks to ever growing piracy, pollution quite everywhere, excessive regulations and prohibitive costs and taxes. You could, for a few thousands miles, let's say, convince yourself you're totally free, but that's it.
    I was a believer too, in the 70s, not so much in the 80s.

    Oliver
     
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  7. KS5N

    KS5N Ham Member QRZ Page

    My old QTH for around half of every year.

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  8. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Awesome! Were you the radio guy?
     
  9. KS5N

    KS5N Ham Member QRZ Page

    I was the first engineer.
     
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  10. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=453078

    :( Sold as scrap to Pakistan. :(

    **Sold for scrap to Gadani Beach, Pakistan in March 2011
    **Sold for scrap to Gadani Beach, Pakistan in March 2011
    **Sold for scrap to Gadani Beach, Pakistan in March 2011
     

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