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Re: Cape Verde Islands [Re: pandy] #585907
18/07/19 08:59 AM
18/07/19 08:59 AM
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East Harling, Norfolk UK
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East Harling, Norfolk UK
Originally Posted by pandy
No need to apologize - it's nice just thinking about it.

What sort of boat did you have ?


Thanks for asking. A Contest 46/48. Two lengths according to who you were negotiating with innocent

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Close hauled in the Francis Drake channel, BVI's. Autopilot holding 38° to the apparent.

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Marina, Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Did my longest single handed voyage from their to Key West in just under 48 hours with help from the Gulf stream.

Hula was a sloop built in 1993 with in mast furling, removable cutter stay and self tacking staysail when deployed. 150% Genoa provided most of the power. Autopilot and single electric winch at rear of cockpit allowed easy single handed sailing. Retro-fitted with factory sugar scoop stern prior to my ownership hence the two lengths.



Last edited by Richard Wood; 18/07/19 02:13 PM.

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Re: Cape Verde Islands [Re: Richard Wood] #585939
18/07/19 12:42 PM
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West Paris, France
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West Paris, France
Nice.

Serious boat. thumbs


Giles. Mogless in Paris.
Re: Cape Verde Islands [Re: John V6] #585980
18/07/19 04:03 PM
18/07/19 04:03 PM
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Hampton Hill, Middx.
We stayed in Santa Maria on Sal in November 2015 in a small hotel Odjo d'Aqua right on the sea, but not All Inclusive. Lovely hotel with a good restaurant, they were building a lot of larger hotels/beach front resorts to the west of the town so that's probably what you are looking at. The weather was good from memory around 25C at that time.

Not much on the Island, it's pretty bare but there is an old Salt Mine further North and West of the airport for a trip out. As Giles says very friendly people and no hassle from the street traders, we liked Santa Maria town quaint with a number of nice restaurants.


David
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