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Cruising before Corona

This year’s cruising season started as most do, joyous holidays at Puerto Galera Yacht Club, spectacular diving at Apo Reef and the familiarity and comradery of Coron, Busuanga Bay. From there we varied from our path taken to see parts unknown. Santa
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Smooth Ride on Furthur

  We equipped Furthur with Wesmar active fin stabilizers installed at JTM when new. They worked flawlessly for many years and many miles. We crossed the Pacific Ocean in comfort and made it halfway around the world.As with any equipment the
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CRUISE IN PARADISE AND SAVE, SELENE PHILIPPINES

   Cruise in Paradise and save big bucks!How would you like to save $200 to $400 thousand dollars on your Selene over US or European prices and cruise in the most beautiful areas of the world? Selene is long known to be a world class ocean
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So Gay La 2019

   There are those times when I ponder in wonderment, just how did I get here? I seem to fall into the strangest of rabbit holes. This one is a repeat as it is my second time of being given the great honor being on the judges’ panel at the
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Smile Smile Smile

   Smile Smile Smile, So the Grateful Dead song goes and so we did. One of the few things I really miss, even yearn for in the States would be attending the Dead shows. I download the newest ones, watch the videos, and smile at all the pict
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9 Year Report, the boat

   As Furthur enters her tenth year of travels in exotic places, let us see how the old gal is doing.The relatively trouble-free Cummins engine is still purring along happily. To date I have only replaced one non-maintenance part, the pre i
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the voyage 9 year report

   Once again, I ponder the wonders of my life as we enter the tenth year of cruising full time in paradise. This past year brought us to many familiar new places and a few new ones. Easy living and great new adventures. We started working
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The Great Selene Rendezvous

  Mystic Moon and Furthur, together again  It was a chilly day at the 2003 Seattle Boat Show when Kathy and John Youngblood boarded their first Selene. I greeted them aboard, and we began the journey that would take us both half way around
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8 Year Report, the Captain

   This is the report I save until last, and it has the least real information, but it is my favorite to do, and the hardest. I look back at the last year and go wow! The things I have learned and experienced in this life changing year.&nbs
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8 Year Report: the Boat

   The year for the boat started with leaving Subic Bay for the Holidays and a six-month cruise. We soon discovered an unsolved drain in the DC side, causing havoc with our battery storage. We replaced the last of the older batteries and af
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The Crew, 8 Year Report

   This was Donna’s third year on the boat, in which time she has mastered most of the procedures and ways of life afloat. She has also developed a real love for our life style. Fact is she gets antsy when we stay in the marina too lo
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8 Year Report, the Voyage

  Donna at Boracay  Each year, at this time, I reflect on the Furthur Adventure and where it has gone, the boat, the crew and the captain. 8 years ago, September, a scared shitless, nervous, excited and thrilled guy left his lifelong home,
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Balls Birds Boxing and Babes

   Each culture is marked by its favorite events and sports. One cannot think of the USA without an image of raging football fans with painted bare bellies or the World Series. Europe has its football, Australia has rugby and so on. Here in
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The Sound of Music

   One of the few things I truly miss not living in the modern world, live professional musical theater. I have always had a passion for musical theater, even in my youth. My folks took me kicking and screaming to see Yule Brenner in the Ki
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All You Need is Love

   As most know my motto, and one I have strived to live by, is Make Your Dream Your Story. My life is a testament to the metamorphosis from dream to reality. I also preach that we should not be ruled by our fears. Ah but my life experience
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FIESTA TIME! And a BIG SURPRISE

   Fiesta Time This is my 3rd year returning to Donna’s village for their Fiesta, honoring the patron Saint, San Ignacio. I look forward to this every year. We take a 3 day motorcycle ride getting here, which forces us to go thru Mani
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All In

   This morning I awoke to some heart-breaking news, the daughter of a dear old friend had tragically died in a random and unpredictable home accident. I was there when this child, now 22 years old, was born and watched her grow up to an am
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Summer at last

   After a late typhoon, we began our seasons cruising with a trip back to one of the favorites, Coron. Again, we met old and new friends, dove the famous WWII wrecks and bathed in the hot springs.    from a typhoon to sunshine Ou
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Pray and be Safe

   For seven years, I have been dodging typhoons, those pesky little dark circles on the satellite images found in the tropics that can destroy your dreams. We followed Hurricane Jemina into Mexico and saw the carnage in 2009. We kept to th
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The Captain, 7 Year Report

   Each year at this time I go back and think about that scared shitless guy, seven years ago, heading out the locks and down the coast. I left a home of 57 years for a great amount of unknown. It was exhilarating, terrifying, stimulating a
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