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so salty pieces of coral from surfing Hawaii in the 60's and 70's getting reef pounded living in my body fall through my skin from time to time!

sailing to Oahu

Jimi Hendrix was playing on Oahu. I had never sailed. Surfed Mexico, California, Hawaii! Aw, how hard could it be to sail 90-110 miles from Kauai to Oahu? Piece of cake, right? Remember it was the 60's! This is so bad. We thought we were looking at Kaiena Point,Ohau, knowing we weren't going to make the concert! But at least we were in site of Oahu-wrong! Coy, who had never sailed before, me,who had never sailed before, jeff and Abbott etc. We were looking at the sleeping giant on Kauai! We had done three-sixty's in the night! We sailed on the only tri-marran I've ever sailed on ( except later ) in my life, missed the concert! It was at the Waikiki Shell Ampitheater ( Moon eclipsed . We finally made Nawilwili Harbor! The Skipper tried to give us his boat saying, " It's trying to kill me"! We watched him go stark raving mad not even realising that had we got caught in the channel current we were on our way to Japan! Remember it was the 60's and we were going to see Hendrix. I left out some of the good stuff but I will make up for it later!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Answer before question!

So here is what we did! After everything was given to Davey! Joe and I went "what the f#%k over, and placed two round, elongated fenders down the slot ( of the main mast ) to the foot ( you know? Where the mast is stepped? )Hey I found a real silver dollar! Then placed our spinnaker pole in the sleeve ( that the missing mast had provided for us) which gave us a new mast which was ten feet above deck! So we rigged two sails. Both were storm diappers which was way cool! I've sailed on boats which were short of engines and sails ! We returned to the Ala Wai heroically! We were all quickly dismissed. So much for glory! But I had the honor of introducing said boat to my connections in Hawaii. They shipped Montgomery Street back on a Matson Container ship! Hello Oakland! The sound I heard, like a shotgun blast was a starboard shroud letting go! The force of the wind on a normal " trade wind " day sounded like a " 12" guage shotgun blast and then in slow motion, everything fell to water! Thank God, this has only happened once to me! Phew!

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