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  1. jewingiv

    Bareboat Charter Company recommendation for Greece

    Bumping this, in case anyone with decent answers might have missed it...
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    Bareboat Charter Company recommendation for Greece

    A friend is looking for a skipper charter in Greece. He needs a skipper and thinks a catamaran might be preferable for his wife and daughters. He is not particularly interested in going to Mykonos or Santorini - is it worth staying in the Cyclades, or should he just bail and go over to Corfu and the Ionian Sea? (or east towards Turkey?) He is looking at this company: Does anyone know it? I have also suggested Kiriacoulis. And it sounds like Fast Sailing might be good too. All advice here welcome. Thank you.
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    Suggestions for a Maine/RI Hurricane Hole

    I might give the Kickamuit River (east of the Bristol peninsula, with a narrow entrance and very high ground on both sides) a long look.
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    Newport-Bermuda Wx 2018

    Thank you so much, and totally understood. Clients definitely come first. Though all of us appreciate your insight into such matters.
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    Newport-Bermuda Wx 2018

    For those of us stuck following the race from the shore, would you mind offering us a quick Wx synopsis? All I see is that the start looks pretty light.
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    Anthony Bourdain

    "Kitchen Confidential" was a revelation for me as well, as much as anything due to timing: it came out when I was about 22 years old, which was the perfect time in life to read the book. Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade both were cultural and style icons to many in my generation, even if they superficially had little in common. And now both gone, each by their own hand, this week. RIP.
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    “Knot” a cool pun: worst boat names ever

    Trial lawyers' boat names: Contingency, Judgment, Decision (complete with gavel in logo just so one knows). Financier: Little Dividend. Tuna Teaser, an offshore fishing boat I remember from my youth. Not quite The Bearded Clam, but still. And for great boat names, there's always the immortal FUJIMO.
  8. Fair winds and following seas. Our sport has lost a great leader, ambassador, captain, and friend.
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    SUV anarchy

    Likely too big (& old) for you, but I love my 2014 Honda Pilot, that I bought used. It's not that long a car - it fits easily into the tight spots of downtown Boston. Winter handling seems perfectly fine. It's a Honda, so repairs are minimal and do not break the bank. And the back-up camera is huge and tremendously helpful. Plenty of storage and towing capacity. I needed the 3rd seat for family purposes; if I did not need a 3rd seat I might consider the Outback.
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    Philip Roth, dts

    He was a great. Arguably deserved the Nobel Prize...
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    Pancakes are fine, but French Toast is better...
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    9 yrs and no more attempts??

    He's been up to a pretty cool project in the interim:
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    Tom Wolfe DTS

    He was an original, and one of the greatest observers of our time. Time to re-read much of his great works, particularly his poignant cultural ("Radical Chic," "Mau-Mauing") and artistic ("The Painted Word," "From Bauhaus to Our House") criticisms, the points of which remain true today.
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    Box turtle fence anarchy

    Growing up I lived in a house with a cement wall around the yard in downtown Charleston. My elementary school teacher knew this, and one day she offered a found Western box turtle (female, with one eye missing) as a rescue. We took her on and loved having her around. She was very content, and when she knew that an appearance on our breakfast patio at 7 in the morning might lead to a tomato or piece of lettuce, she made regular appearances. A few years later, when my sister had the same teacher, the opportunity to rescue a (male) Western box arose. We took him in, and it turns out the two box turtles got on - and got it on - splendidly. Those morning tomatoes were sometimes accompanied by a reproductive act, and we soon had a bunch of little baby turtles, some of whom we gave away (and some of whom could get under our wooden gate*, and we would sadly find squished in the street). But they were great pets - we all really loved them. And they were no maintenance, other than having a securely fenced yard - including against burrowing. (These turtles also hibernated a few inched below ground, and we would occasionally dig into them - not harming them - when doing our winter planting). I cannot recommend them enough, but as everyone here said, make sure your fences and gates are secure, and that they go deep into the ground. *The gate had a clearance of about 3" over the concrete patio, so burrowing under the gate was not an option.
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    NBA Playoffs

    The Celtics are fascinating. They can play tremendously well as a team, even with their two superstars out for the season and playoffs. Ainge has done a good job of assembling players who came out of team-oriented programs (Butler, Duke, European leagues, etc), which plays to Stevens' strengths. And they all seem to like each other. That said, it seems the attitude in Boston is every playoff win is icing on the cake this year, and no one has any real expectations without either Kyrie or Hayward. Plus, the old saw "wait 'til next year" actually carries some heft in this context.