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  1. Oronoco

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    He wanted to leave for Japan in February 2018. Perhaps he's going to nearby Guam to do a complete refit on Mimsy.
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    Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Islands that are rabies free don’t care where you are coming from, animals must be tested or quarantined or both. They leave nothing to chance.
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    Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    My first boat was a Cal 27. I bought it and transferred the slip to my name. The city marina required it to be measured, even though it was the same boat in the same slip. I protested but they made me bring it over to the harbor master for measurement. Idiots there gave me a new “shorter” overall length and that reduced my fee by $15 per month.
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    ...and he can operate a motor vehicle. Imagine Rimas behind the wheel of a car. Start on a hilltop, find neutral, and release brake.
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Cap'n Rima's this is Captain Poseidon. Rimas calls heads. It's tails. Cap'n Rimas will go out in a unsafe vessel with no skills or awareness. Poseidon will relentlessly unleash the powers of the seas. Good luck! ps - how long can you tread water?
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Who Killed Davey Moore? Bob Dylan Who killed Davey Moore, Why an' what's the reason for? "Not I, " says the referee, "Don't point your finger at me. I could've stopped it in the eighth An' maybe kept him from his fate, But the crowd would've booed, I'm sure, At not gettin' their money's worth. It's too bad he had to go, But there was a pressure on me too, you know. It wasn't me that made him fall. No, you can't blame me at all." Who killed Davey Moore, Why an' what's the reason for? "Not us, " says the angry crowd, Whose screams filled the arena loud. "It's too bad he died that night But we just like to see a fight. We didn't mean for him t' meet his death, We just meant to see some sweat, There ain't nothing wrong in that. It wasn't us that made him fall. No, you can't blame us at all." Who killed Davey Moore, Why an' what's the reason for? "Not me, " says his manager, Puffing on a big cigar. "It's hard to say, it's hard to tell, I always thought that he was well. It's too bad for his wife an' kids he's dead, But if he was sick, he should've said. It wasn't me that made him fall. No, you can't blame me at all." Who killed Davey Moore, Why an' what's the reason for? "Not me, " says the gambling man, With his ticket stub still in his hand. "It wasn't me that knocked him down, My hands never touched him none. I didn't commit no ugly sin, Anyway, I put money on him to win. It wasn't me that made him fall. No, you can't blame me at all." Who killed Davey Moore, Why an' what's the reason for? "Not me, " says the boxing writer, Pounding print on his old typewriter, Sayin', "Boxing ain't to blame, There's just as much danger in a football game." Sayin', "Fist fighting is here to stay, It's just the old American way. It wasn't me that made him fall. No, you can't blame me at all." Who killed Davey Moore, Why an' what's the reason for? "Not me, " says the man whose fists Laid him low in a cloud of mist, Who came here from Cuba's door Where boxing ain't allowed no more. "I hit him, yes, it's true, But that's what I am paid to do. Don't say 'murder, ' don't say 'kill.' It was destiny, it was God's will." Who killed Davey Moore, Why an' what's the reason for?
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I'm not very optimistic about Rima's chances. I'm believe he hit a reef, probably at night, and he was so terrified that he left Mimsy to the elements. Stranded on a reef, trying to wade or swim away would just make the end come sooner. Sadly, I am declaring him missing and presumed dead. He called for help, but it was unanswered since he didn't even know how to do that correctly. I hope I'm wrong Rimas but the sea is unforgiving.
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    The Fiji Air Force found lost sailors 5 weeks ago. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11880917
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Kingstonsail: maybe you should apply for SSI right away, you are pre-qualified https://www.ssa.gov/disabilityssi/ssi.html
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    yep If you read my post, you will see that I stated that you CAN receive earned Social Security outside the US. But you CAN NOT receive SSI unless you live in one of the 50 states, Washington DC, or the Northern Mariana Islands. If you leave any of those places of residence for more than 30 days, you can't collect SSI for the time you are gone. If you get paid SSI and they find out you were gone for 30 days or more. they will take the money back. (SSI payments can resume upon your return) Social Security is NOT the same as SSI (Supplemental Security Income). And if this doesn't make sense to you 6924, you probably qualify for SSI.
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    It's my understanding that you can't collect SSI if you leave the states. Some of the SSI money comes from your state of residence, and you have to stay there to collect it. If they find that you left the country, even for a vacation, you get docked. I believe Rimas earned Social Security from working in the US but he elected to start collecting before age 70 so it's discounted. You can live outside the US and collect your earned Social Security.
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    One of the perks of living in Sausalito area is enjoying the company of the characters passing through. I've had the experience of meeting both Hot Rod and Rimas. I visited with Rimas a few times and actually spent a few minutes with him aboard Pier Pressure before he left for American Samoa. I saw him on Mimsy too before his latest voyage.