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Any thoughts or suggestions regarding cruising or sailboats?  Do you have a favorite sailing destination, or one that you would avoid?  How about a favorite recipe for cooking on a sailboat?  Any questions about sailing or cruising that you have?

We'd love to hear from you!   Be sure to leave an email address so that we can respond to you personally.


Post your story, question, or suggestion here, or contact us by email: input@svbebe.com 

NOTE:  Because of a cyber-stalker who is behaving very childishly, we have been forced to monitor comments left by our readers.  Disappointing to be forced into moderating comments after 10 years of blogging about our sailing and travel adventures.  Because a grown man insists on behaving like an 8-year-old child.  So, apologies to all of you who know how to act like adults.

Judy and Bill

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  1. Love the new Blog layout and design... wonderful

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  2. Bill & Judy,

    This is Nick Bennett from South Park '65 (wife, Billie Trahan, Kelly '66). You may remember us from long ago days in Beaumont. At my 45th SPHS reunion, saw & visited briefly with Boyd Fisher Sewell. Asked if Judy was still married to Bill. Then he told me about your sailing adventure, etc. Great blog. Have really enjoyed reading it. What you're doing is incredible. Best of luck to you both now & always.

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  3. Hello Bill and Judy, just wanted to say I enjoyed reading part of your blog. We actually also own an Amel Super Maramu 2000 (SN 400). We have been cruising the Mediterranean now for three years and plan to depart in Circumnavigation next year, with our baby girl (she is now 3 month old). We might see you next year in Greece or Turkey (we are currently wintering the boat in Leros). I definitely enjoyed your chapter "Coming to visit?", finding of course lots of similarities with the briefing we make for every guest coming to visit us. We wish you all the best and good sailing ! Cécile, Harry and Leah

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  4. Really great blog! It is very interesting to see all the places you have been. Hope you will visit Croatia in next year or two!

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  5. Have you seen the website of TTT Convoy for Passage Red Sea? www.alondrasailing.com/ttt

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  6. http://interviewwithacruiser.blogspot.com

    I was looking for your email address to contact you about an interview.

    Cheers, Livia (iwac.project@gmail.com)

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  7. We really enjoyed your visit today. What an adventure. Thanks for sharing it with us. We look forward to sailing the rest of the way around the world with you... on the web! I hope we meet again when you get back to Houston.

    Bon Voyage! Dave and Gretchen

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  8. Hi, found a link to your blog on the stats page of my blog so have whiled away a couple of hours reading it. Have realy enjoyed it, especially the ' coming to visit' page, think I'll print that off for our guests!!!
    You have some great features on your blog, I am about to try and revamp ours a little. Good luck with your crossing next year, it was the most amazing year for us, take it slowly and enjoy the Red Sea, it is like nothing else you will ever do. Safe sailing, Amanda and Mark on Yacht Balvenie

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  9. Another great product I've found is Quick-n-Brite. It cleans soap scum off the shower and tub, removes stains, Etc. I've used it to clean my glasses, false teeth, shampoo my hair, clean up the stove after cooking and just about everything imaginable. I have no affiliation with the company-just a satified user. I think this would be a great product for use on your boat. You can check it out here:
    http://www.quicknbrite.com/commercial/
    Good luck on your tour.
    steve(at)gmail (dot) com

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  10. Yep, Bill the snake oil salesman has convinced me about CorrosionX! (Even though I am his younger brother John, I still tend to take his bloviations with a grain of salt!). I had lots of trouble with my heating system at home.... the breakers would trip after the heat was turned on usually within 24 hours of running the heat. Well, it's been VERY COLD in Houston recently and the heats been running a lot. Bill said to spray CorrosionX on the breaker wire leads, and the terminal connections (after turning the power off, of course), then put the breaker back in and it's been running perfectly now for over 6 days!!! THAT SHIT REALLY WORKS. I have bad sciatica, so going to spray some on my right leg tonight!

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  11. Damn, thank God that "beard" is gone (shudder). Bill, it made you look like one of those guys holding up cardboard signs at almost every intersection in Houston! Enjoying the blog and the photos! Brother John

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  12. Bill, I am prohibited by privacy rules from giving you details, but one of your HIGH SCHOOL CLASSMATES... yes, he was in YOUR class... his 37yo daughter is one of our patients here. I gave him your web site so he will likely contact you. I thought the name was very familiar. I met with his wife and two other daughters here. It's sad because she is so young and is actively dying. Father John

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  13. BILL, MET YOUR BROTHER JOHN AT THE HOSPICE CENTER AND HE GAVE ME YOUR WWW ADDRESS. IT IS MY DAUGHTER JENNIFER THAT DIED 1/26 - THE DAY AFTER WE TALKED. I AM ENJOYING YOUR WWW SITE AND ENVY YOU TREMENDOUSLY - WHAT A LIFE YOU HAVE. I SAW THE NOTE FROM BILLIE TRAHAN BENNETT'S HUSBAND - BILLIE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE PEOPLE OF MY ENTIRE LIFE - HER MOTHER TOO. WISH YOU CONTINUED SUCCESS IN YOUR ADVENTURES - I'LL BE WATCHING. MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS TJSTELLY@AOL.COM - LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. REGARDS, TIM STELLY MKHS'65

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  14. Dear Judy and Bill,

    I just read your article on the Interview with a Cruiser blog and thought it was great advice. I would love to get the list of spares that you mention in the article. I run an online sailing magazine (North American Sailor - NASailor.com) and think that would be great information for our readers (as well as for my next long cruise - too bad it won't be this year!).

    Thanks,
    Beth Anderson
    North American Sailor
    boomvangmedia (at) gmail (dot) com

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  15. Alert --SV Quest was pirated feb 19 off Oman. The Adams(SSCA members and Commodores) plus two others were on board, it is reported. Your map/charting is invaluable..take care. Joan SV Growltiger, SSCA Commodore

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  18. Very much appreciate the budget image. Hard to find numbers out there, looking to head out as soon as I can, but had no idea what costs I was facing! Thanks again for that and stay safe and enjoy the ride.

    Bill H.

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  19. I was looking for your email address to contact you about Jean and Scott from Quest. The families need some information we hope you can help. Also would like to see if the Burgee's are avaialble for S nad J's yacht club DRYC to carry.

    Thanks

    Anita

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  20. How did you find health insurance, and what are the costs for travelling overseas or out of the US? Health insurance seems to be our biggest concern. We are only 50, and have a while befor Medicare kicks in.

    Great Blog thanks for sharing your experiences and especially your budget!!

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  21. Bill has VA insurance because he served in the US Army during his early twenties. There is a means test (based on current annual income). His health care costs are extremely minimal. He returns to the US for an annual physical and get script renewed for his Crohn's Disease medication.

    I have no health insurance and have found no need for it once outside the USA. I take daily thyroid replacement due to a common thyroid disease. I have been able to obtain the script from pharmacies in many countries without need of additional lab work and doctor visits. The dosage has not changed in 30 years, so I know what to take. The only country that required a doctor visit in order to obtain script was New Zealand. I always buy at least a year's supply at a time.

    When we visited French Polynesia they required proof of medical insurance. We provided the DAN insurance card, which covers medical evacuation; and that met the French requirements. If you do not have DAN insurance, you might want to check that out.
    We know several cruisers who have utilized this insurance for major reasons while cruising outside the USA. www.diversalertnetwork.org/insurance/index.asp

    When we first started cruising we purchased health-care insurance through a group policy for evangelical missionaries (WE ARE NOT!!), but we canceled that insurance policy after the first year when we realized it was really of no benefit.

    Others we have met do carry various international insurances for health-care. If medical care is of great concern to you, I would recommend you do the same. Bill and I are healthy and not having insurance is not a concern for me. I am willing to pay cash in case of an emergency rather than pay high monthly or annual premiums for insurance I would probably never use. This is a decision that only you can make for yourself.

    Judy

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  22. Forgot to mention that in Venezuela, Bonaire, Malaysia, Cambodia and Turkey I bought thyroid hormone replacement meds for a year each time for far, far less than I paid for a 90-day supply of the same drug and dosage as co-pay WITH insurance in the USA. In New Zealand the cost for a year's supply was the same as my insurance co-pay in the USA for 90-days. Pharmaceuticals overseas are a small fraction of the USA cost.

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  23. Bill and Judy. It is wonderful that we found you. This is Nick and Margie. Remember??? We will love to personally chat with you. Email address: ngkout@gmail.com

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  24. Hi BILL AND JUDY, HOW ARE YOU? MY NAME IS JESSICA AND ME AND MY FAMILY ARE TRAVELLING ARROUND THE WORLD BY SAILBOAT LIKE YOU! WE ARE AT AMERICAN SAMOA NOW AND WE WANT GO TO MEDITERRANEO BUT THE PROBLEM IS, SOMALIA! WHERE CAN WE FIND A SHIP TO TRANSPORT OUR BOAT? I CANT FIND ANYTHING IN INTERNET... CAN YOU HELP US? MY E-MAIL IS JETROMBINI@HOTMAIL.COM
    THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!
    S/V IIWII - WWW.CHARAVELA.COM (FROM BRAZIL)

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  25. Jessica,

    Contact "Mike Heffer" . Mike is an agent for SevenStar Yacht Transport. He can give you the information you need.

    Bill
    BeBe
    Currently Cyprus

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  26. Bill and Judy: Still following you on the web! It's still hot as @#$# in Texas and very dry. The lake is 5 feet down from when we chatted on our deck overlooking the lake. Gretchen still plays bridge with Barb and Barb's grandson Jake has become close friends with our grandson, Shane, in Houston. Jake comes over to spend a few days with us whenever Shane makes it up to Cedar Creek Lake. Keep up the blog. I find it fascinating and educating at the same time. Smooth Sailing... Dave Hulett, Malakoff, TX

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  27. Dave,

    Lost your email address. Good to hear from you. Judy and I will likely be visiting Bob and Barbara this December. Possibly we can catch up with you and Gretchen.

    Bill

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  31. Please note. If you leave an email address in this comment section we will delete it after reading. This is for your own protection.

    Judy

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  32. Hey, Bill & Judy,
    I don't know if you remember us, Alan & Lucia Fuller, but we are Chris's parents. I've been following your outstanding blog--living the sea life vicariously through your musings--for over a year. What an adventure! And, your grandkids get to experience the adventure with you. What a memory they'll have to tell their kids! Maybe when you make it back to this side of the world we can catch up with you two.

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    1. Alan & Lucia,

      Sure do. We will be in Houston in December. Houston phone is 832-380-4970

      B&J

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  34. Hello,

    Find accidentally your site via winlik (searching on pactor modems ). Interested and read a lot of the parts especially the costs part and living style.

    I hope you both enjoy Kapadokya. Also if you are planning to give a visit to Istanbul i will be happy to meet you in person.

    PS: In Turkey we have some strict muslims like Iran and open minded ppl like Italy because of that dont surprise seeing a kissing muslim couple on the street or seeing swimming girls in bikinis or a women or small girl dressed like a black ninja. Both are normal for us and generally both sides accept each other. It takes some time for minds to change.

    Enjoy Turkey.
    Selcuk
    ( I will contact via mail later )

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  35. Hi,
    I was just listening to the sailing podcast episode that featured SV BeBe.
    You talked about french insurance company for blue water round the world cruising. Can you tell me which company and what the policy costs?
    Thank you so much in advance.
    Stefan Decuypere (stefan@decuypere.org)

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  36. I also heard you on the podcast and though you guys did a great job. Thanks so much for sharing all your information .. this is better than any book have read so far!! I just got back into sailing after a 30 year break - I got a Catalina 22 and am trying to get my sealegs back under me, my dream is Caribbean cruising some day soon. Can I ask a question about how mooring and anchoring works .. can you just drop anchor anywhere you like that is safe? are there cost involved ... how does that all work. thanks again .. love the blog ... I will be sharing this with all my friends!

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    1. Bob,

      The answer is it depends on where you are. Different countries have different rules.

      Most charts have frequently used anchorages marked with a "anchor" symbol or icon.

      Write me back with where you are interested in anchoring.

      Bill

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  37. Bill and Judy. We moved from Cedar Creek Lake to Hot Springs, AR. Gretchen still plays bridge with Barb, but online now! I still enjoy reading your blog. Good sailing to you.

    Dave Hulett,
    Hot Springs, AR (formerly Malakoff, TX)

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  38. Bill and Judy (mostly Judy...sorry Captain!) - I can't tell you how excited we were to find your site AND your "Costs" page. As you said Judy, it is easy to get someone's input on the type of solar panels to buy but near impossible to find a good accounting on what the actual costs of cruising is. We are one of those famous couples who have a "plan" to set off in a few years (and we WILL by hook or crook!) but what has been making us crazy is that we have a month by month budget spreadsheet that we have been designing with guestimation (my background is payroll so I like to work with real numbers...to give you an example of how we operate....we have had a household spreadsheet that is adjusted weekly for over 15 years!). So what this run on sentance comment is getting to is, I would LOVE to pick your brain on a much more detailed analysis of the costs. Would you mind sharing with me? Also would love to know what classes/trainings you would recommend to potential cruisers....like First Aid classes or...??

    Thanks so much for living the dream and sharing the waters!
    Jenny Bruning
    Captain Cayton
    SV Nevermore
    bruning71@msn.com

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  39. Still keeping track of 'ya. I loved the story about the turtle and a bra! Enjoy your visit to Texas. Although we moved to Arkansas, we are going to make a trip to Texas over Christmas and plan on seeing Barb. Merry Christmas!
    Dave Hulett, Hot Springs, AR

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  40. Love your blog, especially the costs section. My wife is a numbers girl and this is just what she needed! Thanks for breaking out boat maintenance from living expenses.
    Norman in Boston
    averisera.com

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  41. normanhmartin@gmail.com
    old guys always forget one thing...

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  42. This is areally excellent blog,I love your visitors guide, and your costs area

    I will be following you from now on! We are about to start a circumnavigation in June from UK to Carribean etc.

    Maybe we will cross paths

    SOFIA RYS of Cowes Anne and Jonathan Lloyd Malo 42

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  44. Hi there, I loved your interview on the Sailing Podcast and appreciate your costs spreadsheet. My wife and I are getting ready to set out cruising and it's helpful to have some cost insight! In the interview you mentioned having a French insurance company. Would you mind sharing the name of the company? We are going to be looking into international insurance in the next few months and we'd like to see what they offer.
    Thanks for sharing the passion!
    Jonah

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  45. Hi Judy and Bill. Excellent blog! Really appreciate real info for cruising specially realistic costings. Would be nice to catch you somewhere in the world. I am just setting up my yacht Swan 57rs 'Swanky'. She is moored in Hope Island QLD Australia atm. I understand you guys are in the Med somewhere.
    Cheers
    Seppo Ahola
    sjaelektrikal at gmail com

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  46. Hi Judy and bill, wanted to ask you a few things about amel bilge pumps, only one for the entire vessel..have you ever had to replace it ? If so where did you locat one? We have a 1996 amel super marimu

    Thanks Louis and Jules. Louis. At 247 sailing.net

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  47. Hi Bill and Judy..I've been to your site earlier but after listening to you both on David's The Sailing Podcast I felt compelled to say 'howdy'. I just today, completed the ASA 101 class here in Kemah and wondered if this where you got your start? :) Also, I will be in Ravenna and Sardinia in July, sailing at Centro Velico Caprera . In 2015 I hope to bare boat to Croatia or Sardina. It'd be pretty neat to meet you in Ravenna - show you around with my wife Cinzia, son Lorenzo and myself

    Ciao!
    Calvin aka.. Hearty Sailorman

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    1. Calvin,

      I answered this earlier, but for some reason it did not post. We started sailing in the late 80's and took lessons from Bob Marlin (Blue Marlin Sailing) in Kemah. We charted many times and in 2000 bought a new 46 Beneteau in The Mooring fleet in Tortola. Shortly after that we both went to Captain Roy to help us pass our USCG Captain's License requirements. In 2005 we sold our Beneteau and Bought our 2003 Amel 53' ketch.

      So, are sailing roots are in Kemah also.

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  48. Wow you both are veterans...good on ya! I aspire to the Captain's license as well, mainly to build my confidence and the wife's as well. I went South Coast Sailing Adventures (Lucy) and enjoyed the class. I was thinking to try the Wednesday race evenings and also to take the 103-104 classes at Bay Area Sailing Club. Eventually I want to join a club.
    Saw your recent post with the kids - awesome! They of course think you two are the coolest, I am sure.

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  49. Dear Bill and Judy,
    Just found you blog. It is very helpful and I'm sure we will come back often for information and inspiration. Our family has begun a journey towards the cruising life, and we are documenting it on our blog at www.343dollarsaday.com. I especially appreciate you sharing your cruising expenses. It has been a little difficult to find hard numbers like yours. Thank you for sharing your cruising life with the world.
    Sincerely,
    Alex and Sharon Eller
    alexnsharon@343dollarsaday.com

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  50. Hello Judy and Bill,

    Your presentation podcast on cruising costs was well presented. Nice! I reviewed the spreadsheet that was presented with the podcast. As a financial litigation expert, my hats off to Judy for the extra effort in keeping up with an amazing level of detail data. To say it was helpful is a great understatement.

    I have a question if you don't mind. The spreadsheet total and average annual columns exclude your year six expenses. Was there some magic sauce behind that decision? Bye the way, great work on getting around Amen Corner (Pirate Territory). I think I'd soon pack a yacht across the desert than sweat that sail out.

    How the wind is blowing just right for your next adventure.

    Best Regards,

    Alton R. Davis
    buster@cda-lss.com

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  51. Hi! just wanted you to know we are still following you! Gretchen is meeting Barb next week in Tunica, MS for a bridge tournament. I'll be a bridge widow for a week.

    Dave Hulett, Hot Springs AR (formerly from Malakoff, Tx)

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  52. I was in China for two weeks with Beijing University, and tasted Yanjing Beer. Out of curiosity, I googled it to see if there's anywhere I can buy it from to introduce it to my husband, and came up with your travels.

    I just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed reading about your Beijing adventures!

    Sarah
    Melbourne
    Australia

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. Hope you find that Yanjing Beer. Bill is still looking for some more.

      Judy

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  53. It's now March 15th, the ides of March . . . all harvesting is in and the books need to be settled.


    No posts since January, and that was an on land adventure. Are you all off the boat now?


    Steve S steve@steve-shapiro.net
    www.steve-shapiro.net

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  54. Just listened to the podcast you recorded on The Sailing Podcast - more than two years old now! But thank you for sharing so much info on the costs of cruising. I'm an arm chair cruiser/dreamer. But maybe one day! :)

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  55. Thank you for a very nice blog! We are looking into purchasing an Amel SM 2000, and I am just wondering about your water tank. It is in the stub keel. So when the tank is empty, does it make a difference in stabilty on your yacht? Can the water tank be inspected and cleaned if needed? Thank you! Eva

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  56. Eva,

    We have never sailed with the tank empty...the least was about 250 liters and the most 1,000 liters. We noticed no difference. There are inspection ports inside the salon.

    I have written a procedure for inspection and cleaning along with maitenance procedures for most systems on a Super Maramu. Those are located at the Amel Yacht Owners website https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/info

    Send me an email to crew"at"svbebe.com and I will send you a copy.

    Bill ROUSE

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  57. Glad you made it to Morocco. We had a wonderful time in Fes and the desert for 10 days after our Transatlantic in June. Don't miss a desert trip or some days in the Medina. It is a truly magical place with time travel back 900 years. Enjoy! Dan Culpepper sailingheldeleine.com

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  58. Hello Bill and Judy, Love your blog. My wife and I are converted power boaters looking to buy our first sailboat. A business associate is selling a 1984 39' AMEL Sharki, which appears to be in very good condition. Do you guys have an opinion on this boat? There is very little info online about the Sharki. Thanks , Jeff from Boston mcjamp@hotmail.com

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  59. Hi my Name is Courtney Gorman and my wife and I are in the initial phase of planning our escape. We also have decided that an Amel is likely the perfect boat for our purpose. We will be sailing in the BVI's July 1-10 and I was wondering if you will be in the area and if so might we have the opportunity to buy you a drink and pick your minds a bit? Cheers!

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  60. Courtney, we will be in Trinidad in July. Please email me at input@svbebe.com.

    Bill

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  61. Hi Bill and Judy. I can't stop reading your blog. I already love you, your lifestyle, your boat, your visitor's rules (this part is awesome! ) :) We will follow you here a I hope we will have a chance to see you someday.

    Lyudadm'at'gmail.com

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  62. Greetings Bill and Judy,
    I have been reading your advice in the Amel Owners forum for quite some time and after reading your blog this evening I am dismayed? No probably not the right word. I guess I am just surprised as I type this communication.

    I and my significant other have just recently gotten our affairs to the point where we are truly prepared to make the transition to living on the boat, an Amel of course. In getting agreement to venture off into the unknown from my other half, I pointed to the wonderful tech support we would have at our fingertips...especially that fellow "Bill" who seems to know everything about Amels!

    You must reassure us all that you will continue to share your experience and wisdom...

    Regards, John
    P.S. Congratulations on a smooth transition back to land. I wish you guys well. Don't worry my "dismay" will pass quickly....I reminded that I am the guy that completely transforms himself every every ten or so years...

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      Thanks for your kind words. Email me at input at svbebe dot com

      Bill Rouse

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  63. Bill and Judy: Looks like your time to become land lubbers is close at hand. Do not despair. Many of us have lived our whole lives on land! It's been several years since we shared a tex-mex dinner with Barb in Gun Barrel City but I have checked in with your blog often and have loved reading the tales of your journey. I will miss reading them. Although Gretchen and I have moved to Hot Springs, she still talks to Barb often. We wish you both the best of luck... on land!

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  64. I apologize for putting this here, I was unable to find a contact page.
    My wife and I have started an online magazine. The goal is to give a slight push to the people who want to but aren’t sure they can, offer support and wisdom to the newbies and connect a community of old salts. October we want to publish an article about those moments that has pushed us to the brink of giving up the lifestyle and the eventual push that kept us from doing so. We are reaching out to the cruising community in hopes that you will share with us your stories about reaching the end of your rope, and how you overcame.
    Thank you so much for any contribution,
    Erik and Victoria Bonneau
    www.thepointofsailing.com

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  65. Hello BeBe crew.
    My name is Victor Molero and I am preparing for a world tour in a couple of years on board of Alendoy, our Amel Super Maramu 2000, and I would appreciate some advice about equipment and storage on board. I have checked your blog and I haven't seen any information of the kind, so if you could give me some hints about how and where you storage equipment, food, clothes, etc on board, I would be greatful.
    And of course, do not hesitate to contact me if you plan to travel the Mediterranean again, particularly Spain, for me to invite you to a nice meal with a good Spanish wine.
    Best.

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  66. Hello Be Be crew.
    My name is Victor Molero and I am preparing for a world tour on board of Alendoy, our Amel super Maramu 2000, in a couple of years and I would appreciate some advice about equipment and storage on board. I have checked your blog but I haven't seen any information of the kind, so if you could give me some hints about how and where you storage equipment, food, clothes, etc on board, I would be greatful.
    And of course, do not hesitate to contact me if you plan to travel the Mediterranean again, particularly Spain, for me to invite you to a nice meal with a good Spanish wine.
    Best.

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  67. Victor, I have a spreadsheet to give you, but you left no email address. Email me at Bill"at"svbebe.com

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  68. Sorry I have taken so long to answer. Thanks a lot for your response. Your spread sheet will be really helpful. I am coming back to you by email.
    Best.
    Víctor

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  69. Hi

    JUst found your site, astonished over all the good ideas and all that you have done.
    We are loooking for an Amel and leaving for longer trips in one way or the other within 3 to 5 years time.
    Really appreciating the idea of going by land-transport instead of sailing the Somali coastline.
    Also very interesting to see your 10 year accumulated costs, it really gives a good idea on how it works. Seems like we think a lot in the same way here and this will for sure be useful to us.

    Me and my wife are keeping on reading so please don´t take anything down, would love to see you continue writing about your experiences and maybe even advices learnt from reality although as i understand you are taking a break from sailing

    Would have been nice to meet you on the sea somewhere, but one never knows...

    All the best

    \Peter & Susanne
    peter.tiner"at"gmail.com
    S/Y Galene

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  70. Bill and Judy,
    Great blog. Thanks a lot for the invaluable info for those of us following your footsteps.

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  71. Hi Bill & Judy
    Love your blog. Am planning my retirement to become a full fledged yachtie as my wife and I love sailing and go whenever we can.
    As you travel similar to us (same Level of creature comfort) your tips, remarks and recommendations are very valuable and appreciated.
    Thank you for your Inspiration.
    Nick

    p.s. could I get a copy of your MOAS?
    (Nicklaus.mast@gmail.com)

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