Mike Perham 17 year old Solo Single Sailor

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  1. NightSailor

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    A new flock of Doves

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    My step brother gave this book to my father as a birthday gift. It was my first glimpse of ocean sailing. I really enjoyed the story, but I wonder if he didn't toss the blind kittens overboard himself. He talks to casually about them being lost.
     
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    Solo circumnavigators do seem to have their eccentricies. What did actually happen to Donald Crowhurst... new life in Brazil?

    ...but I digress.

    It is interesting to see this sense of adventure show up periodically with the Juniors. Usually it's the old saults who go around alone.
     
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    Perham's Open 50 is owned by a Frenchman. I met the owner in September and October of last year while sailing in the UK--just before Perham set sail. It is a pretty cool boat, capable of hitting 25 knots. The market for renting these sorts of boats is not good. The Class 40's seem to be the in-demand boats these days. Personally, I'd love to have a modern Class 40 that is lighter than many Open 50's build in the past. The only issue with these is that they pound themselves to bits after prolonged abuse.

    I am still looking for my photos. I have to get them organized. I switched to a new computer and software, and it is harder to catalog my photos because I have so many of them. If I just load them all then I can't find any of them. I have some shots of the afterdeck the ballast system, and navigation station.
     

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