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December 5, 2008

Lee Poulin, Hamilton, NZL
Subject: Visitors
Scott and Mary, I've been following your travels since some you crossed the Atlantic heading westward. The journeys of yourselves and like-minded folks have set the wheels in my head a-spinning. Generally, my long-term dreams include a Nordhavn of my own (though my wife may take some convincing).....read more>


December 1, 2008

Eric, Charleston, SC, USA
Subject: Domicile, taxes, vessel flags
Please forgive this hyper-technical question before you even decide how you want to answer it, or if you want to answer it.....read more>


October 25, 2008

Tim Morris, Torquay, GBR
Subject: Wow!
Congratulations. A fantastic climax. However, the timing of your success runs parallel to my 'dream' fading. The Global financial problems have resulted in Sterling falling badly against the dollar, effectively putting up the price of my dream 52 by 25%.....read more>


October 21, 2008

Jean-Louis, Cheshire, GBR
Subject: Just... Thank you!
Congratulations, you made it again! New Zeland is another step and I wish you a very good time there. I keep reading you almost everyday and just want to say, thank you......read more>


October 16, 2008

Peter Sheppard, Melbourne, AUS
Subject: Tazzie
I am an Aussie N55 owner and plan to be in Tazzie this coming Feb (which is the best time to be there incidently) I was there last year and loved it so much, that I joined the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania in Hobart and will be in the bi annual Van Diemans Land circumnavigation rally in February with 39 other boats.......read more>


October 16, 2008

Dr. Edward W. Pearson, Palm Harbor, FL
Subject: North Up / Course Up
More of an expanded answer in agreement, as a fellow boater
and pilot I often get questioned when flying with other pilots /
instructors why I like North Up while flying, and the answer is that
boaters like it better for general course guidance and orientation......read more>


October 15, 2008

Scott Adams, Norco, CA
Subject: Navigation
More technical questions for you as the wife and I follow your progress and plan our own adventure someday - On your last VofE, you mention that you run your navigation software with "North Up" on the moving map, as opposed to "Course Up".....read more>


October 3, 2008

Don Cochrane, Burnsville, MN
Subject: Costs
Capt. Scott. Your responses to questions regarding expenses are, "PC" but do not provide answers. In one response, you mention your cruising costs are less than your "dirt living" costs--I paraphrased a bit.....read more>


October 2, 2008

Victor Perry, Ontario, CAN
Subject: Investments & Fuel
Hi Scott & Mary, I have been recently following your adventures and find them
inspirational. I currently have a five year countdown to retirement
and my wife and I have been planning over the past ten years to follow
the same independent boating lifestyle you currently enjoy. I have two questions for you....read more>


August 25, 2008

Jack Meyer, Houston, TX USA
Subject: Generator Usage
Hi Scott: I was wondering how often you use your AC now that you are in the tropics. I'm sure you run the Gen everyday to charge batteries and make water. ....read more>


August 25, 2008

Scott Adams, Norco, USA
Subject: Sea Anchor Use
Just beginning our research for our "cruising/diving" retirement and I'm currently looking at sea anchor uses/techniques....read more>


August 15, 2008

Ellis Thorpe, Wellington, NZL
Subject: Newbie
Newbie Hi there I have been following very keenly your travels both on the website and through magazines. I am only 19 but would love to one day own a Nordhavn boat and travel but would be very interested in meeting you and seeing your boat and learning about your amazing
travels. I live in Wellington NZ.....read more>


August 6, 2008

Rick Sorenson, Jr., West Hartford, Ct. USA
Subject: Cruising w/kids
Thank you so much for the continual updates on your VofE...very motivating. We are considering taking a year with 3 kids aboard in a few years time.....read more>


August 5, 2008

Rick MacClure, Gold Coast, AUS
Subject: Power Boat Website
My wife and I have been following your travels from the get
go, what a great trip. Its good to hear that you are getting closer to
our neck of the woods (Australia) your information on the pacific
Islands will be read with great interest.....read more>


August 4, 2008

Manfred Mayerhofer, Vienna, AUT
Subject: Fuel
During your long travels, have you ever had problems getting enough fuel
at any of the harbors and islands for you've visited...particularly in the Pacific?....read more>


July 15, 2008

Eva Drangsholt, Oslo, NORWAY
Subject: Watermaker
What inspiration is gained from you!
I read somewhere in your log about your experiences with water makers and their similarity to pool filtration equipment; in retrospect what water maker would you have bought today in view of durability, ease and cost of maintenance, (taste of water produced), etc? All the best from a blustery Norway, and I'll continue reading until my eyes
water :-)....read more>


July 1, 2008

Tim Morris, Torquay, Devon GBR
Subject: Decisions, Decisions
Hi to you both from sunny (not) England. Just hypothetically you understand... If one were to buy a pre-owned Nordhavn 40'-50', which (say) 10 (or 20 if you like) items would you want to ensure it had, or if it didn't, would want to allow for in the purchasing costing....read more>


July 1, 2008

Colin Rae, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear GBR
Subject: Anchor Weight
Weight of anchor? Not sure if you've answered this before, but I cannot find it! What weight is your anchor? I have just ordered a Rocna 88lb for my N40.
They also offer a 121lb which they suggest is a bit of an overkill.....read more>


June 11, 2008

David Andrews, Sutherlin, OR
Subject: Freezer
Do you have some containers such as gallon jugs ...can you fill some with water and place them in the freezer? This will possibly give it some relief. The high start up load may be the first sign of a compressor failure....read more>


June 8, 2008

Harry Dames, Pretoria, ZAF
Subject: Adventure
Hi Scott & Mary, This is just to wish you Godspeed on your amazing adventure! I hope to own an Nordhavn one day and will do the same God willing!...read more>


June 5, 2008

Kevin Barrass, Trull Taunton, GBR
Subject: Fuel
Looking at your last question and reply on fuel its worth noting that in Europe a gallon is 4.56 litres but the US gallon is considerably smaller at 3.8 litres. This means that the fuel burn looks worse than it is to anyone from Europe....read more>


June 5, 2008

Peter B. Voss, Krumbach, Bavaria DEU
Subject: Fuel consummation Atlantic Rally 2004
Thanks for your detailed information about the different handling by US vs EU voltage. I have another question for you about the fuel consumption in 2004...read more>


May 27, 2008

Peter B. Voss, Krumbach, Bavaria DEU
Subject: Electric 110V/60Hz vs. 220V/50Hz
Hi Scott and Mary, Thank you very much for the detailed informations about your tour over the last 1 1/2 years...read more>


May 23, 2008

Jean-Louis, Burnsville, Macclesfield GBR
Subject: Antoine
Your story about Antoine made me smile! Being French I can tell you a bit more about him...read more>


April 24, 2008

Don Cochrane, Burnsville, MN
Subject: Safety in tranferring fuel
Hummmmm...transfering fuel on the foredeck in building seas without a "tie off" or life jackets?.....read more>


April 24, 2008

Danny Fletcher, Corpus Christi, TX
Subject: Stabilization
I have 4669 with paravanes, an I'm thinking of putting on TRACs. Do you run with both?....read more>


April 23, 2008

Wayne Mapp, Auckland, NZL
Subject: Annual costs
Just wondering about your annual vessel costs, eg Fuel, maintenance, haulout. Have they been greater than you expected with a larger number of mechanical and electronic failures during the last year?....read more>


April 22, 2008

Jan Hawranke, Montreal, CAN
Subject: Electrical Storms
First of all, I am completely fascinated and absorbed with your long distance voyaging and stories of the people you meet and places you visit. Together with all the pictures you are taking, your adventure would make a really great book (hint)!...read more>


April 21, 2008

Bill & Rosemary Henderson, Takaka, NZL
Subject: Insurance
Hello to the Egret crew. Well, we have just taken your advice and sold our house and are off to Florida to look at a used N43 next week...read more>


April 17, 2008

Jack Meyer, Houston, USA
Subject: Electronics
Hi Scott: The wife and I are about 4 years away from signing for an N47. If you were starting over with a clean sheet, what electronics would you go? with.....read more>


April 16, 2008

Peter, Auckland, CAN
Subject: Fuel
Glad to see you are on your way and all is well. One question concerning the additional fuel you have on board: How does this effect the stability and roll motion of Egret?.....read more>


April 16, 2008

Dave Sitler, Waterloo, CAN
Subject: Commuications
Great Story. What communication do you carry and what are the manufacturers?.....read more>


April 15, 2008

Jennifer Urban, Raleigh, NC
Subject: NC daughter
Scott, Mary and Franko,
This here is Franko's daughter-in-law and favorite bow bunny, Jennifer. I am happy to hear that you guys are having such a fantastic time on your journey. .....read more>


April 12, 2008

Mauricio y Gildy, Merida, MEX
Subject: Paravanes
Que chévere. This are the words Gilda said, after a first glimpse of your beautifull web site, N-46 seems for us the perfect size, and learning from you is very enjoyable.....read more>


April 8, 2008

Jack Meyer, Houston, TX
Subject: Dinghy Choice
From looking at pics of Egret, I believe your dinghy to be
a Livingston rigid hull catamran. Is this correct?....read more>


April 7, 2008

Wayne Mapp, Auckland, NZL
Subject: Good wishes
No question. But I have been following your fascinating voyage. A warm summer in New Zealand in 2008 is something you will enjoy......read more>


April 1, 2008

Don Cochrane, Burnsville, MN
Subject: Medical
Please detail your medical training in preparation for your cruise and detail what medical equipment and meds-both otc and perscription-you have on hand. .....read more>


March 17, 2008

Peter, Auckland, NZL
Subject: Kiwi Roa
No question. Just one of our friends left NZ to cross the
Southern Ocean some weeks ago and have just arrived in Puerto Montt so
don't be surprised is a Kiwi says "hi" as we have been following your
trip for some time. Best of luck and "see" you in New Zealand.....read more>


March 13, 2008

Scott Barnaby, GA, USA
Subject: No question, just gratitude
Scott and Mary, No question, just gratitude. Your Chilean
Channel pix are just fantastic. Thank you so much. And thanks for the
inspiration to 'get out there'......read more>


March 13, 2008

Peter Fields, Sydney, AUS
Subject: Isla Juan Fernandez
I read in your March 10 post that you're heading for Robinson Crusoe Island. You'll love it, a most spectacular place and loaded with history ......read more>


February 16, 2008

Tim Morris, Torquay, Devon GBR
Subject: Dry stacks
Hi Scott, your riveting read continues. Please let me have your
'for and against' regarding dry stack exhaust. Thank you.....read more>


February 12, 2008

Doug Bright, Perth, WA AUS USA
Subject: Just a hello
Hi Scott and Mary, I just wanted to say hi and congratulations on your progress to date, and that I have downloaded and printed all your Captain's logs and am
still reading them. I have got up the Beagle Channel so I've almost caught up with you!....read more>


January 22, 2008

Bob Rubel, West Union, SC USA
Subject: AGM Batteries
I just emailed the "Marina Del Sur" in Puerto Montt asking if they or anyone else in Puerto Montt stocked AGM Batteries. Oh, and they also have in house electrical and refrigeration repair technicians....read more>


January 21, 2008

Colin Rae, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear GBR
Subject: Watermaker
Still in awe of your adventure. I have a map of the world on my study wall (4' by 3') and you guys are being tracked with little red stickers (Kosmos N43 in blue by the way.)....read more>


January 21, 2008

Capt. Steve Larivee, Longmeadow, MA USA
Subject: Chonos
Judging by all the trouble people have with bringing their dogs with them on trips (and this when they have all the necessary medical paperwork), aren't you worried about the problems you'll face with Chonos at your first check in?....read more>


January 21, 2008

Don Cochrane, Burnsville, MN USA
Subject: Equipment issues
Please provide a list of equipment failures/problems/issues and solutions. I know this may entail "pages" but feel it may be helpful. I am about ready to call Nordhavn and send check for either a 47 or 55 footer...sweaty palms, heart racing, BP up...you know the drill!!....read more>


January 21, 2008

Carlos Sucre, Caracas, DF Venezuela
Subject: Happy New Year
Heartwarming you taking care of Chonos. Particulary under the
circumstances. Kudos to you. We are enjoing every part of the trip.
Rolls new 2 volt batts? Carlos......read more>


January 09, 2008

Peter Fields, Sydney, NSW AUS
Subject: The voyage and Cabo Raper
I'm following your doings with great interest and some nostalgia. Sailed there with two others in the summer of 77-78 in a 47' sloop from Auckland via Cape Horn ...which we later scuba-dived....then your course almost the same except for a Magellan sortie to Punta Arenas......read more>


January 09, 2008

Jeff Start, Christchurch, Canterbury NZL
Subject: Happy New Year Mary & Scott
All the best for the new season from NZ Just a quick question if i may ask. Apart from crab traps have you tried any other type of fishing in the southern waters of Chile, if so what have you been catching?......read more>


January 7, 2008

Scott Barnaby, Decatur, GA USA
Subject: Fragile Selves
I was quite pleased to hear about the fragility you two have
developed - I work only two days/week(spend weekends at a lake home)
butstill am too much exposed to media ......read more>


December 25, 2007

Michael Henry, Snellville, GA USA
Subject: Car Racing
Merry Christmas and thanks for taking the time to let us
follow in your adventures. As a corner marshall out of Road Atlanta, I seem to love the same adventures as yourselves. What did you drive?......read more>


December 21, 2007

Don Cochrane, Burnsville, MN USA
Subject: Provisioning
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you both. What do you carry in the way of provisions? Meat? Veggies? Staples? Can goods Toiletries? "Goodies?" etc. etc
.....read more>


October 1, 2007

Aeron, Canterbury, GBR
Subject: Ambition's
Hi Scott & Mary, I have been following your progress with great interest (maby a bit jealous). One of the biggest concerns i would have is fuel. Do you store fuel on-board ?.......read more>


September 24, 2007

Carlos Sucre, Caracas, VEN
Subject: Wing engine
Trip of a lifetime. Congratulations. How useful has been the wing engine (as plan B propulsion)?.......read more>


September 18, 2007

Knut M. Hansen, Tjome, MOR
Subject: Diesel heater
I see you keep nice inside temperatures even in icy conditions. Do you think the somewhat smaller Dickinson Newport heater could have done the job as well? .......read more>


September 17, 2007

Ryan Miller, Palm Bay, FL USA
Subject: TK
I have enjoyed reading your trip log and living vicariously through your travels. My wife and I are also avid boaters with aspirations of living aboard in the future. Your voyage has kept the dream alive for us. Thanks! .......read more>


August 27, 2007

Jack Meyer, Houston, TX USA
Subject: Redundant Systems
My wife and I are planning to make the leap in 10 to 12 years after our daughter is out on her own. In the meantime, I intend to educate myself as much as possible. .......read more>


August 22, 2007

Chris Locher, Zurich, SWI
Subject: Ahoi Egret
You made comments once, that you sold your house and content and made Egret your home. Were do you legally reside? Do you still maintain a residency in FL, or have you become a "World citizen"?.......read more>


August 21, 2007

Dr. Werner Spittler, Nieder Olm, Rheinland Pfalz DEU
Subject: Spanish lesson
It`s good to see you socializing down there. I am always looking forward to your log. But please talk to your Spanish friends saying "mis amigos".......read more>


August 20, 2007

Bruce Carlile, Poway, CA USA
Subject: Camera
I've been an avid reader and follower of your voyage to South America. Your pictures are amazing......read more>


August 13, 2007

Vernon, Lake Jackson, TX USA
Subject: Budgets
I realize there are many factors, but apart from fuel, do you
have an estimate of the cost of annual maintenance/repairs? What should
the owner of a new N47 budget for typical repairs/maintenance over the
course of a year?.....read more>


August 6, 2007

Chris, Palm Coast, FL USA
Subject: Communication/internet
I am a neophyte to this (however it was a goal 15 years ago) but have
great intensity and am looking into retiring and trying this for a few
years......read more>


August 3, 2007

Curtis Cole, Corvallis, OR USA
Subject: Medical
When I found your website about 2 months ago, I quickly got caught up on
the adventure. What a wonderful adventure!......read more>


July 31, 2007

Scott Barnaby, Decatur, GA USA
Subject: Photography
Did I read somewhere in your forum or trip log that one of you
is a professional photographer?? Are you able to earn funds from your
photos?......read more>


July 23, 2007

Scott, Corinth, TX USA
Subject: Very Good
Really I have no question, just admiration. The wife and I have our 20 year plan all worked out. If all goes well we shall follow your footsteps......read more>


July 11, 2007

Chris, Sacramento, CA USA
Subject: Boat Comparison
Over the past two weeks I've read through your Captian's Log (and forum)
and it has served to fuel my desire to buy my own boat and cruise in far off
locations like Argentina.....read more>


July 6, 2007

Jason Holt, London, United Kingdom, GBR
Subject: Insurance
Hi there. I'm just wondering how Insurance works when youre
traveling around the world. For the boat, are there set procedures or
things you nave to do with regards to youre insurance company?....read more>


July 2, 2007

Lee & Carna Robinson, Port St. Lucie, FL USA
Subject: Solar power...
Scott & Mary...This is my first time reading about your
"trip of a lifetime" and while I was looking at your photos, I saw that
you have solar panels on the top of your bimini....read more>


June 27, 2007

Allan Robinson, Kwajalein, MHL
Subject: Thank you!
I am so pleased to be following your journey, which I recently
discovered on the Nordhavn site.....read more>


June 11, 2007

Peter B. Voss, Krumbach, BAVARIA DEU
Subject: I dream your trip
Thanks for all your very clear information on the technical side of the
boat, the country and people......read more>


June 11, 2007

Doug Bright of Perth, WA AUS
Subject: Flotsam & firearms
First of all, congratulations and thank you for all your
work to date - I appreciate it is hard responding to a host of queries
in your daily routine of just running the ship.......read more>


May 30, 2007

Tom Holder of Newport Beach, CA USA
Subject: Aux Engine
I am concerned you may not have resolved you Aux engine
problem. I hope you are able to resolve this issue soon!!......read more>


May 8, 2007

Rod Sumner of Niagara Falls, Ontario CAN
Subject: Social Whirl!
Have you formed a local chapter of ROMEO yet?.......read more>


April 26, 2007

Reed and Judy Jopling, Pescara, Abruzzo ITA
Subject: Sail versus power
We love reading your cruising notes but lately we're wondering if
you're being a little hard on the sailboat people.......read more>


April 25, 2007

Paull Williams, Old Alresford, Hamshire GBR
Subject: Stabilizers
I have recently purchased a Nordhavn 46 - namely "Moby Dick" hull 55,
which was delivered to the River Hamble - England a couple of weeks ago......read more>


April 24, 2007

Hide, Irvine, CA USA
Subject: Pictures
Hi, Scott, I have been enjoying your pictures taken during your voyage, and I think quality of pictures is great. Do you use D-SLR to take those pictures ? If that is the case, do you mind what you use ?........read more>


April 23rd, 2007

Patrick Meyer, Sugar Grove, IL USA
Subject: Future boats
Hi! LOVE the reading and keeping track of your adventure! I have spent time fishing long hours in SE Alaska and my wife and I have distinct plans to join you in The Life in a Nordhavn in the coming years........read more>


April 9th, 2007

Tim Morris, Torquay, Devon GBR
Subject: Health Care
Hi to you both. Just wondered how you have dealt with
healthcare provision for your global wanderings. Do you rely on local
services or have you taken out insurance. Thank you........read more>


March 29th, 2007

Scott Jacobson, New York, NY USA
Subject: Charts
Scott, awhile back you commented on how fuel cost wasn't a
large percentage of your budget. I was wondering how much you think you have spent on and will spend on electronic charts and backup paper charts from the start of the NAR until you reach NZ? .......read more>


March 25th, 2007

Jack, Tacoma, WA USA
Subject: Wing Engine
I follow your adventures and really enjoy your humor. You both are blessed to be able to see and experience some of the wonderful places on our great planet earth. Now for the question, did you ever solve the $$$@#&** problem with starting your wing engine? .......read more>


March 15th, 2007

Dan Freix, Denver, CO USA
Subject: Maintenance
First of all, congratulations and thank you. The thank you is
for providing us all with your remarkable stories and for allowing us to
dream of the day when... My question involves maintenance. .......read more>


March 14th, 2007

Rod Sumner of Niagara Falls, Ontario CAN
Subject: Flybridge and Stability
Just a tale about starting diesels in cold weather (NF has been at -30C in
the past month, now +10C Spring is around the corner!).......read more>


March 7th, 2007

Craig Tomash, Kelowna, British Columbia CAN
Subject: N46 Flybridge Question
Congratulations on your magnificent cruise and thank you so much for taking the time to keep all of your fans updated. We are also seriously considering an N46 for our retirement and like you we will have to sell everything to afford the full time liveaboard/cruising lifestyle on a Nordhavn.

.......read more>


March 3rd, 2007

Normand Beaupre, Clermont, FL USA
Subject: Head wind or Beam wind
Congratulations for all you've accomplished with this marvelous Nordhavn. I've sailed 22 years on a sail boat. I hope to be the owner of a Nordhavn in the future. For me, it's Nordhavn or nothing.

.......read more>


Feb. 21st, 2007

George, Alpharetta, GA USA
Subject: Miami Boat Show, crab fishing
Scott and Mary,
Sorry you will miss the Miami Boat Show and break such a long standing tradition. I will be happy to trade places with you if the urge gets the
best of you. Google Earth shows a nice little airport in Ushuaia for commuting.
.......read more>


Feb. 21st, 2007

Andrew Boddy, Parksville, BC CAN
Subject: Ocean Debris
Great work on keeping the adventure front page. My small question concerns Flotsam & Jetsam . In BC at certain times of year and tides, you have to be so careful of what you can come into contact with out there.. .......read more>


Feb. 8th, 2007

Tim Morris, Torquay, Devon GBR
Subject: Looking for the down and dirty
Hello both, I hope I'm not putting cats among pigeons. For me,
I want to know about the whys, whats and wherefores about the journey,
the seas, the problems, the conditions, the hiccups, the trials and
tribulations. .......read more>


Feb. 7th, 2007

John B. Gibson, San Antonio, TX USA
Subject: Anchors
Congratulations on your major milestone!!!! Appears you are
frequently anchoring in very heavy winds. I was curious about what
type of anchor you use? .......read more>


Feb. 1st, 2007

Raymond Doiron, Emerson, MB CAN
Subject: Congratulations
I just want to congratulate you on your achievement. Dick & Gail Barnes on N57 Ice Dancer II are in Chile also as of 1/28/07 they were at 43 38.3S 073 00.4W Do you plan on meeting with them? I hope you have a safe trip.......read more>


Jan. 31th, 2007

Joe, Milwaukee, WI USA
Subject: Cruising Experience
Thank you for sharing your experiences. I currently have a boat on Lake Michigan and am just starting to take longer trips, my question is, prior to buying your Nordhavn, how much if any long disctance cruising had you done?.......read more>


Jan. 29th, 2007

Harry, Tanworth in Arden, WARWICKSHIRE GBR
Subject: Mary's views
I have followed you with envy. I am a keen sports cruiser, too, and a Nordhavn 47 is my goal. Trying to convince my wife to do as you are doing is daunting. Can Mary give her view point on the quest, especially on through the night passages?.......read more>


Jan. 29th, 2007

Tim Morris, Torquay, DEVON GBR
Subject: Scaffolding
Please tell the purpose of the 'scaffolding' poles either side of Egret? Elementary I'm sure, but I don't know.......read more>


Jan. 29th, 2007

Jim and Susie Baker, Bryson City, NC USA
Subject: Old Friends
Scott And Mary,We are still in NC taking care of Susies Parents and other problems. We are glad you are out there!......read more>


Jan. 29th, 2007

Reed and Judy Jopling, Pescara, Abruzzo ITA
Subject: Congratulations
Just a note to say how much we have enjoyed reading your log and to say congratulations on accomplishing your most difficult goal......read more>


Jan. 26th, 2007

Colin Rae, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear GBR
Subject: Stabilization
Congratulations on your incredible achievement. I am reading Sir Francis Chichester's book, Gipsy Moth Circles the World. It is 1967 and he has just rounded The Horn. It sounds pretty desperate compared with your very thorough approach......read more>


Jan. 26th, 2007

David Browne, London, UK GBR
Subject: Congratulations
Hi Scott and Mary What a great trip you are having and congratulations on rounding the Horn. I have been keeping up with your progress the whole way from Gibraltar. You are certainly showing what can be done in a well built boat. .....read more>


Jan. 25th, 2007

Ed Wrobel, Melbourne, FL USA
Subject: The Cape
Congratulations on rounding the Cape! It's going to be a few years before I can get out there, but til then I will follow your progress and listen to the "Party at the End of the World"......read more>


Jan. 24th, 2007

Peter B. Voss, Krumbach, BAVARIA DEU
Subject: Communication
Hi Scott and Mary, Congratulations for rounding Cape Horn with your NH 46.
In the forum I follow your very fast communication via internet. Do
you have a satellite communication on board? .....read more>


Jan. 22th, 2007

Jacques Doucet, Longueuil, QUEBEC CAN
Subject: Congratulations
Hi.
Not really a question. Just wanted to congratulate you on the passage. .....read more>


Jan. 20th, 2007

Tom White, Salt Lake City, UT USA
Subject: Lima
I keep a boat in Victoria BC, a house in Salt Lake City and work part time in Lima Peru. Any idea as to a schedule in Lima? .....read more>


Jan. 18th, 2007

Tim Morris, Torquay, DEVON GBR
Subject: Costs
I have been following from the beginning. I wonder how much this whole trip will have cost by the end. (Will there be an end!!) .....read more>


Jan. 17th, 2007

David Craig, Alpharetta, TN USA
Subject: Patagonia Guide
Scott, I am a future Nordhavn owner but have about 10 more years of practicing medicine and 3 teenagers to educate before my wife and I can leave for our adventure. .....read more>


Jan. 17th, 2007

George, Alpharetta, GA USA
Subject: Shore trips
What a wonderful trip and log! Thanks for your efforts. When you take trips ashore in the dink in the more isolated areas of your journey, do you rely entirely on the cruising guides you have referenced for any precautions regarding the local wildlife, snakes, etc.? .....read more>


Jan. 16th, 2007

Bob Conconi, Vancouver, BC CAN
Subject: Electronics
Are you enjoying any sat TV or sat Radio? What navigational software are you using and are the charts what you expected......read more>


Jan. 9th, 2007

Jeff McWhirter, Sterling, VA USA
Subject: Anchorage coordinates
Like my folks (Bruce & Marie) I have enjoyed following your adventure. Could you provide the Long/Lat coordinates of your anchorage?.....read more>


Jan. 8th, 2007

Vickie Squibb Tribuiani, Fort Lauderdale, FL USA
Subject: Congratulations
Hello Scott,
Stumbled across the article in Soundings... Egret has certainly come a long way since Derektors.....read more>


Jan. 7th, 2007

Richard, Atlanta, GA USA
Subject: TK anchor
I really enjoy and appreciate your effort in documenting your adventure!! ....read more>


Jan. 3rd, 2007

Jean-Louis, Cheshire, GBR
Subject: Felicitations!
Or congratulations in English.You made it and thank you again to help us building our dreams. Ushuaia is a special signification for French people because it was a very successful TV program about fantastic places all over the world. ....read more>


Jan. 1st, 2007

Buddy Bethea, Va. Beach, VA USA
Subject: Google Earth
Kathy & I met you two in Lauderdale at the Nordhavn party, and have followed your adventures closely with admiration and great interest since! ....read more>


Dec. 29th, 2006

Mike Clark, Riverside, RI USA
Subject: Thanks for bringing me along
I work as a locomotive engineer. (I drive trains.) My route
brings me by marinas in Rhode Island and Connecticut. ....read more>


Dec. 28th, 2006

Colin Rae, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear GBR
Subject: Stabilization
Hi again, your upgraded stabs are certainly getting a good
workout! Have you ever considered putting both paravanes in and stabs on? ....read more>


Dec. 28th, 2006

Mary Ellen Shelzi, Orange, NH USA
Subject: Cape Horn weather
I just got done reading the December 26th report completely amazed. You sound so matter-of-fact re-telling the accounts of your passage, but honestly, were you ever scared at all? ....read more>


Dec. 23rd, 2006

M.Jo of Boulder, CO USA
Subject: Cape Horn weather
We would love it if you would include temps F in your reports of seas and winds, so as to get a better idea of what weather you're encountering. Thanks! ....read more>


Dec. 19th, 2006

Peter B. Voss of Krumbach, Bavaria DEU
Subject: NH crossing the atlantic
Hi Scott, you and your wife do a wonderful trip around the world; congratulations! I crossed 7 times the North and South-Atlantic with a SY SWAN 62 and get everytime - if I cross the Atlantic- a lot of new experiences about the sea. ....read more>


Dec. 17th, 2006

Colin Rae of Newcastle, Tyne and Wear GBR
Subject: Expenses
Have you kept records of your living expenses during your time
on board? It would be interesting for those of us who hope to follow in
your footsteps to know what it cost per month, all in.......read more>


Dec. 11th, 2006

Thomas Rexford of Conroe, TX USA
Subject: Diesel Engine Knowledge
I have been reading everything about your trip --- inspiring stuff to be sure! I would like to follow your tracks but have a bit of profiteering that needs to be done first......read more>


Dec. 10th, 2006

James Mozley of Beaufort, SC USA
Subject: Life long dream
My family and I have spent our lives wanting to buy a Nordhavn and go to far off places. Personally I am very envious of you guys going around the world on your Nordhavn, but I hope the best of luck.......read more>


Dec. 4th, 2006

Dave Register of Islamorada, FL USA
Subject: Well Done!
Just tumbled to your site. It's great! We wish you clean diesel and following seas. (And of course, tight lines!).......read more>


Dec. 2nd, 2006

Dan Green of Oregon City, OR USA
Subject: Cruising the Med
I am thinking of buying a boat in the Med and cruising a month per year for a couple of years before I retire and go further for longer........read more>


Nov. 25th, 2006

Larry Crass of Santa Maria, CA USA
Subject: Paravanes
You mentioned having paravanes only as a backup to hydraulic
stabilizers. A few times during rougher seas, you mentioned a little
difficulty balancing the right speed for the seas.......read more>


Nov. 25th, 2006

Paull Williams of Old Alresford, Hampshire GBR
Subject: Paravanes
Congratulations on your escapades and your narrative. I hope to be following in your footsteps soon.......read more>


Nov. 22nd, 2006

Chris Christ of Charleston, SC USA
Subject: Amateur Radio
Do you have Ham equipt aboard? If so, what freqs/time do
you operate?......read more>


Nov. 22nd, 2006

Chris Christ of Charleston, SC USA
Subject: Mar Del Plata
The harbour, as viewed on GoogleEarth, seems to have some rather large
vessels in there, like 100-250 footers.......read more>


Nov. 21st, 2006

Rod Sumner of Niagara Falls, Ontario CAN
Subject: Restaurant for your 'Sweetie"
When I frequented Buenos Aires many years ago a great restaurant on the water front was Los Anos Locos - the Crazy Years!.......read more>


Nov. 6th, 2006

Chris Christ of Charleston, SC USA
Subject: Re: Laurence Cranfield
It's possible that the prop has been changed to a larger one for better low-RPM efficiency and to help maintain engine temp at lower RPMs?......read more>


Nov. 4th, 2006

Laurence Cranfield of Auckland, NZL
Subject: Engine temp
I am in the process of buying a N46 and survey just done. Survey says that
Lugger L6414D will not run at full rpm of 2450 rpm without overheating. .......read more>


Oct. 24, 2006

Chris of Charleston of Charleston, SC USA
Subject: Galapogos
Yachtsmen visiting the Galapagos Islands will be limited to a 5 day maximum
stay under new rules imposed by the new Port Captain at Wreck Bay.......read more>


Oct. 18, 2006

Rod Sumner of Niagara Falls, Ontario CAN
Subject: Paravanes
Did you use your new paravanes at all or rely on the (somewhat) leaky Naiads?......read more>


Oct. 16, 2006

Geoffrey Brown of Westboro, MO USA
Subject: Marlin
Steve What did you use to catch a 25lb. marlin?......read more>


Oct. 13, 2006

Peter Mueller of Cambridge, GBR
Subject: Bon Voyage
Goodness me, first a Frenchman from Cheshire and now a German using (or should that be 'abusing'?!) the beautiful French language......read more>


Oct. 13, 2006

Al Golden of Queenstown, MD USA
Subject: Welcome to Dixie ;-)
Let me be the first to welcome you to the southern hemisphere!.....read more>


Oct. 12, 2006

David Whalley of St. Helier, Jersey C.I. GBR
Subject: Route
I am curious why you are taking the long way round and not transiting the Panama Canal on your voyage?......read more>


Oct. 12, 2006

Pat Cathell of Plantation, FL USA
Subject: Hello From Pat
Saw this some how on the net. Way to go!.....read more>


Oct. 11, 2006

Jean-Louis of Macclesfield, Cheshire GBR
Subject: Thank you
I am a Frenchman living in UK and... dreaming to follow your path!
Thank you so much for your wonderful logs, this is like being there with
you.....read more>


Oct. 11, 2006

John Gibson of San Antonio, TX USA
Subject: Nordhavn
We just found your website on your wonderful adventure. Thank you
for sharring this wonderful trip and allowing us to live vicariously through
you.....read more>


Oct. 10, 2006

Bruce & Marie McWhirter of Leesburg, VA USA
Subject: Egret Log
Just wanted to let you know we have enjoyed reading about your
travels. We lived in Europe 5 years and visited some of the places by land that you visited by sea.....read more>


Oct. 9, 2006

Jeff Start of Christchurch, Canterbury NZL
Subject: Destination
Hi, I was wondering what Egret's destination is in New Zealand?
Would love to see you on arrival.....read more>


Oct. 9, 2006

David of Fayetteville, NC USA
Subject: Budget
Hello, how are you? I hope all is well and the fun factor is ever growing. I'm curious as how you budget for the trip. Do you calculate costs per mile, per leg?....read more>


Oct. 5, 2006

John Hatter of Gladstone, Queensland Australia
Subject: Goodluck
Greetings from Australia. I would just like to wish you good luck on what appears to be a very interesting and challenging voyage....read more>


Oct 3, 2006

Capt. Steve Larivee, Longmeadow, MA USA
Subject: Fresh Fruits
I'm curious about buying fresh fruits in the open markets....read more>



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