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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).....
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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.....
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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%.....
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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......
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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.......
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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......
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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" 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 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....
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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. 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/ more>

August 15, 2008 Ellis Thorpe, Wellington, NZL
Subject: 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 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. 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. 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? 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 :-) 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 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. 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 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! 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 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 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 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 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? 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? 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? 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)! 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 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? 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? more>

April 16, 2008 Dave Sitler, Waterloo, CAN
Subject: Commuications
Great Story. What communication do you carry and what are the manufacturers? 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. 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 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? 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 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. 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 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' 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 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 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! 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 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.) 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? 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 know the drill!! 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? 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 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? 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 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? 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 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 ? 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)?.......
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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? .......
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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! .......
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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. .......
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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"?.......
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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".......
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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......
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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?.....
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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
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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!......
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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
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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......
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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.....
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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?....
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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 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 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 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 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!! more>

May 8, 2007 Rod Sumner of Niagara Falls, Ontario CAN
Subject: Social Whirl!
Have you formed a local chapter of ROMEO yet? 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 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 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 ? 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 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 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? 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? 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. 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!) 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. 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. 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. 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.. 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. 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? 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 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? 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? 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 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! 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 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 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. 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" 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? more>

Jan. 22th, 2007 Jacques Doucet, Longueuil, QUEBEC CAN
Subject: Congratulations
Not really a question. Just wanted to congratulate you on the passage. 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? 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!!) 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. 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.? 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. 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? 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 more>

Jan. 7th, 2007 Richard, Atlanta, GA USA
Subject: TK anchor
I really enjoy and appreciate your effort in documenting your adventure!! 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. 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! 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. 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? 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? 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! 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. 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 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 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 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!) 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 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 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 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? 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 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! 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? 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. 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 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? more>

Oct. 16, 2006 Geoffrey Brown of Westboro, MO USA
Subject: Marlin
Steve What did you use to catch a 25lb. marlin? 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 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! 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? more>

Oct. 12, 2006 Pat Cathell of Plantation, FL USA
Subject: Hello From Pat
Saw this some how on the net. Way to go! 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 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 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 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 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? 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 more>

Oct 3, 2006

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

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