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A Shakedown Cruise, Crew and A Fail

Recently our crew member the Force 7 made a point about the personalities on board, saying Miss Catana has one Captain, one President and two Crew.  No reward for guessing who Madame President is.  It was a throw away comment made in jest but it did get me thinking.  What is it like living with

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Get Me Down. Now!

We have been told it was a matter of when not if we would have a breakage on the Atlantic crossing.  Still I was hopeful that a departure check by a rigger, electrician and mechanic, plus a new boat the above factors might allow us to travel from Europe to the America’s without too much drama.  In fact I