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Jonathan Davis

It was wonderful to meet you in Cape Town at the V&A waterfront all those weeks ago Peter. With a young son of my own your story has inspired me and I have been following your progress over these past weeks! Well done on the progress made so far and thank you for the very insightful and entertaining blog that you have been keeping. You have a great writing style and have given us some insight into just what is required when sailing through the open-oceans! All the best and stay safe, Jonathan
Feb. 22, 2017, 12:01 p.m.

Stuart Pole from Hilltop

Hi Gave you the wrong e-mail address. actual email boasting about the lion sighting need evidence. Thanks
Nov. 25, 2016, 2:19 p.m.

David Otten from SV Dandelion

Glad to see you made is safely to Rodrigues. Indian ocean sounds rough and scary. But it shows that Privateer is a pretty strongly built vessel and of course she has a great captain too. Where to next? We're sailing along vicariously with you via your logs. Best wishes to all...
Oct. 2, 2016, 6:30 a.m.

Brooke Boesch

Ahoy Kelsey, Pete, and Taz! I just love keeping updated via your logbook emails! I'm glad to hear everything has been going well thus far, minus some pesky pirate encounters. Aaarrrrggghhh! All is well with Garrett and I (and Jaws). We've been keeping very busy and active throughout the summer. Highlights include our trip to Chicago with Kari for Great America amusement park and Medieval Times, disc golfing, softball, volleyball, concerts, and the state fair. We've completed our 2017 Pickle batch with Kathy. Going camping at a state park next weekend. Love the Taz updates, keep them coming, can't wait to see him (and the both of you as well)! Safe travels over the Indian Ocean! -Brooke
Sept. 1, 2016, 8:50 p.m.

wally marienau from Ladykisa 40'cape george

Just found your site . Very interesting read . Nice to read the voyage of another Cape George . We're 4 , kids Rose 6 , Fred 5 . Fair winds to you
Aug. 9, 2016, 12:38 a.m.

Eric Carr

Hi! My friend and I built Privateer starting in the 1980’s. We got it about 90% complete and then sold it, and I haven’t seen her since. At the time we were both shipwrights at Cape George Cutter in Port Townsend, and after we sold her, the new owner had her finished there in the yard. Hours and hours of love and hard work went into her, and its so fulfilling and satisfying to see you using her as she was meant! My own dreams of sailing her over the horizon didn’t work out, but I’m very happy to see that you’re taking her to beautiful places and putting many ocean miles under her keel. I’m looking through your pictures on your blog and seeing that Privateer looks much like she did when I last saw her. Building her involved many craftsman, but these are the things I made and are proud of: rudder tiller cockpit combings bulwark caps bowsprit bowsprit platform those big and beautiful teak corner posts that you can see from inside the cabin the Port Orford ceiling beams most of the decking, including the corner pieces that the cedar bulwarks sit on The list goes on, but that’s what comes first to mind. How are things holding up? We were aware that a vulnerable area for those boats was the seam where the bulwarks meet the deck, so we took the extra step of putting in that corner piece at that junction. Any signs of rot there? Most CGC’s didn’t have that corner piece and some were susceptible to water intrusion there. Because we were building her privately, we were able to include this costly step. How’s the rudder holding up? How about the bow sprit where it travels through the bulwarks. I tried to leave enough space there to allow it to dry out. Does the pullout bunk on the port side work? That was an experimental design! Is the cabin top paint still original? How about the cabin sides exterior? Have you ever needed to tighten up the bolts that run through the cabin sides and come out the bottom of the carlines? I remember being told that after time the cabin sides can shrink a bit and may require those nuts to be tweaked. The hull is insulated with cork. Did you ever notice any condensation while you had the boat up in Alaska? At the time, the layout of the cabin was somewhat unorthodox, how’s it working out? Would you do anything different? The few pics I have of construction are in storage now, and I’m in the middle of selling my house and moving back to Port Townsend. Once I get settled, I’ll scan some of those pics and send them to you. I hope all is well and looking forward to following you on your blog! cheers, Eric
June 26, 2016, 7:47 p.m.

bill henry from cape george 38/40

Hey, I've followed.your adventure and in awe. I'm finishing a CG 38 that was extended 2' . This change does not allow for main sheeting behind the helm as the boom length stays the same. I'm considering a bridge deck traveler. How do you like yours? Congrats on the little one.
May 4, 2016, 3:27 p.m.

Captain Bruce Sherman from Islesview

Ahoy Three Privateers! Fair winds and safe journey. River eyes on are ya! Ice gone around Pine... traffic is up on the river! God go with you! Much love, Bruce and Deb XXXOOO
May 2, 2016, 12:14 p.m.

Kathy Boesch

Jan. 16, 2016, 4:56 p.m.

Owen Haugen

Kelsey's mother is my cousin. Your grandmother, Beverly (my dad's sister) sent the link. Very impressive! Truly proud of your abilities and daring! Godspeed on your journey and through your lives. Bud
Dec. 21, 2015, 9:05 p.m.

Peter Frost from Silent Partner

Checking out the new guestbook feature.
Oct. 29, 2015, 10:27 p.m.