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Our Boat after 1 Year in the Tropics

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Susan & Rick Schultz
February 2, 2021

Glad to see that you are home and with a new admiral! Willa is beautiful!! I guess that means that you have been demoted to deck fluff, Ben. If you have to ever leave the boat again for an extended period of time, do not shrink wrap as that only hastens nasty stuff like molds and mildews and a good cleaning with vinegar and lemon will be much better for the boat and you as you will know exactly what you have cleaned and where.
In one of your early Caribbean videos, you mentioned you had a green fruit-like veggie and we were reminded of our first experience with the same thing. We bought our boat – 1980 Prout Snowgoose – in Grenada in 2003 and while there, we were looking at unusual vegetables in one of the markets. A local lady told us they were called Christopheen. We asked what to do with them. She said cook with them, eat them raw and so we use it much like Zucchini. In most of continental North America they are sold under the name of Chayote Squash.
We enjoy watching your adventures , even the winter ones. We are from Northern Ontario, although our boat is stuck in Owen Sound until the refit is finished and COVID releases us. Best wishes on your further adventures; looking forward to seeing that beautiful girl adapt to boat life.

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Kathy Knight
February 2, 2021

This is pretty exciting to see you continuing with your dream! Best wishes to you and your little one! Doug and Kathy Knight

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Matt
February 1, 2021

Love your story, glad your back home. We will be doing the same one day but we have 3 young kids so it wouldn’t be feasible right now but hopefully in the future.

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David Storey
February 1, 2021

I watched yours and Gone with the Wynns long-term haul out storage results, whoa. What would you do differently next time? How about a complete shrink wrap? Ideas? Goodluck with the cleanup!

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