Where is Happy Skipper?

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Re: Where is Happy Skipper?

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Post by happyskipper » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:11 pm

I hope so too, Ralph..... :D
When you going to be down here?



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Re: Where is Happy Skipper?

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Post by Raffles » Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:01 am

happyskipper wrote:I hope so too, Ralph..... :D
When you going to be down here?


I'm hoping to be able to bring Rafflette down in the next few weeks. Just getting my pilot license sorted out.


Hindsight is what you see from the tail gunner's position. :D

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Re: Where is Happy Skipper?

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Post by Propnut » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:55 am

A beauty HS, such an improvement since I first saw her.  I do mean the yacht.


Still trying to catch the gravy train.

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Re: Where is Happy Skipper?

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Post by happyskipper » Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:19 pm

Well, here I am, off to Jo-burg on Tuesday for a job interview.  (No, I'm not going back into aviation - it's for a job in the Maritime Industry in Pemba, Mozambique).

In the meantime, I am in negotiations to purchase a 30 ft yacht from an owner who has fallen on hard times.....

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So, from being yacht-less to possibly owning two....... how fortunes can change??



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Re: Where is Happy Skipper?

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Post by Raffles » Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:31 pm

Gimme a call when yor in Joburg!


Hindsight is what you see from the tail gunner's position. :D

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Post by happyskipper » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:46 pm

Will do, Raffles....



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Post by happyskipper » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:54 pm

I'm pleased to announce that I am off to Pemba, Mozambique on Wednesday 15 October, to check out my new job location, the vessel and my living quarters. If all goes well, I'll be returning to Pemba at the end of the month to take up my new position........

This is the new vessel, a 22m Landing Craft, carries 60 tons max load, and is a shallow-draft craft (Rhyme intended)....

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Post by Raffles » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:03 am

Good luck with the new job and stay away from Somalia!  :burner: :burner: :burner:


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Post by Millie7 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:51 am

Congratulations HS!  :utheman:



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Post by Moertoe Pilut » Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:19 pm

Congrats HS!! :utheman:


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Post by happyskipper » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:26 pm

Thanks, guys - and I signed the deal on the 30ft Yacht today, as well....... :cheers:



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Re: Where is Happy Skipper?

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Post by Raffles » Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:14 pm

[quote="happyskipper"]
Thanks, guys - and I signed the deal on the 30ft Yacht today, as well....... :cheers:
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I'm still waiting to go for a sail on the other one  :whistle:


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Post by Kompos » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:00 pm

[quote="Raffles"]
I'm still waiting to go for a sail on the other one  :whistle:
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And that Brother Rattles makes you a nautical(read: naughty)man in waiting!



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Post by happyskipper » Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:17 am

Sorry Raffles - things are moving in a different direction  now....... 

Here are the pics from my recent "look-see" to Pemba.....

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Re: Where is Happy Skipper?

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Post by Raffles » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:12 am

Cool, looks like a sundowner boat  :beer: :beer: :beer:


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Post by happyskipper » Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:33 pm

She's a work-horse, Raffles - but Pemba itself is a "Sundowner Town".......... I'm really going to enjoy being up there....



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Re: Where is Happy Skipper?

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Post by Raffles » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:08 am

I used to see a similar craft at the k@kplaas. Because of the bad roads, it's the only way to get construction materials etc to people who are situated near the coast away from towns.


Hindsight is what you see from the tail gunner's position. :D

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Post by happyskipper » Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:56 pm

:peekaboo: For those who have been wondering what I have been up to, see my site on FB:
https://www.facebook.com/pemba.marine



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Post by Bell 407 » Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:42 am

Thanks for the FB link HS. Interesting work you are involved in. Just how busy are you?



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Post by happyskipper » Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:46 am

Bell 407 wrote:Thanks for the FB link HS. Interesting work you are involved in. Just how busy are you?


Bell 407 - very busy at the moment. Basically doing back-to-back trips until December.... :thumbsup:



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