The pleasure of sailing. “Not this day!” True story with David Alexander

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Sunday… today… We were scheduled to deliver our sailboat to a ship-yard about four or five hours up the Florida intercoastal. The diesel was running just under the hot zone. Delivery time was not that important because they were not going to haul it until Monday after lunch. We were told to tie it off to their sea wall and they would move it to the lift with long ropes. We both had to work.

I went over to the Marina Friday after work and thought I would get things ready for an early departure Saturday morning. I got the key from the Nav Station and thought I would let the diesel run while I carried a few things to the truck that I didn’t want in the ship-yard.

RRrrrnnn RRrrrrnnnn TTTtthhhh! You know that sound! The battery’s dead.

I’m on shore power with a $400 charger that monitors both battery banks at all times. I pulled the floor panel, and the bilge was holding water. The central air is still working, so, all the 110V is still good but the 12V DC is out. I grabbed a voltage meter from the back cabin and checked the batteries at the terminals. Both banks barely registered, 12V from the charger is dead, 110V to the charger was hot. Okay, the charger is fried. I removed the charger and tested it on the galley table, dead, and the transformer coil is melted. Zero continuity. Must have had a voltage spike in the marina. Not the first time.

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I went home, got a battery charger, and left it on each bank for about 2 hours each. The diesel started, bilge kicked in, lights came on, instruments still work. Okay, we’ll still deliver the boat, tomorrow. I stopped by Auto Zone and bought a big deep cycle battery for insurance, and put jumper cables in storage for this run. It was 99deg in the hold, where the batteries are. I had a heat/stress headache, sweaty clothes, and a Band-Aid on my bald spot. Time to go home and hit the shower. Cold!

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Sunday morning. Gonna do it! I still have that shaky acid stomach feeling that I have learned to listen to over the years. The diesel fired right up. I removed all of the dock lines but two. I use four dock lines and two spring lines, with the four dock lines doubled with black 5/8” braided, for the big storms at this time of year. There was no wind, the water was calm, and my stomach was settling down. Looking good.

Last line on deck, backed it out, shifted into forward. No rudder?

NO FRICK’IN RUDDER!  No matter where I turned, it kept moving to the right. We have HUGE manatees around our boat all the time.

“We NEVER pet them or give them fresh water.” BUT, they are big enough to snap a rudder if they wanted to. My rudder is about 15” x 5’. They call it a Barn Door rudder because of its size. It gives me instant handling and I can run closer to the wind. BUT, it’s size is a weakness, so I figured it was on the bottom, below where I just left.

THEN, something (my father) taught me kicked in. “PROP WALK” I used the prop forward and reverse back and forth, to eventually slide the boat into another un-occupied dock space.

My nerves were shot and I tied her off…What to do? No choice “I have to dive.”

No, we had just been watching a small shark cruising the marina. Still have to do it. I pulled the gear from below deck and hit the water.

“Where’s that shark? Tell me if you see the fin again.” I went under the boat and the rudder was still there. Happy day! So! Why do I have no steering? I had my wife turn the wheel back and forth, while I held onto the rudder under water. Full left , full right, and STRONG? Dove again and checked the prop. FULL of barnacles! Bingo!  With no movement, there is no steering. Okay.

I went home and got dive gloves, various scrapers, a bigger dive knife for that shark, and jumped back in with weapon in hand.

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The shark kept getting closer with each pass. Finally, his dorsal fin touched my stomach as he went below me. I was only in 10’ of water. This time I came out of the water and reconsidered. I described the fish to another sailor next to me. He said it was a huge Tarpon that hangs around the docks. I felt better and jumped back in. I finished scraping the prop after about 9 or 10 dives, and had to switch my tool to a big wood chisel instead of the drywall knife. I left the boat tied to the dock with spring lines and started the diesel. Forward, good… reverse, good… okay, untie it. Time to do or die. It came right out of the slip, turned and maneuvered perfectly. We took it out into the bay tested and tested, and then put it back on its original dock.

There’s always next week. The one thing I didn’t mention is that as of today, I don’t have a lease on my dock, and it goes to transient fees. Tomorrow I’ll get them to pro-rate me a week.

The water was really warm! No wonder the barnacles are so bad. Felt good to be back in the saltwater again. Seems like since I moved here all I do is work and rest.  Right now, I’m glad I’m still working. I was supposed to be off this next week, and they decided that they want me to come in anyway. I worked it out with the finish dept to not finish any yacht cabinets until Monday. That will keep me working at least until Wed.

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If I do get laid off, for any long stretch I have a 40# CQR anchor out in the garage. I’ll bury it in the sand, run out about 20’ of chain, bolt it to a couple engine blocks, and attach a mooring ball. We can still get away with that here for another year or so. Anchoring out will save me about $350 a month. I have been thinking of lots of “Survival “ ideas lately.

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Gotta go…wife says 3-minute warning for supper. Shut it down.

Stay in the shade. David

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Extending Life! Longue Durée 1, 2, & 3,

“I loved writing these. Each book got crazier.” David Alexander

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In book 3, Michael steals his fathers Jaguar, and totals it on I-95.

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The three books of Longue Durée follow the crazy life of Louis Bautista. While serving as a delivery captain for a redhead widow, he receives a small package before the man is murdered in an alley on the island of St. Croix. The package was addressed to a research lab in Orlando, Florida where Louis becomes part owner of the age reversing drug that he now possesses.

Production of the drug made them both billionaires, and almost got them killed. The drug was expensive to produce, and only the elite wealthy could afford it. Politicians, investors, sports figures, and famous musicians, fought for a date for their treatment, while the rest of the world, suffer through existing illnesses, and die at their normal time.

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In book II, Louis Bautista, became Louis Montgomery, and bought a home and residency on Nevis Island. Nevis is a sovereign island and becomes his sanctuary through all of the books. After the loss of his company, his best friend, and his American citizenship, he returns to Orlando, at much cost, and creates MRI, Montgomery Research Inc.

Louis is again a billionaire, CEO, a convict, and a scientific research leader. His by-product sales are rivaled only by QVC and Amazon. The original Longue Durée has never been recreated, for the public. Only Louis has the recipe.

In book III, Louis marries a religious girl. Louis has created his new life, and all of his products, with science. He feels even God used science. It was only a matter of figuring out how he did it.

Sandra, a preacher’s daughter, is constantly trying to correct Louis, but he fights a good fight, even creating life! Sandra and Louis eventually have a son, and a daughter, but the son is born dead, and brought back to life by more of Louis’s scientific research. With far reaching complications, his son will extend research far beyond his father and effect the world, and beyond. Even with Michael’s genius status, he still wants to… just be a teenager.

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NEXT!

INSOMNIACS, They’re Just not Normal. by David Alexander

Even crazier then Longue Duree

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Power, Money, Beauty, Corruption. She needed nothing, but wanted everything.

In book II, I created the worlds most extravagant and unprecedented wedding. David Alexander

 

 

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Lindsey came into the world with everything. Unlimited wealth, power, and a guaranteed future, but it wasn’t enough. Manipulation, murder, and perversion were just games for her and her father.

Louis had never known anyone like Lindsey, and Lindsey knew it.

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Infidelity, Cheating, Murder, Wealth, Immortality with an expensive pill.

This is the book that started it. Each one kept getting crazier.
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8a125af5cf5059ac860037c97f070cca“Yello! Louis Bautista.”

      “Louis… this is Celia… mom just called me. She said that she got you to help her get her driver’s license. Do you think she can deal with that?”

“Oh yeah! She hot rodded my beemer like an Indy driver.”

“Really?”

“Really!

“So where are you? “Asked Celia.

“I just got on I-95 south. I should be home in a couple hours. Probably about noon.”

“Okay… see you soon… bye.”

Celia rolled over, naked in the bed, and looked into Anthony’s eyes.
“Where did Josh go?” She asked.
“He just ran to the restroom. He’ll be right back.” Said Anthony.
“I have to go home. I enjoyed our night together.” She kissed him and started to get out of the bed. He pulled her back as she giggled and he got on top of her, one more time. Josh appeared beside them and waited for a break to join in.

Obviously… adult content.

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Longue Durée, EXTENDING LIFE, is an Emotional Rollercoaster. Hold on tight!

What will your facial expression be?

Longue Durée, Extending Life,

will make you laugh, make you cry, make you close the book, and call your man.

Each book begins and ends, without cliffhangers, and contains adult situations that may offend conservative readers.

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Louis finds an age reversing drug. He has unexpected problems with immortality.
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What if: You didn’t have to be sick?

Inside an abandoned warehouse in Orlando, with weeds, a rusted semi-truck, and two stopped up loading dock drains, is the most high-tech research facility in the world. Here, they have learned how to reverse aging.

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We are born, imperfect humans. Louis was definately no exception, and while persueing the company of a wealthy widow in Barbados, was handed the ingredients for eternal life. Longue Durée, can not only reverse your mind and body to a younger age, but also cures many issues like Osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s.

There is only one catch! It’s expensive.

How would the world respond to such a miracle drug? What would they pay to have all of their pain and imperfections removed? Sounds good, but… what about social security and pension plans. If people didn’t die from age, cancer, or a heart attack, the pharmaceutical and medical empires would go bankrupt. The wealthy and famous will still want Longue Durée, but surely it cannot be available to, everyone?

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All three books are available now.

Each book can be read individually, but will be better if read in order.

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BUSTED! I received a call from my new billionaire friend. He told me to prepare. They are Coming. Longue Durée II

In The Beginning! A three word description.

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We were set to go LIVE, and release this life enhancing product to the world. My advertising was set to go, and my sales staff was ready. I got an emergency call from Jennifer to come to the front desk, where I was served a stop order, on Longue Durée.

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I rented every empty warehouse and refrigerated trailer in the industrial park, and filled them to capacity with Longue Durée. The staff worked around the clock.

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We ignored the stop order, and Longue Durée went on TV, coast to coast. The orders came in so fast that the system kicked over to the automated order system. The bookkeeping department just sat back, and watched the numbers rolling. By 8pm, we were taking orders on product that had a future production date. At 8:15 Jennifer urgently called me to the front desk.

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Two FBI agents pushed me out of the way and went to our computer room to pull our servers. Two other officers slammed me to the floor and handcuffed me, behind my back. Other officers marched out all of the employees, leaving their computers and notes where they were. I was rushed out of the office without my rights, and delivered to a holding cell, with no explanation or conversation.

XXLThe next morning, Federal Auditors showed and had Judy in tears as they clawed for any illegal activity. I, simmered in jail for three days, and my plant had been vacated and locked down. At breakfast release, of day four, two guards grabbed my arms and marched me to a private room. I was given my personal effects and released to the exit room where Judy waited for me in a short dress and heels.

“You’re so bad.” I smiled.

(She started her car and drove slowly.) “I know.”

I had a phone call while you were inside. He said sorry for the delay, but you can’t buy TV News advertising like you just received, and you are welcome. Do you know a nutcase named Justin?”

“Yes, the richest man on the earth.”

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By the time Judy had paid for my breakfast, the chains had been cut from the plant, and the trucks were shipping Longue Durée. “Read my story.”

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The Demand for the Age Reversing Drug exceeded the demand.

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WHAT IF… There was a Drug, That could keep you YOUNG, and HEALTHY, INDEFINITELY?

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True story from a reader

One of my readers sent me an email. She told me that her husband doesn’t normally read the books she reads, but for some reason, he had been reading the Longue Durée books, after she finished.

This reader, has been fighting cancer for a long time, and her husband of 47 years, also suffers with her. He read in my books, about the creation of a drug that not only caused the body to cure many illnesses, but also reverses aging to a prime human age.

When I write a book, I do extensive research into future discoveries. Often I am frustrated because before I release my book, the news of the discovery, that fed my pages, has been released to the public. In these three books, the research that it describes is in process. I of course, embellished a story of Louis Bautista, and his extended life, avoiding the creation of an otherwise scientific read.

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(True story) My readers husband walked into their kitchen and put his arms around her as she tried to cook his dinner. He tilted his head down and kissed her on the neck.

“I wish the story I just read, could be true.”

“So do I.”       David Alexander

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Most of the fictional experiences in these books are not necessarily fictional. Some are obviously products of my warped imagination. I have a crazy life.

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Longue Durée, Extended Life I, II, and III are my first works as David B. Alexander.  Each book begins and ends without having to necessarily have read the other books. It would, of course, be better to have read the proceeding book. The eBook is only $2.99 or FREE if you are on Kindle Unlimited.

I am a Caribbean sailor, traveler, and am building yacht interiors in Florida at present. Most of the fictional experiences in my books are not necessarily fictional. Some are obviously products of my warped imagination, but I live an uncommon life. For $2.99… give them a try.

Book three just got back from the editor, and went live on Amazon. While she edits, we email back and forth constantly. One night about 9PM, I received this one.

“David, One thing that really bugs me when I am editing, is when the story is SO COMPELLING, that I end up reading and reading to see what is going to happen, and then after going ahead 40-50 pages, I realize “Oh drat! I didn’t edit those pages, I just READ them!” and then have to backtrack. You, sir, are one of those authors that make me do that.”    (Exact quote from my editor)

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If I am still here… after the Covid 19 story ends, I plan on going to Grenada. Send me things I need to do, if you have stayed or live there. I will be on land this time. The sailboat is on the hard.

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Three month old Pomeranian, in sunny East Florida

She likes to dig the ice cubes out of her water bowl. Some she eats, and the rest she hides for later, some times, in my shoe.

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During the day, I build cabinetry for 70′ luxury yachts here in Florida. Athena waits patiently.

In the morning, 5am, Athena whines in a high-pitched squeel, expressing her objections to my leaving. After a few seconds, the objections stop, and she goes to the master bedroom and sleeps on part of my robe that hangs from the bedpost, onto the floor. I usually return to the house about 3pm, and I apologize for my absence by playing in the back yard.

She takes me around the yard and shows me things that interested her during the day. We have a doggy door. Usually, it’s a branch from a palm tree that fell, a dead lizard in the grass, or strips of flesh that she stripped from the sides of a banana tree. We usually end lying in the grass, with her head propped on my arm, watching a mocking bird, a squirrel, or the kids playing in my neighbors pool.

After checking for leftovers in my lunch box, I go to my home office to work on things like… this. I have a stool under my desk, and that is Athena’s next landing spot. She stays there until I finish, and expects to be carried to the living room. It’s a Pom thing.

She’s only three pounds so far, and it’d funny watching her learn and experience everything for the first time. Today, she learned that she can jump from the back seat in the car, onto the arm rest, and back. Before, she would fall in the floor and stand there with her face between the two front seats. Today we put down the windows at the drive-thru and I watched her listening to the sounds, and smelling all of the flavors of a busy shopping area. She likes to dig the ice cubes out of her water bowl. Some she eats, and the rest she hides for later, some times, in my shoe.

This afternoon, we took a nap on my bed. Her idea of taking care of her human is to lick my ears and eyes. I often travel with sawdust residue from the shop. She did my ears, and moved to my eyes where I still wore my glasses. I saw her coming and removed the glasses, which she chased all over the bed, as if my eyes were in the glasses.

It’s a warm, quiet, Saturday. I think I may open the windows, and go back to bed.

If you’ve read this far, go look at my latest book. Book one, and part of book two, also has a Pomeranian.

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