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

Even crazier then Longue Duree

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My husband was snoring terribly. I made him stop snoring… and now I still can’t sleep.”
“I’ve heard that story before and been told that I snore sometimes as well. How did you get your husband to stop snoring?”
“I pushed my pillow against his face until he quit.”

 

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My husband was snoring terribly. I made him stop snoring… and now I still can’t sleep.”

“I’ve heard that story before and been told that I snore sometimes as well. How did you get your husband to stop snoring?”

“I pushed my pillow against his face until he quit.

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“Mmmm, very good! I’m not a big wine person, but I like this.”
“It’s the only wine my Daddy would drink. He preferred beer too. SO! What did you want to tell me?”

“Well, I really, am running on a theory. I need your collaboration to confirm my ideas.”
“You have my undivided attention. Show me what you got!” she leaned against the armrest and smiled at me.

I reached into my brief case and started pulling the printouts from the computer. I started looking through them trying to decide how, or what, I was trying to prove. I laid the papers down on my lap and looked into Brooks eyes.
“Tell me what you know about Julienne.”

“Well, Daddy loved her in the beginning, after Mom died. I know that she was married to daddy’s partner Adamo Napoleon before she knew daddy. We all went to their wedding in Martinique, and the church blew down after they were legal.” She laughed. “I told Emily that it was a bad sign!” she laughed again. “Want some more wine?”
“No, I’m good.”

“Let’s see. Somewhere, daddy lost interest in Julie, and got the hots for his new secretary.”
(I flipped to page 7.)
“That would be Miss… Lalina Simonetta?”
“YEAH! Crap! You have all the shit in those papers, don’t you?”

She scooted over against me and tried to see the papers. I turned them away from her and looked at her. She backed off and stood with her empty glass.
“Some more wine?”
“No thanks, I’m still good.”

“Brooks, I know that Julie killed Adamo. I suspect that she killed your father. She may have killed your mother. I’m fairly positive that she just tried to kill my girlfriend.”

Suddenly Brook was no longer in a playful mood. She took a drink of her wine and sat the glass on the table. Her eye contact never wavered.
“You’re serious?” She stared at me, hoping for all of this to be a bad joke.

INSOMNIACS, has not been to the editor yet. Covid-19 has damaged my cash flow, and my real job is about to close the doors, but in the meantime… there are other really wild books to read. At present, I am writing a book called THE REPEATER. Check out the Longue Duree-Extending Life group on AMAZON.

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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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      “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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We’re getting old. Who will build the boats?

Woops! My fingers are on the keyboard again.

Before Covid 19, I was a cabinet maker for a Yacht Company. It is located in Florida, and based in Taiwan. All of us in the cabinetry department, are distinguished older gentlemen… except Fred.

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These yachts are 70′ long. They have two huge Volvo Diesels and carry 4000 gal of fuel. I am a sailor, and am in the minority in this plant. Actually, I only know of one other sailor, and he’s never had his off of the dock. I use my diesel for getting in and out of tight anchorages. My fuel bill is about $200 a year, based on $4.00 a gallon. The seventy, will spend $1600 for one fill up, and probably go through many tanks in a season. I always loose this debate in the shop. Roughly 312 to 1.FBookukhgRight now, April 12th, 2020, I am on home lockdown, waiting for the Covid 19’s Visa to expire. I left a partially built cabinet on my workbench, locked my toolbox, and pulled the plug on my chargers and radio. We have millions of dollars worth of unfinished-sold, yachts to complete, so I am assuming that I will at least have a job until they are finished. This is what I do.

 

This is starting to look like an advertisement for a yacht broker, but most of these are photos from my cell phone. Myself, and a couple others, have been with the plant since boat one. We did the prototype cabinets with cardboard and sticks, and then started working on weight reduction, weighing everything we created. I am qualified to say that we have some of the most talented yacht-level cabinetmakers available, but we’re all getting old. We have brought in young apprentices, paid them extremely well, and they still quit for anything that resembles a video-game.

“Who’s going to build the boats?”

In the past, any time things got out of control in the United States, or my life, I escaped to an island. That’s always been my answer, and it has been the input for a crazy life.

“I should write a book! HA!”

I have sailed everywhere from Florida, to Grenada. Florida Keys, Bahamas, a New Years party on the beach at Foxy’s, on Joust Van Dyke, explored the Baths, in Virgin Gorda, Scuba dive shipwrecks at 100′, had an eel swim between my legs, personally knew a barracuda named Charlie, raised a peregrin falcon named Fabian, and knew a mule named Vanilla. I fell in love with Nevis, and St. Kitts, Started another book in N. Jamaica, not supposed to talk about Costa Rica, been on a first name basis with a Rasta, and moved to St. Croix, for several years, before returning to Florida.

A sailboat, can take you far, a lot cheaper than a six million dollar floating mansion. Unfortunately, I can’t even afford the sailboat right now. She sits on the hard wondering where I am.

“We can’t leave the country this time. The virus is everywhere.”

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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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Boys and their Toys, Extending Life, Creating Life, Longue Duree III

“Yes. They have created a being; and blown the breath of life into it. It is, according to Bethany, a sentient being able to think, function, make decisions, and reproduce.”
“Louis, this is wrong. This is very wrong.”

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Louis had a condo in Uruguay. He also had a farm in Uruguay.

He went to an auction, of a government research facility, and bid on an entire room of equipment, that nobody else wanted. He won, and with much expense, took it all back to Orlando to his old partner’s laboratory. This is a cut from book III, of Longue Durée, Extending Life.

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Martin walked around the array of parts and wires, analyzing all the ingredients.
“So, do you know what it is?” I asked, humbly.
“Got an idea, but I’m not sure, yet. Help me move this over there, and this over there.” He pointed.
We spent the next forty-eight hours plugging things in, reading directions, checking parts to internet specs and bolting things to the walls and floors with anchor bolts. The screen came on when we plugged in the regular wall current, but we had held back on turning on the switch to the little reactor.
“I suspect that there is an overthruster here someplace?” asked Doc.
“What does it look like?” I asked.
“It’s usually triangular, with a transducer module on each point. The signals mix and create a…….”
“I FOUND IT!”
“Yes, you did! Plug it into this cradle, and we should be ready to see what the big voltage does.” We were both excited like a couple kids with their daddy’s Playboy collection.
“WAIT!” yelled Martin.
“What?”“I don’t want to die in another lab explosion. Let’s go to the hardware store.”
We went down to Ace and bought a big roll of 10 ga. wire, and a big fused switch. We interfaced the wire into the switch of the reactor and basically bypassed it to the roll of wire. We unrolled it across the floor and out onto the loading dock. We connected the switch to the end, and now, we could turn the thing on from outside. We spent another hour checking our work, and then went out on the dock.
“You flip it.” Martin said.
“No, It’s your lab!”
“It’s your fuck’n reactor!”
“Okay, SHIT!” I reached down and picked up the box. With my right hand on the lever, I stepped behind the wall. I looked into Martin’s eyes and he gave me a big smile, like we were about to die in style. I flipped the switch.

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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

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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.”

Louis Bautista, CEO

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The Demand for the Age Reversing Drug exceeded the demand.

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