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Started by Norm L., May 16, 2023, 08:58 AM
Quote from: Norm L. on May 16, 2023, 08:58 AMI keep in touch with John Votaw once or twice a year and ask him about his father Travis. Travis is still sailing and will be 87 in August. Although John says the labor is overtaking the enjoyment. They will be going down to Matagorda for a few days to be there when the Texas 200 fleet comes in.I'm pleased to hear that as Travis and his family are, as they say, good people. Travis and wife now live near John in Seabrook, TX. I didn't ask but John may still have a big sailboat possibly keeping it there in Kemah. Many years ago John got a 40 footish sailboat, loaded it with his family and medical and other supplies and sailed to Haiti as part of a church project, and spent many months in the Islands.
Quote from: Charliej on May 17, 2023, 09:27 AMI built Pilgrim for Travis. He traded her to Bobby Chilek for a smaller boat. Hopefully he still sails her I hope to be able to sail Necessity again soon. I'm 82
Quote from: Krusen on May 18, 2023, 02:12 PMI enjoyed Travis and Pilgrim posts. Never met him, but sure that I would like him.On the age thing, I am now 89, and last year, I went sailing on a friends boat, so still doing it. And it is still fun, but when the wind gets up, a lot more tiring! Short jaunt out of a tributary of the Potomac, into the Chesapeake Bay, and into another small tributary.The owner could spot buoys about twice as far away as I can now.
QuoteThanks again for accepting my offer to make the cruise with you.Krusen, the name is my game