Wetpaint sighting

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by Sea Gull, May 3, 2016.

  1. Sea Gull

    Sea Gull Active Member

    Oct 19, 2006
    CT
    2015 L650 Fly #509
    CAT C-18, 1,150 HP
    Some of you may recall Wetpaint, a member and regular contributor to CSR who gave up his Sea Ray and almost all ties to land based life in favor of a sailing catermaran and a life at sea. Well, we connected with him this morning in Great Harbor Cay in the Berry Islands, Bahamas. It turns out we have a mutual friend in Palm Beach, and my wife became Facebook friends with him, leading to coincidentally meeting up in the same piece of ocean at the same time. What a small world!

    Although today was the first time we met, I can report that he looks healthy, happy and relaxed in his new life. He sails where the wind blows him, staying as long as he likes in some of the most amazingly beautiful cruising grounds on earth. I think he told me that he had burned 45 gallons of fuel in the last several months (and covered lots of ground too). I'm a bit jealous of that as we burn 90 gallons an hour blasting around the islands.

    We we left Great Harbor this morning and are now tucked safely in a slip at Spanish Wells. In another 8 or 9 days we will make our way back to the States for some scheduled yard time before Sea Gull makes the migration back to CT for the summer.

    Even here in paradise, it's nice to feel connected to the group that is Club Sea Ray and to have ready made friends wherever we travel. Great to call Wetpaint a new friend. Fair winds to him and to all.
     
  2. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    Thanks for the update! I follow John's facebook posts detailing his travels.
     
  3. katricol

    katricol Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 4, 2008
    LONG ISLAND SOUND
    2000 540DA
    CAT 3196 660 HP
    Nice to hear John is well, and you are having such great cruising !!
     
  4. MasterFab

    MasterFab Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Aug 17, 2010
    Wallkill, NY
    2002 340 Sundancer, Rescued, Restored, Modernized, and now Sold
    8.1L Horizons, ZF 63 V Drives
    It is amazing how small the world can be these days - Alex, Greg, and I ran into John as well, on the South side of Block Island when he was first beginning his odyssey. Nice to know he is well. And Jeff, I'm not one bit jealous that you and Mindi are boating in paradise as I type this. Nope, not one bit......

    Maybe a little.

    Dale
     
  5. HUMPH

    HUMPH Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2009
    SF BAY AREA
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
    Yeah, right?
     
  6. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    East Coast Florida
    300 Sundancer
    5.0MPI Bravo III
    I have a funny John Ahern story too......Im at palm harbor marina in west palm talking to someone at the front desk......someone walks in and goes about their business looking for something, another girl behind the counter yells out "hi John" a couple of minuets later I finish my business and look up and who is standing on the others side of the counter......I could only say "is that John Ahern" he looks up and says hi Mike (we had met in block too) he had just crossed back from the Abacos.....
     
  7. cod

    cod Member GOLD Sponsor

    664
    Nov 25, 2010
    Naples, Fl.
    2005 500 Sedan Bridge/
    Cummins QSM 11's/
    Sea Gull...... funny, we ran into him also 2 weekends ago! We were anchored off Alder Cay in the Berry Islands and decided to take the Dinghy and go to Flo's Conch Bar on Little Harbor Cay the next island over. He was the only one there on his laptop. We struck up a conversation and after talking to him for a few minutes, I realized who he was...... from this forum...... Small world indeed......
     
  8. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    I forgot to mention I ran into him while vacationing in Japan about a month ago.
     
  9. kvduff

    kvduff Member

    170
    Jun 22, 2011
    Northport ny
    CeTrick - 2006 320 da 6.2 mpi, v-drives, Raymarine c80 chart plotter/radar
    mercruiser 6.2 mpi mx horizon
    Man, I must be living life incorrectly!!!


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  10. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    East Coast Florida
    300 Sundancer
    5.0MPI Bravo III
    Now that's random......forget the dos equis guy - John Ahern is the most interesting man in the world.
     
  11. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Active Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    I don't have Facebook but have watched all his videos he even tried selling me his 36db before the CAT. Hahahha glad to hear he is well and living the dream...thanks for the update
     

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