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sábado, 20 de novembro de 2010


As you can see my wife was very excited with my invention,actually in this picture she looks more like a cowboy then a sailer...

sailing with autopilot

Since the wind is almost gone,i decided to make a autopilot with elastics that does not need power to work(to mutch sun in my had again).
To tell you the true,it actualy works,the helm moves to compensate wen the waves push the boat and comes back to the same place,so we sail and sail with it all day long,the only thing i got to do is get more strenght on the elastic.
Take a look at the picture.


sailing with 5knots of wind it will take us a long time to reach Cascais

sábado, 30 de outubro de 2010

The Gratitude Dance

One day i will sail around the world and dance...

quarta-feira, 27 de outubro de 2010


Sailing in Harmony with friends with a nice beautiful day.

terça-feira, 26 de outubro de 2010

segunda-feira, 25 de outubro de 2010

Boat safety

It was around midnight and i was in bed,wen i listen a sound,something like water coming inside the boat,i try to ignore but the sound did not stop.i got up the bed
and turn the lights on,and... in the midle of the salon i had water all over the place,i give the alarm that water was coming inside the boat and got my wife out of the bed and out of the boat,i turn the electric pump on and i decided to stay inside to try to find were the hell was the water coming in.And for my suprise a house from the water tank decided to let all the water como out.
All my body was shaking all night long.
From now on water pump stays on all the time and i´m going to put a alarm something that sailers talk about that lots of boats sink because the skiper is out side and did not know that water was coming until it was to late.
Now i know i got no hart problems.

segunda-feira, 18 de outubro de 2010

Sailing in Harmony

My first experience with sailing boat was with my grandfather in a wooden boat actually all my experience is in a wood boat,fiberglass sailing boat is all new for me.
I´m trying to find a picture of it but so far nothing.
I´m 41years old and i stell remeber the felling of sailing for the first time in harmony wen i was 8 years old.

domingo, 17 de outubro de 2010

second boat

This was his second boat about 29ft long after he sold the other one wen he was 67years old and decided to bild a smaller one.
By the way,wen the bad weter use come sometimes he used to go to the open ocean and stay there until the storm go away to save the boat because at that time it was no marina in Sines.
After he sold is boat,the new owner did not had the courege to face the first winter storm,so the boat was destroyed.

Sines Pescador Vitorino Gué Gué

My grandfather was fisherman,wen i was young i tought he was a fisherman like any other one,until one day a man ask me who was my family last name and he did not know.
Then i told my grandfathers name and his nick name (Gué Gué).I never forget his face
with is eyes wide open said "he is a very respected man because of the knolege of navigate under havy weter and fog and was in the Navy,everyone whants to go fishing with him because he always catch fish even in winter wen no one goes fishing because of the wether."
After that my mouth was wide open,i never knew,so i ask him one day to tell me all his stories and they are enouth to make a few movies(i mean good movies).
So i´m posting a Picture of his boat in his first day with it.
He is at the helm.

sexta-feira, 8 de outubro de 2010


Sail boats coming and going.

Sines Bay

A nice place to visit and very nice bay to stay.
It´s the last stop before you sail to Algarve so let´s get food and fuel before go on.

Summer 2010

We decided to stop for lunch.

terça-feira, 21 de setembro de 2010

Moving out

Here i go by my self moving to my marina in Belêm,all the jobs in the marina are done
so i go back.
My wife toke some pictures and by the time i get there she will be whaithing for me
to help me out.

domingo, 12 de setembro de 2010

Sunny day...

A very hot day with 3 knots of wind in Lisbon so you go no were,the feeling is like you going crazy.So i was talking to my wife about how the sailers felt in the old days about 3 centuries ago wen day try to cross the equator with no winds for days and days,and sayed that´s way the saw monsters marmaids etc...
So i looked back and i had this view...

domingo, 5 de setembro de 2010

Another foto

God on the other side of the river"because of the noise" and the bridge right above us.


last weekend,we and the other boats moved to another marina because ours was going for repair,nice place but very noisy because of the bridge right above us and at night...night clubs five of them 50ft away from our boat playng VERY LOUD MUSIC only until 6AM.
Of course we did not know and since it was a new marina we decided to "sleep"on our boat.
Here a picture,when i saw all the lights knew i could NEVER sleep

quarta-feira, 21 de julho de 2010

Am I alive???

Today i´m just thinking about my life,i guess everyone does it sometimes
at least i have read it in the net so many times that i just can`t count anymore,
In my case it hapened today,i look at me in the mirrow this morning and i got so many things i`d love to do it,never did it,not enouth money and time to do it,and most of my life was studing,work and work to pay bills and sail a litle on weakend and in summer and then travel around world siting in front of T.V.
So i found my self with 41years old with so many dreams and so afraid to let my self get to old to realise them.
The question is...how can i balence in a healthy way between having money and sail for a long time wen not working????

By the way is anyone out there reading this blog????
It whold be fun to find out if someone out there say YES lol ;)

domingo, 11 de julho de 2010

agitated saling day

A very agitaded day for everyone today.
One sail boat came in to the marina with no engine.
And at the end of the day other sail boat,my neighbor came in but he could not reduce speed,the acelerator cable broke, so passed by me screaming to me to help him to stop the sail boat.I scream to stop the engine and i ran to is place with more guys to try stoping the sail boat before he hit something since he had no reverce.
Guess what we did it.
Well... me! at the moment i guess i only have no fridge.

Beautifull day

The view i had wen i woke.
Big plans i had for the day.
But big plans the day had for me.


Sunday,beautiful day to sail less wind.Perfect.
As usualy i check everything before i go sailing.... WHAT??? no lights in the mast nothing worked even the fridge broke down.
After 1hour around the fridge i found that it lost the gaz that keeps everything cold so i bought ice to keep beer cold(and food to).
So i have a gaz leek,nothing i can do know.
So i turn to the elctric problem,this time i went up the mast to check,no electricity
on the deck light and no electricity on the top of the mast. FU!"#$#$%$&%&/%&//
Well i know a few about electricity and everything seams to be right,but the electricity does not go to the mast.
well i decided to replace the deck light that was broken last time my daughter play on the mast and make knew conection,maybe some idea pop to my mind besides the wires could be broken inside the mast.
Well i must say i went up the mast 3 times and spend 3hours on this sh#$%&.
With some kind of inspiration of good i ask my wife to try one more time to turn the deck lights on and....IT WORKED so i decided to climb all way to the top to see if the light was on(can`t see in day light)and.... IT WAS WORKING
Beleve me i try it all day and worked tomorow i go try it again.

dificult weekend

It was dificult weekend, on saturday we sail away
but we add LOTS of wind 24 knots of wind wen we got to Oeiras.
So after sailing for 3 hours (a lot for new saileres like us)
we dicided to return to Belêm and make plans for sunday.
We slept on our boat,last time was in December.

sábado, 3 de julho de 2010


Saling,makes you feel so far from the city.

quarta-feira, 23 de junho de 2010

My wife

My wife in control in our river Tejo (Lisbon)with lots of trafic

Today we sailed in Lisbon on our river Tejo,
not mutch wind but felt great.

quinta-feira, 17 de junho de 2010

My mother,a little nervous on water....and trying to react normal.

segunda-feira, 14 de junho de 2010

Well if you interested to know more about it or were he is at the moment take a look at my links.

That´s a Big and beautiful compass...

On this Ship the rudder got to have two man or for man wen the wether get worse...