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zeil
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Initially Posted - 09/08/2018 :  17:24:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Would any one happen to know how to contact James Baumgart


Henk & Johanna "Someday Lady"
'95 C250 WB #151

Stinkpotter
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Response Posted - 09/09/2018 :  07:38:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
He has a Facebook page--last I knew he lived in Mexico, but it appears he's moved on to El Salvador. You could try his e-mail through his old forum profile (JimB517), but that might be to the San Diego Sheriff's Dept.--probably a defunct address. If you reach him, I'm curious to hear how he's doing--his new location is a little puzzling.

Dave Bristle
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PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage
Now on Eastern 27 Sarge (but still sailing when I can).

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Edited by - Stinkpotter on 09/09/2018 08:54:56
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Response Posted - 09/09/2018 :  09:50:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now I see, from a map he shows that hung in his office, his plan to hop, skip and jump down to Ecuador by January on his boat Octopus Garden--a 50+' (?) classic ketch, as I recall... I guess it's starting to make sense (to an old fart "stuck" in CT).

For the newer crowd here, this is our past Association Commodore and most distinguished ocean racer on a C-25, back when he lived in, worked in, and sailed out of San Diego.

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic, CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage
Now on Eastern 27 Sarge (but still sailing when I can).

Passage, Mystic, and Sarge--click to enlarge.

Edited by - Stinkpotter on 09/09/2018 09:54:04
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zeil
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Response Posted - 09/09/2018 :  14:38:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Thank you guys... I'll try to get in contact with him

When we visited Mission Bay in San Diego during our year-long meandering in 2006/07 with our beloved C250WB "Someday Lady". We stayed for 3 month in Village Bay Marina, slip 5, on D dock. Jim visited us frequently and took us out on his boat. Jim is a sailor at heart and told us lots of great stories.

Jim gave us a copy of his his book called "Bahamas or Bust", in which he describes their year-long wandering with their boat called "Indicipline", and it cover to cover. His headline reads "A family of 4 on a powerboat from San Diego to Milwaukee, to the Bahamas and Beyond".


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Response Posted - 09/11/2018 :  22:42:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, he's moved beyond... far beyond! But, sadly, without the family.

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Response Posted - 09/15/2018 :  14:01:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Elaborate?


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Response Posted - 09/15/2018 :  21:23:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes please...


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Stinkpotter
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Response Posted - 09/16/2018 :  13:44:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry, I shouldn't have said anything, but as you can see from his open FB page, he's retired and has been living aboard a big ketch in Mexico for more than a few years now with a woman who is not the wife (Pam?) whom I met in San Diego. I know nothing of the back-story.

In San Diego, Jim became a passionate ocean racer who tired of being too late for the after-race cocktail parties on distance races in his C-25, so "graduated himself" to a 30' Pearson Flyer, an older flush-deck racer, upgraded the boat, gathered and trained a regular crew, and became a force in the San Diego fleet. He reported only some early activities here, but kept a Facebook page on Sly McFly Racing. (That was his Flyer.) I would congratulate him on successful duels with big Js and the like... Then something changed.

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic, CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage
Now on Eastern 27 Sarge (but still sailing when I can).

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Response Posted - 09/17/2018 :  09:21:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Henk: Any luck?

Dave Bristle
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zeil
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Response Posted - 09/17/2018 :  10:55:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

No luck so far...

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jerlim
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Response Posted - 09/18/2018 :  18:52:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
https://www.facebook.com/james.baumgart.90?fref=search

Jerry
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sethp001
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Response Posted - 09/18/2018 :  18:54:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Stinkpotter

Sorry, I shouldn't have said anything, but as you can see from his open FB page, he's retired and has been living aboard a big ketch in Mexico for more than a few years now with a woman who is not the wife (Pam?) whom I met in San Diego.



So, I guess he's living the dream. However, I would much prefer to do the same with my wife.



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Response Posted - 09/18/2018 :  18:56:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My wife was standing behind me.



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Response Posted - 09/19/2018 :  06:26:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sethp001

My wife was standing behind me.

...asking you if this was giving you ideas...

Dave Bristle
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PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage
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Voyager
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Response Posted - 09/19/2018 :  17:08:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I always joke with my wife that if I donít return home from a day out or a business trip, check Tahiti... I really believe she takes me seriously. As we now see, you never know!

Bruce Ross
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