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Holiday greetings from Gypsy Soul

Posted by Richard B. Helmich on December 27, 2013 at 11:49am 0 Comments

To all my friends and sailing family I hope that this finds you well and safe and that you all had a very merry Christmas.  I wish that all may have a very safe and Happy 2014 New year.  May you all each and everyone have fair seas and calm seas.

Yacht Broker without any boats to sell

Posted by Jaye Melanson on February 4, 2012 at 2:03pm 1 Comment

Here I sit at my office ( while you all are all out there sailing the bottoms off your boats) wondering where I am going to get a sailboat to sell to my clients. Sailboats seem to be the only thing that is selling right now and they are hard to find. If you are thinking about selling your boat, please contact me via this site or at my office  . Actually, the only person that can not contact me to sell thier boat is Scratchy…


Taylor Outfall to Cow Bayou (Peggy's On The Bayou)

Posted by Richard B. Helmich on January 5, 2012 at 9:52pm 0 Comments

Taylor Outfall to Cow Bayou ( original anchorage to be Bayou Choupique 

(Peggy's On the Bayou- Restaurant and Marina)

Position: 30°02.290'N 093°47.691'W

December 20, 2011

After a fairly sleepless night I finally felt it was safe enough to get some sleep. This was around 4 AM and I could hear Penny snoring away down below. The next thing I knew Penny was shakeing me awake and there she was with a cup of…


Day Six --Stingree Marina to Taylor Outfall

Posted by Richard B. Helmich on January 1, 2012 at 12:43am 0 Comments

Stingaree Marina to Taylor Outfall Anchorage.

Sunday December 19, 2011

Weather Clear and Sun coming up beautiful.

Temp 67

Wind N/NE at to to five knots.

Woke today with a clear sky and a beautiful morning. We said our good-byes to Charlie and David and departed Stingaree at the same time. Charlie headed West and us headed east. No sooner had we got underway and making about six mph that we caught up with a very long tug with a six pac (six…


Bye New Orleans....Mississippi next

Posted by Richard B. Helmich on December 29, 2011 at 11:54pm 1 Comment

Hello everyone and Happy NEW YEAR...Got through the Harvey locks today after having a hang up. Got held up in the west lock waiting for River traffic to get by then the lift in of a west bound tug. Finally got in and crossed then, The Mississippi....WOW WHAT A RIDE....My speed of five knots plus the river current I was flying at 14 knot. Was scared that I would miss my turn into the East Harvey canal, so I cut the…





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