LiveAboard a Yacht .... & Love it !



Capt Larry 'Bevo' Beavers





After many years as a dedicated wind boxer (sail-boater) I did what many

a Sailor has done. I decided to quit "tacking" back and forth and consider,

instead, going straight ... going Power.

 

Going Power also made more sense for covering Mississippi

and other Rivers, the ICW, Lake Ponchartrain,

Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.

 

First passage from Pensacola Florida to Houston Texas proved Power

was it ! Outside in the Gulf or in the more interesting ICW, I fell

in love with my first twin Diesel Motor yacht!

 

 

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 I already carry my 100 Ton Coast Guard Masters License

( 200 Ton soon ) 

So, always being a bit pragmatic I enrolled, and graduated from the

Chapman Seamanship Institute for Marine Surveyors. # 111

... I asked for another number, but !

The 7 week SAMS (Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors)

training gave me the engineering knowledge I lacked

to search and find the Power Vessel

that would serve me best, both functionally as well as practically. 

Then I started my search and luckily found a fantastic vessel.

I named my new home 'BOUNTY HUNTER'

 

I do honestly believe, based on experience and
survey knowledge:

A Trawler Motor Yacht is the Best LiveAboard Vessel of All.
Stable, with Comfort, Economy, Resale and Safety.

 

This is my Motor Yacht

 

 

 

'BOUNTY HUNTER'  
owner & driver - CAPT. LARRY 'BEVO' BEAVE
RS

 

. . . and so it began

 

 

Due to requests and the popularity of this little site, I have chosen to leave

some stories in permanently as most readers are new and referred from

other boaters, etc. More pictures will be at end ... simply scroll down.

Thanx, Capt B.


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On the Ancient Wall of China
where a Brooding Buddha Blinks
Deeply graven is the message
"It is later than you think"

The Clock of Life is wound but once
And No Man has the Power
To tell just when the hands will stop
.... At Late or Early Hour

Now is All the Time you Own
The Past a Golden Link
Go Cruising now My Brother
"It's Later than you Think!"



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West Indies ... Virgin Islands trips, Air Shows from the water, Gulf Cruises,

 Dry Tortugas, Crusing Texas to Florida on trip "ONE" and many

other trips will be highlighted soon.
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Note: PIC of me at end of this page is after diving in 70 degree Spring

... I am NUMB as I am still standing in that spring!
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"THE ONLY REAL SUCCESS IS TO BE ABLE TO

LIVE LIFE IN YOUR OWN WAY !"

Ever Dreamed of "Getting Away" on a boat ?

I did it and it has been a great decision ... the best move ever!

I am Capt Larry 'Bevo' Beavers

 aboard my Motor Yacht, after being a Sailboater for 25+ years.

As you read this I am somewhere in the Bahamas, Bermuda,

Florida Coasts & Keys, Gulf of Mexico ... (Florida to Mexico),

Virgin Islands, Atlantic Seaboard or Cuba!

When you "Pick" a Boat

Bigger is not always Better!

Many people can afford a bigger boat than they can handle

I Single-Hand, so this is the max for one person

 Size is NOT important unless you want to hire & have a Crew!

 

I mention this as FIRST question I am always asked is about "size."

I have seen people buy boats too big for them to handle,

 and thus spoil their dream.

My boat is over 30,000 lbs, with 3 Heavy Diesel engines below.

Heavy winds, currents, etc. can increase problems 100 fold instantly.

So charter first, study and then make your move wisely!

I developed this site so my friends and family can follow me as I travel.

 I so urge you to "Do it Now! on your dreams. Especially if you are over 45 !

I may return to Land Life in another year or 5 years, I have no idea,

but meanwhile I am happy being mobile when I desire.

It is a good, solid, fun & respectable way to enjoy life & meet good people.

 

KILLER

 My only companion, thus far, ( Ladies, I'm looking )

is "Killer" ... the 17 pound cat pictured below "in the sink".

Killer goes "everywhere" with me. Driving from Fort Lauderdale Florida

 to Seattle, Washington. Traveled in dingys, vans, cars, trucks, 

and thinks life with me is just normal.





He is KNOWN and
regognized by many people.

Too many pets "disappear" at marinas.

Some are stolen, some wander and are not there when the boat leaves.

KILLER will NOT get off "our" boat, even if I am gone,

unless I take him off. He amazes me with his intelligence and antics.

Killer has been with me every day on "Bounty Hunter." That's our Bond!

 

He  fetches, meows loudly at ducks, seagulls, alligators and dolphins,

and talks to me so fine! I have always been a dog person,

but on a boat a "cat" is so much easier.

I got VERY LUCKY when I chose my Killer.

Killer is a great part of my life and has been 100% perfect on this boat.

WATCH CATS ARE REAL !

He actually climbed on my back at 3 am, growled (THAT awakened me)

and then I felt the boat move as someone had boarded me! 

BAD DEAL!  Very Dangerous but Rare!

Killer gave me time to grab a weapon, yell a warning & throw a shot in the air.

Most Liveaboards have no hesitation to shoot a person boarding illegally!

Admiralty Law is quite strong on boarders.

Maritime Law is Worldwide and Liberal 

 The "lucky" trespassers went swimming and as I was at anchor

deep in the boondocks I could not follow. They caught their dingy & psssht!

THAT did make me create a flood light system controlled from 3 positions. 

I have an even Higher opinion about cats now. Have heard him "growl" once

since and it IS surprising & impressive ! Sixteen pounds of Growl !

 

 

 

"KILLER"  BEAVERS

1993 - 2008

My Best Cruising Friend

Killer went from Florida to Washington State
and all parts between ... Hotels, Motels, Motor Home, Auto, Boats, Van, Dingys, etc. 

I miss him constantly as he was with me in all
I did for 14+ years. Extremely Smart

Will never have another Friend like him ... I'm too old now to build another 14 years

 

 


CRUISING THE ST. JOHNS RIVER ...

NOTICE TANNIC ACID WATER

CALLED "COCA-COLA CRUISING"

VERY CLEAN WATER, JUST BROWNED NATURALLY BY TANNIC ACID

 

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LINKS

 

After hundreds of hours searching and compiling,

these sites should "keep" you in Boating for weeks to come ...

 

CLICK & SEE : (or scroll on past)


Website Award - http://www-personal.umich.edu/~tmorris/boatsail.htm 

Yacht Central .. FAQ about Yacht / Boat Buying
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

Boating Center
CIAC Internet Hoaxes
(READ)
Boat links, used boats for sale
Welcome to Yacht World
Discovery Online

The Marine Do-It-Yourselfer

Welcome to West Marine

Passage Maker Magazine

Welcome To Marinas.com

Florida guide to Attractions

Antique Ocean Liner Memorabilia

Capt. Sterling Everglade Tour

Another Boater:   Illness helps make a Decision
LiveAboard Magazine - Reader's Boating Sites


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MY  SOJOURNS

Trips - Experiences


CHRISTMAS in SOUTH FLORIDA

 

NO sleet and snow, You suntan during the day and eat Turkey that evening.

Holidays are much like yours, except the Ft Lauderdale Christmas Boat Parade.

I have participated on one of the boats,

and 

I've enjoyed viewing all on land at the ICW

Seeing 100+ beautiful boats steam by with their creative lights and sounds.

 

As usual, all TV networks are present for showing nationwide and

I snared myself about a 4 second national exposure. No offers from Hollywood

or letters from friends ... as no one saw me, including me as I had to

play tape back twice to spot myself ... but I DID look good!

 

Christmas Day

SWIM in the morning, Breakfast by the ICW (Intracoastal Waterway),

watching boaters tie-up at Marina ... Great Entertainment ! 

Late Lunch with friends at Shooters, watching silly

Frenchy Hubby & Wife yell (performing)

at each other on their 60 foot plus Broward.

Sorry France, but you guys are Rude, Crude and so Socially unacceptable!

You cause trouble wherever you go & never happy!

Showered and dressed ( shorts, shirt, and shoes! )

then had Christmas Dinner with other couples and friends at the Marina.

So good .... Friends and Food.

 
 

New Years Eve

 

We shot off some out-dated sky-flares and all sounded off our whistles,

bells, and even immense 5 stage air horns ... scared hell out of my "Killer" cat,

Sorry Killer!

plus two drunks asleep in the bushes!

They were last seen racing west with their grocery carts.

I give food to some unfortunates and they either over-thank you or just nod.

Humbles you when you see how so little can mean so much!

Count your blessings ... and Happy New Year !!!!

SOUTH FLORIDA FUN ... with FAMILY

This was special as the fun involved

my Brother David and my Nephew Stephen from windy Oklahoma City,

where there are so many GOOD sailors as to surprise anyone.

Those heavy winds in Oklahoma make them genuinely able.



Here is a list of what was done by my Brother, Nephew and CaptB in only 6 days! :

THE FORT LAUDERDALE "WAVE WALL" ON THE ATLANTIC (Hwy A-1-A)

(17th st Bridge South to Sunrise)

SEE THE "LIGHT BAR" IN THE WALL AT NIGHT.

THEN TAKE MY "BOUNTY HUNTER" FOR LOCAL BOAT TRIP
ON ATLANTIC OCEAN via the amazing ICW ( INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY),

OF COURSE THE BEAUTIFUL AND BUSY "NEW RIVER"

and TO "SHOOTERS" FOR LUNCH.
THEN CAR DAY TRIP to:


SOUTH BEACH

MIAMI ART DECO, PEACH ICE TEA on ART DECO DRIVE,

MIAMI CRUISE SHIPS, MIAMI BEACH SIGHTS
MIAMI VIZ CAYA MANSION
SYLVESTER STALLONE / MADONNA HOMES
Plus STAR Island and Scenes
YOU ALWAYS SEE ON TV EVERYTIME ANYTHING

IN MIAMI IS SEEN ON TV.
Use to be Miami Vice ....... Now Is CSI

BACK TO FORT LAUDERDALE
"PLANET HOLLYWOOD" (closed now)
10 CENT BINGO, LOBSTER NITE in DANIA
FLANAGAN'S "QUARTERDECK" RESTAURANTS
"SHOOTERS" / "BOOTLEGGERS" SUNDAY SWIMSUIT CONTEST
JAI ALAI GAMES / BETTING
ANTIQUE STORES / Davids "GREAT TOY CAR HUNT"
"WORLDS LARGEST FLEA MARKET" with CIRCUS
Circus Retired and even Elephant left - 2008
All THE MARINE STORES INCLUDING "SAILORMAN"
"BIMINI BOATYARD" FOR LUNCH ... NICE LADIES!
NUCLEAR CARRIER ... The "ENTERPRISE"
TOURED NUCLEAR SUBMARINE
Cannot do now after 9-11

2 GOOD MOVIES
"D & B" ... DAVE & BUSTERS BUSINESSMENS CLUB
EVERGLADES AIR BOAT RIDE & ALLIGATOR TOUR
I-MAX SPECIAL 3D MOVIE
DINGHY RIDES & SPILLS
  MARINA BAY DOCK BOAT OWNERS GAVE ME BIRTHDAY PARTY
PINA COLADA'S DONE RIGHT ATOP "PIER 66"
CRASHED MERCEDES (something wrong with CAPT.?)
"BROWNIE'S THIRD LUNG"
VISIT MANY MARINAS
CUBAN SANDWICHES ... YESSSS!
RENTED CAR

THEN VAN,

THEN CAR THEN .......
BROTHER SHAVED DESIGN INTO MY BURR HEAD
CRUISING BEACH / A1A / FT LAUDERDALE

AND SO MUCH MEMORABLE FUN WAS HAD BY ALL

BROTHER DAVID, NEPHEW STEPHEN ... WE WILL REMEMBER !

From reports received,

they slept on plane home to OKLAHOMA CITY,

 while I collapsed into my boat for 2 days!

If you have guests .... WEAR EVERYONE OUT !
BEST when with LOVED ONES!

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FLORIDA

 

.... SUCH AN AMAZING PLACE ... I LIVE HERE AND I WILL NEVER

HAVE ENOUGH YEARS TO SEE & DO ALL THE "MAJOR" THINGS,

MUCHLESS . . .  ALL THE LITTLE SURPRISES.

Here are a FEW I have thus far enjoyed ....

 

 

Floating the

ITCHETUCKNEE SPRINGS
for information call 904-497-9472

Located about 100 miles West of Jacksonville, FL .... and near Lake City

 ... this was a VERY relaxing hoot. Only 500 people per day are allowed to

 float this primitive and pristine springs. In fact, you are not allowed

to touch the bottom for it damages the flora and the fauna.

White sand mixed with knarrled wood-looking rock

and 4 ft long green broad leafs swaying in the 1+ knot current

... all spring water driven.

Belly down on rented floats with your face in the water

and a snorkel and mask on your face

.... all you hear is your breathing and seeing is GREAT!

 Special Note
with everyones head down in water with inner tube supporting you 
... funny sight & photo opportunity 
 for all the butts in the air !

 

Water is 74 degrees, numbs you a bit ... but what the heck,

I figure when I am that cool

I am not aging at all ! 

 

Some pretty fish, saw no alligators, there are muskrat types, etc.

but beauty and relaxation is key.

Bright sun, then overhanging trees for shade,

then gentle rain, ( feels so warm)  

then sun = ALL FUN!

Worth it ... you bet ...

Will I go again, maybe years from now as I am now moving my boat

another 300 miles South & have NEW things to see & people to meet!

 

FLOATING IS ALWAYS FUN ... sounds Boring .... SO WRONG!

 

Find a spring where you are and JUMP in!

Next month will probably be 300 miles south

on the scenic "New River" in Fort Lauderdale. See Ya'

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Exploring the

ST JOHNS RIVER

Jacksonville

For this excursion, I decided to change boats! I chartered a 52' Houseboat

 from the folks at HONTOON LANDING in Deland, Florida.

They bend over backwards to Please you!

This is not really a boat, but a GREAT RV on the water, a BIG motel

room that floats. 52 feet of comfort ....  level front to back,

two bedrooms, decks fore and aft, plus a large Sun Deck on top

via the spiral aluminum staircase. All the comforts of home,

with a draft of only 2+ foot and one large outboard motor for propulsion.

This shallow draft gave myself, my Daughter,

and my Dad a chance to anchor anywhere,

scoot right up on shore or once even nearly atop

a HUGE alligators butt !  ( I MEAN HUGE! )

The St Johns River unbelievably
is
100% fresh water boiling from numerous springs

- flowing NORTH for over 200 miles from Central Florida, ( just north of Orlando)

 thru Jacksonville's Downtown into the Atlantic Ocean.

The ST JOHNS RIVER is over A MILE WIDE in places !

Parts are as near a jungle trip akin the

"African Queen" you can experience in North America.

 

THE SPRINGS

are so pure you drink while you swim,

open your eyes under water and have no sense of change in feeling

.... in fact your eyes are refreshed without ANY burning !

No fish are at source of spring as no oxygen is present in the "boil."

The fish appear 400 - 500 feet downstream - Oxygen Happens!

DROWN?

No way to sink, you must dog-paddle to stay in one place as the flow

can exceed 100 million gallons per day from just ONE spring

Eagles with their new young sit atop tall ancient cypress trees,

while a huge "Manatee"

the nautical "cow", feeds on the vegetation below.

You must SEE the St Johns River

... and learn to appreciate HUGE springs with their BOILS.

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JULY 4th

 

DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE, FL

 

I HAVE SEEN MANY 4TH OF JULY SHOWS . . . NOTHING!

HOWEVER COMPARES TO THIS.

HERE IS THE SETTING.

DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE IS SPLIT BY THE ST JOHNS RIVER.

THE BRIDGES THAT SPAN THIS SPLIT ARE ALL COLORED.

BLUE, WHITE, GREEN, ETC.

THE EXPANSE IS CLOSE TO A QUARTER MILE WITH GLEAMING NEW

HIGH RISE OFFICE BUILDINGS ON BOTH SIDES.

A BARGE IS ANCHORED MID-RIVER ( in 6 knots of current)

AND FROM THERE THE FIREWORKS ARE SAFELY FIRED.

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE RIVER. 

I TIED MY BOAT UP IN FRONT OF "JACKSONVILLE LANDING" 

A FULL 36 HOURS BEFORE THE SHOW.

 

THE REFLECTIONS EFFECT!

AS THE FIREWORKS EXPLODE, THE REFLECTIONS FROM THE WATER

AND THE GLASS HI-RISES MIX AND MULTIPLY INTO A MYRIAD OF

VISUAL & AUDIO EFFECTS THAT CAN ONLY BE SEEN TO APPRECIATE.

ALSO, THE "SOUNDS' ARE AS SPECTACULAR AS IT REVERBERATES

OFF THE BUILDINGS, SIDE TO SIDE AND OFF THE WATER,

RESULTING IN TRIPLE EFFECTS OF ECHOES.

ABSOLUTE GOOSE-BUMP EXPERIENCE. 

I WAS IN MY LATE 50'S WHEN I FIRST SAW THIS AND I CAN STILL

SMELL THE RIVER WATER MIXED WITH THE BREEZE AND

THAT SLIGHT & SPECIAL FIREWORKS AROMA.

THE REFLECTIONS ON A MOONLIT NIGHT ARE BURNED INTO MY SOUL.

I HOPE ALL MY GRANDKIDDO'S GET TO SEE THIS IN YEARS TO COME.

SO I ALSO WISH YOU, THE READER TO SEE IT.

Sorta getting tired of seeing all these things by myself ... Want to Share!

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Bahamas
 

 

Shared this trip with my Daughter Brooke ... 30 & a Gorgeous LADY! 
Clear customs thru Little Bimini, and arrival time IS important.

Fees vary as to choice of custom officers.

Tourism for the islands is 90% of income, so you are welcome

and seen as INCOME SOURCE. I do not smoke,

but carry packs of cigarettes for tipping around my boat.

Tips are expected by even persons you did not ask to help you berth.

They help, So give a little,

 what you share with others will increase ,.... what you withhold will diminish!

Water is like bathtub clear, but with big mean critters I never saw in my tub.

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LITTLE BIMINI

Great to anchor out and use dinghy for exploring and land trips.

We, Daughter Brooke & I, SNUBA dove on the Bimini (Atlantis ) Highway

under the sea, no other boats around, weird sounds,

and we were IN the Bermuda Triangle - (which is a farce).

Funniest video I have ever taken was Brooke getting spooked by ????.

It is strange to see that road under the water built by ????.


FANTASTIC LANE ON BIMINI

Most islands have golf carts for exploring ...really fun

...take munchies and cold drinks.

Find secluded beaches and yell like kids. Make those MEMORIES!

More on Bahamas later.

Special Note ...

You will love the Island Natives ... they live well and smile Big!

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Houston, New Orleans, Tampa, Lake Okeechobee, Bahamas, etc.
Due to my present limited site memory availability ...

I have removed all those trip stories,

but are archived for the new hosted site in development.

Bigger and segmented!

LIVING ABOARD

What is it like?

First, it's fascinating being able to move your home with you, then

when you arrive at a new place, there are boaters you have

met in the past. Visiting is just right, you or they can dinghy

over to visit, or if you have hit a Marina ... step off your Boat & go

explore a new village and with its unique sights & restaurants. Then they

go east and you go south, or wherever. You see the sunsets,

hear water ever so softly lapping at the hull

while boat rocks you to sleep.

Sometimes you go to bed at DARK!

May be only 8:30 PM. , but feels right.

Swimming in crystal clear waters,

laying on a sand island only 6' x 6' ,

seeing fish that you only saw in books and aquariums

before you learned to snorkel & dive.

The SMELL of  Freshness
NEW air by old beautiful trees & vegetation.

Many species of birds ... all making sounds together
... sort of like in the old Tarzan movies. Landscapes multi-millionaires try to

duplicate around their mansions ...

our views change daily ... theirs do not.

Around every bend a new view,

a new discovery, living a surprise DAILY!

Docking or anchoring and taking a taxi or buggy

ride to a grocery store becomes an outing. Simple things can become

so much fun. Riding my bicycle is one. One of the best is watching boats

try to berth, or anchor ... you feel for them, but laugh, or at least smile,

when they screw up, as they laugh at you!
... But, let REAL trouble set in and most everyone hits the HELP mode!

 

IS THIS REAL ?

You, sometimes, actually say out loud to yourself ...

I am actually living, day-to-day, on a boat,

I'm really doing this thing that I previously thought

only drop-outs, Richy Rich, and weirdo's did.
As you visit with others,
(many will surprise you with their past & present successes and Bona Fides )

you find they were going to do this Boat thing for a year "to get it over with!"
That was 3, 4, 5 years ago.
or you'll hear

"We went ashore, gained weight, were bored to death

in 6 weeks, and so we bought another boat ... Now we are where it's Best for us!"


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"Further Musings from Capt. B."

There are two LiveAboard Worlds! 

First, the one I know and enjoy ... responsible people that help others

while enjoying a unique lifestyle for a few months or years.

Stable, honest, with surprisingly strong

backgrounds according to a recent study.

 

Then there are the other people that live on boats,

not for the adventure and quaintness ... but to be almost non-persons.

They demand the most, give the least, and

leave behind in their visits spoil, bad feelings, and

miscellaneous examples of

no consideration for anyone or anything ...man or nature.

 

They are the ones that have given a bad rap for us all,

 taking advantage of courteous Marina's, etc.,

and this 10% causes 90% of the problems in Marina's and elsewhere!

 

MOST Live aboards are above average in their careers, successes,

and incomes! Neither the size of the boats, nor the way we dress though

 makes the difference .. ATTITUDE is the deciding factor.
Part of the Solution, or part of the Problem?

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The LiveAboard community of boaters is as varied as are the people

on your home block ... with one difference.

Every liveaboard I meet eventually says "I wish I had done it sooner."

Like all of us with dreams, they postponed theirs

for one of the myriad reasons we can all conjure up.

 

Such as, "when I get enough money" ... (there will never be enough money)

...or...

"If I work for just another 5 years,

I will have another $XXX. per month to live on."

(Poor Economics, doesn't work. You'll be too old, or inflation will get you )

  DO IT NOW!

We go through life so quickly ... How can you risk that someday

when time has run out you will have to look into your own sunset

and sadly ask yourself ...

"Why didn't I ?" or  even worse
"Oh, I wish I had gone ahead and ... " 

REAL FREEDOM / SUCCESS

comes from being able to do more

"Want To's"  than Have To's" 

 

Down-size so less things own you.

It is Amazing ... within 45 days you won't miss 90%

of what you use to have when you finally "Let GO! "

Have You Noticed . . .
the older you get the less time you seem to have for yourself ?
Things are always demanding you fix this, pay for that,

Go ?? Do ???
Do you finally own too many things !

Are you accelerating all the time, no time to slow down?

YES ?

Well, is that a great formula for Long Life. no way ?


Your Loved ones would really rather see you ENJOY life

than just succeed in business!

Difference between Success & Successful ... is Ful-fillment!

You put yourself into your unreasonable and life threatening existence!

I challenge you to start today ... get yourself OUT! 

It 's Your move so pick your road.

Wait ... to save more money or to get a Bigger boat = the (Hi road)

or
Remember, Lord is two words Low Road. ( Lo-rd ).

 

The Good Lo rd is your best Navigator

Now, after such a stout sermon ... part your own waters ... with a BOAT !

Sometimes I sit lazily . . . and delight in watching my cat "Killer"

 go bonkers watching Dolphins jump by my boat.

The Dolphins know that Killer is there...

for they are also watching him (and me)!

Such simple things have become so rewarding.

 

 

CLOUDS .... Natural Stress-Busters ?

 

I honestly think it is impossible to keep "stressed out " if you

Just  find just 4 or 5 "faces" or "things" in those big white puffy clouds.

A few minutes later you will come aware of not-thinking for past few minutes!

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You say ....

"You just don't understand . . .
it was probably easy for you Capt. B.,
but some of us are tied to homes, businesses, kids, etc. "


Children taken from school for only 2 years for THE trip,

& return to land school find they have JUMPED 2+ grades

and matured at twice their peers development.

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It took me a total of 16 years to get my Merchant Marine Masters (Captains) license,

to attend and graduate from Marine Surveyors school

(just to know boats more thoroughly),

attending  seminars, self-study, and being "Labor" on many

 varied boats to HONESTLY build my Sea time. 

Then obtaining my Yacht Brokers License.

All that and working full time also!

Add thousands of hours boating and sailing,

150,000 miles driving across the U.S. ( Seattle, WA to Miami, FL, etc. )

to literally dozens of marinas, visiting with Liveaboards

and boating people, then 2 years of physically ridding myself

of all my THINGS

 2 story home on a lake; 2 nice automobiles,

3 businesses; 7 garage sales; and even 1 flood

 

Finally DONE  (by myself)!

 

SO
wrong ... for you to think that being solo made it easier ... no way!

I single hand this heavy boat of mine, and it is not easy (but fun).

When I have someone aboard, a Lady, a Buddy, or GrandKiddo,

 I suddenly find "free time" because, you see,

TWO together can do more than three alone.

Sailing/Boating is NOT a man's thing 

It is a togetherness "people" thing!

In fact I honestly believe the Ladies

enjoy the Liveaboard life even more than the men!

(once you get them aboard)

Fact:
When one spouse dies, the survivor rarely sells the boat and goes ashore !

They will find another Mate and sail away!

Fall passionately in Love with your Dream ... and you will become driven.

Put that into my career and become a multi-millionaire ?

  
No Thanks


Why do that when I live the life anyway ?  

SUCCESS is being able to do more WANT TO's

and having less HAVE TO's !  

NOW I wonder why I let myself become landlocked in by lake homes,

big cars, high expenses. I was paying everyone but myself!

It is so nice to "lighten up" Getting rid of all those THINGS.

 

I WISH I HAD DONE IT SOONER !


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Career Wise ~~~~~~~~
No matter how wonderful a life ... variety is most paramount,
So ...
I still enjoy doing what I do best ... As a Sales & Marketing Consultant

I still GUARANTEE results and once a year,

pick and do a Hands-On Development of a New Product

or Light New fires for an old one via Overviews.

As a Captain I render a ride "by the book" ... Safe & Fun !

I deliver yachts, drive party boats, do sea trials on 30 - 90 foot yachts

It is fun to help people search for & find their dream boat !
The Wrong boat can be an awesome catastrophe. Be Careful !

... the Other possible Catastrophe is Booze & In-Attention "at the Helm" !


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In the 1970's in Oklahoma City ,

to the single Ladies that I had printed on the back saying:

I use to hand out OCBC (Oklahoma City Boat Club) cards

 

Free ticket for:

"Wind & Breezes
Wine & Cheeses
aboard the infamous
sailing Vessel MOONSHADOW
on beautiful Lake Hefner
with Capt. Larry 'Bevo' Beavers."


Those were the best times ages 25 TO 50.
. . . I try not to think on too much of the past ... melancholy is no fun!

 

The O.C.B.C.

The Oklahoma City Boat Club is a Unique and Wonderful yacht club

built by tens of thousands of member-man-hours over 80+ years.

It is located in the Heart of NW Oklahoma City on Lake Hefner.

A small Lake with Heavy winds from heaven and flat water too.

I have found FEW Yacht clubs in the USA, from Washington State to Florida

and all between,  that have all the facilities of the OCBC,

and I treasure my 25 + years as a member.

 

TODAY

So NOW I am living the best of my Todays & Tomorrows.

Never been a drinker as I had my

Winds & Breezes, and FRIENDS on the WATER !

My wish to you - Make a nice Forever for Yourself!

sez Me!    ....    Capt. B.

 

DAY-TO-DAY

I spend time at Marinas checking Email, shopping,

fixing, restaurant meals, catching up on movies .

Oft-times I anchor out in the beautiful desolate boondocks,

or anchor within mile or less of civilization and

motor in my Dingy to Dinner or to shop, etc.

I also use My Masters License to Deliver vessels, drive

Charter boats, Survey rides, owners boats and in general enjoy

being a Captain on many vessels, Sail or Power.
If I don't get back to you right away....RELAX!

I will answer you as soon as I get to a phone link

may take a day or week ?

Emergency calls get handled

Thank you ...Hope you enjoy my SITE ... share it with others.

 

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This Site, since Jan 1, 1996 has averaged over  22,000 hits per year !

 

Thank You ! 

 

 

 

 

 

I am one of the oldest Licensed Yacht Brokers in the USA !

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"Wind & Breezes - Wine & Cheeses"
Aboard the Beautiful Sailing Vessel
"MoonShadow"
with
Capt. Larry 'Bevo' Beavers
This Card is for One Moonlit night of sailing Lady
bring another couple if you like
405-721-LAKE





Capt. Beavers resting  after a complete redo of entire Aft Teak Sundeck
Notice the heavy strong skirt structure and 100% condition of Teak


 

Daughter Brooke relaxing as we full bore motor on Atlantic Ocean on way to Bimini

 

 

 

  

 

 

BE  AWARE 

"KILLER" IS ALWAYS 

NEARBY 

 

WATCHING ... WAITING !!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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