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May
09

Cavs Fan Alone in the Ocean


1263_12429991225Two and a half years ago, Patrick DiLalla left Maine in a small boat named the “Plumbelly,” since then, he’s been sailing the world almost completely by himself. The Cleveland native was joined by his brother Charlie after Patrick’s trip across the Atlantic, sailing around the Caribbean. Being huge Cavaliers fans, Charlie brought along a satellite radio so they could listen to the playoff games together.

Charlie says it was a real comfort and delight to be able to listen to their hometown broadcaster thousands of miles away in the middle of the ocean, especially when you’re in a small boat in rough seas.

After traveling 600 miles with his brother, Charlie had to go back to work, but he left the radio for Patrick to enjoy. Now, as Patrick finishes his journey back to where it started in Maine, he can listen to his hometown broadcaster call the games as, presumably, LeBron takes the first step to truly becoming King.

Consider me jealous of his worldwide sailing tour.

[WTAM]


1 Response to “Cavs Fan Alone in the Ocean”


  1. 1 I. J. Ollivierre
    September 7, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Well it is great to see that Plumbelly is still doing the rounds. I was a young lad growing on the island of Bequia where Plumbelly was built. When Plumbelly was built there was no electricity on the island. So every piece of her was shaped using axes adzes hand saws. Every hole was drilled with either an auger or brace and bit.The original sails were stitched by hand. She took at least a year to build Blumbelly. I a sure that over the years she has been overhauled several times, but I am sure that the skills of the original shipwrights are still visible in many places. As far as the name “Plumbelly” is concerned that is in reference to the roundness of the hull. As the planking progressed it became apparent that the craft had the fullness of a pregnant woman, and as a Bequian would say of a woman in that condition “the girl, she got plumbelly”
    Happy sailing


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