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post #20 of Old 07-17-2013
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Re: Let's hear you favorite moment this summer

First sail on our new boat. First day 206 miles. Second day on deck alone at end of watch at ~5a. No land in sight. ~50m off N.J./N.Y. coast. Can see thunderstorms and lighting over land to port for miles on end. Dark and stars to starboard. Only sounds those god made. In 35kts true DDW with double reefed main and full solent on pole wing and wing averaging 9-10 with 11+ when wave comes under counter. Boat on autopilot. Standing hanging on to back of hard dodger with face taking spray from time to time. Wife comes out of companionway with hot oatmeal, coffee and a kiss. She takes watch. Perfect.

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