Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Barnegat Bay, NJ
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Re: Learned something(s) today
Jim, It's not your fault, there were serious gremlins on the Bay this weekend.
We sucked a plastic bag into our engine's water intake exiting our slip in 20 knot gusts - oh and it was the middle of the day Saturday with a ton of traffic on the river and all our slip neighbors standing on the dock.
The theatrics involved a clueless power boater, gusting winds and a pretty good three stooges impression.
The wind died exactly five minutes after we got her snugged back in the slip. I know because that wonderful new Garmin wind sensor was showing me a graph of the wind gusts. Went to go out Sunday morning - dead battery - more laughing gremlins. Little bastards. Thank God for rum.
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“The sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet so full of life, so noiseless when it labors hardest, so noisy and impatient when least effective." - Henry David Thoreau