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post #9 of Old 08-31-2006
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insisting that my wife take the helm for some time, (even the excuse that I needed to know she could come back and rescue me if I went over didn't work) she finally gave in 2 weeks ago. One day I had her motor out and the next day she motored and sailed. I was finally able to sit on the deck and enjoy the ride with my dock neighbor and some cigars!

She ablsolutely loved it and if it wasn't for bad weather this past weekend, she'd have been back at the wheel!

Now she wants me to teach her how to leave and return to the dock. I have a feeling I'm going to cut out of work early to go sailing and find the boat gone!!!! Maybe I'll keep that one to myself! You know the old saying....I taught her everything she knows, but not everything I know!!!

Jack Manning
S/V Victim of Fate
Atlantic City, NJ
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