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Old 10-19-2006
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With the way the weather has been around here, yes I to was relieved to see our girl resting comfortably on her cradle. This season's Fall came very early and was very nasty.

The last month or so on Lake Michigan has been brutal. Boats sinking, dock lines parting, cleats ripping, docks breaking, etc.....

I was relieved only because of the way the weather has been and the fact that we survived with no damage, others were not as lucky, one poor boat in Monroe Harbor ended up on the bottom.

We had our last sail from Chicago to Holland, Mi two weeks ago. Had a great ride, but that was our last sail. (Overnight temperature was in the 40's.) We tried for two weeks to get out again, but Mother Nature would not allow it.

We were checking on our boat week and she was pitching like a wild bucking horse in her slip. Boats were being damaged from weather and high winds. We ended up with 8 dock lines in place to keep her secure.

Relieved only because of the weather, still wish we were sailing.
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