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Awesome! For an "old wooden boat" Skipjack sure looks pretty good! And it is good to see you have a young stud to work the foredeck...

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It looks like Santa Claus has taken up Sailing. Great photos Kjango.


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thanks guys . Skipjack is an " old wooden boat ". She has issues but for the most part is sound . She's just about right for an old trashy dog like me . I'm getting pretty anxious about hauling her & getting the bottom done . What happened to that stimulis package thing ???
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OK......today is just too nice not to go out . Boatgirl , Constance & I will be slipping lines within the hour . Couldn't raise a crew this morning . Can you believe that ???
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OK....here's how it went .....or didn't . When I cleared the harbor & rounded the point I found myself in considerable wind & a big chop . I tried a couple times to point the boat upwind so I could raise the sails , but the bow would come around almost immediatly . I was getting pitched around pretty good . It was like the wind & the waves were going in different directions . Rather then find myself in over my head I decided to abort . So I ended up having a slow & rough motor boat ride instead of a sail. The only part that went well was docking by myself . To reach my berth I have to do a pretty tight 180 degree turn while flirting with a bridge & a shoal area . To stop her forward moment as I eased up I put her reverse with the helm hard starboard & she just nestled in snug as you please . When the boat came to a rest where I could step off & secure lines she was lined up perfectly & maybe 4 inches from the dock . It was so casual . Easily the best landing I've done so far & way better then last week when I came in after sunset & had to go around twice because I couldn't see squat . So....anyone have any notions why I couldn't keep the bow upwind . It was hard for me to give up & not try to gut it out . Not in my nature for starters & with that much wind I was expecting a wonderful sail . Help ???
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I guess the photo thing still escapes me , but you get the idea . It was a pretty nice day . Found a couple here that likes to sail so I had crew this day . Things still going good on the Skipjack . I break things......then I fix them . My dingy was stolen , but I got her back a couple days ago . Yesterday I broadened my horizons by breaking something while I was fixing it . One more trip to the hardware store . I'm old....so what else have I got to do . Every day I try , I learn a little more here . Since I'm trapped here by the economy I've just been sailing as much as I can . It'll help when I leave here . When I look at that picture I can still taste that ham sandwich . Thanks Miss Ashly . Tim is a good guy . I hardly have to touch the helm . He doesn't mind driving & I'm free to wander around the boat . How good is that ?
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