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She's bluffing!!
Yea Gary, call it. I double dog dare you.
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Now that fall is rapidly approaching the mid-Atlantic region, I'm yearning to go back to Marathon Key, Boot Key Harbor, and living that leisurely life aboard, drinking an ice cold beer and surrounded by that beautiful, turquoise colored water, sugar white sand, swaying palms and 80-degree temperatures. Makes me wonder - is divorce really all that bad?
It seems you may have your answer already.... Nice story and pics.

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Re: The ICW Single-handed (well almost) Part2

I've lived with this lady for more than a half-century, so I guess I better spend some of the winter, at least, up here in the frozen wilds of the People's Republic of Maryland. However, I think I have her convinced to take a drive down to Marathon and spend at least a couple or three weeks there before heading north again. That will give me a bit of a reprieve from the brutally cold, nasty winter weather up here, and if we go, I intend to take my music gear and play song jobs in the Tiki Bars and marinas. That was more fun than anyone can imagine.

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Re: The ICW Single-handed (well almost) Part2

Bluffing or not, this may be the time for a bit of compromise for both. Get a good tuque and take up x county skiing . Or look at agoda for a tropical hotel and a new shared adventure.
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Re: The ICW Single-handed (well almost) Part2

I've done most of the icw alone,if I run across a place I like I just hang out for a couple of days to rest,a autopilot is a must for a singlehander,women are wonderful but not a must!
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Re: The ICW Single-handed (well almost) Part2

Ah, Gary, you keep showing up nearby! We're in Solomons now and thinking of continuing back south to Florida sometime next month. Maybe we'll see you in the Keys or somewhere in between. Here's an old photo of my Morgan OI33 that we had for 13 years:



I loved my 33', but our two children kept growing, so we've been on our 41' since 1985. I've been lucky to be with an avid sailing partner,- Nancie and I will be taking our 23rd trip down the east US coast this fall. We sometimes run into challenges....

.....but things are working out OK.
I see you have a metal toe rail on your 33. I removed my teak rail some years ago and I've not replaced it. Is yours a refit? If so, what was the source of your rail? I think I've seen a couple of Morgans of your vintage with original rails like that, but they are uncommon. Wether you're single-handed or not, we've love to cross wakes sometime!
By the way, we are actually very rarely aground!
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Re: The ICW Single-handed (well almost) Part2

The metal toe rail came with the boat, and I believe, knowing the previous owner, it was original. There is an identical 33 O.I. in Havre de Grace that also has a metal tie rail, so it may be an option that Morgan offered back then.

I only ran aground a couple times on the way south and each time it was on hard sand during an ebb tide. Thank goodness for Towboat U.S.. Those guys are really incredible and the price of the unlimited towing insurance is well worth the expense. We also ran aground on the way home, but that was due in part to a scuzbucket park ranger that gave us some bad advice on where to anchor for the evening.

Keep in touch and I hope to see you guys somewhere down south this winter,

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Re: The ICW Single-handed (well almost) Part2

if you decide to drive south, i'll be sure to let you know where we keep our boats in or near hilton head for a couple of nights stop over for you.

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Re: The ICW Single-handed (well almost) Part2

Driving instead of sailing?

Compromise!!!!

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