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winter boredom

Boat is out of the water. Has been since Nov. What do people who sail do during the off season. Lol. Feel like everything I learned in my first season is melting right out of my ears as I sit indoors
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Re: winter boredom

Winter is a good time for boat projects. I have all our canvas laid out in the guest bedroom for servicing. The bimini needed new zippers and the rest of it I'm just going over to do any needed restitching. The windlass is taken apart in the kitchen (my wife is thrilled!) for rebuilding. I have a few engine parts to replace before spring too. Not as fun as sailing but keeping me somewhat busy.

Winter is also a good time for boating classes, seminars, etc. I took a boatbuilding class a couple years ago at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. A local chandlery does a winter boat maintenance seminar series. I'm sure there are others.

If you're really adventurous you could get a dry suit and do frostbite dinghy racing.

Outside of boating, we're going cross country skiing for a long weekend at some point and it's a good time of year to catch up on all the news consumption, reading, movies, tv shows, museum visits, etc. we don't get to do in the summer due to being out sailing!

And don't worry, that first nice spring day when you go out for your first sail all the skills will come right back and you'll forget all about winter.
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Re: winter boredom

I've gone over this in the other winter thread recently... but yeah its repair time.
* fix rotten core port side
* remove daggerboard (keel) all 650lbs of it and paint/fair
* lube winches
* new halyards
* new speed/depth/wind instruments
* swim/boarding ladder installation
* new hatch slides, new hatch keepers
* gelcoat repair in several places.
* wet sand, compound, polish, and wax
* keel roller for trailer
* new VHF antenna and wire for masthead
* New VHF
* New tiller pilot
* sand bottom and paint

I've started about half of these projects.
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Re: winter boredom

I just finished 6 weeks of frostbite racing. Next series of races starts again in the beginning of February. So I have to endure 6 weeks without sailing.

Guess I have some time to plan boat projects and read about others' sailing adventures.
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Re: winter boredom

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....What do people who sail do during the off season. .......
Well, other than boat projects, we do this. I will be forum post counts skyrocket in the winter. I find a nice way to keep one's head in the game. You don't have to post to everything, but just reading someone's question, thinking of what you would do and reading responses is engaging. Often, by the time you read the thread, someone else has already posted what would have been your reply.

There are also a ton of great maritime or sailing books to read. Never enough time.

I also try to use the winter to get all the crap at home out of the way, as it will all be thoroughly ignored in season. We're fully re doing the guest room right now. Ugh.
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Re: winter boredom

off season??? only for you.
our sailing season has just begun.
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Re: winter boredom

Read. Write. Maintain. Upgrade. Plan. Scheme. Save.

Remember, the ocean needs the land. Or at least that's what I tell myself to justify months on the hard.
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Re: winter boredom

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I've started about half of these projects.
That sounds like my method: Start some of the projects I should do... and finish some small fraction of that!
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Re: winter boredom

I figured that this winter I'll become a snowbird, drive down to the Florida Keys, rent a house, play Jimmy Buffett music, drink Margarettas, do a little fun fishing, drink Margarettas, eat fattening food, drink Margarettas, lay on the beach, get sunburned, Oh, and I think I'll drink some Margarettas.

Back home in the spring,

Gary
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Re: winter boredom

I like to study charts. Plan destinations.

This will be the first year in 15 that we don't have a vacation house to go to (settlement as of yesterday. $$ towards Next Boat). My mother has already started a list of places she wants us to sail to as she likes to keep moving.

I'll also spend the time trying to get her to refer to "cabins" and not "bedrooms."
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