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You guys crack me up, great photos Fred, looks like a great day of sailing
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Not a great day of sailing if the boom breaks... But it does look like a good day for sailing, and good day of sailing up until the boom went boom.

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Actually it was good as fred understood how and what you have to do when stuff happens..keep calm, evaluate situation and fix...

He did pretty good, just the 2 of us and was pretty handy that he knew what to do, kept his heading all the time, asked me what I wanted to do, and what I wanted HIM to do...and he did it...

He "drove" back home, as we sailed with genoa after I secured the boom.

The problem was that the wind was really strong and the sail was flapping a lot...I needed to get it down before more damage, so he kept steering so that the sail wouln't flap..

After we landed...he saw all my friends come over, and he said..."well dad now you can get all the help you need, I'll be down in tha cabin watching cartoons..."!!!! how cool is that???
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You have taught him well... Congrats Alex...

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Well, ok, maybe not the GREATEST of days, the boom will be fixed and soon forgot, but the memory of the day will last forever and Ol' Fred will reach back in the brain file one day and see how dad handled a bad situation and that's cool, makes for a great day
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Fred, your dad can be happy to had you on boat. You helped him save Giulietta after the boom broke.
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I enjoyed the pictures Fred...While it is too bad about the boom, you handled things well. Good job!
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Glad you guys had a fun day, even with the mishap. But you better watch out for those remoras if you're racing. That could be considered using something other than the wind for propulsion.

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hi just for you guis to know the remora was making the boat go faster.
thats whi we were at 12.5 knots!

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good idea

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Hey Fred.. have fun, and push your dad overboard for me.
yes good idea i'l remember that

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