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Uh... yes... sure... i'm sailing.
ok. not really...
but i will be this weekend. We are taking our maiden voyage in "At Last" All the work is finally done (for now) and it's time to have some fun.
My Father named his first boat "AT LAST".
Very cool Joel.
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Wish I were sailing.......not only am I in the office at present, but this weekend I cannot take Ragtime out, because we sail on the Mississippi River, and the mouth of our harbor is silted in and the owner of the marina has his dredge upriver working on another harbor!!!!!
Well...that brings the ole fun meter right on down to zero...where yat on the Miss.? I was stationed on the USCG Cutter Sciota from '86-88 and we took care of marking the channel from St. Louy to the Quad Cities.
I am on a land locked piss ant lake for now, but fixin to move to Tidewater Va. and let it all hang out!!!
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I'm out spending more time on my boat than I do in my office . . . but, hang around in here a good part of that time .

We sailed out in the Sound a couple days ago, but conditions were not that pleasant, so pulled into a coastal island harbor for the night . . .


Hey ya'll...I love your boat...if and when I can afford a 30'+ boat, it may well be one like yours. I like the pilothouse sailers. It may be the ole "gearhead" in me!!
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Good for you! Where do you keep the boat at? Do you work for Screen Jems?
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Ha. No, not Screen Gems. I work at the NC Museum of History in Raleigh. My parents built a house in Oriental in the late 70's and my fiance and i keep our boat there... in Greens Creek. Oriental is like home to me even though i'm from Raleigh. It has completely changed in the last 5 years though!
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My Father named his first boat "AT LAST".
Very cool Joel.
Thanks. That was the name that the PO had given it and we thought it was appropriate after looking for our boat for almost a year so we kept it. We got engaged (after 5 years together) the same weekend we closed on the boat... so double the meaning. Now we just have to change the hailing port from Bath to Oriental. I suppose we should crack a bottle of champagne on the bow too right?
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Well...that brings the ole fun meter right on down to zero...where yat on the Miss.? I was stationed on the USCG Cutter Sciota from '86-88 and we took care of marking the channel from St. Louy to the Quad Cities.!
Mile mark 212.5, at Portage Des Sioux, MO. That's about 40 miles above St Lou, and I have seen Sciota on the creek. Used to sail on L Michigan, but moved here about the time you mustered out. Much prefer the Great Lakes but it is a long commute. Plan to go back when we retire.
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