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I joined Sailnet in Nov 06, visit here regularly, perhaps even obsessively, and I've only managed to post a half a dozen times.
Am I a looser, chump, lazy, antisocial, all of the above? Perhaps...
Anyway it's time for a belated introduction/confession.
My wife and I have a sailing problem.
We sail almost every weekend, it's a 4 and a half hour roundtrip to the lake we sail at, and we don't care.
We are pretty much broke. Yet we spend every penny of our discretionary funds in the interest of going back and forth, up and down the same body of water, over and over. This we find most rewarding.
We strive for maximum speed, for no reason, in a slow sailing club boat. My wife raced FJ's in school, so I'll blame her for this one. She likes to heel.
My 20 month old son is really surprising me with his balance on the boat. He waves bye bye to her each time we dock at the days end.
The lake we sail at is next to a 40,000+ acre forest fire. You can barley see the mountains on the waters edge on some days. Bad for the lungs, but no worse then at home where there are several fires burning within 100 miles. Ahh well then, might as well go sailing
We have been sleeping 3 (2 and 1/2 in reality the 1/2 is a 20 month old) in a 2 man tent all summer. I finally got a 4 man tent last week and can't wait to revel in the insane luxury.
We are not going to the lake this weekend. We are staying home to work on long neglected home projects. I am deeply resentful about this, a whole missed weekend!
I lust after getting my own boat, and happily waste my evening hours comparing and contrasting boats of all sorts, many wildly of of reach. I NEED my own boat, I can't explain it rationally but it's like an obsession. Maybe, just maybe we'll get a boat this winter. Santa, are you listening?
So, you'll all be hearing from me more regularly in the future. My posts will be striking, both in their lack of knowledge, alarming frequency, and focus on bulldogs, the most noble and honored of the sailing breeds.