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Thanks for the compliments guys - put it together quickly at home last night, not a lot of excitement to work with. I sure do regret not taking footage of the sail back to the marina though - when it was REALLY blowing like snot. The sound score would definitely have had a faster tempo.

Problem was I didn't reef before heading back north, so on the return leg south, I was close reaching in 26 kts with full main, mizzen and partly roller-reefed 150 Genoa. This meant I needed both hands to sail.

I said "Screw the camera, I'm having way too much fun!" . . . was a bit scary for a few moments, when the 5'-10" high aft deck rail was submerged . . . wife would have had a coronary. Hopefully, there will be other opportunities before season's end - that is, if I can continue dodging the honey-do list.

tenuki, Wish I had new sails - they're original, 20 years old. In spite of tight halyards, just can't get the baggies out.

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There is something about single handing your boat....no matter how well you and your spouse get along, and how great she says the boat is....single handing, especially in a cap full of wind, is really special. Lovely vid TB, next time just strap the camera to the pilot house roof when it gets windy, and we will get a feel for it anyway!
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Great video. i really enjoyed it.
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That was nice TB. Many Thanks.

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Good stuff. I know the first song was David Gray, but what album was it from? And what was the second song?.
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Great sail! Did you do a scene from "Titanic" on a bow?
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Jotun,
The first tune is From Here You Can Almost See the Sea from David Gray's Life In Slow Motion CD. I wanted to use his Sail Away tune from White Ladder, but left the CD on the boat. It's Protected, so couldn't find an MP3 version online. The short closing tune is the opening of David Gray's Alibi - from Life In Slow Motion.

I must be having a brain fart - can't remember the artist, or the song name of the second tune . . . and he's one of my favorite Latin Guitarists. Both my wife and I love that tune. That CD's on the boat as well - but I have the album's MP3 downloads on itunes at the office - where I added the sound track.

Sorry - but I'll check tommorrow and post the info.

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WOW that was great. Coming home and seeing that made me want to go sailing. Gorgeous boat. Crazy wife.... she doesn't realize what she is missing.

Mine's almost the same... wife that is.

I recognize the Selden spars.

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Great vid, thanks. I was out on Sunday on a friends C&C Redwing 35, it was light wind for most of the day.

I usually have the camera on the boat and never think to use the video function, or take pictures for that matter. We should all post a vid before the season ends!
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Jotun, Luis Villegas was the artist of the second tune, called Recuerdos De Jerez off his Casa Villegas CD.

tomaz, Bardo, Jacky, tdw, jef - and everyone else, thank you again.
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It's got me ripped in half jef - truly love my wife, but feel as if I'm cheating on her whenever I take the boat out solo.
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That's a great idea max-on. As CBinRI mentioned, these warm memories of sailing do get some of us northerners through the long cold winters.

Here it is, Sept 25 and Narragansett Bay is on the verge of setting another high temp record of 88 degrees. Would blow off work today to sail . . . if I didn't have project deadlines.

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