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Finally got the Chute up.

After messing about the boat all day Sat with nobody around to hoist my butt up the mast, I finally got up there Sunday and installed the new halyards and topping lift. Some fat assed bird sat on and broke my windex so I'll be up the mast again next weekend for that one.

We got done about 2PM and got out there in 5-8 knots of wind to play. After a couple of aborted hoist, to get the lines correct, we got the chute up.

All I can say is NOICE! We made 6.5 in 8 knots of wind, not bad for the old girl. The Admiral was trimming the chute (her first time) and doing it well. We even ran up the staysail and mizzen staysail (now clean and not smelling like fuel) on a nice 7 knot reach for a total of five sheets to the wind. It was rather cool out there but fun while it lasted.

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All in all, a good day. It made up for Saturday's frustration by far.
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Pretty cool Charlie..had fun?

I'm, feet dry till Sunday...hey is that your wife? Cool..she likes it?

Nice pictures all around..

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Looks good Charlie! I'll watch for those colors coming through Peavine Pass. John

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Yeah, had a ball and yes, that's me wife Fredia. One of these times, I'll get someone to take a pic of us with 5 sails up. Considering the mizzen staysail is a bright, multi-colored sail, it oughta look cool. Fredia really likes the boat, which surprised me considering how much she liked the floating condos.
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Endear yourself to her and buy her some sailing gloves. Even where you are, November isn't so warm.
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She has a pair but she left them below. She came up to drive while James and I rigged and hoisted the chute. James had her trimming before ya know it. Then he had her practicing bowlines and square knots.
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Endear yourself to her and buy her some sailing gloves. Even where you are, November isn't so warm.
Absolutely..a man that can afford a $20 boat can afford a mere $35 for the wife's gloves...you cheap bastard Charlie....
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Nice chute!!! Keep us posted on how you like it... I'm thinking about getting one for sailing in your area, where the wind always seems to be too strong on the nose, or too light from the back....

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Nice pictures! A lot of pretty wood on that boat... whatcha sailing?

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Very nice... but can you get a photo of the boat taken from off the boat...

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