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Spent the weekend on the boat far away from the concerns of adding spinakers (Giu) fixing motors (many) of other trival stuff.
Instead, just enjoyed the first non-rain weekend this spring doing nothing but singing, dancing, reading, and sipping rum based drinks at anchor.Memorial Day Weekend-025.jpg

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Actually did my first solo charter this weekend! Apostle Islands on Lake Superior. Almost nobody around, cold and wet as hell. Was GREAT!!!!

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Chickles...hope you're not bringing that shirt to Portugal....we have standards

Besides...hope you bring your dance "moves" along.....got a thing to record those moments for further future humiliation...

Spi all worked out..thanks to SD that got me these really sick gear things....

Well..I chose..he bought...(haven't paid him yet)..thanks SD...you will never see me again

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


ahh...and thanks to the portsmouth Westmarine..where I felt like a starving Ethiopian lose at a Dunkin Donuts!!!!
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We've become such snobs since moving aboard! Since we can sail any day, we spend the big summer 3-day weekends in our slip, going sailing on Wednesdays and Fridays when the 'ordinary people' are at work and the Bay is empty.

We use an anchor float, which many of the CPBs (Clueless Power Boaters) don't recognize for what it is. Regardless, generally we're not worried if someone comes too close and might clip our rode. We've got 100' of chain on the anchor, so they'll hurt themselves far more expensively than they'll hurt us
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Spent all 4 days and three nights on the new boat cruising around LI Sound. Spent two nights in Smithtwon then crossed over and went to Milfrod CT on the last night. What a nice town / marina. Stayed at Milford Landing which is only a transient Marina so everyone was down on their boats hanging out and partying. Gorgeous weather which is nice for a change since every single weekend has been kinda nasty.

Did witness some of what CruisingDad and Kwalters were talking about...all power boaters too...saw one guy forget to connect his safety/tow cable to his 24 foot runabout and it flopped right onto the hard concrete after he tried pulling it out of the water on the trailer....saw another guy with about 8 people in a 21 foot bow rider with the fenders flopping madly around as he gunned it right passed me...and ran right onto a nice smooth sand bar outside the perfectly marked channel. I guess he thought the red and green bouy's were for show?

I really enjoyed the weekend though as it was the first nice one with the new boat. Going from 25' to 32' is sooooo much nicer
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Champlain was quiet... we took my parents-in-law out for a nice day of sailing on Saturday, which they absolutely loved. It was blowing 10-15 so perfect weather, although we were getting gusts to 28 on our downwind run back to our marina. On Sunday we thought we'd be motoring to Burlington VT due to the 0-5 winds on the nose. We watched others with their sails up moving along at 0.1-0.5 knots. Since we wanted to make it to West Marine in Burlington (needed a couple of odds and ends) we motored out of the bay where we keep our boat. Once we turned the corner into the main lake, it started blowing around 8-10, so we ended up having a leisurely sail across the lake. We grabbed a mooring in Burlington and enjoyed all it had to offer that night. On Sunday we woke up to an angry sky and white caps. It was blowing a steady 18-20. We headed out with a reef in the genny and full main and screamed across (well, screamed for us - about 6.8-7 kts) the main lake. When we turned into our bay we looked back and saw we were being chased by thunderstorms. This is where the front started kicking in and we lost all air, so we ended up motoring to our slip, just beating the rain. All in all, a great weekend with family. Champlain is still still fairly empty, which is somewhat strange for this time of year.

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I got flipped the bird because I was rudely sailing too slow for some Richie Rich and his monster PB. He was forced to have to change his position by a few degrees... GASP To think.... the nerve I must have to be in his water

I also witnessed some slow motion child abuse as some moron has his small kids (under 8 maybe) sitting on the bow of his 18' flats bowrider...feet dangling over the edge...at full speed...with no life jackets....bounding through 3-5' rollers on the Gulf!

On a positive note. The winds were fierce! In fact, I was having a difficult time turning through the wind thanks to my windage. Instead of turning tail and going home to momma I decided to muster on and practiced pulling off perfectly timed S-jibes over and over. A jibe under considerable wind pressure will put some hair on your chest.... Fun fun!
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CD in his boat in the Memorial Weekend

Can't be CD.. the boat's moving and has no BBQ grills.

Eryka-

I hope you're anchoring in like 7-10' of water... so they have only chain to find with their props.

Chuckles-

You really need to wear that shirt when you fly to Portugal.

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Like some others, I spent the weekend tied up. Left the water to the others. Besides, I knew where I would want to go would be packed with raftups.

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Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
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I, like many others, sailed within the bounds of White Lake. Outside the channel in Lake Michigan it was about forty degrees and I, like many others, am a wimp!
Didn't see one drunk. It was too cold to go fast!


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