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Sitting in my cockpit looking aft with the loves of my life (first mate and three daughters), a nice beverage, and watching the city's fireworks which get set off about 100 yards north of us. An awesome display. I do keep a hose handy (we are docked) and we pray for westerly or southernly winds. Hopefully, I'll get a few hours of sailing in beforehand.

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You are a braver man than I.
Never liked being outside the harbor for this one. Way toooooo many idiots out there. Have you tried to get a temporary can through Monroe Harbor. I know they sell out way in advance, but I would rather be inside on a can than anchored out with the crazies.
I agree ... I've seen too many nut cases out there and many of them are in a hurry to leave when the show is over. But then again, I'm getting old ...

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Spend Friday night with Joel and Jaymie, then sail back down with them on Saturday and spend the weekend in Oriental.
Then I guess I will be meeting you on Saturday also. Cool!

On the 4th, I will be at home working on the boat (I hope) and getting all packed up and ready to head down to Oriental early Saturday. It's CroakerFest and the kids will want to do a lot besides boating but we will be out on the sound quite a bit.

This will be the first real test for the new-to-me old-but-looks-rebuilt motor. I ran it for a while in a big bucket of water last night and I am pretty confident it willl do fine. I had waited until I got a manual to run it very long and I am glad I did. I keep finding references to it as air cooled and it has fins and vent holes that indicate that's the case, but it has a lower housing that looks like a water cooled motor. Someone on one forum told me that was to cut manufacturing costs because it is shared with other models (the net is such a great place to get info ). It turns out it is a hybrid. There is a water pump in there that cools the exhaust system and it should not be run out of water for more than a minute. I will also have a trolling motor, charged up battery, cell phone, hand held VHF and credit card on the boat with me just in case...

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I was going to go out and watch the fireworks from out in the Bay...but since they're probably closing the hurricane barrier due to unusually high tide expected tomorrow, and there expecting thunderstorms through tomorrow evening... I'm going over to my sister's condo on the Cape for a cookout.

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Watching the Lake Union fireworks from our front row seat, then going out the locks on Saturday for our first overnighter.

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We're walking about two blocks down to the beach in Oceanside to watch fire works, then walk back home afterwards...big exciting life huh
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We're walking about two blocks down to the beach in Oceanside to watch fire works, then walk back home afterwards...big exciting life huh
Actually that does sound nice. i tend to stay away from the water on "TARD" weekends

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With diesel running nearly six bucks a gallon, I guess I'm stuck at the dock this weekend.

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you have a blow boat I thought????
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