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Why does man think he can control a river that hasn't be been under control yet??? Didn't we learn anything from 1993... you don't build in a flood plain, and if you do...expect it to get flooded...
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Jim, you have gotten in one more than I have! The blasted river has been too dangerous this year, they even stopped all barge traffic. It crested a week ago 13 feet above flood stage, is now down to only 7 feet over and falling. I hope to get out on the weekend after next, but the adgenda says that should only be a trip upstream 8 miles to a marina that has a travel-lift capable of lifting 21000 pounds of Ragtime so I can do a bottom job. I may get to sail in August! Why does the 100 year flood seem to happen every 10-15 years? Stuff happens!!!


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Originally Posted by RAGTIMEDON View Post
Jim, you have gotten in one more than I have!
Yup. I get frustrated and angry, sometimes. Sometimes get to thinking this whole boat-owning thing was a bad idea. But, in more reflective moments I realize that we could be a whole lot worse-off than we are, and we really do love our boat.

We'll figure it out and we'll be sailing again, soon-or-later . I'm trying to look at the bright side: Everything that breaks, and gets fixed, is another thing I shouldn't have to worry about again. For a while. I hope .

Originally Posted by RAGTIMEDON View Post
Stuff happens!!!
It does. And I knew the potential for "issues" going in. When the Admiral first said "I want a sailboat," I told her "You know what we call a boat?" "No," she answered. "A hole in the water into which you pour money," I replied. She didn't believe me--didn't see why that should be so.

Now she does.

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