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I didn't think you were. Just thought ya missed how bad it was is all. The first and last time I grounded Oh Joy in the mud IN THE MIDDLE OF A MARKED CHANNEL!, I pushed and backed while spinning from left to right until I dug a trench deep enough to back off. There's times when a 50 HP, a full keel and skeg hung rudder come in handy.

Just wanted to make sure you weren't thinking I was making light of what to Jody.

I remember once in my old boat , running up onto a sand bar in drifting conditions. Didn't know i was even aground for a couple of minutes. T'was a touch embarassing having everyone around me watching as I jiggled myself off. Ah me, the silly things we do.

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Is this the day you took Oh Joy home? I was out that day too, not too bad off of edmonds, but still was moving pretty good with a 110 and reefed main that day! I recall hitting 7 plus down wind.

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It was great early on and by Edmunds. It got worse later, much much worse. It was windy enough for us to cover 82 NM in 10 hours, according to my GPS tracks.

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Is there not one of us who has released a jib sheet too early or too late? Did you wait too long before the shoal or reef came up too soon to tack?
Well, I can only think of one man in history that was ever THAT perfect.

And that's why I've placed, in 6' lettering, the following on my genoa:

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Well, I can only think of one man in history that was ever THAT perfect.

And that's why I've placed, in 6' lettering, the following on my genoa:

WWSDD
Very funny smack

WWSDD:
1. Short for "What would Snoop Dogg Do?"

2. A rhetorical question asked when faced with a chance to have mass quantities of fun, or booze... which are basically the same thing.
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. . . Question: "Wanna go and get %&$*faced?"
. . . Reply:"What would Snoop Dogg Do?"

EDIT: Corrected by smack lower in this thread to read : What Would SailingDog Do?

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hey Smack - it's blowin' stink today and tomorrow. You gonna be out?

We're going out this afternoon for a practice session and to take the boat down to the club for tomorrow's long distance regatta. 30kts - time to get the kite out...maybe we'll get that 36.7 up on plane!

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Bene - although I try hard to model my actual life after Snoop's (what a fine young man) - I was actually thinking of SailingDog on the sailing. He's obviously the messiah for all things sail (maybe not so much for the hip-hop).

That said, I have found that when it's blowing 40 with 18' waves - and you're towing warps and under bare poles - havin' 3 honey-s on the foredeck doing a major booty-shake helps keep the bow down so you can enjoy your tiparillo and Courvasier at the helm. Snoop sailin' baby.

Tony - you still in Austin? I'm planning on going out on Sunday. I've got soccer games all day tomorrow. What's the course for tomorrow? A kite in 30? I'm tellin' ya - them's stones man! BTW - right now at the lake it's blowing 3 mph with gusts of 11 - at least after this last hail storm just finished passing through! I'll check the forecast for Sunday.

And DUDE - TAKE SOME PICS TOMORROW!!!!
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Yeah. I'm still in ATX. Course is normally from the club down to Lakeway, but the forecast is looking like wind in the 20's so they may extend it a bit.

Stones? It's not MY boat. I'll pack the "helmet cam" and share the fun.

We're taking some friends out Sunday on our boat. Will be leaving the dock around noon. Maybe we'll see you out there.


this conversation has me thinking about this video - I'm on a boat

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Here is what I usually get,

PZZ134-272230-
ADMIRALTY INLET-
901 AM PDT FRI MAR 27 2009

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...S WIND 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 20 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NW WIND 10 TO 20 KT EASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING SE LATE. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. RAIN
LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...S WIND 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING NW 25 TO 35 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 1 OR 2 FT BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WIND 25 TO 35 KT DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...NW WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
.MON THROUGH TUE...S WIND 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.

But where I will be sailing tomorrow in the southern sound.....



PZZ135-272230-
PUGET SOUND AND HOOD CANAL-
901 AM PDT FRI MAR 27 2009

.TODAY...S WIND 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SW WIND 10 TO 15 KT...EXCEPT NW WIND NORTH PART THIS
EVENING. WIND BECOMING SE 10 TO KT THROUGHOUT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 1 OR 2 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT...S WIND 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WIND 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...SW WIND 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 OR 2 FT.
.MON THROUGH TUE...S WIND 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.

Should be fun. Will be sailing on a boat a bit longer than mine
WITH a boom! Life goes on!

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I drives me dinghy!
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Marty:

Wanna borrow my boom?

Seriously.

My boom is your boom.

I'll bet Jody would lend the one from his C27 as well.

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