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It could be staged Lou but it sure makes for some good entertainment. I really have enjoyed the series so far. You racing this weekend?
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yes and yes It is a work of art and good video Hope to see you this weekend Ky. hillbilly It has been a long winter.
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She didn't post #29 this Friday, per her weekly schedule. I hope we see it soon. I need my Nike fix!


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She has posted it.

I looks like she is in the holding pattern of boat jobs

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She has posted it.

I looks like she is in the holding pattern of boat jobs
She tried to depart about a dozen episodes in, but now she's doing a big refit. I suppose she learned of these issues and changed plans, but it just seems a bit fishy.

Might be a good idea to start a new thread on this blog.


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She tried to depart about a dozen episodes in, but now she's doing a big refit. I suppose she learned of these issues and changed plans, but it just seems a bit fishy.

Might be a good idea to start a new thread on this blog.
You're right. This is starting to look like a BFD.
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You're right. This is starting to look like a BFD.
She has posted this weeks update.

I still find what she is up to pretty interesting and wish her the best of luck, time will tell whether she has her BFS.

If someone else wants to annoy a Mod to move all of this somewhere else go for it. I don't care enough, not at lot else going on in this thread these days.

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I'm still watching. But its losing its appeal. The original thought that this young lady was going it alone on the water was cool. Now she's in perpetual refit mode and I'm just not buying that she didn't plan this from the beginning. She had this big sanding party a few episodes back, now she's paint stripping.


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Looking back over a lifetime of coastal sailing, my Biggest Freakin' Sail was last fall with my daughter. Having sailed from Maine to Cape Cod overnight together, we covered 80 nautical miles in 10 hours from Port Clyde to somewhere off Cape Ann, Mass. That's a lifetime speed record our boat will never break again!

But it wasn't all good. She became seasick, which she often does in the wrong conditions. I misjudged the weather and got more wind than I wanted. Conditions became too rough for her on the wheel so toward the end of 10, mostly fun hours wrestling the wheel, we packed it in and hove to for3 hours to sleep-rest(sorry if you've heard the story before).

I felt guilty about the poor decisions(mistakes) I'd made to get us in that sketchy position.
Things could have gone bad even just 50 miles off the coast that night.

A few days later, I called my daughter who just moved to NYC(she's just graduated from college) for a job she took. I had a nagging question about that sail. "Were you scared out there, Mary Jane?"

She paused for a moment, then said, "Nah, I wasn't really scared Dad. I just felt bad that you became unable to steer the boat anymore, and I couldn't help". She rallied on the seasickness, but I had us in a state neither of us could physically handle, that night.

So that BFS was benchmark of sorts for us. She, becoming an 'adult' lately, me turning 60, and feeling a little vulnerable of my own abilities. Maybe she was seeing that point in life-Dad or mom can't fix everything.

Stuff happens, I still make mistakes(damn it!). We remember sinking this boat as a family(I'm not going into that here... ) and lot's of scary moments together for 23 years, mostly onshore. We've shared a lot together.

Here she is sound asleep in Cape Cod Bay the next morning.

I get several texts a day from NYC now. A recent one read. CAN'T WAIT TO SAIL TO CAPE COD AGAIN!!!!

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Sailing in tough conditions with your kids - and them wanting more?

Oh hell yeah!!



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