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Sharing the Stoke

After having my boat for about a year now and spending lots of time troubleshooting, tinkering with, fixing things and generally sinking too much money on the thing ..... I was stoked about this and thought I would share.

I got to take it out and spend the first night on the hook. It was very light air and a full moon so sailing at night was very enjoyable. I dropped the hook, got the boat tidy and then settled in to cook a nice dinner, have some wine and enjoy some good company. I didn't sleep a wink and got up early and sailed back the next morning and thoroughly enjoyed every second.

It wasn't a challenging sail or anchorage, but its really hard to not yell 'hell yeah'! I can't wait to go again. It may be a humble adventure by many of your standards but it was a great time nonetheless.
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It was your 1st overnight adventure on YOUR boat. ENJOY the MOMENT Fully.

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After having my boat for about a year now and spending lots of time troubleshooting, tinkering with, fixing things and generally sinking too much money on the thing ..... I was stoked about this and thought I would share.

I got to take it out and spend the first night on the hook. It was very light air and a full moon so sailing at night was very enjoyable. I dropped the hook, got the boat tidy and then settled in to cook a nice dinner, have some wine and enjoy some good company. I didn't sleep a wink and got up early and sailed back the next morning and thoroughly enjoyed every second.

It wasn't a challenging sail or anchorage, but its really hard to not yell 'hell yeah'! I can't wait to go again. It may be a humble adventure by many of your standards but it was a great time nonetheless.
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Congrats! It must feel great to get away like that. Only you and the wind and water, peace all around you...ah, the good life.

The other night, I slept on my boat for the first time too! But I stayed on the dock. I didn't plan on it, I was possibly a little inebriated, and it was the closest thing. But I must say, I cracked my forward hatch and the wind circulated air through the cabin and damn it was just nice. The boat rocked me to bed like a little baby. Eventually I will get away from the dock, but just my short story for now.

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